Monday, 25 November 2013

APUCKALYPSE! (Colour Version)


Here we are. My promotional drawing (See below...) as posted by Ivan on PUCK! Facebook Page.

Some Great lookin' Art & Artists Scheduled for this!!!

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Alien Landscape With Spaceman and Geographical Anomalies...


Yeah, You'd think by now I'd know better, huh?

"Grayscale" scan below...

My Hidden Shallows...


"When the Truth is found to be lies/And all the Joy within you dies..." Who said that? Was it Grace Slick at Woodstock, or Jim Carrey in Cable Guy?

Anyway, here's another Sketchbook Cartoon drawn today...




Sonnets, Sirens 'n' Saps... (Plus a Couple o' "Rejects" & "Experiments With Markers)



Sketchbook Drawing 24th November 2013.

Sometimes, when I'm chiselling away in my Sketchbook, I like to practice lettering (Hey! I like doing it, ok?) and if any "dialogue" doesn't pop into my brain as I'm drawing, I'll occasionally pull a book off my shelf and open at random to copy out a few lines of verse or prose...

Often I get "lucky" and the text seems to fit the image. With this one, I referred to Shakespeare's Sonnets, which are so complex that people can't seem to agree who even wrote them! (I'm guessing Shakespeare - But don't spill da beans just yet. It's only been 500 years...)

Here's also a couple of "rejects" from my recent Sketchbook drawings...











Marker sketch...




Another one... There's a colour version of this, but I removed it because it looks so fuckin' awful.




And...





"Greeting Vampire"...


Here's one done yesterday for a Birthday Card to be posted on Facebook.  I rejected it and drew another, as I think the tones are a bit fucked up.

Technical Whinge: I've noticed that some of the more subtle tones don't seem to register when they're posted, so I've made some originals (including this one) darker.

Sometimes it works. Sometimes it don't.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

PUCK! Apocalypse (APUCKALYPSE!)


Ivan Manuppelli or "HurricaneIvan", is the driving force (And then some!!) behind the Puck! Comic Party from 2011, and the forthcoming APUCKALYPSE. A collection of 100 Underground Cartoonists from around the world. Each Cartoonist writes and draws a "day" from the "Second Apocalypse" set in the town where they live. I have a page in the book.

This is a promotional Cartoon for Ivan's Facebook page. When he posts the colour version I'll post that here too...

The APUCKALYPSE is coming!!!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

"Zombie" Sketchbook - 16/17th Nov 2013



Over at the Filthy Moods Boneyard for Bone Idle Cartoonists, we've unearthed, not only another useless metaphor, but a few sketches to eat into your brain and chomp on your eyeballs while we're battling our way through a couple of Comix projects.

Here we go...


The "inset" bit was drawn on the back of an envelope while taking a break in a shitty office job the other day...


And what a shame it is...



Drew this for Cartoonist, Lee James Turnock, the force behind UG Comix HONK! Brilliant stuff! So stop reading this & go check him out!!


Still here? Okay, here's a drawing (Plus the rest of the page) that I drew earlier this week for my pal & Super Artist/Cartoonist, Eric N Peterson, for his birthday...



I know..!



And finally, for now, a quick sketch on the verso of a page that I was drawing on to figure out my next Comix project...

Stay Cool.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Dirty Bites Volume 2 !!



Dirty Bites is the demented but brilliant brain-child of British Cartoonist, Paul Steven Frosdick. (Check him out on Facebook if he's not banned again by the screamers & whingers) Paul's work is full of black humour, outrage and disgust. He infuses everything that he does with a gung-ho, punk spirit that fuels his work with manic energy.

I wrote the foreword and contributed a full-page Cartoon to Volume 1 earlier this year (Jeez! Was it that recent?) and last Saturday, Paul sent me a message asking me to draw one of the 3* "Variant" covers.

I had a lot to do, but, you kinda' get caught up in Paul's enthusiasm, so... by Sunday afternoon this was ready.

I wasn't sure if colour or tone was being used on the covers, so I made copies & this is the "toned" version.

Dirty Bites Volume 2 also features work by John Orlando, Banci Cartoonist & Rick Lamacher, among others, so check it out!

"Remember, it's dirty and it bites!"

*The other covers are by Paul S Frosdick and John Orlando


Saturday, 2 November 2013