Wednesday, 27 April 2011

The Sorry Entertainer

I believe I may of mentioned the Sorry Entertainer comic anthology before, well now it's in the process of being put together and I will have a story in it.

Roll up! Roll up!

We are raising money to print a high quality, tabloid-sized newspaper, chock full with comics by artists from all over the world. These contributions aren’t your usual superhero fare – they’re specially commissioned works of underground, alternative and small-press storytellers, spinning yarns of sad theatre performers, blackmailed entertainers, plane crashes, wrestling matches gone wrong, flatulent stand-ups, persecuted human statutes and of four eyed-wonders – plus a whole lot more besides! If this sounds like the kind of thing you’d like, READ ON!

Who’s in it?
The Sorry Entertainer features the work of…
The Dynamic Duo: Messrs Andrew Cheverton and Rol Hirst
The legendary Lord Brad Foster
The ineffable Master Christopher Fairless
Mr Dangerous himself, David Ziggy Greene
The mysterious Dr Thom Ferrier
The curious case of Jarod Rosello
The wistful Master Jason Martin
The card-shark stylings of Messrs Jordan Collver and Richard Worth
New York’s finest tumbler, Miss Lauren Barnett
Florida’s own Ringmasters, Messrs Loren Knack and Ron McVicar
Argentinian mastermind, Loris Z
The stage-ready Mr Matt Reichmann
The ever-suffering Master Nick Soucek
The despairing President Noah Van Sciver
Buskin’ Paddy Lynch
The Inky Devil, Robert Malkin
The excitable Mr Peter Batchelor
Master of Northern wit and ice-cream salesman, Rob Jackson
Diarist and humourist, Mr Sam Spina
…and Simon ‘just whose idea was this anyway?’ Moreton

The guys organising this, Simon and Nick have set up a IndieGoGo site for fundraising towards the printing costs, so if your feeling generous please help out!

When it's printed I'll have a few copies to distribute, they will be free so if you would like one, let me know!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Tuesday Trail #14

I wonder what the fly is looking for??

I hope everyone had a nice bank holiday weekend and is looking forward to the next one!

In other news, my Bruno Mars comic is slowly getting towards 1000 hits! I find this very intriguing...

If you want to read more Tuesday Trail you can read all the previous pages by clicking the Tuesday Trail tab at the top of the page.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Tuesday Trail #13

It's that time of the week again and that means it's time for more Tuesday Trail!

Catch up on the previous pages of the story here


Trail issue one
Tuesday Trail #11
Tuesday Trail #12

Monday, 18 April 2011

My interview with All Tropical

My Winning T-shirt design is now up for sale on the All Tropical website.

Click the pictures to see more infomation

Incase you missed the All Tropical Interview I did which was in their newsletter, here it is!

Meet the Designer

This week we spoke to All Tropical Designer Robert Malkin about his design ‘Robot Love’

It’s rare to find an All Tropical member who does not keep a regular blog or website and Robert is no exception. You can search though more of his thoughtful, considered illustration based work on his inkitout blog. Great stuff.

What do you think that it is important to think about when you are designing a tshirt?
It’s important to think about the person who you want to be wearing your design and also to pick your colours carefully. Try to make the best use of them, choose colours that complement the actual colour of the T-shirt. Most important of all: enjoy what you’re doing!

Where did the idea behind your design come from?
The Design was an idea I originally had for a Valentines card then later decided it would make a really good T-shirt design. I’ve had a bit of a robot obsession in my work as of late, I think I’d like to own a real one…possibly an army of them.

What do you make of the All Tropical design process and feedback?
It’s good to know that people like what you’re doing. A designer’s work can thrive off feedback, knowing you're doing something people enjoy can often be the spur you need to keep doing it. It’s all very exciting; All Tropical is doing a great job and building up a fantastic community.

Who are your favourite designers?
Most of my favourite designers are illustration based; my all time favourite is Adrian Tomine who did a series of real life comics and illustrates covers for the New Yorker. I also like the work of Jamie Smart, Michel Gagne and Roman Dirge. The l ist could go on!

What else excites you?
Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! …I’m inspired by all areas of design, as well as music. Comics tend to have a big influence in my illustration work. I do find however the best inspiration comes from the people I spend time with, conversations and things that happen to me.

Other than tshirts? What other outlets do you have for your creativity?
I work as a full time Product Designer by day, Freelance illustrator and artist by night. To do this I have a magic watch that stops time. I work on a lot of canvas based commissions and create web comics for my blog. I’ve just started work on a Graphic Novel which will be called ‘Friends Unknown’. I also collect gingerbread men and race Snails.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Tuesday Trail #012

Today I've uploaded the first two pages of the second Trail comic, If you missed the front cover and introduction last week you can see that here Trail #011

The entire first issue of Trail can be found Here

The story begins 'A friend in need'

I like how this artwork looks much more than the first comic, it looks a lot crisper on screen.

Check back next week for more Tuesday Trail

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Tuesday Trail #011

This week sees the start of the second Trail comic.

As I mentioned before, I feel my artwork improved dramatically with this issue and not many people saw it so I'm looking forward to sharing it.

So it begins...

The first thing you may notice is that this comic is set in winter where as the last one was set in summer, i don't think there was any reason for this other than I wanted to draw snow!

Check back next week to read the first two pages of the new story.

I've been playing with the idea of giving Trail its own section in my blog with all the pages together. I'm not sure if it was the right thing to do exactly but I've added a new Tuesday Trail tab along the top so you can read through all the pages of Trail by clicking it.

I also want to do something else with Melvin, maybe a mini comic

Monday, 4 April 2011

Morrissey caricature

I drew this a couple of weeks ago to try and win some freelance work.

It's quite a lot more exaggerated than my usual style but I think I quite like it. It might sound daft but Morrissey looks more like Morrissey if you exudate his features than if you draw him normal. Great guy, I love a bit of the Smiths every now and then, he also has an amazing quiff which i have always approved of.

I may experiment more with this kind of style in the future.

In other news my Robot design T-shirt which won the All Tropical competition in February is now printed and available to buy.

It's available for a discount price of £15 until Wednesday night, If you would like to get your hands on one let me know and I'll tell you how to get the discount from All Tropical.