Another one of the Dirty Thousand.

Looks like 2011 is going to be more of the same round these parts.


Buy WJC stuff!

After a load of fruitless pondering i've dipped my toe into a Eshop HERE Only 5 items up for sale (keeping under the free shop limit) til we see how it goes.

What better time to open a shop than a post recession post Christmas boom.

Oh well, done it now. Contact me by email for commissions too if you're keen.


The Dirty Thousand

Birdsong 2. Where the Defenders of Albion get smashed up by the Legion of Bastards (3 of the Dirty Thousand pictured above)


10 year old pirates.

2010 was a massively eventful year, mainly good, sometimes crappy. Loads of things got done and I will try to collect some of it's activities to post, however that is proving a slow and complicated task and may get left behind in favour of ploughing into the work for 2011 with a run up.
So, here is blog post 700. In line with the point of this blog so far, not so much to produce splendid and precious work but to keep me drawing and keep my drawing and thinking lively if not always any good.

These guys are pirates I drew in a sketchbook at the very beginning of 2001.


Christmas Soup of the Day

Fenny Delamer's Christmas Treats.


Potter (Telly sketch)

It is entirely likely any posts over the next few days are going to be telly related sketches.


Winter Solstice

It's the Winter Solstice tonight. So it's the shortest day of the year, which I have to admit I always find slightly sad. I find comfort being sandwiched between to long dark nights. I like winter.

This pic was for the Eastwing agency brochure, I had December.


Seasons Greetings!

Penned in a moment of gloom and frustration, now a handsome Christmas Greeting!

- Posted while snowed in.


Tucking in 2010

Two characters (one previously posted) from The Defenders of Albion for Birdsong/ Songbird 2.

Battling to finish work on this, Weird West for NBC#3 and Angel 2 for Pirat #3 then it's Gungle all the way.

(and the others)


2006 A year on the phone

I've just got back from a work/holiday to Florida that I did previously in 2006, while reminding myself of the photos I took there I also remembered this project. With a fairly tiny pictures available on my camera phone I decided to take one everyday of 'something' for each day of the year. Mainly a compositional exercise really but I always wanted to get this full year up in a giant frame on the wall. 12 months later, 365 days on 12 A4 pages.

Not thought about posting it before.

The Coconut Robot meets the Lightning Season Lady


Blank Slate 2011

Blank Slate Books have posted their schedule for next year here. Of course, I am extremely excited that Gungle is part of that schedule (slated for August) but even more so looking at what else they have on the way. There books are amazing and easily worth a buy. I feel very lucky to be a part of that gang.

Now, to finish my book.

Lightning Season Page

Lightning Season Panel


Sweary Bear and Hot Dog T-Shirt Puzzler

I'm going to do this as a vinyl sticker but want to ask what should go on Sweary Bears handsome yellow t-shirt. (Hopefully) there should be a poll on the right (closes monday 11pm bst)

Gungle Pics

Been busy of late but squeezed out some Gungle sketches. Got around to colouring a couple in.


Hero Lunch

- Posted after visiting the Captain America Diner


Out of the Office 2

Harry Potter conversation

Mission: SPACE

- Posted far far from home.


Out of Office

I am far from home at present (Working in one if my day job capacities) hence the long gap. I am also far from a scanner and the like but do still have a pencil and sketchbook, here's a couple of spreads that I've found time for.


Re Boot

When drawing is stinking it up regularly I go back to the start of it all and draw Star Wars. It may still stink but i'll have a bloody good time doing it.


Scotch Corner Guest, Me!

Pleased as punch to have been asked to do a sunday guest spot at Scotch Corner. I love a bit of Dune.


Many Fisto

Goods at Thought Bubble

While i'm sneaking about at Thought Bubble on saturday i'll be carrying swag for sale, comics, Gungle postcard sets and these A3 prints. Prices start around 1 million quid, which will cover my train fare. There will be a haggling option. I might also remember to bring some Kani original art.

