Sunday, 29 July 2012

The Rufus Trimble of Infinuum 1001137.

Another of my Rufus Trimble character collages, this time it's the Rufus from Infinuum 1001137.
I've been distracted a little of late... but in a good way.
Having written the working script for Issue 2 of WesterNoir, which Gary Crutchley is illustrating with typical pace and excellence, I've been inspired (after meeting up with him and the emails that followed) to begin scripting Issue 3, even though it won't actually see print until spring 2013. These early drafts undergo plenty of revisions, mainly due to the fact that Gary throws in such great ideas, and are only ever seen by both of us as a 'Starter for 10'.
I've also been finishing off my contributions to Who On Earth Was Thaddeus Mist ? which is now coming together and looking awesome. We've all written our 'Bio's from with a Victorian slant, and attached appropriate photos. The Graphic Novel will be accompanied by a super little limited edition A5 hard cover book, that will contain a lot of extras from the creators involved and a few invitees. I can't wait to see both of these ready for print.
And finally ... another review of Whatever Happened To The World's Fastest Man ? has hit our facebook page (Accent UK Comics group), this time from It's great to find that people are still coming across this book for the first time and enjoying as much as people did a year or so ago.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

WesterNoir gets the thumbs up from Starburst.

A great surprise this weekend as the latest issue of Starburst (issue 379) was delivered...
in that it contained a review of our first issue of Westernoir...

A great review (I must confess that Gary actually added a lot to the dialogue of Issue 1, which improved it and no doubt impressed Starburst... there... my conscience is clear :o), which I read before setting off to a great Convention at the MCM in Manchester, where we sold plenty of copies and artist/co-creator Gary Crutchley was on hand to show people the first 13 pages of issue 2.
It was good to meet Daniel Brown again at the Con, who won the piece of Gary's artwork at KAPOW!, if only to prove to Gary that he did exist and that I hadn't spirited the page away into my own collection :o)
I'll post a full report on the Event over on the AccentUK blog... soon.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

The Rufus Trimble of Infinuum 2001219

This story is coming together in my mind now. The story of each of the Rufus Trimbles and that of their nemesis The Great Mind. I keep finding the odd moment here and there to play with collages like this, and once I've completed Strange Times Book 2 I'll start on this book in earnest.
Next Saturday I'll be manning the Accent UK stall with Colin Mathieson at the MCM in Manchester. Please do pop over and say hello if you're in the neighbourhood.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

The Great Mind.

Still playing at collage, and this time around I thought I'd have a go at The Great Mind, nemesis of the The Inter-Dimensional Society of Rufus Trimbles.
It's strange that the more I play with finding images with a view to combining them into something different, it strikes me that I've done this type of thing for many years. Previously I guess I've worked in three dimensions with building robots from f bits and pieces of broken down household gadgets, and now I've moved to two dimensional pieces of paper.
I'm having more fun with this than I've had doing anything artistic for a long time.