Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Squirrels - The Wishing Well series

Well, this is an idea that totally blew up from one little sketch, and one that could easily become a recurring theme. There ended up being 11 here, but I had to stop somewhere. I wonder though, if it works well as a theme running together, or if I could just break them all up and pepper them through as stand-alones (except those last three).


Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Middle Ages - Issue 2

Coming in December from Local Act and fine funny-book floggers everywhere. (well, nearly everywhere). If anyone wants to find where to buy my comics, the Local Act web link is over there under 'Friends of Caanan'.

Here's the full colour 'sunday' from the back cover too.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Squirrels & Pigeons x 3

FINALLY the pigeons make an appearance, as does Milo, the waitress for whom Cheddar will forever carry a torch.

Monday, October 22, 2007

More Squirrels and Pigeons

Howdy folks! Another round of Cheddar and his amazing squirrels. :o)

Friday, October 05, 2007

Squirrels & Pigeons

Ok. So I always have backup plans and this here is a new strip I've been working on in case the Middle Ages never really takes off...

It's called Squirrels & Pigeons, about a guy called Henderson Cheese (Cheddar) who works as a custodian in Grape Jelly Park, and can talk to the animals. The main two squirrel antagonists being Cornpie and Daisyface.

When I got to Canada, I noticed the squirrels, and also noticed that nobody else really notices them. Unless it's to call them vermin or squeal in agony at the sight of them. I think they're funny little creatures. And the strip is also about how, because Cheddar is a lowly janitor, no-one really notices him. Just like they don't notice the squirrels.

So it's my commentary on the disaffection of today's population... Kinda.

It's also about funny animals. :o)

Friday, September 28, 2007

New Life for The Middle Ages

This here is the cover for The Middle Ages no. 1 - coming some time in October from Local Act Comics. The plan at this stage, if I can keep my workload under control, is to release the title bi-monthly. I have so many stories to tell through these strips.

Each issue will have 40 strips with 8 backups (Bruce, Furballs, Bates & Socrates, Children of Invention, etc). We're starting with the first strip, so if you bought the first issue of my little OCD mini, you've already read this issue, but issue 2 will begin the new strips - due in December!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Covers covers covers!

Three covers! Local Act Comics will be publishing my last two 24 hour comics as a back to back double sized issue, and a little one-shot, written by Local Act's very own Dave Cunning, and drawn by me. I believe they will be out in time for Armageddon and Supanova.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Mama Lou - American Strongwoman

This is a one-pager I did for Mama Lou, a street performer I met in Vancouver, and (allegedly) tracked down and harrassed in Montreal too. It was coincidence, I swear!!! :oP

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Comic-Con '07 Sketches

Comic-Con was insane, crowded, scary, intimidating, and inspiring.

Little fish in a big pond syndrome hit me like a smack between the eyes. The amount of talent and tenacity on display was amazing! I spent most of my time hanging out in the small/independent press and artist alley sections of the main hall. As well as attending a few workshops on pitching ideas, and how to work for DC (I mustn't have been paying enough attention... oops). I got some great comics, and met some great people, but I found I had the best time when I succumbed to the inspiration, picked myself a spot of carpet in an out-of-the-way place, and drew, drew, DREW.

These are some of my favourite quick sketches. Characters, people walking by, etc. Comic-Con really made me sit up and realise that my year of pumping out quantity over quality meant I really needed to look at the way I did things.

It's a start...

And this here is a headshot of Nico from Runaways I got from current series artist, Michael Ryan. His originals blew me away, and he was giving out headshot sketches for FREE. Insane man.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Middle Ages - new strips!

In amongst my travels across America by bus (oh the joy) I am finding time to get some work done. Here's some strips. The first Middle Ages strips I've managed to do since last October! Hopefully, this is the beginning of some cartoony floodgates opening...

Friday, July 06, 2007

Children of Invention

These three strips are a small preview of the 12 I will have appearing in Issue 3 of Local Act Presents which is an anthology of Aussie comic strips. Rather than hand over a bunch of new Middle Ages strips, I decided to do something completely different, and rework an idea I came up with a LONG time ago, only with new characters, which I believe are in an old post here somewhere under the title ASK (which has now changed, obviously... :o)

Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Chocolatier

This is a dual post with PulpFaction, as my entry for the April Sequential Art Challenge.

Theme: Chocolate
Mandatories: 'This is neither the time nor the place', a skull, an empty soft drink can, and keys.
Pages: 1 - 3

For any Shakespeare NUTS out there, I know the actual quote is 'I knew him, Horatio...' so just blame the Chocolate Shakespeare Company, not me. Never work with children, animals, or chocolate, I swear...! :p

For any detail lovers, them's licorice trees with jube tops, oreo tables in the café, mint leaves and candy canes at the wedding, a chocolate bud frisbee and 'Cocoa High' was loosely modelled on Degrassi Junior High. I can't help myself...