Saturday, 29 January 2011

Dinner and a idea!

Yesterday i met up with 'Sugar Glider' writer Daniel Clifford for something to eat and to discuss ideas for doing a project together. Having recently finished the SG poster for their anthology i was keen to work with Daniel. This will be the first time i have had someone write for me and the work will be fully fictional. Although the ideas are still in the early stages i believe we have a solid story and we plan on a finish date of May. This will be a stand alone comic and i will keep the blog updated with its progress.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

TRACK 2 is out on the shelf

Today i got to release 'Track 2' into the shops. Tracks is my first solo comics project. The idea is that ten short stories released as singles will eventually make up an 'Album'. Each comic will take its influence from different areas ie. film (Track 1), peotry (Track 2), music, TV and art. Each comic contains a B-side on the back.
 The comic went on sale in Traveling man in Newcastle but im looking to expand on were i can get it sold, so watch this space.

Sugar Glider Poster

The start of the new year has seen the release of 'Track 2' and the other project i've been working on is a pop poster for the 'Sugar Glider' comic. I really wanted to take on a graphic design approach to this poster and apply the elements i found stand out the most from the SG story. What i love about Daniel and Gary's comic is the Newcastle landmarks playing such a key role in this superhero story.
 My first step was to practise drawing the character, having not drawn a costumed character before. The sketches (one of which can be seen here) were placed on the fan art section of the SG facebook page. My approach for the poster was to marry to two key elements of character and city. I tried doing a sketch of the centre of life with Susie running across the roof but the character element was lost in the scenery and it became a picture of the building rather then Sugar Glider.
 What came next was the idea of climbing, so as research i got myself a copy of a very good magazine called 'Climb' and went searching for buildings to use. Daniel took me down a alley! and showed me a great building with a beautiful art decor arch with a vampire rabbit above it. This will be the focal point of the picture hopefully blending both Susie and the rabbit!