Wednesday, 20 August 2008

One more. Steve Pugh this time.

This is the last image I "plan" to add to the blog for a few weeks. Hopefuly the next post will involve some VERY positive news. Fingers crossed. Thanks to everyone that reads this from time to time. Hopefully the posts today will be enough to keep anyone that is interested to still stay interested. All comments are very welcome.

Totally different. But immensely impressive.

This image has nothing to do with the comic I'm trying to publish. This is one of the last pages of a 250 epic that me and my companion at arms Mr Marc Wigmore have been working on for more than fifteen years or so. That 250 pages is only the first of three acts. So it might take 30 odd years to finish. But I felt this image needed to be seen.

Glenn Fabry. Few more panels.

And here's a little bit more.

Glenn Fabry. Panel 1.

Met Glenn for a pint today, and was very happy to get some more art. Here's a sample of what I enjoyed getting.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Really bloody chuffed!! To say the least.

Over the last couple of days I've had a couple of e-mails from Steve Pugh. Just got the last four pages of art from the strip he's been doing for me. (Its called "The Devil Men) It is realy outstanding work!! I could not be more pleased. It is so satisfying when a collaboration clicks and produces something that works. I'll post some of the evidence shortly.

Very nearly all systems go. Just waiting for a couple of other bits and it should be a short wander to the lauch pad. As it were. (Or more accurately a printers to get a few dummy copies printed off, then start trying to find a publisher.) Still need a latterer though.

To everyone that reads this occasionally. I apprecaiate the time you've all waited. Hopefully the finished result will prove its all been worthwhile.

Till next time. With some art.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Been a while. ...sorry.

I haven't posted for a little while. It has been said It's been too long since there has been any new artwork here. Which is fair enough and perfectly true. Truth is I'm waiting for artwork. Once I've got Glenn and Steve's last pages I'll have all the art for issue one.

Then the next step is lettering.

After that I will post the occasional striking panel with un update of my progress. Don't want to put it all here, might impact on sales. Once I've got all the lettering done I'm planning to get some copies run up. (Approx 100.) In part for anyone that reads this blog and would like a copy, (on the understanding I get a little feedback/review.) Some of these will be sent to Wildstorm, Image and Dark Horse. In the hope of rustling up a publishing deal.

Meanwhile my mind wanders slightly prematurely to isuues two and three. (This whole thing is "planned" as a three issue mini series.) For reasons I'll explain another time.

Finally my genuine thanks to everyone who has posted a comment here. The encouragement is very welcome. Cheers

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Steve Pugh!

I said in a post not so long ago I had another artist working on a story for me. Well, that artist is Steve Pugh. (He of The Saint of Killers mini series, Animal Man and more recently Shark Man.) I urge everyone to pick up his stuff because it is all very cool.
Here are two pages he's done for me for a ten page story called "The Devil Men."
By all means leave a comment if you have any thoughts.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Arthur C Clarke died today.

I'm gutted. Properly gutted. I've just heard on Newsnight that Arthur C Clarke died today. He was ninety.

He was my favourite author. I think I've read pretty much everything he wrote, and in the case of some of his novels I've re-read them several times.

Rendezvous with Rama will always remain my all time favourite book. I've lost count of how many times I've read it, and I'll probably read it again this week. I'm really hoping they make the film that has been mentioned and make a good job of it. If Zodiac is anything to go by David Fincher may well be the perfect director for the project.

Arthur C Clarke was a visionary and a thinker. I never met him, though I would have loved to have done. The thing with books is they can touch you and inspire you. In many ways he inspired me to want to write. That magical "sense of wonder" he portrayed was inspiring. That quality is rarely pulled off to perfection in science fiction and he pulled it off on a regular basis, and made it look easy. For my part, if you can miss a total stranger, I'll miss Arthur C Clarke.

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

John McCrea's first page.

..and this is the first page of John McCrea's story. Pigeons with lasers shooting out of their eyes! I think its a first.

If you have any thoughts or comments on this or any of the artwork posted over the last few days, please feel free. You don't need a Goodle account, anyone can do it. (As I said before if you can leave a name that would be good though.)


Glenns 1st Page

As well the cover Genn is doing a ten page story call "House Wins." This is the first page. I've alway loved Glenn's black and white artwork. Especially his faces, they alway seem incredibly real.

Glenn's Cover

This is the cover Glenn Fabry did for me last year. The image of the polar Bear on the moon relates to a script John McCrea has done for me called "Animal Kindom".

Monday, 4 February 2008

Very excited!

I am very pleased to show you a page from Dylan Teague which i think is fantastic. The finshed page and the pencilled version. This is the first page of ten from the script called Death Be Praised! Personally I think it looks fantastic and the rest should look equally amzaing.

Friday, 1 February 2008

Still going and still serious.

This may seem a little pointless, but a post seemed like a good idea. I'm still very serious about the whole project. I'll put some artwork on here very soon. The fact is I'm in that vaguely frustrating position that is inevitable. waiting for artwork. Glenn is working hard on the script I gave him which I can't wait to see the finished results of. He's a busy man and quite rightly in demand so I'm not expecting the pages overnight or anything like that, I just can't wait to see them because I'm absolutlely certain they'll be beyond fabulous.

My only real news is that I have commissioned another artist. Don't know if I should mention his name at this stage, but a couple of clues can't hurt.

1. He's worked with Garth Ennis.
2. He's embraced all the new technology at an artist's disposle and is largely digital now.

He's doing a ten page script for me in February and I'm very excited about it.

Finally two new blogs to find and check out. Shane Oakley (very cool) and Chris Wahl (especially his sketches blog) very new and great stuff on a daily basis.))

Anyone that's reading this, thanks for reading. By all means post a comment if you have anything to add. I've changed the setting to allow anyone to comment. But leave a name please (If that's okay?)