30 November 2016

LITTLE MISS...

I REALLY enjoyed doing this illustration.



Usually, when I start to form an idea for an illustration, it vague, and over time it starts to solidify into a clear image with some development. Not so on this one.


This was one of those great lightning strikes where I had a clear image of what it would look like even before I put pencil to paper. And it pretty much turned out like I imagined.

20 November 2016

LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY

All Star Comics Melbourne held such a warm event yesterday for Local Comic Shop Day. All three floors were full of people selling & talking comics, grabbing bargains, etc.



I prefer the intimacy of these crowds rather than the apocalyptic frenzy of Free Comic Book Day where the lines stretch around the block and you can barely move in the store... though I'm sure the guys at ASC don't mind it :)


Alex Pavlotski


David Blummenstein & offspring.


I see you, Darren.






Larry Boxshall.

I had such a great time catching up with old faces, and meeting new ones. Can't wait for the next one.

13 November 2016

HIGHBONE THEATRE

One of the best graphic novels I've read in ages... it's also a 574 page monster.



What got me to buy this was Joe Daly's visual style. It's beautiful... and as I started reading it, I thought, "oh no, this is one of those 'stream-of-consciousness' comics where the author just makes it up as he goes". You know, more of a graphical exercise, than a coherent story. I was a little annoyed, but Joe's art kept me hanging in by a finger... and then the story started to unfold, the messages popped up, and i began to smile.



The book is so satisfying, and keeps building until I was blown away at the end. Both visually and how the narrative crystalised. Even obscure things within the story (that when i read them i thought "The author is just being clever and random"), all snap together in the end.

If you like Robert Crumb, you'll love this one. Joe Daly is a genius.. I can't recommend this book highly enough.