Self scribble

Stuff, things, comics, what?


WPRB t-shirt
Sexy, non?


Woo! I got some t-shirts from WPRB the other day with my design on! They came out really well and I think I am in love with spot colours because they are the best. I am pleased.

Uh, and that's a picture of Roy Keane when he sported his excellent submarine captain beard. It was lovely, seriously.

Also just a heads up on the comics front - I haven't made any. I know, right! Shocker. I think it's mainly due to the fact I've been enjoying drawing pictures so much I just haven't felt inclined to write anything. I'm sure that will change, but for now I'm good. I don't think I'm going to be making anymore for a while though, not until I think I'll be able to enjoy it properly.

I do have a new strip coming out this year though - its a whole two pages* - and it should be in Side B. I did it in October or something. I've been meaning to post a preview or something but I obviously haven't. I might do that. At some point. Or you could just buy it. You know, when it's out...

*Big pages! Technically it's like 4/5 regular pages. In terms of the size I made it at.

And these socks make me piss.
Peanuts

Happy New Year! / On the Farm / Plan B Albums Spread

I went away for new year and spent it on this here farm in the land of Kent, enjoying a fine peaceful combination of board games and farm animals. And also, Mario Kart Wii! (My friend code is 3781-3065-5041, btw. I love the fact that I've had so many versions of Mario Kart before, but now it's on the Wii the whole family gets involved).

Although I posted before while I was actually at the farm, I didn't have time to get anything more than a little twee picture off before being set upon by animals and food. So yeah, a belated happy new year and all that!



I heartily recommend a New Years spent in the countryside, anyway. Phoebe has a set of fine photos up here, where you can see all the sheep an that. They've got little sheepy helmets!

By the time I arrived home the new Plan B had snuck through the letterbox like an exciting bonus treat. I'd been looking forward to this one seeing as I had a whole two pages all to my lonesome. Just about anyway, there's obviously a review on there too. It's a fine one too, I especially enjoy the pull quote "funk-lubed saunter" and only hope my picture can live up to that.

I like to think my Archduke Sea Captain has a funk-lubed saber.
Badgers

MERRY THINGS AND HAPPY WHATEVERS

I sent this little card out to special people the other day. If you didnt get one, it probably just means I dont have your email address. What up?

Seasonal Merriment


Anyway, if that's just a bit too twee for you, I think this is good for at least one more use.
Badgers

Colour scribbles



Hahaha. I really should have added even more animals to notch this up to ridiculous levels.
  • Current Music
    Something twee, right? If Lil' Wayne is twee, yes.
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Albums Spread / Wallpapers

Plan B Albums Spread

This is a picture I did last week for the main albums spread in Plan B, which will feature a review of Franz Ferdinand's new album (which I haven't heard) on the right.

The only real song I could find to listen from it was called Ulysses; so here's Archduke Franz Ferdinand (with a beard) looking like Ulysses (from the 31st century) sporting a Douglas tartan scarf, on an epic journey hailing from Scotland (although the castle behind is actually - very simply - based on one from Sandy Cove in Dublin which is featured in Ulysses by James Joyce), searching for a new way, going further afield in influence (apparently), posturing as if making a fine and triumphant return/departure. It's not all completely random. Onward! Etc!

I was going to draw the band but they messed up my composition.

Because it's spread across two pages I really wanted something bold and simple to pop off the page, so I kept it all really minimal. So minimal I actually went over it a few times on my lightbox (a window) taking stuff out, and leaving more space to let the paint do the work.

This is actually the first time I've been (almost) completely pleased with a picture in ages, so much so I might even use it for postcards and tat - but we'll see how long that resolve lasts.

But in the meantime I've rustled up some wallpapers if you're so inclined; 1680 x 1050, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 1024, 1024 x 768.
  • Current Music
    The compelling theme tune to Ulysses 31
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Comixtravaganza!


Thought Bubbles
Originally uploaded by shotformeat
Follwing on from jabberworks previous post about the "Comixtravaganza!" happening at the SCBWI conference, I thought it such a nice idea that I couldn't help but want to get involved and make a silly strip to put on the board.

I had a lot of fun with this actually. The pleasing thing about this sort of work is that, in setting out to do something simple, I found it quite satisfying to actually be able to achieve exactly what I'd set out to...

I should do this sort of thing more often!
French New Wave

I'm cold.


Brrr.
Originally uploaded by shotformeat
Well, it did snow the other day right? Right?

I don't know why, but I drew this in August for some reason. I don't like drawing on A4, it gives me a headache!

More comics about falling over soon! Well, maybe.