If anyone at all would like an A6 sketch of summat, let me know and i'll do one for a few quid. I may well be found at either the Blank Slate table or the Solipsistic Pop table, both of which are not to be missed.


Kani at FPI

WJC Comic #2 KANI got reviewed on the Forbidden Planet's blog and jolly nice they were too.

There are still Kani comics left available, email me if you're interested. I'll have a few tucked up me coat at this saturday's Thought Bubble

There are also original pages and parts of pages available to buy if anyone wants.

Commissions taken too, train fare to pay for!



Solipsistic Pop #3 Launch

Solipsistic Pop #3 Launch party TONIGHT!


awesome, awesome, yadder yadder yadder ORSUM! ORSUM! great cool blah blah blah ner ner noop . . . . . .

This blog is really for drawings, notes, ideas and that sort of thing and not really writing. I don’t mind not making sense with the artwork as it goes up, once I’m done with it, once I’ve got something out of it and it might not necessarily be ‘finished’. So it’s likely that something like this will have a few problems, which I would apologize for but need not now as I have now halted my plans for a decent essay on this good stuff in favour of a link heavy list.

Since BICS I have got hold of an unusually high quality of comics. They are excellent in most ways and poor in very few. There is little point in me telling you why I like them, better that you try them yourselves and decide. Times are not ideal for trying new books, many of these I got through swaps. Some are in a foreign language and I cannot read them. Some maybe rarities though several can be found in the library.

Slates 5 and 9 from Blank Slate Both inventive, unique and excellent (Flores book read now by most of my family now)

More sterling Sherlock Holmes and a truly epic and haunting book in At the Mountains of Madness. Actually, 'awesome' artwork and NOT in the easy internet sense, I was stopped in awe several times through the book (first page!!)

Both of these are in German and though I don't understand the language at all, I do understand comics. Aces. From here and here.

Bad Dog (Smashing) Slang (Don't know if Rob has any left but has the feeling of a comic that everyone should know and have read, brilliant work and I'm dead happy he gave me a copy) Herald Owlett (High energy) Comics Food-Pedia (Cliodhna Lyons and Tsuyoshi Ogawa) and Twins (Smashing)

Luke Pearson (Some Folk and Dull Ache) Accent Uk David Hine West Tozo David Wynne's Particle Fiction and Trick or Treats from David O'Connell Joe Decie and Cliodhna Lyons

The combined effect of this new pile of comics in my house is one of energy and enthusiasm. They are very different in many ways, stronger and weaker in varying respects but a really exciting to have collected in little less than a month.

There are plenty of books still on my 'to get' list and no doubt accidental omissions too. The DFC library books aren't here today, they will have a post of their own and of course, Solipsistic Pop #3.

I love comics.



Book Cover (not an actual one)

Sweary Bear and Hot Dog


Finishing Sketches

Catching up with some colour on a couple of the weekend.s sneakily managed moleskin moments.


Chimerney Sweep.

We had the chimney sweep around today, he looked nothing like this guy though.


Coconut Robotics

Back from the MCM Expo highly enthusiastic and inspired by other peoples comics. Best not forget I have one of my own on the go.
Here's the Coconut Robot in progress.

More about MCM when I get a mo.


Halloween (well it was last night . . . . )

. . . . . . And I felt like death all day.

Last night posted a link to download The Cauldron pdf during the midnight hour. If you missed it, you can still read it all here. But a fantasically creepy comic from Emily Carroll is here.


PotD Season 1 The End

Next one's next year.

MCM Post (covering the cost of badger damage)

I'm at the MCM Expo this weekend, Sat and Sun by the looks of thing now. Here's the swag i'll be bringing in an effort to cover the cost of badger damage, seasonal change and chimney sweeps.

Also, I'll have a few of Rob Davis' wonderful A3 (not the big A2 beauty) prints that went so well at BICS.


The Challenge

Old Red Eye is ignoring the challenge from the young contender and, a moment later, will be punching his neck right off.