Thursday 27 June 2013

Pedro is "Helping"

Pedro is helping me draw. This is what the internet is for, after all.

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Mardou - Sky in Stereo 2

I really liked the first part of Mardou's 'Sky in Stereo' and the second part is even better. I think it's Mardou's best comic. It's for sale here, from Yam Books.The postage from America was expensive, but it was well worth it. Here's a proper review of the book, from Rob Clough's High-Low blog.

I find this book really true to life. Iris gets a microdot from Glen (who she has a massive crush on) and takes it on a boring Monday night. She ends up going back home and staring out of her window all night, while watching the sky dance around and melt. For the rest of the book she wanders around trying to make sense of the trip, and not being able to sleep, until she gets back home and has an encounter with her mother. It's a really great book, one of my favourites of the year so far. It's very beautifully drawn, and feels really honest. Very highly recommended.

Evening PS- just got some of the postage back, its gone cheaper now on the website

Monday 24 June 2013

A Row of Panels From Page Twenty Four of My New Comic

Here's a row of panels from page twenty four of my new comic. I'm just starting page twenty six today. I can't show more exciting panels without giving the story away.

Friday 21 June 2013

Review of 'California - Part Three'

Here's a new review of 'California - Part Three' from Optical Sloth. All four parts of this series are still available to buy from my shop.

Monday 17 June 2013

A Bit of Page Sixteen of my New Comic

Here's a row of panels from page sixteen of my new comic. I'm on page eighteen today.

Saturday 15 June 2013

Sketchbook Nonsense Bonanza

My sketchbook is nearly full so here's a bunch of pages from it. The first three are from my research for 'The Storytellers'. The rest are random ideas that eventually turned into stories. All my sketchbook looks like this nowadays.

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Simon Moreton - Grand Gestures

Here's Simon Moreton's new comic which was published by Retrofit Comics. I was not sure about this one before I bought it, would it be too abstract for me and not have enough story? I do still like a story.

The first part 'October' looked really nice but seemed the same as the rest of Simon's recent work. Then I read the second part 'Sales Fair' and was blown away. The character buys coffee and then goes to look at a flock of geese. Its really beautiful and moving. I really loved the page where the character is buying coffee and your brain just fills in the rest of the service station from just a few lines of the coffee stall. The third part 'November' is good too but the second part was the one I really liked. They all fit together though to make a good story.
Very highly recommended.

Tuesday 11 June 2013

A Row of Panels from Page Thirteen of My New Comic

Here's a row of panels from page thirteen of my new comic. It will be called 'A Handful of Groats'.

Monday 3 June 2013

A Bit of Page Nine of my New Comic

Here's a long panel from page nine of my new comic. I've nearly finished page ten today. I'm going quite slowly as I'm very busy with markets at the moment.