Archive for December, 2010

Happy Christmas

December 21, 2010

Thought I’d throw up a little Christmas pic…with maybe a little Star Wars theme…

Hope you all have a great Christmas and happy New Year!

Thanks again for all the support for The Monkey and the Mouse having great fun with it and hope to post more soon, keep ’em peeled.

The Monkey and the Mouse – #webcomic

December 13, 2010

Well here it is, I finally bit the bullet and put it out there. My webcomic is live for all to see:

Hope you like it and keep ’em peeled for future strips.

Inspiration for a Webcomic Prt 3

December 10, 2010

Today is the last in the webcomic inspiration series, hope you’ve had a good look at those from previous posts – they’re awesome!

Wanted to finish on the full page webcomics that inspire me. They are much like Escape from Planet Nowhere in yesterday’s post and come in the standard comic book page that we see in the shops.

So here you go, in no particular order:

1. Cleopatra in Spaaaace. An amazing comic, with awesome artwork that combines the style and feel of Egyptian history, with good old fashioned (futuristic) sci-fi!

2. Red’s Planet. Again another sci-fi webcomic that is beautifully drawn and coloured following Red a little orphan girl and her exploits.

 

3. My Sister the Freak. The great Dani Jones’s great webcomic. Again a beautifully crafted comic that personally I feel is awesome in it’s unconventional comic art style.

 

4. Jackie Rose. Follow the exploits of Jackie Rose – a butt kicking nazi zombie killer, in the vein of Indiana Jones!! Nuff said…

 

5. Moon Town. This one should probably have been in yesterday’s post, but because of the style and full colour I always feel it’s a full page comic.  Set on the moon, follow Simon in his mining exploits with aliens and action a plenty!

 

6. Frank Rain. Again another comic, I wasn’t sure which day to include it in. A noir comic following PI Frank Rain. Stylish black and white by great twitter friend Eric Merced, which unfortunately I think he has taken down (hound him to see more!!).

 

Again these are just a small select few and there are LOADS of great webcomics out there. Hunt them down and report back, I’d LOVE to see them!

Thanks again for looking and I hope you’re inspired as much as I am when reading these!

Inspiration for a Webcomic: Prt 2

December 9, 2010

Thought I’d continue with some of the webcomics that have inspired me and who I try to emulate.

Today is a list of webcomics that I love, but unfortunately have recently come to an end for whatever reason. Check them out and look at the back catalogue of strips. (In no particular order)

1. Heropotamus. This is a tale of a girl and her Heropotamus – simple…but awesome. Heard great news yesterday that the artist Josh Alves may kick this off again!

 

2. Mal and Chad. When I discovered this little strip I had to go to the very first strip and just couldn’t stop reading. Read the whole lot in 2 sittings! Awesome thing is, that in the new year Mal and Chad, a new story, will be out in book form!!!

 

3. Max vs Max. This strip follows one man on his struggle with his Christian faith and how his life fits in with it. Awesome stuff and doesn’t preach at you as you follow this one man’s journey.

 

4. Escape from Planet Nowhere. An awesome full on webcomic by the awesome Otis Frampton. Not really sure where this comic is or if/when it’ll start up again but it’s a beautiful awesome comic. Hope he’ll return to it soon. (can I say awesome any more?!?!)

Hope you’ve enjoyed these insights…and if not…tough. Last one tomorrow. I’ll be posting some of the full on webcomics (the technical name for them) that inspire, in the same vein as EFPN (above).

If I’ve missed any that you think I and others should be reading, or if you have a strip of your own, please post in the comments.

Happy reading.

Inspirations for a webcomic…

December 8, 2010

No Art from me today, but I wanted to share something with you.

As I contemplate and finalise my new webcomic I thought I’d let you in on the comics that inspire me and have helped me make the decision to do a comic. Of course the world famous ones of Peanuts and Garfield are a given but I wanted to share some maybe, lesser known comics with you.

There are a TON of strips out there and this is by no means an extensive list and in no particular order!

Click on the strip to go find out more!!!!

1. First up is Pokeweed. An awesome strip by an awesome twitter friend Drew Pocza. Pokeweed is a small town and follows Phil, the lovable kid with the big head, his grouchy Snowman Buster, Clint the flambouyant dog and Chuck the “ex-monster”:

2. Imagine This. Follows the loveable, grouchy teddy bear Clovis and friends. Not sure how I found this, in fact let’s just assume that ALL the strips were through twitter!

3. Capes N Babes. Great strip about Marc who runs a comic shop and his friend Roy a wannabe comic artist (and he’s a werewolf!!). Hilarious stuff.

4. Dog Eat Doug. I only recently discovered this one but already loving it!

and lastly for today (yes that’s right, I’ll post more tomorrow!!!!):

5. The Barn. Again this is a new one to me, but already it’s awesome!

So again, I just wanted to share some of my inspiration for the new webcomic I’ll be doing and hope that even the tiniest bit of creativity and humour has managed to rub off…

If you have a webcomic or know of any please post the link in the comments!!

More tomorrow and keep ’em peeled for the new webcomic by yours truly!

 

“Utinni!” #starwars

December 3, 2010

Didn’t think I’d get one done but here’s today’s Star Wars piece: Utinni!

Everyone’s favourite scavengers the Jawas. Hope you like:

Done in Manga Studio Debut 4.

Have a good weekend folks!

For My Ally #starwars

December 2, 2010

Today’s Star Wars piece: For My Ally

 

Another Muppet inspired Empire piece. Hope to get another one done for tomorrow, we’ll see, if not have a good weekend.

There Is No Why

December 1, 2010

New Star Wars pic. With the death of The Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kershner I thought it fitting to do a pic from that film.  It was suggested that I do an Empire pic by Alan Myers a great illustrator. Check out his blog and follow him on Twitter.

Here it is anyway: There Is No Why

I recently bought Manga Studio Debut 4 for Mac and am loving it so far.  This was done entirely in MSD.

…and if for some strange reason you don’t get the Fozzy Bear reference – shame on you 🙂

 


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