Monday, 21 July 2014

Posta di Donna




I recently did an illustration of a woman with a longsword. The painting was based on a character from a comic book idea I've had floating around in my head for a while which I know I won't get to explore for a long time because I've got a full slate of projects.  But, this particular character was haunting me so I decided to do a little painting of her. 

I do martial arts and I've previously had the good fortune to train in longsword at the Hotspur School of Defence (I need to get back to training it again, it's amazing!).  So, I posed her in one of my favourite guards, Posta di Donna (Guard of the Woman) also known as 'Guard of Wrath' in German schools.
This illustration is now available on t-shirts, sweatshirts and vest tops through the wonderful Esfinges store. Esfinges is the first female international HEMA network, created to unite and support women martial artists, and to encourage and assist more women to take up the practice of Historical European Martial Arts.
Thanks to Claudia Krause for making it happen and thanks to the Esfinges network for being such a great supportive group for women martial artists.
Check out their store here, and their facebook page (which is open to men and women)

Friday, 16 May 2014

Law of The Paw


Law of The Paw

An Original Graphic Novel

Written by Glen G.Doyle
Art by Leonie O'Moore
Lettered by Fonographiks
Logo design by Mike Stock



SYNOPSIS:
 Well over two thousand years ago, Fenrir and his werewolf clan were living at the top of the global food chain -- but destiny changed in a heartbeat and the clan found themselves abruptly banished to a then “undiscovered” North America by three immortal sorcerers, never allowed to kill humans again. It was decided by these sorcerers that should even a single drop of human blood be drawn by any of the werewolf clan in the future - the entire bloodline would be exterminated without mercy.
For thousands of years these werewolves abide by the “Law of the Paw", but in present day America their survival is at stake when the elders of the clan become divided on how best to ensure their continued existence when they suddenly realize that they are now the hunted.

 Available to Download exclusively from Boathouse Group:

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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Scarlet Star

I'm excited to announce a great new comic. Comic Heroes magazine and Comic Review digital magazine will be running a series of new strips based on old DC Thomson characters, thanks to a project developed by the Glasgow League of Writers(GLoW).
I've been working on 'Scarlet Star' which is based on the Red Star Roberts (1930s - The Wizard) and Red Star (1970s - Hotspur) strips.
Scarlet Star is written by Sam Read ( http://samreadwrites.com ) and lettered by Colin Bell, with artwork by me. We'll be introducing Scarlet Star this week with a 6 page strip in Comic Review issue 9.

Here's a list of the other strips they'll be running:

The Smasher by Gordon Robertson (writer) and Cuttlefish (artist)
 
General Jumbo by Gordon Mclean (writer) and Andrew Docherty (artist)
 
Invisible by Gary Chudleigh (writer) and Graeme Kennedy (artist)
 
Johnny Jett by Luke Halsall (writer) and John Grieve (artist)
 
Supercats by J T Mirana (writer) and Fanny Bystedt (artist)

An article over on Comic Buzz about how the project came together:
http://comicbuzz.com/2014/03/a-new-future-for-old-heroes/

And a preview article in Comic Review:
http://www.sfx.co.uk/2014/03/07/comic-review-6-on-sale-now-just-99p/

Thursday, 20 March 2014

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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Rocket Raccoon

So I decided to do a drawing of Rocket Raccoon. 
Partly because he's all over the place right now (what with the new movie and all) but also because I've been drawing and looking at a lot of raccoons lately and thought it'd be fun to draw one with a gun. There's a lot of road kill raccoons in our area, they really could do with guns. 
Not a character I'm hugely familiar with, mainly just through a passing look at Mignola's run. But he is a lot of fun to draw.

 Costume notes and initial sketch.
Finished painting
Grrrr!!
Sadly, Rocket Raccoon's co-creator, writer Bill Mantlo, is in need of ongoing care after being struck by a hit and run driver. There is a donation set up to help with the costs of his care. If you'd like to contribute there's more info on Greg Paks website: http://gregpak.com/love-rocket-raccoon-please-consider-donating-to-writer-bill-mantlos-ongoing-care/
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