Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hello you pair. It's been a bit busy just lately at Black Boar HQ. There was recently a great article on British Small Press in the latest issue of Imagine FX (Adi Granov Iron Man cover) writer Kieron Gillen very kindly asked if I fancied being part of it, I couldn't refuse could I? Also a book called 'Comic Art NOW' by Dez Skinn is due to hit the bookshops anytime now. It's a collection of artists showcasing their various styles, the idea being that bigwig businesses can tap up their creative types directly. Once again, I'm in that too, with my own little 'victorian corner'. Thanks go to Dez for deeming me worthy to be part of it. I've just done a commission for a chap in the states..Daredevil v. Werewolf, he specifically asked for a Wrightson werewolf (as opposed to a Lon Chaney).

I'm contemplating getting another newsprint collection together, who would say 'yea' to a colour (perhaps sepia tone) and black and white comic/paper reprinting a few of my earlier short stories, plus new material - probably about 48 pages in length?. Maybe, I could use part of it to show unseen sketchwork etc? let me know if you would like to see anything in particular. Working title...GOTHIC - A (kind of) retrospective.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Hello one and all

Here's one of my highly irregular posts, must get a little more frequent with them;)

I've not done that much in the way of drawing lately. The book I was supposed to be illustrating was dogged with problems from the beginning, from the changing editorship to lack of communication (from their end) and after me doing so much stuff for them without any sign of payment I decided enough was enough. I was surprised that a big company such as Bloomsbury(US) could be so bad to work for, this was a harsh lesson to learn, and just goes to show that there is so much 'red tape' to these things---I still don't know what the heck happened, as they were 'loving' the stuff I did for them. Oh well.

A few weeks back I suddenly felt like drawing a victorian X-Men scene (you know how you do) here it is for your perusal. I'll talk again soon....promise.

all the best

Dave (PS - the city scene was one of the coloured pages from the book)