Saturday, 28 February 2009

Keith. Just a Regular Guy. Pages 1 - 4

This is an idea I had a few months ago. I drew the first few pages and these are they. I haven't really done much else to it, and I'm not exactly sure where it's going, but I'm looking forward to having time to finish (or at least continue) it.

Keith.  Just a Regular Guy.  1

Keith.  Just a Regular Guy.  2

Keith.  Just a Regular Guy.  3

Keith.  Just a Regular Guy.  4

Link of the Day: Twitter. I have succumbed.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Sketchbook: Brothel/Bead Head/Detached

Seeing as I was utterly rubbish and uploaded nothing last weekend, with no excuse whatsoever other than "I couldn't be bothered", this week I'm releasing a triple A side.

And here they are:

Sketchbook: Brothel

Sketchbook: Bed Head

Sketchbook: Detached

Links of the Day (three cartoons, three links):

An Amazing, Amazing World, Wasted on Crappy Idiots
(thanks to Clare via Facebook)

KITTENS!
(thanks to Elliot via the Joinee forum)

Obama's Elf
(thanks to Heulwen via the Joinee forum)

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Sketchbook: Post...

A double issue this week, a day or two early. I'm going to try and get to Exeter before the snow does tomorrow for my brother's wedding this weekend, so I'm going with a quick Sketchbook job again (I do have a Movie They Never Made planned...)

Both of these I sketched along the same theme on the way home on the Northern Line yesterday evening.

Sketchbook: Post-Hummus Sketchbook: Posterior

Link of the Day: Alternative Press Fair - I went to this on Sunday and was overwhelmed by the number of different cool zines and comics that were on display. I had to do at least two laps of the club before I could bring myself to touch anything. The production quality of the vast majority of the comics was achingly good. Sadly, I was a bit too tired on this particular occasion to stick around for the open mic evening, but I shall endeavour to next time around (whenever that is).

It's held in St Aloysius Social Centre near Euston but, like I say, I don't really know how often. I hope it's not too long. You can join the Facebook group to stay up to date.

[Edit] Should have just clicked my own link - they're about every six months.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Another Interlude to Proceedings...

A couple of years ago I made these snowmen when the school I worked in was closed because of the weather.

It happened again today (different school though), so I donned my polar buff and arctic jacket, armed myself with a broken spatula and my house keys, and set off for Waterlow Park in Highgate.

And found it locked.

But I also found people climbing the wall. Several people told me that the park had earlier been open but then closed on Health & Safety grounds (creating the marvellous H&S risk that is people climbing over walls), but I later found out from The Man From Arusha that the man had never come to unlock it in the first place, because he couldn't get there.

And so after lifting a couple of small boys over into the park, I was able to set about starting this year's creation. I had been thinking of several snowmen in a ten-pin bowling themed massacre, but realised very quickly how much work that would involve, and decided against it.

My friend Amy suggested that since it is Groundhog today I should either do a ground hog, or Andie MacDowell's face. Andie McDowell's face was quickly ruled out on the grounds that I don't know how to airbrush a snow sculpture, and I'm not entirely familiar with the anatomy of a groundhog.

So I did this beaver instead:

Waterlow Park - Snow Beaver! Waterlow Park - Snow Beaver! Waterlow Park - Snow Beaver!

And I was quite please with the result. It was originally going to be wearing a top hat, but I couldn't do the brim, so it ended up with a fez instead. And a frock coat.

Passers-by seemed contradictory as to whether it is a boy or a girl, but I'm fairly sure it's a girl. One person asked me if I snowsculpt for a living, which pleased me, although by no means could I be bothered to get it perfect - it took me two hours as it was, and I was knackered by the end of it. I'm still slightly annoyed about the face though. I tried so hard to use clean snow but I obviously cocked up somewhere.

All I need to do now is some work. And make soup.

The full photo set: Clicky