Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Welll...end of the year again eh? Where does the time go? It's been a while again, so I thought I'd post my last blog for a year. 2009 - It's been a busy one... consisting of about ten A3 pin-ups, 10 Dark Avengers sketch covers for a retailer in the US, 50+ individual painted sketches for my OBSCURA sketchbook, 81 pages for the gn, 156 rough layouts (again for the gn) and a few other odds and sods along the way...that's not too bad considering I can only hit these things at weekends, though recently I have started trying to do something in the way of sketching in the evening here and there too.

Just finished a page that I really liked, here it is in the ink stage...with an additional panel after the shading stage.

Also managed to snag a pic of one of the dark Avengers covers (after being CCGed).
Hope you all had a great Christmas and here's to a Happy and prosperous New Year to you all.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Hello all,
It's been a pretty busy month, not many pages of the book done, but I have roughed out the whole thing now. I normally do an A4 size rough to help with layout etc and now I've finished those, the book will now be a massive 156 pages long, split into two volumes as I speak.

A few weeks ago I went to the Thought Bubble show in Leeds, met up with my buddy Graeme Neil Reid who was showing me some great work from a TV ad he's been working on...cracking stuff, can't wait to see the finished thing. Also met up with Jeremy Briggs, who contributes to DownTheTubes reviews website, Andy Bloor, Dave West and loads more folk.

The good folk at ORBITAL COMICS in London sent me a pic of my Batman postcard on a section of their display, right next to JH Williams3rd and David Hine contributions, I'm in great company there. See the full gallery over at and type in 'capedcrusaid' for the full list of original art postcards.