Sunday, 26 February 2012

Macbeth (Again!)

Just in case the Black & White versions slipped by you, here's the one's with the colour guides...

Sunday, 19 February 2012


I had to scan this in two parts as it wouldn't fit in our scanner. A few years back I did a book (Streets Ahead) for a children's book publisher (No, honestly!) and toyed with the idea of pitching a comic book adaptation of Macbeth. I mean, everybody has heard of it, right?

Anyway, here's part of the pitch/sample. Brush and Ink on 2-Ply Bristol. Oh, and sorry about the shit word-balloons, I was trying out different shapes/thicknesses. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it...

"...Mala Noche..." - Preston Blair meets Goya!

These are the final panels from ...Mala Noche... a bit of an odd comic strip with the drawing lifted from Preston Blair (See below) and the words from the captions to Goya's Disasters of War. No idea why I did this. Your guess is as good as mine. Oh, and we'd just got back from a trip to Amsterdam...

...And here's a colour version just to add to the confusion..!

Percy Wyndham Lewis

Wyndham Lewis was an odd figure on the English art scene in the first half of the 20th century. Part crank (politically) and part genius (artistically) his popularity seems to come and go. I drew this after seeing an exhibition in Manchester around 2003

"Die Aktion"

Die Aktion was a art & politics publication from circa 1910 Vienna. The era of Klimt and Schiele. Brush & Ink in a sketchbook.

More Sketches!!

Ink & Pencil drawings from 2006

Birds versus Rocks! And "The Dr Seuss" Tequila Worm...

Pen & Ink. Another attempt at a "newspaper" type strip. This featured a constant battle of wits between stupid birds and sentient rocks. The rocks usually won. Can't believe that this didn't become a worldwide success...

Too much tequila... and an overdose of Dr Seuss.

2003 Sketchbook - Girls, Aliens & Preston Blair

Brush and Ink from Preston Blair's brilliant book on animation. Every cartoonist should study his stuff.

More Brush & Ink...

Filthy Moods Mascot!!!

Long ago, back before I learned how to inflict this sort of thing on you all via the internet, social media and Blogs, etc, Filthy Moods was just a lowly pencil drawing hidden in a sketchbook.

Bone Idol - Sketches

Sketches in pencils/various markers from a while ago featuring the Bone Idol and assorted ladies...