Monday, 23 November 2015

51st Century Blues

Here's the first page of a short 4 page sci-fi comic, written by Paul Clark Forse, that I drew for Dead Canary Comics. 
You can read the whole thing for free, here:

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Krent Able SellCell Products

I've teamed up with the good folks at SellCell to make these (and many more) top-quality gorgeous monstrosities.     

See loads more Krent Able stuff and purchase products at the SellCell website, here: 

Saturday, 7 November 2015

'The Director's Cut' in The Guardian

I've got a new monthly comic, 'The Director's Cut', starting in today's Guardian Guide (Sat 7th Nov). I'm going to be doing a different director every month - first up is one of my favourite directors, David Lynch. 

Here's a link to online version:

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

'The Rape Of Dina' Vice Illustrations

I was commissioned by VICE UK to paint 3 illustrations for a short story by Gabriel Krauze, based on real events, about murder and revenge on the South Kilburn Estate in London.
Click on the images to enlarge.
Read the story here: 'The Rape Of Dina' by Gabriel Krauze | VICE | United Kingdom

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:
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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.