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I’ve been nominated for the “Emerging Talent’ category of the British Comic Awards this year, specifically on the basis of Genesis, and my story for In The Dark (the art for which is lower down on this website).
The winners will be announced at Thought Bubble in mid-November, and if you haven’t seen Genesis, I’ll have copies there, or you can get them from your local comic shop, or bookshop (and *upstairs* in Gosh Comics), or comixology, or direct from Image, as previously. Our book is still in print and hopefully will be for a bit.
There’s lots of thank yous here: for Nathan, Eric, everyone at Image, and the multitudes who helped me, including lots in the UK. Thank you, you know who you are.
Creepy #18 came out the day before yesterday, and our story in there looks great- I’m pleased to say. There is a gallery show with all the original art pages (nearly all for sale) from Monday the 13th October at Orbital Comics, London and you can check out the full size artwork there
Here’s what Bleeding Cool say:
… a new exhibition starting on Monday based on the theme of Pre-Code Horror. Using the classic EC, Harvey & ACG comics as inspiration, a variety of today’s artists present their own take on the classic pre-code style, including: Alison Sampson, Andy Belanger, Colin Lorimer, Hamish Steele, Jason Atomic, Jessica Martin, Owen Michael Johnson, Ryan Jenkyns, Shaky Kane & more!
Comics Alliance posted one of my pages for the Creepy 50th Anniversary issue, so here it is, and below it, the raw scan of the inks for the page. My lettering was just a placeholder, so I could compose the page with the right ‘weight distribution’. Lettering is by Nate Piekos.
I made myself a convention banner, you’ll find me with this at Thought Bubble (in the New Dock Hall) in November, and I’ll be at DICE in Dublin with or without it later this month. See you there.
Here are bits of two things I ‘ve done recently and which are out soon/ At the top, i have drawn a story written by Fred Van Lente in October’s Anniversary issue of Creepy, The Executor, published by Dark Horse. I’ve wanted to draw this comic for so long and when it has finally come up, I feel very honored to be part of such an important issue. Also, the whole premise of the story was something I loved, and it was both a chance for me to draw a licensed character (.. at least two) and do some cartooning. And it was funny.. and… stuff… I’d like more of that kind of thing, but I don’t really want to give whats in the story away. But it does have the best fight I’ve ever drawn. I don’t know who did the cover, but I think it might be Peter Bagge…
The man floating and last image is part of what I have made for the Thought Bubble Anthology that Image will bring out, in aid of Barnardos, in October, to time with the Thought Bubble Festival, which follows the next month. Ales Kot asked me to illustrate a poem, so I teamed up with Genesis colorist Jason Wordie to make something experimental, and also, quite long- its five pages, at tabloid size, designed, drawn and hand lettered by me and strewn with Jason’s luminous colors and Ales’ writing.. More on both of these later. I think Jason and I are going to bring out a print for sale based on this work and we will put up info on that here, too.
Both of these comics are super-quality, so if you want to order them, I think we’d all be very happy (and Barnados too, B. is the UK’s leading children’s charity, and what Thought Bubble, and their anthology is held/ made in aid of, they do a lot of good work). I’m not named on either of the solicits, but I am in there. Here are the Diamond codes, both are $3.99:
50th Anniversary Creepy: AUG140099, in shops 10/8/2014
Thought Bubble Anthology: AUG140572, in shops 10/22/2014
Here’s tomorrow’s cover for the UK’s Guardian, with my illustration for Zadie Smith’s write up of JG Ballard’s Crash. It’s cool how abstract it has come out- fighting a lot of text, it needed that. I was delighted to be asked to do this- Ballard is very much up my street design and story-wise. If anyone out there wants to adapt some of his work to comics (or publish an adaptation), I am here.
There is some of my original art up for sale here, with pages from Genesis and Shadows and of course, lots of horses. Well, some horses.
Enjoy, and maybe consider buying some art. There is a ‘buy my art’ button on my site for finding the page again, too.
The above pages are from the 2014 Eisner-nominated Outlaw Territory 3 anthology.
Edit at 07.17.14: Outlaw Territory 3 has just been nominated for a Harvey Award. Thanks to Michael Woods for putting the whole three volumes of it together- a labour of love.
2nd teaser for an upcoming project with steve niles - winnebago graveyard
*edited to add a link to dee cunniffe’s fantastic motion version here.
Comics Alliance featured my work in their Hire This Woman column.