Friday 6 April 2012

Axel Pressbutton

 I read on the 2000ad board recently that it had been 30 years since the publication of "Warrior"and I thought "expletive deleted" me! 30 YEARS!  As I also thought that one can't have too many misanthropic, cigar smoking, psychotic cyborgs on one's blog, here by way of tribute to that fine long gone comic is my take on  Axel Pressbutton.

Sunday 25 March 2012

Judge Hershey

The eagle eyed among you may have noticed that so far on this blog there has been a woeful lack of females and so in the interests of redress and balance (and fanboy fantasy fodder) I give you Judge Barbara Hershey. Even though in her career she has risen from street judge to hold the exalted office of Chief Judge Ms Hershey has, more importantly, long been the possessor of Mega City One's finest hairstyle.

Tuesday 6 March 2012

Rich Pickings over at Zarjaz

Judge Dredd, keeping Mega City locksmiths in business as he makes his entrance in in his own inimitable style. These are a few panels from "Rich Pickings'', a strip written by Derek Hamill in the current issue of ZARJAZ, (issue no. 14 for those of you keeping count).

In a tale set aagainst the backdrop of competitive nose picking, Dredd encounters a  mean and murky world of scoundrels, gangsters, hitmen and idiots, other "things"...

          ...and "nasal violation".  Be warned kids, Use a hankie!                                       

Tuesday 31 January 2012

Duel 2

This is my first post of 2012 and as I started this drawing I thought that it would be a good idea to make "Duel" an occasional, continuing series. So here we have number two, an alternative Eastern Front air battle. In this one a Soviet pilot bales out, still fighting after coming off second best in a fight with a Luftwaffe Saucer ...and the plane for those of you interested in that sort of thing is my attempt at a Lavochkin La-7. Below I've posted some images from a sketchbook which led to "Duel 2"

 This sketch of a Shturmovik vs Nazi saucer, which I did a few months back developed into this little sequence...

... the pilot struggles to control his shot up machine (by the way this is a great reference site for Soviet uniforms!)....

... and the original image which gave me the idea for"Duel 2".

Wednesday 28 December 2011

Vape! Vape! Vape!

I didn't get the chance to get much drawing done this month so here's one I made earlier, again a 2000ad inspired piece, a rough and ready study of a VC.  I always liked the ungainly, clunky feel of the tech and weaponry that the VCs used....especially the helmets!

...and here's one that I abandoned earlier, or rather, put on the back burner for the time being. Under the working title "VC Drop", I just couldn't get the dynamic, the proportions, the "feel" of this one right so I decided that I would  revisit it at a later date. But there you go. Let no one ever tell you that this drawing malarkey is easy!

Monday 21 November 2011

Here comes the Judge

A pencil study of a British pop cultural icon and byword for heavy handed policing who really needs no introduction ....
....and this is a rough twenty minute study done on Ingres paper with Conte for improvement maybe but I was quite pleased with the composition.

Tuesday 8 November 2011

A Tale of the Trenches

This is a page from a strip which I drew for Zarjaz 13. " Rogue Trooper: A Tale of the Trenches" finds the last of the GIs in jeopardy in a cracking, taut litle tale written by Richmond Clements   
This is an image of Morrison, a Souther Grunt and one of the main characters in the story.

Above are a couple of studies of how I imagined the Nort Skimmer craft to look. I  wanted to give it  engines that looked almost too big for it, floating control surfaces and a Messerschmidt type cockpit.