So long Columbo, I guess there won't be 'one more thing' now.

RIP Peter Falk



trou normand

Between a pencil project and a different pencil project so I had a pen break, Black Lagoon style.


PotD Season 2 Third Round Up

No-one came for a harbour tour yesterday so i grabbed the opportunity to catch up with previously uncoloured POTD's.


The Bikini Club mop up

NBC#3 Competition, final day

Have you tried to guess who I am from the saloon revellers? A correct guess could win you a copy of NBC#3 with an inside cover sketch by me. (no clues though) Competition here.


PotD Season 2 Second Round Up

An overdue round up of Passengers of the Day, still plenty to colour and post so far


Cosmic Dragon helmed by the power of Rock Guitar

Spent a few days struggling with drawing (also doing copious thumbnails) Then spent the last hour on this.



Jimmy Broxton's Cover

Last month I posted very briefly about The Comic Book Alliance' "The Spirit of Hope" project I have taken part in. A grand project put together in record time I guess considering number of artists and writers and the fact it should be rolling out at the printers sometime next week. (Only having 2 pages for me to do helped their timetable no end i'm sure)

In The CBA's own words

"The Spirit of Hope is a unique anthology of short stories from the world’s greatest creators dealing with the impact of disasters on people’s everyday lives. Creators include Liam Sharp, Henry Flint, Nick Abadzis, Glenn Dakin, Mark Buckingham, Al Davison and Peter Hogan with stories covering all aspects of human life in the face of catastrophe. The collection comes in two editions – one with a beautiful Jimmy Broxton cover and a second with a cool Michael Allred cover. All profit from the title will go to help disaster victims via Second Harvest and the New Zealand Red Cross."

Panel 'Trawler' Written by Jason Cobley Art by me

The anthology features 50 pieces of donated art from 92 top international creators in the comic book industry.

Edited by Alan Cowsill and Tim Pilcher, Spirit of Hope is being offered in two alternate covers - one by Jimmy Broxton (above), the other by Mike Allred (left). Creators involved include Natalie Abadzis, Nick Abadzis, Adrian Bamforth, Jasper Bark, Donna Barr, Jordie Bellaire, Paul H Birch, Bolt-01, Dan Boultwood, Mark Buckingham, Jim Campbell, Richmond Clements, Jason Cobley, Simon Coleby, Mike Collins, Martin Conaghan, Gary Crutchley, Glenn Dakin, Al Davison, Brandon DeStefano, Benjamin Dickson, Martin Eden, Mats Engesten, Gary Erskine, Al Ewing, Glenn B Flemming, Emma Flint, Henry Flint, Leigh Gallagher, Matt Gibbs, Gary Gilbert, Alan Grant, Jon Haward, Peter Hogan, Kev Hopgood, Graeme Howard, Inko, Rich Johnston, Ant Jones, GM Jordan, Jessica Kemp, David Leach, Tony Lee, Nigel Lowrey, Ciaran Lucas, Paul McLaren, Gary Spencer Millidge, Michiru Morikawa, Alex Moore, Leonie O’Moore, Michiru Morkawa, Eva Perkins, Grant Perkins, Martyn Pick, Maria Pickering, David Pugh, James Reekie, Regan, Neil Roberts, Darick Roberston, John Robbins, John Ross, Declan Shalvey, Liam Sharp, Akiko Shimojima, Si Spencer, Vicky Stonebridge, Lew Stringer, Steve Tanner, Archie Templar, S Thompson, Geoffrey D. Wessel, Chris Western, Andrew Wildman, WJC, Ant Williams, Rob Williams, Sean Michael Wilson and Yel Zamor.

The book is on it's way and can be ordered from the CBA site HERE.

Michael Allred's cover

Spirit of Hope are also on Facebook


Mick McMahon Week

What a week I have had. At last weeks 2D festival, Rob Davis passed on some of my comics to the legendary Mick McMahon, who, as it turned out, enjoyed them! (Hooray! #1) A couple of days later (tipped off by Rob) Mick McMahon starts a blog where he is posting work, unseen work and projects in progress (Hooray! #2) Then yesterday, I made a rare visit to a pub in town and met him for a few beers! He is such a splendid fellow and I hope i managed to contain my fan awe and not make a tit of myself. (fingers crossed)

Mick McMahon and Ben Dickson's Kestrels, in the making.



Break Time

Been pencilling today so pens out for a change of scenery. Had a new go at Hunch Parsons of the Crash City Police Department. No, I don't know either.

Back to pencils.


Win NBC#3 (with a drawing in)

Karol Wisniewski has put up a competition on his New British Comics Blog.

Guess which wild west vampire barfly is me and let him know.

The prize is a NBC#3 with a sketch inside the cover (by me)

Visit the blog and enter if you fancy.

Gungle Queens and a Visitor

Because it's about time.