Thursday, 28 May 2009

Whatever Happened to the Binman of Tomorrow?

...going to have to use that as a story title someday.

Anyway, coming after yesterday's retro fun I thought I'd post the above - a snippet of a brand new strip featuring my much-beloved (by me) sweary binmen of old. It is done, drawn and coloured, and it is also much less rubbish than usual as it was script-edited / kicked into something resembling coherence by none other than living comics legend Alan Grant.

Coming soon!

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Old-School Hilarity

This just popped up on my screensaver and the 'punchline' made me laugh, so I present it here for your enjoyment. A Cleansing Services: Special Ops half-pager, drawn for Comics International back in, good grief, 2003:

(Click for legibly-sized version)

This strip is reprinted in my very own comic Absolute Dumbass, on sale... um, pretty much nowhere?

EDIT: no, wait, here it is!

Monday, 25 May 2009


I needed cheering up, so I drew a go-go dancing Mary Jane Watson.

Job done.

(Inspired, it need hardly be said, by the magnificent John Romita Sr, who could draw a hot go-go dancing girl like nobody's business.)

Monday, 18 May 2009

He Looks Like I Feel

Just playing with a few test images, taking the same sketch and messing around with a texture in different layer modes.

The guy is a chap who was sent to Siberia by Stalin, whose photograph was in the Guardian's Weekend section a couple of weeks ago, along with several of his fellow unfortunates. I'm afraid I have since misplaced the article, so have no idea of his name or history. I just thought he had an arresting face.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Super Monster Mashup!

Check out this rather stylish monster, clearly on her way to some glamorous Monster nightclub...

Drawn as a kind of visual game of consequences (monsterquences?) by Sarah McIntyre (head), Garen Ewing (torso) and myself (feet) over on the Super Comics Adventure Squad blog, where all us ex-DFC creator types hang out and play stupid monster-drawing games and stuff. Go take a look, there's usually something pretty amazing posted there on at least a daily basis.

My recent radio silence here is due to being in the midst of one of those periods where I'm enormously busy but kind of in the middle of a long stretch of work, so having nothing to post publicly for a while. However, I don't seem to let the workload stop me blithering away happily on Twitter and Blip.FM, so please check there if you feel the need to reassure yourself that I haven't died at the drawing board or something. (Which reminds me, as my current lifestyle so often does, of a page by Evan Dorkin that is one of my favourite comic strips of all time, "Cartoonist Goes To Hell").

Anyway, best get back to it. I'm currently drawing something that is making every fanboy nerve in my body tingle with glee, and I'll be sure to post about it here when it's coming out...