I'm going to be at GOSH Comics in Berwick Street London on saturday enjoying their Free Comic Book Day celebrations and painting Tank Girl on their window. Loads of great people in attendance and lots coming for the fun. It'll be my first FCBD in years where I haven't spent the day at sea. So i'm looking forward to it loads.
|(Perhaps not one for the window)|
Posted by WJC at 16:04
This blog has been thoroughly neglected of late. I'll try and keep up but lots of work (which is exciting), bad organisation (not so exciting) and the combination of twitter (@warwickjc) and instagram (@wocco) has meant this blogspot gets left behind.
I had a birthday recently and was given an A3 Moleskin sketchbook which is getting sporadic attention to wind down when all other drawing is going nowhere. Still the best way to relax, even when work has been to draw all day.
I'll post more up as they get done. Anyway, this is Blog Post One Thousand.
Posted by WJC at 14:02
Last month I got the opportunity to exhibit with stella artists in Mondo Gallery's Game of Thrones Exhibition. A superb chance and I was proud to have my work hang there. Here's one of a couple of videos of the show online.
Above is the inked artwork that was exhibited (and sold) and here is a digitally coloured version I couldn't resist trying out.
Posted by WJC at 13:19
Last year I was very happy to have been asked to participate in the WebTrip project. It was great fun to do, watching Jules and Romane travel Europe 'hosted' in 10 different countries by 12 artists from those places. I look forward to seeing Season 2 starting next month (particularly as I know some of the excellent artists participating)
Season 1 is available online (as will Season 2 be next month) but last years story is looking for funding to become a superb album. Please have a visit of the site and maybe even back the book!
Posted by WJC at 12:50
It's a webcomic at this stage, a webcomic in progress. We do a lot of talking about comics and have had more than our share of 'what if . . ' conversations so collaberating on a project seems uncharacteristically sensible. We both have a mighty amount of work on the go at present and penning the worlds best comic and then provide the worlds best art (all without spoilering every step as we are awful show offs it seems) seemed unlikely.
Posted by WJC at 19:56
|Will Morris' Hunch Parsons|
|Will Morris' book launch|
Will's beautiful book The Silver Darlings, published by Blank Slate Books is officially launched at Gosh Comics next month. I recommend you get it at all costs, a wonderful volume.
Posted by WJC at 16:45
Added to ink doodling last night as there was a torch within arms reach so I experimented slightly with added lighting (and atmosphere?). Taking photo's of actual drawings and mucking about with filters like instagram can offer results that may not be reached otherwise.
|In the dark|
|In the Inn|
The colouring for Shore Leave was an attempt to reproduce to some extent, the look of pencil on paper drawings photographed in poorer light. So it's worth using filter apps however snooty photographers get. And worth posting WiP pics along with weather shots and your dinner.
Posted by WJC at 16:17
|Harley and Randy up to no good|
|My cover in progress.|
I love a bit of H.P.
Posted by WJC at 11:45
|Even though the day shifts are done the aroma of |
hot nuts and sweet fruits stray through the city in the
chilly winter night.
|The Pudding Factory warms the heart of the city, |
especially at this time of year. The family of workers
bustle and graft producing puddings, fancies and
delectables for all occasions, special or not.
|Tarpin Espenny, corporate ogre and corpulent scumbag |
regards the Factory with disdain. It is happy and generous
and many other things that he holds in contempt.
|Securing the obedience of the malevolent keeper of the |
neighbouring zoo, Tarpin attempts sly sabotage.
Randolph pokes the wild beasts of the reptile house through the
adjoining wall into the pudding factory.
|The ensuing cross contamination and perilous food hygiene |
became a real concern for the factory's loyal patrons.
|Almost without exception, customers of the pudding factory |
were forgiving and tolerant of the unusual incidents. The zoo's
kinder staff recovered and returned the beasts as they appeared
and business continued as the Yuletide grew nearer.
|This good will clearly displeased the sour Tarpin |
who viciously resolved to escalate his assault on the pudding factory.
|Randolph relished the opportunity to practice with his explosives|
and the timers tick on into the night.
The first explosions freed the zoo's wildest captives,
the following charges steered the stampede toward,
and then into the pudding
|The whole animal riot charges through the pudding factory, |
crashing through festive comestibles and
industrial appliances with equal abandon.
|At this stage pudding production was on an indefinate hiatus.|
|Damage was done to both pudding stocks and to vital ingredient |
supplies. The factory staff battled against the misfortune and were abley assistant again, by the good staff of the zoo.
|The joined forces of the pudding staff and the zoo keepers |
set about the clean up and removal of all those animals
gentle and small enough to stay still. While the larger and
wilder beasts did pretty much what they liked, for the meantime.
|Of course the wild rumpus could not be confined to the factory|
and the animal mob takes to the chilly winter evening.
|Much to the smug approval of the vile Tarpin who |
watch the commotion from his window.
Gleefully savouring their struggle, the truly unpleasant swine.
|Despite Tarpin's point of view a steady resolve was making a difference |
and animals and festive delectibles were separated
and returned to their respective quarters.
As it turned out, the animlas themselves helped to restore order.
The zoo patched up its cages and the factory filled its gappy walls.
|Randolphs nefarious actions had been noticed by a glad hearted stranger |
who tackles the ruffian appropriately. With the malevolent catalyst
subdued, the pudding factory problems should be resolved in time for Christmas.
|The strangers influence settled the brutes but the peace would not last long.|
|Disregarding the harmony now rampant in the factory, |
Randolph had gain the upper hand in his set-to with the red rescuer.
The severest blow however, was stayed by the hand
of a grateful stray, yet to return to his home.
|At last, the engineer of the Christmas chaos reaches his sticky end.|
|Merry Christmas, to those who deserve it.|
Posted by WJC at 15:21