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Kickstarter Update

August 13, 2013

Wow!!! You folk are amazing!

At the time of writing this (13th Aug 22:45) we’ve long passed the first stretch goal (target above and beyond the target of £500) of £650 and are rocketing toward the second stretch goal of £800! We are currently at £715. This is phenomenal and I’m almost speechless.

So with the first stretch goal the reward for everyone pledging £20 or more will receive 4 TMTM badges with backer.

If/when we hit £800, everyone who has pledged £30 or more will receive a TMTM book with over 160 TMTM comic strips!!!

I can’t get over how generous and awesome you folk are. Thank you again.

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Busy Busy – Imperial

June 14, 2012

Feels like it’s been ages since my last post, been fairly busy with stuff!

First up is my latest tee design: Imperial

 

Also finished a mug design for a friend for father’s day:

As well as my usual The Monkey and the Mouse webcomic, which is still going strong (ish), and I’m now doing TMTM mugs!!

I’m also currently helping out a friend with his graphic novel, doing a few pages of colour flatting: Michael Regina’s Adamsville

Latest stuff

February 28, 2012

Greetings all. Really am slacking on posting stuff here, but here’re a few bits and bobs I’ve been doing.

Coming up with potential new comic characters for a new strip (maybe)

Also doing some more “signs” for Baby Signing Mummy…visit her site to see those.

GETTING SOME Band of Brothers shirts printed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Will let you know when and where you can get those from VERY soon.

 

Also finished a family portrait commission:

 

PLUS I’m working on a comic script for my webcomic The Monkey and the Mouse, which I hope to start draft 2 of the script this week.

So all in all I have a few bits and bobs I’m working on, as well as usual sketching stuff. I tend to post most of my stuff on twitter, so if you’re about on there come take a look. Thanks

Marooned – Tom Dell’Aringa

October 12, 2011

A while back I noticed on a webcomic I read (Marooned by Tom Dell’Aringa) that they were running a competition to win a t-shirt, and so I entered…

Look what I won!

It’s an awesome pic of the comic’s lead John with a great take on the classic (which means dull) film 2001.

Go take  look at the comic it’s awesome with some hilarious writing and great artwork, as well as a ton of comics to buy, as hardcopy or pdf. Well worth a look.

Sketchcards on #Ebay

July 31, 2011

Evening all. Just thought I’d let you know I’ve got a couple of sketchcards up on ebay.

These guys:

Will also have some more AWESOME news tomorrow (I hope) with regard The Monkey and the Mouse minibook!!

Baby Signing Mummy

July 20, 2011

Thought I best post some artwork before you all think I’ve disappeared!

Did this for the awesome Baby Signing Mummy through Piddley Pix. This is Baby Signing Bella the mascot.

I’ve been finishing off the 120 other pics for BSM, hence the lack of other stuff 😉

ALTHOUGH, I have also been doing my webcomic, The Monkey and the Mouse and next week (Friday 29th) I plan to have the minibook available to buy and download, so keep ’em peeled over there! In fact, we’re still after a title, and if yours is cosen you could win stuff!! So go check it out.

Been a while

July 11, 2011

Greetings folks. Sorry it’s been a while since I posted on here. I’ve been flat out drawing 121 signing pics for Baby Signing Mummy and Piddley Pix and between that and 2 toddlers, it’s taken all my free time. I hope to be able to show you something of these soon and start back on some personal artwork.

When I have had a minute or so I’ve been working on my little webcomic The Monkey and the Mouse and in a couple of week’s I’ll be releasing a minibook with 39 strips/guest art/behind the scenes stuff and more! BUT I need your help coming up with a title for the book and if your title is chosen you can win some stuff!!! Go over to the NEW TMTM website to find out more!

Keep ’em peeled for more art soon, but for now take a look at what I’ve got in my etsy store.

Pokeweed – We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Plunger! Review

March 24, 2011

Here’s a little review of my good friend Drew Pocza’s Pokeweed comic “We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Plunger”. It’s a collection of the first 200 comic strips of small town Pokeweed, just south of nowhere.

The first thing that struck me was the title! Love the play on words from Jaws, and if you’re new to PW you’ll notice Drew loves wordplay, so very fitting. It also sums up the kind of humour to expect!

The cover has a great layout, full colour introducing the main players in our PW world. Loving the textures and the Pokeweed font is perfect.

Opening the book, the first thing you come to (after the giant plunger and title) are some concept designs for the characters. I’m a huge fan of seeing the process of people’s work and would loved to see more of these (but I know if working digitally, it’s not really something you think about too much…). I find it fascinating to see how the artist came to the final design and the growth in the artwork.

There’s a nice intro to each character and it’s good to see the continuity in the design with the dotted lines throughout.

For those like me who are familiar with PW, it’s awesome to see the very first strips, and to see how the style and artwork has changed. Also love the fact the first strip is the sign of things to come in terms of the humour.  The one consistency that I love throughout the PW strips is the strong line style. Each stroke is drawn and not copied and pasted (something I’m now trying to emulate).

There are some gems to be found of strips I missed or even revisiting ones I’d forgotten about. The genius thing about PW is that ones that didn’t really hit the spot at the time are brilliant on second reading. It’s just non-stop Pokeweed magic.

There’s a great mix of one off strips and continuous storylines which keep you guessing and keep you coming back for more.

One thing I was never a huge fan of when first introduced was the new character of Chuck (around strip 100). He’s an “ex-monster’ trying to make a new life for himself in PW. I must have been insane the first time round, because on second reading, he’s an awesome character that adds so much to PW.

I find I’m torn sometimes with the PW artwork, in terms of backgrounds. At times I want to see more of the town and backdrops, but on the other hand I love the clean linework that focuses on the characters, so in my humble opinion, a nice mix would be my ideal.

This book is absolutely brilliant. Non stop PW and the only main critisism with it would be that we miss out on the coloured strips. I love the B&W but now and again the colour ones just add something special and I understand the reasons with the printing etc, so I urge you to go to the website and hunt them down!!

At the end of the book is some fanart by some amazing artists, themselves doing awesome comics, so take note and have a look. This is then followed by a nice outro from the man himself, Drew Pocza. Nice to see where he came from and how we’ve now got the awesomeness that is Pokeweed.

All in all I think this is a must buy for all PW and non PW regulars alike. Some great artwork and fun stuff. Look forward to the next 200 strips!!

This awesome book is available in all it’s glory in hard copy book form, or if like me you can’t wait that long, then this bad boy is available as a pdf download at a fraction of the price. Go buy it here.

2010 Year in Review

January 6, 2011

Thought I’d throw up a brief overview of the year. It’s been fun and looking back I realise I managed to get quite a bit done!

Images used:

Jan: A Monday Artday piece – Invisible

Feb: Illustration Friday – Propagate

Mar: Monday Artday – Monkey

Apr: Clan o’ Worms

May: Illustration Friday – Fearless

Jun: 1 of my Chuck series

Jul: 1 of my Star Wars sketch cards

Aug: Rex – a gift for my nephew

Sep: Solo’s Fate (still available to buy if you want it – offers accepted 🙂 )

Oct: Noah’s Pad – done for Piddley Pix

Nov: Little Short – 1 of my fun Star Wars pieces

Dec: The launch of The Monkey and the Mouse webcomic

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and as ever thanks for the comments. They’ve helped me develop and for me to grow and improve as an artist. Here’s to a successful 2011 and keep ’em peeled for more work, giveaways etc.

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.


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