Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Homemakers Magazine - Anger

These are a coupla pieces I did for Homemakers Magazine. The article addressed the issue of coping with everyday events that potentially lead to 'loosin it'.

Anytime ya get to draw a lady with a 'Betty Page' hairstyle, is always a bonus. I Initially had the classic black hair but was asked to make her a redhead to play off the emotion.

The office characters are very much inspired by Dan De Carlo and Don Flowers gag cartoons from the fifities. Enjoy!

Monday, March 13, 2006

Drawing The Line Vol 2 :: my contribution

Drawing The Line , is a comic anthology published by a great bloke , Suley Fattah , where all the proceeds go to cancer research.

Volume 1 featured the likes of Moebius , Stan Sakai, Chester Brown, Dave Sim and Stuart Immonen to name a few.

Volume 2 goes to the printers soon , and has all the hallmarks of a great follow up .

I've contributed the following pin-up and two single page comic strips.

Here's their website if you wish to get more info. http://ca.geocities.com/suley@rogers.com/DTL/

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

First Car - Promo image

Tried to do something a touch more minimalist for this particular promo. Had a lot of fun doing it.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Phoenix New Times - Murder City Series

This is my third in an on-going series of covers for the Phoenix New Times illustrating stories from the homicide reporter's beat. They're some of the most interesting pieces I get to do .

My initial rough sketch and inked drawing.

The final version. Regarding the surface treatments , and the tonal rendering , it's a bit of a departure for me.

Finished up this piece early , so I went back and started playing with some of the elements and came up with another version which was more graphic , and flat, with a tip of the hat to those 50's trashy crime novels. Enjoy!