Monday, 23 November 2015

51st Century Blues


Here's the first page of a short 4 page sci-fi comic, written by Paul Clark Forse, that I drew for Dead Canary Comics. 
You can read the whole thing for free, here:

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Krent Able SellCell Products







I've teamed up with the good folks at SellCell to make these (and many more) top-quality gorgeous monstrosities.     

See loads more Krent Able stuff and purchase products at the SellCell website, here: 

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

'The Rape Of Dina' Vice Illustrations




I was commissioned by VICE UK to paint 3 illustrations for a short story by Gabriel Krauze, based on real events, about murder and revenge on the South Kilburn Estate in London.
Click on the images to enlarge.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Cover Art and Interview for AAARG! Issue 10


Here's my cover for the new issue of the awesome French comics magazine, AAARG! 
I figured if the magazine is called AAARG!, I may as well do something as colourful, loud, over-the-top and in-your-face as possible. But still sort of jolly.

AAARG! is kind of a modern day version of magazines like the eighties Heavy Metal, so I thought it'd fit to do something inspired by Liberatore's incredible 'Ranx Xerox' comic strip. There's also a healthy dollop of Brian Bolland in there.

Below is the original artwork without the graphics.
(Click on the images to enlarge)



Here's the B&W artwork:



...and the rough sketch, originally an unused idea for the cover of Your Days Are Numbered. 
I don't like to let an idea go to waste.


   There's also a whopping 9 page 'A to Z of Krent Able' interview inside.
Thanks to Donald Rasambo for the translation.







Below is an an unused alternate cover design (based on a rejected idea for Future Of The Left's 'How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident' lp). I'll probably recycle it for something else sometime. This isn't the last you've seen of this dumb idea!








You can order AAARG! here: Aaarg! SHOP
It's all in French obviously, but it really is bloody gorgeous - large scale, beautiful printing and design, and it comes with a huge fold-out poster of the cover. It's more like a book than a magazine. Plus the standard of the comics inside is tip-top. The French can draw so well, it's almost scary.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Dirty Empire commission


Commission for Dirty Empire (Link: Dirty Empire), to be used on stickers, posters and T-shirts. 

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Dr. Cave Commission


Large (approx 2.5 x 3.5 foot) Dr. Cave commission for fellow comic artist, the talented Mr. Julian Hanshaw. I think he's going to have it in his studio, keeping an eye on him. 

I thought I'd have a go with using charcoal on this one. Takes me back to my brief career as an art teacher, demonstrating charcoal techniques to OAP's in an art shop in the northern seaside town of Cleethorpes. Good times.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Jolly Lad Book Launch


I'll be at Gosh! Comics in London on 27th June for the launch of Jolly Lad. I'll be joining author John Doran and cover artist Simon Fowler, and we'll be interrogated by writer and musician Matt Colegate. Come down and check it out, get your book signed if you so desire - should be good. 

Thursday, 21 May 2015

AAARG! Issue 9


I've got a comic in the new issue of French anthology AAARG!
It's not in shops in the UK, but you can order it from their website:  AAARG! SHOP

Here's a couple of pages from my comic:

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Jolly Lad


Got my hardback copy of John Doran's Jolly Lad the other day and it's a beauty, a very handsome book. One of those rare times I'm totally happy with how my work comes out in print. I did 7 illustrations for the inside, and Simon Fowler did the stunning hyper-detailed cover. 




Want to buy it? I totally think you should. Allow me to provide you with a link to the publishers:
Jolly Lad | Strange Attractor

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Goat illustration for Red Bull.com


'Where's Wally' style illustration of the awesome Swedish psych rock band Goat, for Red Bull.com.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Jolly Lad Book Illustrations


I made 7 illustrations for the forthcoming book 'Jolly Lad' by John Doran, music journalist and editor of acclaimed music website The Quietus. 

Jolly Lad is 'a memoir about recovery from alcoholism, habitual drug use and mental illness. It is also about the healing power of music, how memory defines us, the redemption offered by fatherhood and what it means to be working class'. Maybe it's just me, but I also found it to be pretty hilarious.

It's out in June, available as a paperback or Ltd Edition hardback, it's published by Strange Attractor and it features a beautiful cover by Simon Fowler. There's also a CD which comes with the hardback, feat. music from Nicky Wire (Manic Street Preachers), British Sea Power, Teeth Of The Sea, Grumbling Fur and others.

Read more/order it here: Jolly Lad | Strange Attractor

                       

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Sabbath Ov Thee Broken


I drew part of this cartoonist's art jam poster, along with top underground comic artists Junko Mizuno, Savage Pencil, Shaky Kane and many more, put together by Jason Atomic at Satanic Mojo comics.

Here's my bit on it's own, below. Hmmm..dunno know why they cropped out the Starship Enterprise - that's my favourite bit :(


You can buy a rather lovely print of the poster here: Sabbath Ov Thee Broken by SATANICMOJO on Etsy though I'd advise you to be quick. It's a Limited Edition of 70 and most of 'em have gone.

Monday, 2 February 2015

AAARG!


I'm pretty chuffed to have some comics in this beautiful French comics anthology, out now. The production standards on this baby are excellent, with a huge foldout poster of the cover (by Mezzo) inside. Big-ups also to my translator, Donald Rasambo.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Meanwhile... Issue 2


I've got a new 7 page comic strip in issue 2 of comics anthology Meanwhile..., out now.

You can get it in comic shops or buy it online from the publishers, Soaring Penguin, here: 

There's some great stuff in it, like Gary Spencer Millidge's 'Strangehaven', an almost photo-realist continuing story about a mysterious village, and David Hine and Mark Stafford's creepy 'Bad Bad Place', as featured on the cover.
My story, 'INC.', is my first attempt at writing a longer story that isn't about taking the piss out of famous musicians. I guess you could call it Sci-fi. God knows.


Bleeding Cool included Meanwhile 2 in their Best 11 comics of 2014: 

Here's a wee review from Down The Tubes:
Meanwhile… Back with a Bang, features more from David Hine, Mark Stafford, new Krent Able strip

..and here's another from the Forbidden Planet blog: 

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Illustrations for Adam Curtis interview on Vice.com.







Jon Ronson interviewed documentary maker Adam Curtis for Vice, and I provided these illustrations. Here's the link, it's worth a read:
 Jon Ronson in Conversation with Adam Curtis | VICE | United Kingdom

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Merry Aphexmas



From the Christmas 2014 issue of The NME. Click on image to magically enlarge.

Here's the rough version on a bit of A4 paper, if you're into that kind of thing: