Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Last Summer

Inspired by Eleanor Friedberger's Album Last Summer, which is currently on repeat.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Crimson Bolt Kicks Kick-Ass Ass

I got to see James Gunn's Super a few days ago which I enjoyed immensely. It has a similar premise as Kick-Ass - What would really happen if a normal person began dressing up as a superhero and fighting crime? - but whereas Kick-Ass quickly succumb to the fetishism of the genre, Super is grounded in the utter desperation of Rainn Wilson's character Frank AKA The Crimson Bolt.
Frank's misguided conscience and brutal methodology certainly asks more of it's audience than Kick-Ass' never-ending weaponry catalogue. It's a great little film and very funny with it. There are fabulous performances from Wilson and Juno's Ellen Page as the comic shop assistant cum sidekick, Boltie. If you are more Fantagraphics than you are Marvel you may well like it too.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Luther Arkwright

Just re-read The Adventures Of... and now halfway into my first reading of Heart of Empire.

Sunday, 18 September 2011


Commute sketchbook challenge - Draw a comic cover from memory. I was quite pleased with the results but to my bemusement when I tried to track down the original there was none. It seems my addled memory had combined two different sources, Gil Kane's splash page from Amazing Spider-Man #101 and John Romita's cover to issue#87.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Me Elsewhere

A couple of things of mine that have recently turned up on other blogs.
First up is my rendition of a Jack Kirby panel for Anthony Vukojevich's Repaneled blog. The original (below - just in case there's any confusion) is from an old Thor story in Journey into Mystery #93.
Next up is have a straight copy of Scott Pilgrim vol.4 drawn with a Sharpie in 4.38 mins for Tim (& Grace) Miner's 5 Minute Marvels blog. The blog encourages parents and siblings to take five minutes out of the day and sit and draw together.
Here's my Daughter Eden’s version, she took a little longer than 5 minutes because she wanted to add Ramona’s roller boots (ever the fashionista). What I love about Edie's version is by swapping the characters we now focus on Ramona’s exasperation, which is the same look Edie gives me when I'm being a silly Daddy.

Saturday, 10 September 2011


Congratulations to Tommy and Caroline on their Wedding today.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Vicar in a Tutu

For days now I've had The Smiths song rattling round my head for some reason. I tried to exorcise it in the sketchbook this morning on the train, to no avail.

Friday, 2 September 2011

First Four on the Shuffle 2.9.11

Back to photoshop for this one. First four artists to appear on the morning commute. Artists featured: Sylvie Vartan, Jason Lytle, Eilen Jewel and Francoise Hardy.