Tuesday, 10 July 2012


Hi to all Marineman blog followers!

It's been a while since I last posted and a LOT has happened in the interim.

Facebook has really taken over from the blog in popularity and I've been updating more regularly on the Marineman Facebook page.

So if you haven't already, then please take the time to visit and 'like' the Marineman Facebook page to receive all up-to-date Marineman news.

Alternatively, you could also visit my personal Facebook page and 'friend' me for more updates besides Marineman.

You can go directly to the Marineman Facebook page by clicking the following link...

Marineman Facebook Page.

My personal Facebook page can be found at this link...  Ian Churchill.

I'll look forward to seeing you pop up on the 'friend' and 'like' lists!

All the best,


Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Birmingham Dive Show!

Just got back from the Birmingham dive show and had a fantastic time. The Sport Diver cover went down really well, Sport Diver had no copies left by the end of the show and I was told that it was the first non-photographic cover they have ever published!

It was great to put names to faces and to just see all the new diving kit on display - very similar to comic shows in some respects. The Marineman trades were flying from the booth and it was also good to see a healthy amount of children at the show, which the diving and comic industries both need for continued success in the future...

The Marineman prints were well received and i'll be running up another batch for the Thought Bubble show in November. I'm really looking forward to it, hope to see you there...!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Sport Diver Cover!

Today is the release of the current issue of Sport Diver magazine - PADI's official diving magazine, featuring a brand new Marineman cover!

I think they did a great job and I'm really looking forward to getting a copy to see how it looks inside!

Please drop buy your local magazine retailer and pick one up!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Birmingham Dive Show!

I managed to get booth space at the Birmingham Dive Show this coming weekend which I'm really excited about! I think the dive community are an untapped audience for Marineman and Marineman could be a way for kids to get into diving until they're old enough to use scuba equipment.

I'll be in the PADI village at booth number PV36 so if anyone wants to come and check out the world of diving it would be great to have you turn up. Also, tomorrow sees the release of Sport Diver's latest issue which just happens to have an all-new Marineman drawing on the front cover! I'm really excited and can't wait to see it on the racks in the magazine stores. I was asked not to preview it until it was published so tomorrow I can finally post it for you to look at. They've done a Marineman feature and a short interview about my diving pursuits so please check it out!

Here's a link to the show for anyone who's interested...


See you back here tomorrow!

Friday, 30 September 2011

Been a while since I last posted I noticed!

I've been doing all I can to get the Marineman trade into as many outlets as possible which is time consuming and also attending quite a few comic shows over the last few weeks.

I've also been drawing a brand new Marineman cover for SPORT DIVER magazine - the official magazine of the PADI diving organisation. They're doing a Marineman feature  in their next issue which is all kinds of cool in my opinion! I'll post the cover as soon as the issue is released.

I'm also working on a charity print to try and raise money for the British Heart Foundation featuring Marineman - I'll let you know how it goes as it progresses...

On a complete side note, the pop star Rihanna is filming a movie called 'Battleship' which I think is based on the classic board game - I came across photos by accident while surfing and it struck me that without the tattoos she'd make a pretty cool Charlotte Greene if it turns out that she can act.

See what you think...

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Went to BICS at the weekend and had a great time. Even though it was only a one day show it was steadily busy despite being on a bank holiday. I caught up with all the usual suspects and the Marineman booth had a constant line which was cool...

When I was at the INFINITY AND BEYOND store signing the other week I agreed to draw a sketch of Marineman on the back of their - special shop anniversary Walking Dead comic.

I didn't get the time while I was at the store but managed to find an hour this morning. So here for the first time is Zombie Marineman - and he's still smiling even though he's undead!

Click on the drawing to go LARGE!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

There's a comic festival in Breda, Holland that I'm going to be at this year.

If you live in the area or are making the trip then please drop by and say hi.

Here's a link to the show's website...