Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Hello all, and thanks for stopping by this blog and indeed the website.

I'm expecting there may be a few new additions browsing the site due to the fact that my SPRINGHEELED JACK collected hardback has hit the comic racks in the US and the rest of the globe just now. I hope you all enjoy it, and thanks very much for shelling out your hard-earned notes to get the book, and if you ordered it via PREVIEWS then all the more kudos to you sir (or madam). SHJ has garnered interest from the likes of Don Murphy (maverick film producer, Transformers and Shoot Em Up) and a few other big names in the comic industry. I am currently in the process of getting a animated sequence put together to generate a little more interest in a possible film version of the tale. A digital animation company have expressed an interest, and all being well we'll decide which direction to take it early in the new year.

At a comic show, here in the UK recently I met a chap who was keen on buying the rights to SHJ, so hopefully somewhere along the line a little magic might happen. At the same show a certain Mike Mignola came by my table, flicked through the book and said 'This stuff is awesome...no it's FUCKING awesome' he then said 'and you can quote me on that'.... so there you are Mike I've used it;) thanks very much. I've only just recovered from that one I can tell you, he's been one of my favourite artists since he came on the scene.

Well I don't want to bore you to death with other stuff, so I'll sign off for now. Once again, thanks to everyone for your support.

all the best - Dave PS: The above Sandman commission was completed recently.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Hello All

Just a little update on nothing really as I'm still awaiting any character detail/descriptions from the 'biggie' project from Bloomsbury, I've told them if they don't get their finger out I won't have time to do it (three months have passed since they asked me, and the deadline remains the same as it was then) times a tickin' away and I don't want to be in a situation where all I'm doing is their book when I get home from the day job.

Had a bit of a tinker on Quake 4 over the weekend, and I got past a really hard bit which has been bugging me since I bought it...or it would have been bugging me if I could be bothered to waste time on it--lol-- I'd not touched it for about 9 months or more---don't know about you, but it doesn't take much to put me off pc games;)

I've got a few sketchbooks from Bristol (the first lot have painted sketches on them) available at Five pounds each + one pound postage. 32 a5 pages of sketches from stuff that I've been doing this year, odds and sods, and a bit from that Zombie tale (hence the zombie pics on this picture).

That's about it, signing off for now

- Dave

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Hello you three (well, I'm assuming I may have got another fan at Bristol 2007;)

The show was absolutely heaving with people, and Saturday was very good again, special thanks to the folk who bought my sketchbooks, and even more thanks to a couple of fans who purchased original art pages (as they kind of paid my way for the weekend). Apart from selling the hardback SHJ, the only new material I had was a short Zombie tale (written by Leah Moore and John Reppion) in ACCENT UKs 'ZOMBIES' (which i believe is a great seller for them. The short story I did for Gary Millidge is set to see print in an Italian Strangehaven collection this year sometime, and apart from that I've also done work on an adaptation of the Green Knight and a slew of draft pages for a 'BIG' US book publisher (again though, as of this writing I'm just hanging around waiting for decisions to be made).

Talking of decisions - On the Saturday a representative from a company called Classical Comics asked if I would like to illustrate their adaptation of Frankenstein...Well, I just about bit their hands off, and was quite excited about it all weekend, when I got back from the show I knocked together the attached pic for them, and I got a letter back saying they had gotten someone else for the task! Bugger!

Sharing my table at the show was my good friend Graeme, who came all the way from Edinburgh, we had a good laugh and at the end of the show he very kindly gave me the attached SANDMAN peice he had painted a while ago. He is a regular contributor to the US anthology NEGATIVE BURN, and he's also self published a collection of his own short stories called ONE LAST TIME, nip over to his website ( http://www.harddisk.fsnet.co.uk/ ) and see all the stuff he's done... you won't be sorry.

Well, I think that's about all for now, I'll return again soon.

all the best,