Sunday, 20 June 2010

The cover to Issue 2 is now done, the first draft of Issue 3 is written and I'm currently drawing Issue 3 too.

I'm really happy with the way Issue 2's cover turned out and I'd really like to share it here, but I don't want to spoil the surprise prior to solicitation.

Issue 3 is proving more of a challenge than the first two but I'm pleased with how it's going.

The problem was that there was just so much to fit in to get to where I wanted to be by the end of the issue!

I stripped it all down to it's bones but it still ended up being 29 pages long! In fact, each issue has a higher page count than the standard 22 plus cover. Issue 1 is 24 pages and issue 2 is 26 pages, I just hope issue 4 doesn't end up smashing the 30 page plus mark!

While I was at the MCM show in London recently I was interviewed by David Monteith from the Geek Syndicate Podcast, he's a really easy guy to talk to and hang out with.

In case you want to listen here's the link:-

Be sure to listen to the whole episode as he also does a huge interview with my 'grate' mate, Richard Starkings, who's never short of interesting things to say!

Anyway, back to the drawing board.

I'll post more soon...

Friday, 4 June 2010

So, I may have forgotten to mention that issue two of Marineman is complete - apart from the coloring. Upward and onward to writing and drawing issue three then!

Here's a Marineman head shot that will be used as a reflection in a diving mask in issue two. Once it's colored and ghosted out it will be quite subtle so I thought I'd post it here in all its black and white glory!

I also want to mention that I did a Torchwood cover recently and it was solicited yesterday to come out in August. I did it in my more rendered style to suit the tone of the publication. I hope you'll all go check it out and buy one!

Here's a link to the press release.

And here's a picture of two fellow 'Image' comic creators who may look familiar!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

After the Bristol show I came down with a bit of a chest infection which knocked the wind out of my sails....The good news was that I was okay by the time the London MCM show rolled around at the weekend and what a great show it was!

First time I've been to the MCM and I really enjoyed it. Lots of people came by the booth and showed a lot of interest in Marineman. I did a lot of sketching including 3 Marineman sketches so that pleased me...

Me at the booth!

And again...!

The Marineman preview!

I was seated between my 'grate' mate Richard Starkings who was doing great business with his Elephantmen booth, and the best selling writer; Tony Lee.

Rich and his Elephantmen!

My new Marineman print proved to be a big hit and I had no promotional badges/pins left by the end of the show!

Emma, the Organizer had the whole show ticking over like a well oiled engine and Richard, the very talented Boo Cook and myself got together and created a 'jam' sketch for her by way of a thank you for treating us so well.

Emma's 'jam' sketch.

Emma with her sketch...

I'll look forward to the next show...

More posts soon.