Friday, 30 December 2011

Crimbo and That

'Ey up chuck.

So, Christmas happened. Very pleasurable and full of cidery evenings and MUCH cheese.

Here's just a brief brief (not very brief) rundown of what went on Decemberwise.

Thought Bubble Video
I briefly appeared in one. Weirdly. It was weird.

Thought Bubble film from Anne Holiday on Vimeo.

Did you spot me? Weird eh?! I was speaking to John Burdis in Judge armour.

Bristol Goings-On

Went to see Amplifier in Bristol with milady, didn't I?! IT WAS GOOD, WASN'T IT? Kind of spacey mod-prog with whirling guitars. Better live than I expected and catchier than a sneeze in a lift.

Bought the parentals many Bristol goods for festivus and I can't recommend higher The Bristol Cider Shop, Dr Burnorium's Hot Sauce Emporium (I shit you not) and... well basically the entire of St Nicholas' Market. It's bloody magic.

Other Comics

Two upcoming comics THAT YOU SHOULD KEEP YOUR FACE PEELED FOR. The first is El Bigote by a true comics chap and master of Turtles PJs Matt McLocusts McLaughlin and El Ch-ch-ch-cherry Chivo
Also - the second Vanguard. I have no idea when it's showing up and I believe Mammoth Jack: THE SEQUEL is being drawn by the aforementioned gloryChivo - but I've drawn an art card that'll be given out with it. Featuring the DONKEY FROM HELL.

So look out for that. It'll be Van Domtastic.

Crazy Fox Appearances

Honoured to have my artwork appear in the "Strode College" season planner thing promoting the incredible Pendarves Jenkins Combination. Not sure why but it makes me very happy to see my drawings in there - probably because it's a fixtures guide that's in all the local shops and takeaways and that. Glastonbury folk will look at it and go "WHO DREW THAT SHIT".
Didn't notice it at the time - but the Zarjaz/Dogbreath blog have preview'd my upcoming Tales From the Black Museum strip written by Mike Lynch. "Currently scheduled for Zarjaz 15" so that'll be next summer or thereabouts. Looking forward to seeing it in print!
Not only that - but Futurequake Press has published a story I drew earlier in the year. Written by John Paul Fitch and lettered by the mighty Bolt. If you've not read it I'd really appreciate you giving it a gander over there at the old Futurequake Press Blog.

Weekly Webcomics
Just what you need in those dark and wintry times - more tales from the Jamellabank. Written by the amazing Jasmine Woods. Pleased to report that the script for the entire run has now been completed - so we have a concrete idea of where we're going and how we're going to get there. Hint: It's going to be nuts.
The final (ever?) Time Tale featuring the appearance of Ghostpockets. Who, predictably, destroys the universe. Couldn't have been engineered by a finer chap - ! If you'd like to write a Time Tale give us a shout and we'll construct something!
Here's Flaubert St Cloud page six - and out of interest, here's a close-up of the first panel and a GUIDE to cameos.
From right to left: Lewis Powell, Steev Thulin-Hopper, Neil McClements, Mike Donachie, James Feist, Matt Soffe, Ben Moore and the Burleys.
...and part seven. Do keep your eyes on Crazy Fox Machine on Facebook. For developments and such.

Assorted Art
Drawn for Rich McAuliffe for being my 200th Twitter follower. I've since been asked about the ultimate fate of the unfortunate Moomin. He died a hero - for within him was a T-Rex Bomb (tm) that sploded and took apart the merciless lizard - saving Moominvalley. Shortly afterwards a statue was erected. But the Groke sat on it.

Three panels done for a large collaborative strip written by Dirk van Dom and presented to the 2000ad forum FOR CHRISTMAS. Other parts done by Stephen Prestwood, Filip Roncone, Neil "Bhuna" Roche and Tony Rothwell - can be seen with text in it's entirety here.
Finally - Christmas contributions were capped by this Gronky effort - an idea from forumite "Dash Decent" not Descent. NOT Descent. Whoops.

...and FINALLY...

We've got TWO teasers for you this time around - the first is from Tony Rothwell for his strip written by Blas Bigatti. THAT'S SO CONFUSING THAT IT DESTROYED THE MIND OF OTHER POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTORS.
SECONDLY on christmas I shared a snippet of our sensational cover by a veteran 2000ad artist that I'm still, for some reason, not revealing even though it's pretty obvious - - - stare at this beauty!
Sweet. You'll see the whole thing come March ;)

and I'll see YOU next year. Be lucky!

O x

1 comment:

  1. Cheers for the mention, O. Your blog posts are always...hmmmm...crooked beehives full of insane bees. There's just so much going on all at once!