After three hours of some pretty questionable driving, I'm back from the Birmingham MCM convention. I was stationed in the Comics Village section directly opposite Bumblebee from the Transformers movies. Exciting stuff! Had a good weekend. Sold a load of comics, met lovely people, ate my body weight in marshmallows, and got to see some insane shit. The show seemed to be geared much more towards memorabilia and celebrities than Manchester was, but there still seemed to be plenty of comics fiends about. Took some photos, but my phone has suffered years of abuse and so the camera puts an atmospheric mist over every picture I take. Anyway, it was ace to meet you lot and if you grabbed a comic then I love you and I hope you dig it! Catch you at the next one!
Work has started on a brand new Attackosaur comic! It's a creepy monster story set in 1950s Wales. I'm teaming up again with the amazing Nic Giacondino who absolutely knocked Devil Executioner out of the park. He's just started the artwork for it - above is a snippet from page 1 - so it's a while off yet, but I'll keep you posted. Mega excited!
Speaking of mega exciting things, I'm gonna be at MCM Birmingham next weekend! If you see me sitting around sheepishly stuffing my face with Skittles, feel free to just buy everything in sight. Remember to ask for your free high-five.
On the left are my awful drawings of my original concepts. Some of them are pretty stupid. The Exorcist spoof is especially daft. The runner up was a proper 50s cover of Torrento threatening to shoot a screaming severed head. In the end, I went with the bottom-right idea. It's got nothing to do with the story, but it's at least not outright lies like the severed head scene. On the right are Nic Giacondino's pencils, the final inks, and Jeremy Mohler's colours. The yellow cover is just because it's set in Italy and nothing says Italy like a dash of giallo, innit. Click to biggify!
Here's a little gallery of some amazing superhero artwork by three of the awesome artists I've been lucky enough to work with so far. Spider-man by J.C. Grande (Paralysis), Iron Man by Nicolas Brondo (A Rope...), and Superman by Devil Executioner's Nicolás R. Giacondino. For more info about these guys and the other badass artists featured in Attackosaur comics, check the About section for links to their portfolios and DeviantArt accounts. Some insane stuff in there!
We had a cracking show yesterday. Spoke to loads of cool people, saw lots of mad cosplay, and sold lots of comics. Thanks to all who stopped by! Apologies to those who I noticed scowling at the Devil Executioner cover! Haha! Anyway. Pictures! Click to embiggen.
The new comic is out now! I've hooked it all up to Paypal and everything. You can find it in the Comics tab above. I haven't had any reviews or anything yet, but my mum said it was really good. I've got loads of leftover badges, so any purchases come with a free badge and a physical, in-person high-five the next time I see you. It's been about 3 years in the making altogether, so I'm pretty psyched to have this good to go. Hope you cats dig it!
In an effort to offer digital downloads, I've uploaded everything onto Comicsy, a great online marketplace for small press comics. There are PDF versions of the big comics and free PDFs of the smaller ones available here, just for the sake of completeness. I haven't had a chance to explore it myself yet, but I'm stoked that a lot of the small press stuff is collected in one place. I usually only get to see most of it at conventions. Anyway, you can find the Attackosaur paddock within Comicsy here.
G' day! I've finished another comic! This 12-pager was made as my final project at Hong Kong Baptist University. It's a tale about a Victorian explorer who breaks both his legs and becomes trapped in the Arctic with only his sled dogs for company. When the food runs out, shit gets real. I've designed it to look like a battered, old penny dreadful, complete with fake Houdini ads and everything!
It's all done! Think it's been about 3 years since I finished the script, but Devil Executioner is ready to print. I'm hoping to be able to offer it as a digital download at the same time; I'll have to wait and see how that works out. Hope you dig the cover!
I finished a new comic! It's an 8-pager that I made for a uni course, a documentary comic that I've written and drawn myself (old-fashioned ink and everything!) about the Jonestown Massacre. I loved doing a comic that's about something more than my fetish for dinosaurs. Hope you dig it. If you do, I'd mega-appreciate it if you could send it about or social networkasize it to other people you think might dig it too. It's A4-sized and meant to resemble a photocopied FBI case file (using actual assets from the original Jonestown files), so you can just print it on a regular printer and staple it together.
Download it here! Hit Save As or just read it in the browser.