Thursday, 30 June 2011
A few weeks ago I had an enquiry through my website from a joke writer called Bernard Morris. Bernard achieved some success in the late 90's with his jokes/comic strips featuring in titles such as Viz and the Daily Star. After being out of the 'game' for quite a while Bernard contacted me to see if I would illustrate some of his jokes with the aim to get them published.
The first joke I illustrated for Bernard is shown above, The style of drawing for these kind of jokes is usually a lot different to the type of drawing I do. I was pretty pleased that I managed to adapt my style slightly to make it fit without changing too much, you can still see my own style coming through in the drawing.
thus far we have had some pretty good feedback from the publications it's been sent out to. One publication, a stand up comedy magazine in the US has expressed an interest and would like to publish it in their September issue along with my biography. More to come on this!
I'll be illustrating more of Bernard's jokes over time, hopefully together we will achieve a small bit of success!
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Anyone who knows me, even just a little bit will more than likely know that I'm a really big fan of Gingerbread men I Effffin love them I do! Now, I have often professed to have my own Gingerbread man army ready and waiting to do my bidding. It is however very difficult to build up an army of Gingerbread men, especially when you like eating them so much!
I decided there should be a Gingerbread man Superhero, why isn't there a Gingerbread man Superhero!! Why?
I'm not sure what his super powers would be, Obviously he can fly, maybe he can shoot Smarties out of his eyes or something. He would have obvious weaknesses but i think he'd still be pretty rad, you wouldn't mess with The Gingerbread man.
What other professions could gingerbread men have? Let me know, maybe I'll draw them!
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
This is a new robot character I came up with when I was doodling, I decided to call him Blinky... I think it kinda suits him! I'll probably do more comics with him in so you'll get to know him better over time. With this comic you can expect very geeky humour, Blinky thinks he knows everything.
Also, I realise Rubbish is spelt wrong, that's how rubbish this box of cereal really is!
I'd love to get a robot in my cereal, I remember as a kid getting my mum to buy new boxes of cereal every week just so I could collect the toys, obviously I didn't eat any cereal. I had a right good collection of Monster in my pockets and scooby Doo hologram cards.
I remember opening the boxes as soon as we got back from the supermarket and emptying all the cereal out on the kitchen unit to find the toy. Mother not impressed!
I don't even know if you still get free toys in cereal, I hope so.
What was the best thing you ever got free in your cereal?
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
A couple weeks ago I drew this wacky science laboratory, I don't really know what was going through my head when I was doing it... there's an octopus?
I intend to use it as a background for one of my short comics.
I held off on putting this on my blog for a while because I wasn't really sure if I liked it! I showed it to a couple of people and some said in their opinion it was the best work I had ever done!? This confused me a little, I guess I'm just very critical of my own work.
I think I prefer the first one myself, it's a little more subtle.
There's been a lot in the news about the death of Ryan Dunn today and yesterday, although I wasn't a massive Jackass fan and wouldn't even say he was my favorite out of the gang I always appreciated his beard. He had a lovely beard.
Today is the longest day, I need more summer adventures.
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Last week I took part in 'Grizzly Bear Thursday'
Basically one Thursday of each month is declared Grizzly Bear Thursday, a load of people get involved and send in drawings of grizzly bears. All the drawings are then uploaded on this page:
take a look, there's some really great artwork.
I thought I'd be a little different and draw a boy in a grizzly bear suit, I tried to keep it cute... I guess that's my style.
I tried out some new photoshop techniques that I'd been trying to learn here, I didn't quite managed to do what I was trying to but I quite like what I got instead.
Everyone would like to have a grizzly bear suit/onesie right? I know I would *hint *hint
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
So that's the end of Trail! I hope you enjoyed the little story about Uncle incie wincie, It's kind of a little background story to the bit where they mention him at the start of the comic. The last page is one of my favorite pages, I really enjoyed drawing it.
You can read other pages of Tuesday Trail by clicking here
You might have noticed I've re-designed my website and blog, please have a look around and let me know what you think!
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
These two pages have been a a few anthology's and competitions over the years, some of you may recognise them.
To read other pages of Trail, Click the Tuesday Trail tab at the top of the page
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Last week a very good friend of mine got all proper married and stuff and became a real life grown up person. Lauren and Sean (seriously great guy) are now husband and wife.
I'm very proud of Lauren!
I was really excited when i received my invitation to their wedding party, Lauren asked me to make her an acceptance card so she could put it in her scrap book.
Not only did I make a card, I drew a picture on the front of me and my girlfriend looking a bit like Rosie and Jim. I do hope you all remember Rosie and Jim...The duck was always my favorite!
It was a really great night, every one had a good time.
Lauren and Sean both looked really happy! I hope they're having a great honeymoon.