Monday, 23 April 2012

WesterNoir has arrived...

...and it looks fabulous. Great cover design by Andy Bloor featuring stunning art from cover to cover by Gary Crutchley... we'll be launching this at Mocca thanks to a speedy printing job by Stuart at UK Comics Creative ...
... and I managed to get this one photo off before the camera battery died.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

From Comiket to Mocca

Well, we had a great time at the Comiket convention in London yesterday (you can read a very brief report over at the Accent UK news and reviews blog), and I'm now thinking about packing my bags for Mocca, NYC, USA
Comiket was a first for a number of things from me this time around... first appearance at a Con of Robot Shorts, first appearance at a Con of The One-Eyed-Robot and also first appearance of the first Robots Shorts - A to Z of Robots Greetings Card ...
I added colour to the black and white (and grey) version that appears in the Robot Shorts book, and it looks really nice (and shiny). Hopefully tomorrow will see, along with the delivery of our first WesterNoir comic, the arrival of the second card (in the possible series) with Belmat.

I had to change the text a little to let him stand on his own, as it were, so the 'Belmat however was real big and mean..' becomes 'Belmat 2000 was real big and mean...'.
Tomorrow I'll start to pack my bags ready for flying out on Thursday... lots of copies of WesterNoir Issue 1 ... can't wait to see it... and get it on our table at Mocca... Stuart at UK COMICS CREATIVE has once again pulled all the stops to turn the WesterNoir printing around in a very short time... so a big thanks to him, as always.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Comiket, WesterNoir and stuff...

I'm off the Comiket next Saturday, you can find out more about this great little event over on the Accent UK news blog, but I'm really looking forward to it.
WesterNoir is complete and with the printer. It should be ready in time for the Mocca event in New York which we will be attending the weekend of the 28th April.
Busy times ...

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Who On Earth Was Thaddeus Mist ?

We've been discussing making a special little, limited edition, hard cover book to accompany the Who On Earth Was Thaddeus Mist? GN.
It'll be a bit like the extras you get on DVDs, and I'll be contributing a few pages on how, and why, I came up with my story, being illustrated by the very talented Steve Howard. It also gives me a chance to do my own illustration of the character.
A very british gentleman, who will always be able to make time for a good cup of tea, no matter where he is.