Thursday, 24 April 2008

PARIS review

Richard Bruton of the excellent Forbidden Planet International blog reviews Paris here. Thanks, Richard!

Wednesday, 23 April 2008


Speaking of Graphic Classics, here's a panel from The Shadow Over Innsmouth, published in their Lovecraft volume...
... and a few from The Adventure of The Engineer's Thumb, published in their Conan Doyle book.
The very day before I started drawing this strip I happened to walk past a shop window displaying a book of Victorian photos chronicling all the Sherlock Holmes locations in and around London. It felt serendipitous until I realised this particular story was one of the few to take place in a fictitious location. Grr. It did enable me to name one of the villages on the map after the original Holmes illustrator though. If you follow Sidney Paget's Wiki link it's pretty amusing to see how he first got the gig!
Anyway, I was thinking that there are numerous parallels between this yarn and Hergé's The Black Island. Both feature a murderous and mysterious German dude residing in a mansion in the Southern English countryside, a mansion that proves rather tricky to leave but that ends up burning down, both are engaged in counterfeiting, both...



Monday, 21 April 2008


Coloured version of an image used in Paris issue 4.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Birth of Metal

Old picture for Classic Rock magazine (overhead light © Picasso).

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

The Smoke

Two pages from Vinyl Underground issue 8, expertly inked and coloured by Ryan Kelly and Guy Major respectively. Primrose Hill and the Aquarium. Behind the latter is some Dali museum or something, but I decided to go with a different artist, as readers of Paris might note ;)

Joey Esposito kindly reviews issue 7 here.

Monday, 14 April 2008

Free comic

I got my Graphic Classics: Special Edition comps today and they're lovely. They'll be available from your local comic shop on Free Comic Book Day, though it'd be worth pre-ordering one. A few panels from my contribution to it above and a discarded version of one below.