Sunday, 28 August 2011

Happy Birthday, Jack Kirby!

Today marks the 94th birthday of ‘The King of Comics’ Jack Kirby. Here's my portrait of the great man for Kirby-Vision's annual birthday gallery.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Friday, 19 August 2011

Finally - Sketchbook

Here's a few sketchbook pages showing the evolution of my self-caricature for the Finally strip.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Finally - unused panels

Many thanks to everyone who sent their best wishes regarding the blog's new direction. Your support is very heartening and I'm pleased that the Finally strip was well received. Surprised also to find that the strip had been reblogged over at SPX. As it's the first strip I've done and released to the outside world I thought it might be interesting to follow up with a few extras.

I completed the strip in just one day. I already had the thumbnails worked out but the drawing, inking, re-writing and lettering were all done in about 12 hours last Saturday. The next morning I looked at the strip again and decided to replace two of the panels with photographs. It seemed like a cop-out to do this but the panels where now succinct with the text. So, here are the original illustrations for panels 4 & 5.

Sunday, 14 August 2011