Monday, September 30, 2013


Started hanging my exhibition today... Opens on Sunday!

Friday, September 27, 2013


Did my first drawing today using Manga Studio and Frenden brushes on a Cintiq. Going quite well so far...

Reject #46

Angel cover,
Brush, ink and Photoshop, 2005.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Reject #45

I managed to fit the cover I painted for Stephen Blackmoore's novel, City Of The Lost into my book, but not any of the interior pictures I also did for it.

Brush and ink, 2011

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Reject #44

Did this a few years ago for Ed's internet movie Angel Of Death...
Took a few tries to get Zoƫ Bell's hair right!
Brush and ink, Photoshop, 2008.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Reject #43

There was talk a few years ago of putting out a new edition of A Complete Lowlife, a collection of Ed Brubaker's auto bio indie comics. I was going to design the book but this was as far as I got, a rough for the cover...

Pen on paper and collaged type, 2008.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

FATALE #18 inks

Ed Brubaker and I have produced over 1600 pages of comics together and this is our first double page spread...

Reject #42

Page from a short story in the 2000AD Yearbook. The on-screen lettering was done with rub-down Letraset type which has peeled off over the years.
Pen, brush and ink, 1991.

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Walking Dead

Inked these pencils of Charlie's just for fun...

Reject #41

Photo ref shot for the cover of Kid Eternity #12.
To get the double light source, I stood out in the street in the sun, took two photos facing in opposite directions and cut and pasted them together. Much easier nowadays with a couple of studio spotlights.
Polaroids and Sellotape, 1994.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Reject #40

Added some quick Photoshop colour to that 12 Angry Men sketch...
Brushpen, Photoshop, 2012.

Reject #39

Sketch of my old friend from college days, Shaun Hollywood.
Markers on paper, 1987.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Reject #38

Hawkman trading card.
Pen, ink and Photoshop, 2005.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Reject #37

Here's sketches of the 12 Angry Men... Some changed before I did the final painting, but most were approved straight away.
I'll be introducing a one-off showing of the movie as part of my exhibition next month.

Brushpen on paper, 2012.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Art Book

I've been spending the last week looking at the advance copies of my art book, and couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out...

Reject #36

My adequate inks over the sublime pencils of Jose Luis Garcia Lopez...
From JLA Classified #19, 2006.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Fatale #21 cover

Reject #35

The first three pages of a planned devil-worship epic drawn when I was 13 or so. Written with my old mate David Holman, who I did the Kids From Rec Road with.
That empty panel on page three was meant to contain an interior of the vicarage. Obviously I thought it was too difficult to draw, and that was as far as we got with this story...
Pen and ink, 1978.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Fatale inks

Reject #34

Back cover pin-up from Looney Bin #2.
Ballpoint pen, coloured pencils, 1978.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Reject #33

Life drawing,
ballpoint pen on paper, 2005.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Reject #32

I didn't have a decent scan of this available for my book as the printed comic had an extra silver ink over the background and wouldn't scan well.
Luckily the owner of the original art has kindly offered to lend it to me for my upcoming exhibition at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival next month.
Cover for the Judge Dredd Mega Special #5, acrylics, 1991.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Reject #31

Brotherhood #9 cover.
Acrylics on board, 2001.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Reject #30

Only had room in the book for a couple of life paintings, and no room for any of the landscapes or seascapes I've painted.
Newgale beach, oils, 2007.

We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

Painted and designed my first film poster... The film premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend.