Sunday, 6 September 2015

Cover Art and Interview for AAARG! Issue 10

Here's my cover for the new issue of the awesome French comics magazine, AAARG! 
I figured if the magazine is called AAARG!, I may as well do something as colourful, loud, over-the-top and in-your-face as possible. But still sort of jolly.

AAARG! is kind of a modern day version of magazines like the eighties Heavy Metal, so I thought it'd fit to do something inspired by Liberatore's incredible 'Ranx Xerox' comic strip. There's also a healthy dollop of Brian Bolland in there.

Below is the original artwork without the graphics.
(Click on the images to enlarge)

Here's the B&W artwork:

...and the rough sketch, originally an unused idea for the cover of Your Days Are Numbered. 
I don't like to let an idea go to waste.

   There's also a whopping 9 page 'A to Z of Krent Able' interview inside.
Thanks to Donald Rasambo for the translation.

Below is an an unused alternate cover design (based on a rejected idea for Future Of The Left's 'How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident' lp). I'll probably recycle it for something else sometime. This isn't the last you've seen of this dumb idea!

You can order AAARG! here: Aaarg! SHOP
It's all in French obviously, but it really is bloody gorgeous - large scale, beautiful printing and design, and it comes with a huge fold-out poster of the cover. It's more like a book than a magazine. Plus the standard of the comics inside is tip-top. The French can draw so well, it's almost scary.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Dirty Empire commission

Commission for Dirty Empire (Link: Dirty Empire), to be used on stickers, posters and T-shirts. 

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Dr. Cave Commission

Large (approx 2.5 x 3.5 foot) Dr. Cave commission for fellow comic artist, the talented Mr. Julian Hanshaw. I think he's going to have it in his studio, keeping an eye on him. 

I thought I'd have a go with using charcoal on this one. Takes me back to my brief career as an art teacher, demonstrating charcoal techniques to OAP's in an art shop in the northern seaside town of Cleethorpes. Good times.

Ltd Edition Signed & Numbered Prints are available in my Big Cartel store at this link:
Krent Able — Home

Monday, 25 May 2015

Jolly Lad Book Launch

I'll be at Gosh! Comics in London on 27th June for the launch of Jolly Lad. I'll be joining author John Doran and cover artist Simon Fowler, and we'll be interrogated by writer and musician Matt Colegate. Come down and check it out, get your book signed if you so desire - should be good. 

Thursday, 21 May 2015

AAARG! Issue 9

I've got a comic in the new issue of French anthology AAARG!
It's not in shops in the UK, but you can order it from their website:  AAARG! SHOP

Here's a couple of pages from my comic:

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Jolly Lad

Got my hardback copy of John Doran's Jolly Lad the other day and it's a beauty, a very handsome book. One of those rare times I'm totally happy with how my work comes out in print. I did 7 illustrations for the inside, and Simon Fowler did the stunning hyper-detailed cover. 

Want to buy it? I totally think you should. Allow me to provide you with a link to the publishers:
Jolly Lad | Strange Attractor

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Goat illustration for Red

'Where's Wally' style illustration of the awesome Swedish psych rock band Goat, for Red
Check out the full article, see the full size pic, and play Find The Goat here:
Feast Your Eyes On Goat's Ultimate Cosmic Happening