I was unceremoniously kicked off my previous Blog hosting service recently. So I've briskly put this site together. It's very rough and ready and I plan on improving it a lot as I learn how to use the tools. Sorry for the mess. I'll fix it. Soon.
Another Thoughtbubble commission.
I will be at the Thoughbubble Festival in Leeds England this coming weekend. I'll be at Table 172 in the New Dock Hall. I will be bringing a stack of Artwork with me to sell. Some large splash pages from Dante ( as seen here ) and some smaller ( more affordable ) illustrations. I'm also selling THAT page with Dante & Lulu.
I'm doing a few Thoughtbubble commissions ahead of the Convetion next weekend. Today was ladies day and I drew Emma Frost ( the White Queen from the X-men ) and, a favourite of mine, Zatanna.
Hi all. I'll be at the New York Comic Con this weekend ( the 11th to 14th October .)
So here are the final inks for that drawing I showed you earlier. This drawing was available to buy at the Comics Fusion Superhero Weekend this last weekend. I don't know how much it fetched yet.
I'll be inking this for the Women of Wonder Day Charity.
Prep work for 'Lilly Mackenzie & the Treasure of Paros
So the very final episode of Nikolai Dante is now published and available to buy. It may not be the ending that you wanted, but it's always been the ending that was planned. Whatever happens next he won't be the same character he was before.
I'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the many many people who have been a part of Dantes adventures with us. Dante was the first story that Robbie and I did for 2000AD and it was John Tomlinson who commissioned it, he also came up with 'Tsar Wars' as a title. David Bishop was there at the birth, was a firm supporter of the early stages of Dante and wrote several novelisations of Dante exploits. He's still the only other writer to ever write Dante's adventures. I'm not sure we would be here to day if he hadn't had a lot of faith in us. Thanks to Andy Diggle for his 'Shotglass full of rocketfuel' . Thanks to Matt Smith who has really supported Dante in the best way possible, by just letting us do what we wanted to do and giving us a great comic to do it in. Annie Parkhouse has had a hand in every single episode of Dante right from the beginning, her deft and confident lettering is a big part of how this story looks. Thanks to the many other artists who have drawn Dante's rascally countenance. To Andy Clarke, Charlie Adlard, Chris Weston, Paul Marshall, Steve Yeowell, Henry Flint and lastly the legendary John M. Burns. There are no finer artists working in comics.
My first colourist was Ally Kirkpatrick who did a wonderful job until her family life took over. Gary Caldwell has been a complete rock for me , I can honestly say that if Gary isn't colouing my stuff, it just doesn't look right. Gary is a superb collaborator and this has been the best professional relationship I have had with anyone... ever.
Robbie Morrison IS Nikolai Dante, in his heart and soul. He cares about what he does and most importantly he can make us care, there is no greater attribute for a writer in my opinion. Robbie's passion, conviction and ambition is what has brought us to this day. He is a great storyteller and a great friend.
Special mention should go to Deborah Tate, who influenced the story in many subtle and less subtle ways over the years, always to its betterment. Thank you Deb.
2000AD is blessed with an extraordinary fanbase, many many more than I can name and many of whome I only know by your talkback handles. Rest assured we know who you are and we appreciate immensely the dedication you have shown to our story over the years. It has meant a lot.
Finally I need to thank Anne, who came in at the beginning and showed me what a romantic leading man needed to be . Mia cara, era tutto per te.
I think I was fundamentally changed by seeing Frank Brunner's drawings of Beverley Switzer in 'Howard the Barbarian '.
From the Whitechapel Remake/Remodel thread
There hasn't been much action on the DrawBridge Blog recently. Everyone is pretty busy. We'll have to see if we can give the old thing a kick soon.
I was at the Big City Dare2Draw last night and had a good 2 hours of life drawing plus various other diversions. The female model was 2 minute poses and the male one was 5 minutes and a couple of 10 minute ones. That guys back was kind of fascinating.
In keeping with the spirit of the man I got all minimal with this one.
It's under 10Kb !
Remember when filesize used to matter?
A great character, perhaps somewhat ill used.