Saturday, 22 December 2012

Wishing everyone a merry and peaceful Christmas.

This little ditty is for the 2000AD forum Advent Calendar. Happy tale, but there seems to be a theme through this year's work! Click the image to get the full page, Blogger has changed in my absence, and I'm still getting to grips with it here.

Take it easy chickens, and see you in  2013...

Friday, 30 November 2012

What have you done with this year??

Answers on a postcard.

The last twelve months have been a blur of work here, which is a very good thing. In that time, I've done a graphic novel for Markosia and been the lead artist on another for Accent UK. I've also helped launch another two books for Disconnected Press, contributed to four other anthologies  and, by the time December ends in a hail of fireworks, I'll have drawn north of 200 pages. To put that into context, in the previous twelve months, I did 96.

It's been even more of a learning curve than I thought, and I've made more than a few mistakes, but I do think what I've learned has been of benefit to my work. Which is what I wanted.

In the next couple of weeks I'll share some pages and processes from the year's output. Pretty pictures. Everyone likes looking at pretty pictures.

Cheers.

Conor







Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Ahoy!

Hello!

Been really busy here wading through pages and pages of work, launching Disconnected Press, and attending a few Comic Cons (sketching my hands to the bone therein), to mention but a few things that've been going on recently. More of those on another post that'll go up later this week.

Meantime, this is a cover for a FQP Publication that'll go live later this year. The very agreeable chaps at FQP have let me post it up early - I think that invokes some form of soul debt - so enjoy :)

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Kev Levell & The Commy Kart Gang

Some scribbles when I should be doing other stuff, but couldn't resist it...

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Wulf

Another topic over at the Weekly Themed Art Blog is Strontium Dog. I drew this sketch of Wulf at the Cardiff Comic Con and filed it away under "Things I'll Finish At Some Point", so it seemed a good reason to finish now.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Ashley Wood / Hell Spawn

This week's theme for the Weekly Themed Art Blog is Ashley Wood.

I couldn't pass this up as his artwork on Hell Spawn dragged me back into comics for the final time (circa 2001). It was the characterisation, built on simple linework and swamped in scratched, dirty, saturated colour that drew me in. I even bought the font used the book! A quick google search of his work of the time will show you what I mean. Here's a quick attempt at the same.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Creator Owned Day - Hell's Receptionist

So today is Creator Owned Day. So says Stephen Downey. And he should know - he thought of it.

A day in which the planet's creators present their own hair-brained ideas that have nothing to do with any companies or other parties and we all have a jolly good nose at them.

Here's my contribution.

Say hello to Hell's Receptionist.

This rather upstanding fellow was inspired by a ten second movie cameo (very possibly in Jacob's Ladder), and resides in the two overfilled box files otherwise known as My Graphic Novel. This fine tome, around 600-ish pages, is about as black and twisted (and unfinished) as I could manage. The panel below is one of a whole pair of images that have reached the completed stage. The rest remains expertly crafted on whatever paper/mark-making implements I could lay my hands on at the time. Yeah, I can tell you're impressed.

It's a well known fact that every artist, aspiring or pro has a similar-sized unfinished graphic novel hidden away somewhere, forever delayed. It's part of the contract. And possibly why Creator Owned Day is proving so popular...