Friday, 9 April 2010

Tax Man

I've just finished my first paid gig doing comic art, yes, that's right, paid comic art, sounds unusual, I know, but it's true! Not to do the other comic stuff I'm doing a disservice you understand, I'm doing that for the love of it! But cold, hard currency certainly helps to pay the bills and keep you motivated... it's the icing on the cake when you're having fun anyway!

The strip is a nice little 5 page story to help a firm of accountants showcase some of the services they offer their clients. I got the business via a friend on the 2000AD forum, the job it's self is through a cool design agency called eatsleepthink.


I think the thing I enjoyed most was designing the villains, essentially they were to be Superpowered-Tax-Collectors - YIKES! One was to be a calculator, one was a standard supervillian (with a pulled-down bowler hat) and the last was a "big boss" style bowler hat with legs.


It's pretty appropriate given the start of the new tax year this week! Hopefully, it's also the beginning of a trend!

9 comments:

Chris Askham said...

These characters wouldn't look out of place in Doom Patrol! I love the bowler hat.

Dave said...

Great looking stuff Kev! Your line quality is beautiful.

Matt Soffe said...

Congrats on the paid gig Kev - I'm sure it'll be the first of many.

Philip Morgan said...

That bowler hat is one oh the best characters I've seen in ages! I like the look of that robot too, I'd like to see more of him. I really like the layout of the page too, positives all round really. Lovely stuff.

Brigonos said...

Congrats, Kev. Success well-deserved!

Craig Collins said...

Congrats on the paid gig, well deserved. I love that crazy spider-hat!

matt dawson said...

Very well done on such a successful project Kev! They say the villians are more interesting than the heroes and, in your case, they are right. The bowler hat spider is absolute perfection in design and expression. Great work which deserves to net you more projects in the future!

Brine Blank said...

REally like the inking on the hat guy...and the teeth...great character design and really pretty evil...

Roberto Zaghi said...

love the surreal touch in that bowler hat monster, very original design!