Wednesday, March 11, 2015

AMONGST THE STARS


Released at the London Super Comic Con this coming weekend ( March 13-15 2015) is a graphic novel collection of Amongst The Stars :

Aliens have nightmares too. Us!
Amongst the Stars tells the story of an alien race reaching out to planet Earth, but only with its collective mind. But for the aliens, too late, mentally it proves a crippling experience, where Earth drags them down to a level they don’t want to go and cannot escape from. They are trapped in something akin to a horror movie.
Everyone on Earth remains blissfully unaware of this alien intervention, or do they? Can we somehow help save them? It's in the back of our minds.
 
 


For this new collection I penned an introductory prologue :


I illustrated Amongst The Stars during the beginnings of my career so I beg your indulgence in excusing any compositional inconsistencies contained within but I assure you that you won’t have to do similar with Jim Alexander’s writing though.  His scripted science fiction adventure was simply phenomenal from the very first moment I came across it.

There are numerous facets about Amongst The Stars that intrigued me – not least of which was the literally universal scope of the fanciful ideas and perfectly constructed execution. The obvious thought process that had gone into creating such concepts and characters made me look at Jim’s writing in a wholly new light and I had already greatly admired his writing throughout his thought provoking run on Calhab Justice…but this was simply an awe-inspiring and accomplished achievement.

Amongst The Stars remains a project that I’m still incredibly proud of and I maintain that it can continue to enkindle admiration and spark fascination to this day…and will endure perpetually.
 
Reviews of the comic are available to read here:

http://downthetubes.net/?p=20203

http://www.imwithgeek.com/comics/the-horror-of-exploration-amongst-the-stars-review

 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

SUMMER LOVIN'.....

SUMMER SIGNINGS:

JUNE 16TH - 3.30-6.00

T3 TERMINAL ENTERTAINMENT - FRANKFURT


JUNE 17TH - 4.00-6.30

COMIX - HANNOVER


JUNE 19TH - 22ND

ERLANGEN - COMICS SALON

http://www.comic-salon.de/index.asp?FsID=0&spr=1



JULY 11TH - 13TH

LONDON FIM AND COMIC CON

http://www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com/



and don't forget the exhibition in Paris ON NOW until August:

http://artludique.com/index2.php

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

IRON MAN 3

I was approached by Marvel to illustrate an Iron Man poster for an Iron Man 3 movie tie-in/give-away, in conjunction with Red Baron pizza, featuring the space-faring Starboost armour



The orginal roughs.
 


The pencils
 


The inks
 


The colours by Andy Troy.
 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

COLLECTION

Other works in my collection:

A wonderful Graham Nolan Bane - presented to me over breakfast.

An interesting look at how the esteemed Mr. Chaykin works.

A really rather lovely Combat Colin by Lew Stringer. Based on my boss at The Place?!

My first chance to ink Steve Epting.  He must have liked it as we worked together many times again.


A page by Michael Gaydos from the magnificent Inferno.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

MERRY BUTCHMAS

When we shared a studio a new holiday tradition was established.  That of Butchmas.  Every day of December until Christmas it was determined (by himself, I believe) that Butch Guice would buy a present for himself.

Everyone should have a Butchmas.....but until that time here are some Butch pages from my own collection...






Thursday, November 15, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

ALPHA DOG

I take a considerable amount of joy in all the commissions I illustrate.  They're a chance to, at times, tackle characters I don't usually receive the opportunity to play with and the results are almost always very rewarding.  All of them are a breath of fresh air....and I always jump with excitement when someone commissions a 2000ad character.  I've been waiting a loooong time to receive a Johnny Alpha Strontium Dog commission!

This one's actually based on a cover design I produced for House of M:Avengers #3 ( that particular one featuring the Punisher) as it was a particular favourite of the commissionee...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

LOOKING BACK


Red Sonja


Ruse's Emma Bishop


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

STARS AND MOON


PADME


MOON KNIGHT


Thursday, November 1, 2012

NOVEMBER RENEWAL

November is here - time to get some new commission posts up.  I'm going to have to scroll through the previous posts to remind me what I've put up here before ...but for now I'll be contributing some of the illustrations I completed over the summer:


Saturday, May 19, 2012

SPIDEY VARIANTS

 I was asked to develop the layouts for 20 interconnecting Spider-Man variant covers showing key moments from his history over the last 50 years of web-slinging.  Here are the rough layouts:

(click on the illustrations for a slide show)


...and then I was asked to illustrate three of the bottom tier (which happens to be the earliest appearances) :


...which were then stunningly coloured by Mr. Frank D'Armata....


...after which I was commissioned to ink the Sean Chen piece...

...and now here's the final versions: