Tiny little mermaid drawing.
No-serum Steve and Bucky as SHARPs in the 80s.
Another FAC:ABC sketchcard; Mike Pickering and Gonnie Rietveld from often under-appreciated Quando Quango.
found a half-done punk Bucky sketch on my harddrive. enjoy.
those are wings tattooed on his head, yeah.
Comic panel! Ink on watercolour paper. Will probably eventually colour this.
This graphic novel anthology is a collection of short stories in the vein of The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, and EC Comics!
Hey, guys! This is a Kickstarter campaign for a Twilight Zone-themed comic anthology that’s going to be awesome. I have a story in there (written and lettered by me; illustrated by Tony Sedani) and a number of my really cool comics colleagues have worked on the book as well. Take a look, ask me questions if you like, and please consider backing us or spreading the word! It’s definitely worth it. (Not to mention that Giles and I could, unfortunately, sure use the money.)
Also, if you look through the rewards, the $25 level includes a sci-fi punk rock comic by me and Giles, one of the $100 levels includes having me write a 16-page custom comic script about whatever you’d like, and the $350 level includes a custom four-page comic by me and Giles about anything you want! Check it out!
I unfortunately didn’t get to contribute to this anthology (bad timing) but, along with Mick, I’m contributing to the kickstarter rewards!
Halloween in our house. We went as Tony Wilson.
(Paul went as FAC 191, the Haçienda cat.)
You should know, though, that this was out of respect (and, let’s face it, hilarity; the masks are thanks to Freaky Dancing, the Haçienda fanzine that was handed out in the queue). We think Tony Wilson was a pretty amazing person. He did a lot of things we admire, backed a lot of our favourite bands, co-founded Factory Records and the Haçienda, and changed the face (heh) of the Manchester music scene. And he could be ridiculous as well. Seems like our kind of fellow, really.
Over the past year, Giles and I have been lucky enough to become friends with Matt Reilly, short fiction author and all-around awesome person. While we were in England, we met Matt and his wife, and thanks to them, we also met Vini Reilly, guitarist and leader of one of our favourite musical groups, The Durutti Column.
A couple of months before we met them, Giles and I made this comic for Vini’s birthday, and he and Matt have given us their kind permission to share it. (This is actually a slightly modified version of what Vini received, because his story was for him alone.)
If you’d like to know a little more about Vini and the story that inspired his comic, you can hear him talk about his life here (but please be aware, it is not an easy listen; the story was told in support of this charity).
You should know, though, that the story has a happy ending, even if the interview doesn’t make it clear. And you should know that Vini is doing well now, is back to recording for a new album, and is also one of the most amazing people we have had the privilege of meeting.
It was incredible to meet Matt, his wife Alison, and Vini. They are all quality people.
The comic is brush inks on 9x12 bristol board.
COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN! Mick needs a new computer sooner than we thought, so, pay me to draw you stuff!
It could be fanart for your own personal amusement, original work to use as a dartboard, illustrations for stories, gifts for people you love (or really dislike), anything!
9x12 digital or watercolour (on white or brown paper!) grab-bag sketch: $25
(grab bag sketches are when you give me a subject and a little about it and I take it from there, for example, “Blue Beetle and Booster Gold in the style of Tank Girl” or “Joe Strummer playing with kittens” or “otters stealing cars in the 1920s”)
4x5 digital or watercolour (on white) sketchcards: $5, or 5 for $20
Other, more complicated commission prices on request. No comic pages right now.
Shipping is free in the US.
Contact gilesdraws at gmail.com, please don’t send me tumblr asks about this, they tend to get lost.
Giles and I were in Manchester last week and ran into Legitimate Superhero Captain Manchester at his comic book launch (find him here on Twitter, here on Tumblr, or buy his comic book here to support Forever Manchester). Brilliant night.
(Photograph by Alan Hempsall.)
England was amazing; we met a legit superhero (I’m on the right with the hat), made some new friends, hung out with old ones, saw some sights, patted some cats, found some awesome records, ate some fish and chips, rode some public transit, and generally had a fantastic time.