Friday, September 12, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
Dan Berry's excellent Make It Than Tell Everybody project ran part one of an excellent article today.
I get asked questions occasionally about the process of making comics. I’ve passed this particular question on to a handful of the people I’ve interviewed for them to answer, and I’ll post up more as they come in.Well how do we? Go read.
How do you make the faces look the same from panel to panel?I remember this being a big concern of mine when I started drawing comics, and I get asked this pretty frequently. Probably more of a concern that actually telling a story if I’m honest. I think this is a question that gets asked a lot because it is so apparent when the characters don’t look consistent. Here’s how John Allison, Viv Schwarz, Glyn Dillon and Sarah Glidden tackled this topic...
And then subscribe to Dan's podcast, it rocks.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
It seems like time to give you an update on this comic about Anxiety I am doing.
In short: it's still going on, tehre weren't many updates because I am working on a picture book, but I have planned and written and collated and thought. There will be more soon, and there will be a book eventually.
Life is good, I have a great studio now, and I'm really enjoying my projects. Inbetween drawings and writings I am building kites.
|From The Penguin Book of Kites|
|Kite made from pigeon feathers, staws and string|
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
At the moment I am painting with brushes made from horsehair. It seems to suit it. - I'll need to dig out my lightbox so I can follow my roughs a bit more closely. This drawing was made free-hand on top of a rough colour sketch, which explains why the crocodile is skipping more than he usually would - I was following the jaunty watercolouring I'd put down first.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
|Photo by Laurel Turton|
"Whisper Down the Lane" was a fringe event at the Tete a Tete Opera festival that's running around Kings Cross at the moment.
"Do you believe everything you read? Can you verify the source of the information and how it was passed on? Can you follow the trail? Is it a spin? Is it rumour? Is it actually true?
Even the most trivial snippet of news, however manipulated or bona fide it may be, is promoted to a worthier level as soon as it is written down in black and white. Unlike the elusive spoken word, evaporating instantly and leaving behind only the memory of its sound and meaning, the printed word weighs heavier, lives longer and comes to be literature! It becomes the truth. But can you trust it?
Expect fun tongue twisting imbroglios and misconstrued iterations 'whispered' around Kings Cross."
|Photo by Claire Shovelton|
|Photo by Catherine Kontz|
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Hey hey Hey!
There is an all-new all-free comics magazine for children. You can grab it at moosekidcomics.com .
It's stuffed with all sorts of amazingness, including an original strip by me called BEASTICLES about a cat and a tiger-dog who start an awesome band with a bad name.
Here's a preview, go download the magazine to read it all!