Thursday, 27 June 2013

A Few Excerpts From My Sketchbook c. June 20th...


That Fuckin' Chancellor..! This Fuckin' Government..!


...So how will the latest "Cuts" affect the cognescenti ? A fable described with "funny animals' as the "real" stuff is just not funny...

The Lives of the Saints


Organised Religion is an example to us all. Thanks to Saint Augustine for this snapshot of piety and self discipline...

The Rose in the Hacienda...


"Ka-Zing!"


No, Yes, Meow?


A Chad at the Bar...


Drawing done for a friend...

The Finger Dreamer...


Cherub, Devil, and Potentially Improper Intentions...



Indeed.

"The Lost Panels", No 35...



It was lost and now it's been found again...

End of The Ice Age...


Very sketchy, but I like the idea... Maybe better fleshed out as a comic strip?

End of an Era...


Pig-Hound



Sunday, 16 June 2013

"Meanwhile, Over in the Underworld..."


I keep thinking of doing a comic strip that is interesting to draw as well as write. This is opposed to the "cute/sarcastic cat" gag strips or "office humour" (I mean, fuckin' hell!!) I know that monsters & demons have been used before, so just trying to define some "types" that the gags/storylines would work with.

Okay, stop yawning over there!

"I Think That Maybe My Anxieties Are Under Control Now, Officer..


Well... I began drawing a Cartoon Vulture, and this is what happened...

Don't Blame The Wolf...


So, the Wolf was strolling (strolling?) through the woods, and, uh... Yeah, these Skeletal Guys were playing cards, or conducting some kind of secret ritual, and... Then Li'l Red Riding Hood came along with this Giant Worm Monster...

I'll try and explain it all next time...

"Puddle of Skin"???


Drawn first thing on a Saturday morning...

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Sketchbook - End May/12 June '13


Here's a few of the less sordid samples from my recent sketchbook. I've been busy with other stuff & starting a Steve Gibson Cartoonist page on Facebook (Hint!!)

Every now and again I try to draw a "Jungle Girl", which I've heard are quite popular in the Comic Books (See Budd Root and Frank Cho's stuff!) Unfortunately whenever I try my hand it turns to farce. I mean, I'm tryin'! I'm tryin'!!





And here's a slightly less lurid scan in greyscale, for the modest viewers out there...




And speaking of "modest", here's an unfinished rendering of a Senior Demon making friends with an offspring of Chthulu...




Hmm...







I was attempting to make a Cartoon character that was based on the look of the alien in, er...Alien. Maybe I should've stuck to comedy Jungle Girls.




Huh? O, the pathos! O, the loneliness!   O, the hungry little guy hiding under the rock!!




And finally a sketch dedicated not just to that most endangered of species, the working man (and women!), but to that most kindly of beasts, the employer/manager who spends most of the day grinding down their worker's worth and self-esteem so that they can pay them shit wages...
 

"The Sea Was Wet As Wet Could Be..."



The title of this subtle yet whimsical sketchbook drawing is, of course, taken from Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem, but more significant (to me at least) is that the great Gahan Wilson used it as a title and subject for one of his short stories (Collected in The Cleft and Other Odd Tales, Tor, 1998)

And if that's not enough name-dropping for this post to try and feebly excuse another cartoon of a topless lady, then it was drawn for my Artist pal, Chuck Rogers and based on fish characters created by Super Cartoonist, Banci Wright.

Sometimes it's good to try and share the blame..!

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Book Review!


Huh? See over on my UK Underground Blog for a review of Mark James Estren's great book!!