I had a very good time at the London Comic and Small Press Expo last Saturday and I met some great people. The morning was quiet but it gradually got busy. Surprisingly my autobiographical comic book “Through These Slanted Eyes” did quite well at the Expo, I consider it a comic book with too many flaws to count, particularly because it’s my published first comic, so I was happy to hear that many were very complimentary about my early art style. Someday I may do a sequel to “Through These Slanted Eyes” using the simplified art style I previously used and most likely the story will be less depressing!
And also, thank you all for the kind words about my work-in-progress “Chester Goes Underground”, even though I only had the front cover and first page to show to everyone! The comic is written by my good friend Alan Kasim and I promise you that he is a talent to look out for in the future.
I was previously too busy to post the last two A4 drawings I did for the event, so here they are in all it’s glory!
(Above) Stuart Atholl Gordon’s Petunia Rascal (left) causing trouble.
Have a lovely weekend all!
Here’s the third drawing everyone! This image also features the first appearance of a new character of mine called Zeppelin Hed, who is basically a Swamp Thing-type creature who has the head of a Zeppelin and a giant Octopus on his chest.
Here is the second drawing everyone!
Neon Loneliness is now stocked in Foyles Bookshop on Charing Cross Road! http://www.foyles.co.uk/bookstore-charing-cross.
Hi everyone, it’s been awhile since I posted anything. Just to let everyone know that I will be sharing a table with Stuart Atholl Gordon at the London Comic and Small Press Expo at:-
If you are at the Expo please pay a visit to our table and you’ll get to have a glimpse at the original artwork I’ve done for Chester Goes Underground so far (admittedly I’ve only drawn the cover and the first two pages, but it’s still worth checking out!) and I will be selling some A4 ink drawings based on our comic Neon Loneliness.
These drawings will be one-of-a-kind so you won’t find me drawing the same thing twice. There will only be five drawings sold at the event so make sure you to snatch them up quick!
On November of 2010 I did a sketch for The O Men and Spandex creator Martin Eden based on his character Liberty (the transvestite superhero from Spandex) which can be seen here!
Happy New Year everyone! I haven’t posted anything in a long while so I’ll use this opportunity to discuss my upcoming work. Right now I am working on my third comic book called Chester Goes Underground with a talented writer and close friend Alan Kasim who helped with the editing of my first comic book Through These Slanted Eyes. Chester Goes Underground will be the first comic written by Alan but we also have four collaborative projects in the works which I am very excited about because I’m really eager for the world to know of this talented writer.
Chester Goes Underground is an all-age comic book starring a young lad named Chester Chums who is separated from his parents and goes on a strange and wonderful journey in the London Underground, meeting many strange and wonderful people along the way. So…when will this comic be finished? I guess that will depend me unfortunately, I’ll be drawing the comic and making sure it’s up to publishing quality! More news on Chester Goes Underground in the near future!
The four other projects cannot be discussed here (as much as I want to) but we will slowly reveal them in the future, as Alan forms a solid script for each of them.
I hope everyone had a wonderful 2010 and an ever better 2011!
Having had a nice chat with Martin Eden at Thought Bubble (a person whose work I’ve admired for years now but I’m finally able to put a face to the name) I received a lovely drawing from him of the sea creature from Neon Loneliness the very next morning, just as I was about to draw Liberty from Spandex for Martin. The drawing is here for everyone to see!
Info on Martin’s comic book Spandex can be found on this website:- http://spandexcomic.wordpress.com/ and lets not forget The O Men! http://www.comix.org.uk/theomen/.
Hi everyone! I had a great time at Thought Bubble convention up in Leeds, even if we had to cram 4 people behind one table! We sold some comics, bought some comics, ate a lot of pizza, gave away free copies of the economy edition of A Lonely Raven.
I only bought three comics on the day:-
Filmish: Comic Book Essays on Film Theory by Edward Ross:- The storytelling style used in this comic is similar to that of Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, which is a compliment from me! The essays were well done and I would definitely pick up Filmish Issue 2 and 100 Tiny Moments From My Past, Present and Future.
Spandex by Martin Eden:- The creator of one of my favourite superhero comics The O Men comes the tale of an all-gay super team Spandex with their transvestite leader Liberty aka Jason Ford. Spandex teams up to stop a 50 ft Lesbian from wrecking havoc in Brighton, death of a team member and a character who can has the power to absorb the abilities and skills of any gay person within the vicinity!
EthelSparrowhawk’s Terrible Hangover by Steven Tillotson and Jemima VonSchindelberg:- This is a good sequel to the brilliant tragicomedy Ethel Sparrowhawk. We follow Ethel as she tries her best to turn her life around after a series of bad luck and escape a life of monotony to follow her dreams. I’ve followed Steven Tillotson’s work on Banal Pig, one of my favourite comics to read for its uncomfortable dark humour and the disturbing look of Jolly Bear.
Make sure to check out these comics which are available for online purchase online their websites.