Friday, 24 December 2010

Happy Easter... oh!

It's time to announce a little sideline project I've been doing with my good chums Matt Dawson and Phil Morgan...

It's called A Little Bit Bunny and the basic idea is that each month, we all do an illustration based upon a chosen creature. The brief is about as open as it can be, but with the stipulation that a 'twist' of some description is made to the creature in question...

There are quite a few on the blog already to search through and also a small number on each of our blogs from before we decided to try to make it a monthly thing with some rules.

Hope you enjoy the project, and Season's Greetings to you all.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

2000AD Xmas Party

The 2000adonline forum virtual advent calendar is still going strong. About a month ago, one of the board members, Dirk Van Dom, asked whether I'd be willing to contribute something to help illustrate a game he was trying to produce/write/organise!

Here's a cropped section from my illustration...

To find the full (cheeky) image you'll have to play the game!

I'll let Dirk explain the idea:
Quote from: Van Dom
Remember the old ‘choose your own adventure’ stories? Well, I’ve prepared one for you to read/play, that centres around a night at a 2000ad Christmas party, as you mingle with various characters, get involved in various situations, and just generally try to make it through the night. The rules are simple. DON’T get eaten by Zombo. DON’T send Slaine into a warp spasm. And, above all, DON’T piss off Judge Dredd. If you can manage all that, you MIGHT impress Tharg and be rewarded, you MAY score with a really hot chick (3 to choose from!), and you COULD foil a devious plot to sabotage the party and blow everyone to smithereens! Depending on the choices you make and the way you progress through the story, there are a number of different objectives you can be presented with. There are also quite a few sticky endings you can come to if you don’t choose carefully, so watch out!


Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Early Festivities

Just as early with this as I was with last year's e-card...

With all the snow we've been having and also because I'm feeling very seasonal (we just put up our tree this week) it seemed appropriate to get the festive season off to an early start!

Well, it's been pretty seasonal here for a while, what with the 2000ad advent calendar and my Cycle Lifestyle cover.


Sunday, 5 December 2010

Support 2000ad

If you are a fan of 2000ad, run a blog or wordpress/live journal etc. please, include this nifty little gadget on your sidebar. The widget should, if clicked, lead you to the digital download of the current issue of 2000ad at their online shop.

Here's the code, for you to copy and paste. The prog will change as each new one becomes available for digital download.

Hopefully, even if it only helps to reawaken one lapsed reader, it will have been worth the effort. Thanks in advance.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Austerity Measures

It's virtual advent Calendar time again over on the 2000ad forums.

Dirty Frank is one of my favourite characters from 2000ad at the moment. He's a long term undercover Judge who talks about himself in the third person and is named after a Pearl Jam song. He's part of the Lowlife strip written by Rob Williams. I showed Rob the inks for this and I'm thoroughly chuffed to say he like it... so, I showed it to Tharg, who thought Frank's left arm looked a little awkward... I can't see it myself, but I'll bear it in mind next time I'm asking him for work!

He needs to hire me soon though, or it'll be me picking through the bins for food scraps! (only joking)

If you're interested, last year's entry is here.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Cycle Lifestyle

I was recently asked to provide cover art for Cycle Lifestyle, it's a free magazine that offers Londoners a positive alternative to the normal news-stand doom and gloom. A magazine designed to inspire more people to cycle...

Cycle Lifestyle’s editor, Ben Irvine, sums up the project in this way:
“If someone offered to pay you to start each working day feeling livelier, fitter and less stressed, of course you’d say ‘yes please’. We’re hoping that our magazine will let many more commuters in on the deal: reaping the rewards of free and stress-free travel in London”.

Given the current weather conditions this art seems somehow a lot more relevent than it did when I was producing it!