Sunday, 18 April 2010


...will I be out of this quagmire of work and nonwork?

The answer is May 20th. Then who knows WHAT will go down. Chrome Hoof hopefully.

Anyway, still I've managed to squeeze out some artworks and things between the last post and this one - so I'll take you through them. ONE BY ONE. Afore I do though, I'll just mention that me and Jazz's radio shows are back on air - that be Owen in Rock and Soon I Will Be Invincible. So tune in Saturdays from three for various chunks of rock majesty from throughout the years!
That image there is to celebrate my purchase of Ghostpocket's outstanding GHST annual which unleashes possibly the greatest canon of comic characters since the big ones. You know the ones I mean - The Glass Menagerie. You won't be disappointed. You can see the larger version of this on my DeviantArt page (one of the only left that doesn't have a Lady Gaga reference on it).

I decided to resurrect this slightly-old Who image for Feral-Gargantua's eleventh doctor jam. It's re-emergence was greeted with the rapturous silence that it possibly deserves - it's a bit shitty anyway. I like the last panel - but the first four are really quite amateur. Plus it's marred with the terrible truth that this could never happened. GROW SOME BALLS MOFFAT. I do like the new Doctor though - he's a dedicated follower of fashion.

Oh hohoho - for the Feral Gargantua TMNT jam - and literally the last thing that came into my mind in terms of an idea. So I went for it - even though it makes no sense and the scanner didn't work and all that other beautiful shit. That turtle's dynamite!

Here it is - the final page of the first part of Crabcake - fairly spectacular and leaving them on quite an EPIC CLIFFHANGER. What will become of the audacious crew and their spectacularly cruddy vessel, the eponymous Crabcake? You'll have to wait til June to find out :O
Oh - and finally here's the whole bally thing - you can see the larger version here and bask in it's time-consuming glow. I hope it leaves you slavering for the next part - of which I can say nothing but ALL HAIL PRESIDENT GARY!

See you on *gulp* the Second of May where hopefully I've done

- loads of work
- at least two pictures (maybe, but it would be unwise)


O - x

Sunday, 4 April 2010


wouldn't you be? -

another fortnight another big ramp of shit that occurred. It's all good though. TERRIFYING AND GOOD.

I hope everyone has had a marvellous Eggday and received many eggs which you then MASTICATED AND DIGESTED. That's it - I'm done with that. Time for the bi-monthly update on art and all that other shite that's not proper work but is more important than proper work - and is therefore proper work. Confused? I wouldn't be. Although I am.

Before I launch into a picture-by-picture breakdown of my fortnight I want to A: Congratulate my dear friends the married Burleys on their marriage and the glorious party wot followed and B: Thank Mr Martin Collins for hanging around my ravaged self when alone last week. THANKS MARTIN COLLINS AND THE BURLEYS.

Oh additionally I did my first bit of audio drama in, like, forever last week which you can listen to over at Crazy Fox Machine on Myspace - it's all good and cheers to whomever listened to it 9 times ;)
Alright - what you can see above (and bigger here with full person list) is the most popular picture I've ever done. ELEVEN FAVOURITES?! I feel like someone who does Bleach fanart! Thank you to all the numerous progheads and friendfaces that took a shine to it. I mean - Robert Johnson and B.B. King have white streaks through their faces, Angus Young has a truncated hat and Dimebag Darrell looks like a white George Clinton (copyright R.J. Phillips 2010) but you like it, you really like it! So that's okay.

This is a picture of The Mekon who was Dan Dare's greatest foe - here we can see him hovering forlornly over the cruel malformed volcanoes of Venus which I was inspired to draw by Professor Brian Cox WHO IS THE MOST HANDSOMEST AND LOVELIEST MAN ON TELEVISION WHO ISN'T MICHAEL PALIN. Although in the next episode it was made clear that Venus' volcanoes had never been seen to have erupted. UNTIL NOW.

This was for Feral-Gargantua's monthly art thing themed around a three-panel wordless comics. I know they're not in panels but IT'S FUNNY ANYWAY. Right? Hundreds would disagree maybe - but I had fun drawing it and colouring it and surely that's the point. The enormous one is here.

All those popular men up there were drawn for this image which is portraying 'The Invention of Rock' via B.B. King's glowing guitar shining and getting in the eyes of the great and the good and the long-dead-by-the-time-B.B. King-used-it. It was for Bobbymono's enormous colab comic thing and I hope it sits well alongside artists who are clearly better than me. The full thing, as always, is here.
Finally yes - here it is, the fourth page of the first beautiful adventure of the Crabcake crew. There's one more to go before I do an annoying 'anthology' image of all five and then go on to claim that I'm a worthwhile artist. As you can see, in this page they've stepped out onto the planets surface and are generally dicking about. Those silly fools - the full thing (with links to pages 1 - 3) is here.

Thank you very much for reading when you're so busy nomming it down on various eggs - I'm sorry this wasn't exciting and cynical like the blogs so many others write but I'm choosing not to be a douchebag. It's a choice would you believe, even though so many people make it look natural.

I'll return on the 18th of April with more goings-on and potentially either NO MIND or a portion of a finished dissertation. Shotgun the former.

O - x