'Comic Village' that is, and contemplating getting a coffee.
- Posted on the move.
Packing the old bag for The MCM Expo this weekend (sorry no link yet) I'll have a few bits, some comics (NBC, and Birdsong) though a thin stock for a collection of reasons. The 2000ad fanzine Nu Earth will appear with my ABC Warriors strip there but Kani will not be there in comic form. My trusty pen hand will be available for sketches for petrol money. Though my first attempt at a 'con sketch' at the UKThing left me a shakey wreck for a full hour afterward, more practise needed!
Posted by WJC at 10:37
Blank Slate will be publishing the Gungle book!
All early stages of course but Gungle should be in print by early next year if not before. Collecting the pics and strips of the last couple of years with new strips too. Should be in Gungle technicolour, over a hundred pages of wildlife and possibly, a larger format than Blank Slate's current line (all of which is excellent) I'm dead happy.
Also, I realise that I've not been very organised with the Gungle art that people where after. Anyone who enquired and bagsy'd a piece could still get it, give me a prod by email, and sorry that you may have been dangling.
I'm having to miss next weekends Bristol International Comic Expo but Chamonkee's free Nu-Earth 2000AD fanzine should be there, which will have an ABC Warriors strip by me, amongst other excitement. I however, will be at the MCM Expo the following weekend, on a table on my own, so say 'hi!' and mind my gear while I go for a drink/ wee.
Posted by WJC at 14:05
Frank Frazetta (1928-2010)
Reminding myself of Frazetta's work yesterday I found that his influence runs to my very core. None of these where swiped intentionally but his work is very thoroughly imprinted on me. They'll be plenty of other examples i'm sure.
Fortunately, I know i'm not alone. RIP Frank.
Posted by WJC at 08:19
One of the ABC Warriors I haven't tackled yet. (Who's left? Mek Quake, Mad Ronn, The Samurai one and that new lady?)
Anyway, Happy Shrapnel will not be in my strip in Chamonkee's 2000AD fanzine available at Bristol BICS this month, so I thought I'd try him out now instead.
I'm not sure how this ziptone thing is going, let me know or send me some tips.
Some considerable while ago it feels, I illustrated my first published for money book 'The King's Shopping' which is currently available on Amazon for the princely sum of £0.01p + P&p
On friday I got some hardback copies from the korean reprint which they coloured in too! Which was really nice to see. Thanks Korean market!
Posted by WJC at 21:15