Yes, it’s been ages but I’m (hopefully) getting back in the groove again now with a more concrete style and some stronger ideas.
That said, it’ll probably be months before I get around to doing anything again but the intention is to get busy again – check back in the summer maybe!! har.
Just a bad-ish 5min sketch whilst doing other stuff (supposedly). Filling time before proper TIND service resumes…
‘Silver Age’ just arrived – hence the Bob ‘Hell Yeah!’
Never poke a bear kids. They’re sensitive y’know?
Brief update, I can’t remember how to do the preview book thing. I think that linkie thing in the last post takes you to it though (?????).
Meantime, Morrissey face dooooooodle doods,
I know, really not worth the (cyber) space, but it’s been a long day.
Oh man, that took a while…
Final tweaks to T & T took HOURS. But is now finished.
After all my gamuffin’ about not doing it in colour I did it in colour. Only for that to (re)convince me to not do it in colour. Is it any wonder it takes so long?
Anyway, I’ve blurbed it as usual so I can have a copy to read to E and F and there’s a preview linkie thing that should work below (if i can remember how to do it).
To be clear as I know this caused confusion last time out – this is not the whole book. It is a preview. So the end will be secret until (a) you are foolish enough to buy a pricey copy from Blurb (on which I make no profit or mark-up I hasten to add) or (b) some lovely publisher does the decent thing…
Meantimes, here’s colour version of a page that I did not use…
Yeah, daily posting!
Anyway, you know when you just think AHHHHHHH! I am an eedjit?
I just put together a submission for an agency that I know are very specific about how and what they’ll consider. Proofed it, prooofed it, prooooooofed it. Sent it.
Looked again - yup, two minor typos. Eedjit. Only very minor, and caused (I believe) by the port from word to aol format but it may just mean I’m binned before I even begin. Penny, if you’re looking at this by any chance – sorry…
Anyway, topical picture post today now the Dark Knight is rocking the suburbs again. If you don’t know which (awesome) original piece of artwork this is lampooning then you need to read more comics. Everyone needs to read more comics anyway.
Yay comics! Made me the man I am today…
and remeber kids – aways spelldcheck.
To mark the auspicious rebranding of TIND,a couple of WIP piccies.
I thought it best to change the banner as I kept thinking my ‘self portrait’ looked disturbingly like Jan Meyer from the killing…
Anyhoo, I’ve been (again) finding my style recently and am trying something a bit different with regards books in progress. No colour! Yeah, that’ll win ‘em over eh?
I draw like this a lot when it’s not ‘serious’ and I nearly always prefer my non-proper stuff to finished pieces. So, why not have the confidence to draw like I really draw? Plus, I’m a bit ribbish at colouring, always have been. Two birds etc.
Here therefore is one from ‘Thomas and Tiger’ and one from ‘There’s a Bear in my Garden’. Both shortly to be sent out for scrutiny/rejection/dream shattering…
Not the most exciting of lyric titles but (a) it’s a Sugar song – so cool (b) as I’m breaking all my (well, one) other TIND rules I’ll forgo the Hip lyrics for one day and (c) it’s Bob Mould – so cool.
Just a small example of why I never finish stuff. Tiger pic, yes happy, fine, looking nice. Move on move on!
No, didn’t like the little Tiger’s face – not in an argument in a pub kind of a way. Just hadn’t drawn it right.
Mark 2 attached as an insight into the drawn out creative angst I deal with EVERY FRICKIN’ DAY! I am a saint.
By all means treat this as an informal voting thing – version ’A’ (henceforth know as s**t-face) or version ‘B’? You decide, I will (inevitably) ignore…
Anyway, failed the one-a-week stipulation again, by a long way. I only had one darn rule and I keeps a breakin’ it.
So, in the interim, much to irritate, excite and amuse. Probably meaning that – in the way if you don’t see someone for long enough you can’t think of anything you’ve done in the interim – I’ll completely forgo some incredibly entertaining writing in favour of this sort of aimless waffle.
Minor non-work work update. There are new stories written and being written and they’re actually quite good so round – what, three? – (okay) three of my battle for recognition will sooon begin. I have pics of these things in progress too but just not the time to finish anything off. So in the meantime these tales may be submitted to the world in word only, pics to follow if anyone likes them enough to pay me for it…
What I do have is one just finished test piece for one of them, setting up colours etc. Don’t worry, it does have a happy ending but you’ll all have to wait and see how…
Anyway, inevitable rant about Olympics sure to follow soon, so until then – nanoo nanoo.