I noticed I never pointed out that all 12 pages of this comic are online now. So here it is. It’s a couple of years old now and it shows in places, but I’m still pretty pleased with some of the stuff in here, particularly all those trees and the creature itself (the design of which is based on/stolen from Tezuka’s weird dog police cars from Astro Boy.) It also features what I still believe to be the best panel I’ve ever drawn.
You can either read it online over at spera-comic.com (where you can read other stuff featuring the same characters and world, including the ongoing story Glass Flowers, other stand-alone shorts like mine or the original online collaboration which I also contributed to some time ago) or you can click on the image above to read through it right here.
Hilda and The Bird Parade, my third Hilda book (second album sized one) is available to buy now! If you’re interested.
It’s a 40 page hardback book. Here are some little previews:
This illustration appears in The Manual Issue #3, accompanying an article by Duane King. I also did little portraits of all the contributing writers but I’m not posting them here because I don’t like them that much.
My contribution to Nobrow 7: Brave New World. Please click a page to make it big and click through to read the whole thing.
I’m choosing to display it in black and white here, because that’s how I prepared the artwork and I’m quite fond of the way it looks. In the actual book however, (which you can buy here) it’s printed in a nice blue. Which you can see below.
I did this comic for The Guardian for a section called ‘A Cartoonist’s Worldview’.
Here it is next to some stairs.
The contributor list was made up of some of my favourite cartoonists going so I was pretty excited about getting to take part. It included Stephen Collins, Kate Beaton, Lilli Carré (you should read her book The Lagoon, it’s one of my favourite comics), Gabrielle Bell (I think her one might have been the best), Tom Gauld, Ivan Brunetti, Nicholas Gurewitch and Modern Toss. You can read all of them over on the Guardian website, right here.
Also, a big thanks to Becky Barnicoat for helping make it happen. She draws great comics and should have been in it as well.
A drawing I did for the exhibition ‘Who is Rupert Ray?’, an exhibition for the launch of ‘Rupert Ray’, a new agency founded by Alex Maclean and Caroline Matthews, both previously of Airside. A bunch of artists answered that very question by doing portraits of said character, a bio of whom can be found in their ‘about’ section.
My Rupert is a kind of old eccentric, posing in his studio with all the cool stuff he’s acquired over the years. There were some real illustration badasses in the lineup including Jean Jullien, Adrian Johnson, Dick Hogg, Pete Fowler and tons more which you can see here.
Please click the picture for full size, because it looks a lot cooler that way.