Ollie & Quentin Book

Ollie & Quentin Book
125 pages in full colour!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Missed Birthday

My electronic calendar with everyone's birthdays on went PHUT! recently meaning I forgot some important birthdays. So, this is to say sorry to Ben Askins for forgetting his big day. Sorry Ben.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Spot the Difference

I know you're supposed to say "an herb dispenser" but "a herb dispenser" sounds better to me. I didn't get away with it though as the eagle eyes at King Features corrected it. Sometimes I think the more colloquial version should run.

Apologies for the dreadful pun. Made me laugh though.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Strip in Full

There's a story where someone did this to get a better tan. He shot up to a terrifying altitude where he almost got hit by passing planes. By the time he got back to earth his friends said they'd never seen him look so pale.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Drop Panels

Here's a small collection of those Sunday Drop Panels. It's tempting to just do a handful of title panels that I can use in rotation but they're always fun to do so despite only a handful of people ever seeing them. I can't help myself. I usually do them last after I've finished drawing the main joke. My favourite is the Alien one. Love that movie.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Dawn and Dark

When you're writing, drawing and coloring 365 comics a year it's nice to do something a little different with the color from time to time. This is why I like painting night time scenes (as the third frame above). It's just a change from the norm. Here I have tried to capture a fiery dawn sky. Think I've gone a bit over the top but you get the idea.

Poor Nobby. That's gotta hurt. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Retail by Norm Feuti

This is looooong overdue. You may remember I whinged on recently about Ollie and Quentin's lack of newspaper exposure and how I feared for my comic's future. I received lots of messages of support and encouragement from all quarters but I especially want to thank the multi talented Norm Feuti of the wonderful Retail Comic who kindly offered me some practical help by putting an ad for Ollie and Quentin on his website. This was generous beyond anything I expected and I want to thank him here for such an amazing offer, it really is very much appreciated.

So, please go and look at Norm's site and enjoy his funny and beautifully drawn comics. You won't regret it. Check out his 'Gill' comic too! Well worth a read.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sunday Strip in Full

This is a bit mean of Quentin. Poor John, he does look sad.

Friday, June 10, 2011

My Favorite O&Q comics of 2011 (so far...)

I've put some of my favorite Ollie and Quentin comics of 2011 (so far) onto my Facebook page. Click here to have a look.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Where've I seen him before...

Ollie and Quentin started life, many years ago, as comic characters for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution here in the UK. The main character was a lifeboatman called Stormy Stan who, unfortunately, was owned by the RNLI and so couldn't be used in my comic. This was a real shame as he was a great character and would have worked really well with my two guys. I mention this now because he had a beard and looked identical to Nobby with that beard. I still draw him for the RNLI. Here's a recent comic I drew for their children's magazine using him and his new crew that replaced Ollie (or Eric as they knew him).