Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Dethias... Battleborn

Here's another album cover I worked on for a local up-and-coming heavy metal band called Dethias (you can listen to their new track BATTLEBORN here!). I'm really pleased with how this turned out... I tried a different style of colouring for this, and wanted to give it a Conan the Barbarian feel. Big thanks to colour artist extraordinaire Jason Cardy for both getting me the gig, and also for the sky/moon background!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Buddhamania... Running WILD!

This past year I was honoured to have my work featured in various publications (see yesterday's SAVAGE DRAGON/MARS ATTACKS JUDGE DREDD), including a pin-up drawn for and featured in Renegade Arts TALES OF THE BUDDHA BEFORE HE GOT UNLIGHTENED graphic novel by Alan Grant (Judge Dredd, Doomlord, Batman) and my dear friend Jon Haward (Spectacular Spider-man, Dan Dare, Judge Dredd). Published by Renegade Arts Entertainment, this book is a one-of-a-kind! Not for kids and full of adult humour, it has the Buddha traveling around the world on his road to enlightenment, where he encounters the likes of Hercules, Nefertiti and even Elvis! The artwork inside is stunning... I know for a fact that Jon put heart and soul into this book, and it deserves to be a big hit (as big as the Buddha himself)!

As for my pin-up, it was inspired by the one and only Hulk Hogan and my impromptu impersonation of him at the Auto Assembly Transformers conventions!

Available online and at all good comic shops... be sure to pick it up! As a great man once said: "WHATCHA GONNA DO WHEN BUDDHAMANIA RUNS WILD ON YOU!!"

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Savage Dragon/Mars Attacks Judge Dredd

This past year saw my work published in two American comic book titles. First off is my first (and only) published Judge Dredd artwork in IDW's MARS ATTACKS JUDGE DREDD trade paperback. As a UK Comic Artist, and also a fan of the character it was a thrill to finally get to draw Dredd professionally! Big thanks to Adam Levine for helping this happen!
My second pin-up piece was featured in Erik Larsen's SAVAGE DRAGON (issue 193, published by Image Comics). Savage Dragon has long been a favourite title of mine, and it was very cool to see my artwork in the book! BIG thanks to Erik for featuring my work and giving me such a huge opportunity! I'd also like to thank my good friend (and comic artist extraordinaire Anthony D. Lee for doing such an awesome job colouring these two pieces!)

Hulk In A Fez!

Here's something a little different... some Photoshop pics I put together for fun. Hope they give you a laugh!

Hulk in a Fez... because Hulk's in Fezzes are cool.
Wibbly wobbly, smashy washy!

WHO ya gonna call?

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Marvel Heroes Annual 2015, yes?

This years MARVEL HEROES annual 2015 from Panini Comics is out now, folks... and among the awesome Marvel UK stories featured is a reprint of the 2 part Hulk vs Death's Head strip featured in MARVEL HEROES #31!!! The story, the Brute and the Bounty Hunter is written by Transformers Legend and Death's Head co-creator Simon Furman, art by myself with colours by Jason Cardy and Kat Nicholson (plus Ferg Handley, John Ross and John Charles on the excellent first part of the story!)! This strip featured the return of the original Death's Head to the pages of Marvel UK, and was a dream come true for me to work on! This book is now out in all good newsagents and bookshops.... don't miss it, yes? You wouldn't want to make the Hulk angry...

"Buy it now, yes?"

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The Rampaging Hulk

This is something that is inspired by an old Hulk horror story idea I had years ago (and something I intend to pitch to Marvel... oh yes!). I decided to go with a slightly different style to what you guys are used to seeing from me. I've tried to give it the vibe of the old 1970's RAMPAGING HULK title (although I could never hope to match the painting styles of Earl Norem, Bob Larkin or Joe Jusko, as you can see in the colour version below the main image).

I'm really pleased with how this has turned out. I hope you like it!

ABOVE: The RAMPAGING HULK... a tribute to the classic 70's Marvel Magazine.
BELOW: The original inks, the duo-tone piece, and a full colour version.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

The Savage Sword Of SKAAR, Son Of HULK!

This is a tribute piece I've had in mind for quite a while now. I've always loved John Buscema and Ernie Chan's cover artwork to the Marvel Treasury Edition #15, featuring Conan the Barbarian. I thought I would pay homage to it using a character I have never drawn before... the savage son of the Incredible Hulk, Skaar! I would love to see a Skaar comic book, where he is back in the barbarian times on Earth... just imagine if back in the day Roy Thomas, John (or Sal!) Buscema and Ernie Chan had have worked on this book! I hope this piece gives you a feeling of how that might have been.

Also, today would have been the 97th birthday of the one and only King of Comics, Jack Kirby. I would like to dedicate this piece to Jack as well... as his artistic influence is something that I will always be grateful for. Long live the King!

My homage to Marvel Treasury Edition #15, featuring CONAN THE BARBARIAN.
Below... my original inks, and also the original cover by John Buscema and Ernie Chan.