Monday, 13 October 2014

Blast from the past...

Here's a Hulk image that was featured in the INCREDIBLE HULK Annual 2005 (published by Panini Comics), which I drew over TEN YEARS ago! This was a Banner-to-Hulk metamorphosis that was featured on the back cover. My style has changed somewhat since this piece, but not nearly as much as this next one...

"... a startling metamorphosis occurs..."


This pic of ol' Greenskin was part of a colourzone page, hence the more cartoony style... I added some colours on it just for fun.

How time has flown!

"Hulk think puny artist draw Hulk better now..."

The original black and white artwork, drawn in 2004!

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

WWE Superstars - The Undertaker

Boy, has THIS one been difficult for me to keep quiet about! As a long-time fan of WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), I am incredibly proud to be able to announce that I have done the cover art for issue 10 of WWE SUPERSTARS, published by Super Genius! This is something special for me, as not only is it my first ever published cover for an American comic-book, but it's also the UNDERTAKER!!! My all-time favourite professional wrestler! Not only that, but the comic is written by none other than the hardcore wrestling legend MICK FOLEY!!! This is definitely a dream come true for yours truly, and I'd like to think WWE SUPERSTARS editor Jim Salicrup for giving me this opportunity! For more info on this, and other issues of WWE SUPERSTARS, please visit the Super Genius website!

WWE Superstars #10 

Cat.: WWE Superstars 

DESCRIPTION Legends: Part 2 “Giants” 

In the biggest battle royale in history as WWE Legends of the past continue to brawl with WWE Superstars of today across a vast array of fantastic warzones. It’s the ultimate clash of the titans when the most colossal WWE Superstars throughout history find themselves forced to fight against each other – Kevin Nash, the Big Show, Vader, The Great Khali, Yokozuna, and Gorilla Monsoon. As Roddy Piper and Daniel Bryan attempt to navigate the carnage, two more giants enter the fray – the Phenom who is Undertaker goes head-to-head against one of the greatest legends in WWE history!

Authors: Mick Foley, Shane Riches 
Artist: Paris Cullins 
Cover Artist: Simon Williams 

$3.99 On Sale October 29, 2014 

Diamond Order Code AUG141610 UPC 00912845305710

I'd like to dedicate this cover to the late, great William "Paul Bearer" Moody,
who was kind enough to feature some of my Undertaker artwork on his webpage.


Myself with WWE Superstar writer (and WWE Superstar himself!),
the legendary Mick Foley!
Presenting Mick with some of my original WWE themed
artwork.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

SCARdiff!

I am going to be a guest at this year's SCARdiff convention on Sunday, 19th October at the Cardiff Masonic Hall... this is my second year attending this convention, and it's going to be great to be there again! I thought I would do a variant print of my RAMPAGING HULK cover, which will debut exclusively at the event. This variant features the television incarnation of the Hulk (as portrayed by Lou Ferrigno), and is based from an idea I had years ago, where I imagined Bill Bixby's David Banner turning up in a small town called Salem's Lot (yes, THAT Salem's Lot... specifically the version featured in the classic 1976 made-for-TV two-parter starring David Soul and James Mason). This image is based on that idea... hope you like it!

"Mr. Barlow... don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry!"



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?