Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
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
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
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
Friday, June 10, 2011
Monday, June 06, 2011
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).