Monday 27 August 2012

A Bit More of My Time Travel Comic

Here's a little bit more of my time travel story. I think it will end up about ten pages long.

Monday 20 August 2012

Yoshihiro Tatsumi - Fallen Words

I enjoyed this new collection of short stories from Yoshihiro Tatsumi. Its very different from 'A Drfiting Life' or his older short story collections. These eight short stories are all from the very old Japanese tradition of storytelling called rakugo. I'd never heard of that before. The main difference is that the stories are much more comedic than his other work, some of the stories are shaggy dog style tales and some build up to great big puns at the end. They are all set in Edo era Japan with lots of brothels, inn keepers and temples. The first two stories were a bit confusing but after them I started enjoying all the others a lot. Here's a proper review of the book from Rob Clough.

Saturday 18 August 2012

Desert Island Comics

I picked my desert island comics for the Forbidden Planet blog here. I went for mainly really long books thinking they would last me a long time.

Thursday 16 August 2012

Time Travel Page

Here's a page of time travelling from the new comic story I'm drawing at the moment. I'm trying out a sort of cross hatching instead of using grey wash, for a change.

Monday 13 August 2012

New Giant Ice Cream Sign

Me and my dad have made the biggest ice cream sign yet on a big yellow banner. My lettering has gone a bit wonky on the ice cream, but I'm happy with it. Here it is on the ice cream stall at the Harpers Lane Allotments Open Day yesterday.

Monday 6 August 2012

'The Interpretation of Dreams'

Here's the first half page of the three page story I managed to finish last week.

101 Failed Comics Projects

Recently I've been having a lot of trouble thinking of anything I want to draw, here's some of my many failed projects which I've given up on.
This was a story I started drawing about 'Stabby Joe', who is a lot like the Scarlet Pimpernel, but I got bored of it. I did eight pages or so. Here's a couple more pages..

 This was a story I started drawing about my Professor character riding round on a segway on an alien world, but I instantly went off the idea. 
I redrew this page in black and white as part of the only three page story I have managed to finish recently. It's called 'The Interpretation of Dreams'.