Monday, 30 January 2012

Monkey Man versus George Lucas!

Monkey Man is back, 2012 style! In episode 17 Monkey Man and his friends, Geek and Nigel 7 take a trip to the cinema to see Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace in 3D but their reaction doesn't go down too well with George Lucas and episode 18 deals with the colossal fallout! Written by Brian Lynch (Puss In Boots, Hop, IDW's Ninja Turtles Micro Series) and drawn by me. Check out the archive here. Share it across the cyber net and let us know if you like it!

Friday, 27 January 2012

(Not yet) Super Mario.

Another of my pieces for last December's Jurassic Dorks A-Z of the eighties art show. I tried to find a new way of depicting Mario for this picture, since the internet is full of amazing artistic interpretations of him and his dungarees and hat and moustache. Looking at the original Super Mario Bros. game I realised that before he eats a power mushroom he basically looks like a baby with a big bushy 'tache. And so....

Peter & Gwen.

Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy from The Amazing Spider-Man movie. Firstly, yes I AM aware of how large and Jean Ralphio-esque Peter's hair is in this picture. As a life-long Spider-Man fan I'm looking forward to the new movie and due to the talented people involved I'm confident that its going to be great (note: must remember to change this post when it turns out to be rubbish). Unlike a lot of people online I also really like the new costume and discovered that its really fun to draw. So all my hopes lie in the hands of a giant CG Lizard-man (as always).

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Bath Uni ICIA Comics and Illustration classes for February!

Introduction to Comic Book Art and Introduction to Illustration courses at Bath University ICIA are now open for booking. Both start on the 15th of February and run for 10 weeks. This will be the 3rd time I've ran the courses and they've been really successful and a lot of fun. If you want to join, or know someone who would enjoy them then you can find out more information on the courses and booking at the ICIA website here. See you kids in class!

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Sarah, beware. I have been generous up 'til now. I can be cruel.

The centre piece of the Jurassic Dorks A-Z of the 80's show. Each of us involved in the exhibition contributed to the Labyrinth poster. I drew Sarah and Ludo, Dylan Cook drew Hoggle, Jess Bradley drew Sir Didymus and his loyal steed Ambrocious, Mark Pearce took on Jareth and his MIGHTY package and John-Paul Bove coloured it all with his most magical of magic brushes. A mash-up worthy of some kind of Goblin dance party.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

There's a word for people in our situation: Ghosts.

B is for Beetlejuice! As seen in the Jurassic Dorks A-Z of the Eighties art show held in December. This was a fun piece to do. Betelgeuse in the background is water colour and the rest is coloured in photoshop. I originally drew the staircase very straight and correct, with a ruler and that, but it just looked too neat so I went back and re-did it, making it wonky and Burton-esque. The Maitlands were a last minute addition too, but I'm glad I added them as they're one of my favorite things I've drawn in ages. I'll post more stuff from the art show soon!

Sunday, 1 January 2012

You taste like a burger. I don't like you anymore.

Happy January to you all! This is a replacement dvd cover I made for my brother's Christmas present. I got him classic cult comedy WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER, a not-particularly well known but incredibly funny film by David Wain (Role Models). Unfortunately the dvd sleeve that came with it could only be described as "Done on 1996 era photoshop software, by a drunk person, in 10 minutes, during an earthquake. Also the person was blind." and so I used my artistic skills (my only skill) to create a custom sleeve. I'm tempted to do this for more movies as I've just seen the Terminator blu-ray sleeve and its explosively boring...