Friday, July 22, 2011

just for the hell of it

Winter sun shining today and in a continuing bid to avoid any real work or updating the website, felt like playing with a favourite character: Mike Mignola's Hellboy. (if you want to see some great comics illustration, check out Duncan Fegredo's stuff in the latest Hellboy. Gorgeous)

Wanted to just sketch it in vector, no roughs at all, and bypass the over-thinking steps, forget the refining and get a bit of immediacy.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Two Steps Forward

The final book in the first Affirm Press Long Story Shorts series is complete. Irma Gold's beautiful collection of stories, Two Steps Forward, set firmly in an Australia not in the tourist brochures, finds battlers and underdogs striving to overcome challenges and changing our notions of what it takes to be happy and finding light amongst the shadows.

As an added bonus, the letter 's' on the spine completes the word 'shorts'. Be the first in your street to collect the whole set!

And many, many thanks to Martin, Bec and Belle at Affirm press for all the feedback, support and encouragement during the series.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

AFP Magazine-Dermatology

July's Australian Family Physician focus is on Dermatology, I really wanted to show the emotional fallout as well, and how the outward manifestations of the various conditions can result in societal isolation as well as physical discomfort.

Thanks to Westgarth Books!

A Bigfoot thanks to Liza and all at Westgarth Books for making last Saturday so much fun and looking after me so nicely, in particular for having the right sized pencil sharpener on hand when I suffered equipment failure in the middle of a scribble. Plus they do a great coffee and cake if you're in the neighbourhood!

Many thanks to all who came along and to the talented kids who picked up a pencil and drew! (Must practice keeping eyes open in photos)