Friday, 29 April 2016

'Rough Emeralds' Illustrations for Vice





Here's some illustrations I did for a true short story on Vice.com, 'Rough Emeralds' by Gabriel Krauze. It's about armed police, stereotyping, smoking chronic, and precious gemstones.                 

The last picture is an unused alternate version of image 2. 

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Future Of The Left poster


Ltd. Edition Screenprint Poster for Future Of The Left's forthcoming album, 'The Peace And Truce Of Future Of The Left'.
(Click on image to enlarge)

It's based on the engraving 'Archangel Michael Defeating A Dragon' by Jacob Cornelisz from 1510. 
I wanted something suitably medieval-looking to fit the album title, inspired by 'The Peace Of Truce Of God' - a movement in the Middle Ages by the Catholic Church that was designed to keep feuding Knights in line.

The poster is available as part of a package with the (excellent) album at the bands PledgeMusic site:
Future Of The Left: The Peace & Truce of Future of the Left on PledgeMusic

Here's a bonus unused and unfinished version, with different colours:



Friday, 4 March 2016

'The Director's Cut' for The Guardian

                   
  These were published in The Guardian Guide between Nov 2015 & Jan 2016. 

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

'Save Curzon Soho' mural.


 I teamed up with fellow comic artist and illustrator, JAKe, to create this giant mural at the Curzon Soho Cinema as part of the Save Curzon Soho campaign. The cinema is under threat of demolishment to make way for the Crossrail 2 development, so we thought we'd do our bit to keep arts and culture alive in Soho.

Click on this link to see a short video showing us painting the mural, like hyper-caffeinated worker ants:

..and there's an online petition here, if you'd like to add your voice: 


Big thanks to Soho's Gosh! Comics and SelfMadeHero for helping to make this happen.

Photos By Neil Massey.

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: 

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.

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.