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Friday, August 26, 2011
I have some news to put up on here. Firstly the Judge Dredd story that I am working on with Owen Watts for Zarjaz is coming along nicely. Owen is about half way though the comic now and he has sent me on the first two pages which look great.
I am going to have a story in Zombies Hi. It is a three page story and it will be drawn by the very talented Kevin Logue. Here is the Zombies Hi Facebook page and you can also pick up a copy of Issue One and Two over on Kevin's blog.
And finally we have a bit of a change up on the Nestor comic. Issue One will not be drawn by Mike Ball as I said before. Mike is now gonna be working on a story set in the Blackstar Universe which will appear in Issue Four of Ri Ra. Taking over for Mike will be Paul McCallan. I have worked with Paul on a past issue of FutureQuake and his art is excellent.
Here are a few sketches that he has sent me of the main characters in the book.
Friday, August 12, 2011
So BlackStar is a comic that I started working on about three years ago and for different reasons it didn't get finished. During My interview with Dave O Leary for Irish Comic News he asked me was the comic going to be finished or not. I think that might have been the kick in the arse I needed to get this one up and running again. So here is what I have so far. Black Star will be a 32 page full colour comic published by Coimici Gael (the same publishers behind Ri Ra) and this time it will be drawn by Dwayne Moloney. I am also pleased to say that Ger Hankey the artist behind Short Sharp Shocks will be working on the cover too.
Also a story set in the Black Star universe will be in Ri Ra Issue 4 before the one shot comes out next year.
Here are a few sketches done by Dwayne during the week.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Here is the pencils for the cover of Issue Two of Nestor which has been drawn by the very talented Robert Elrod. This looks great and I can't wait to see the finished piece.
Also the first page of Issue Two is up on the Irish Comic News website and the link for that is here.
Friday, July 22, 2011
I am looking for an artist or artists not too sure yet for a new project myself and Martin Greene are working on at the moment. It is a sci fi story and we are looking for someone that isn't afraid of a challenge. We hope to have this ready for May/June of next year so if there is any artists out there that are interested in working with myself and Martin on this one you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I do have a bit more news we have our artist for the second cover of Nestor. It will be drawn by Robert Elrod. Rob is an excellent horror artist and you can check out some of his work over on his blog.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Well, we have settled on the designs for the vampires in Nestor and Anthony has sent me on some sketches of how they will look.
First up we have Nestor in all his vampire glory.
And here we have the Feral vampire sketch. These look excellent. I'll post these up on the Nestor Facebook page tomorrow. I do have some more news about yet another comic I'll be working on for Coimici Gael but I'll say no more until I get some new designs from the artist.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
I have done an interview for the new site Irish Comic News. It's been set up by Tommie Kelly and it aims to promote Irish Comics. The interview is here.
There are also two articles on the site one for the Wire and Gas Anthology which features some art by Mike Ball and an article with some of Anthony O Neill's sketches for Nestor.
The cover for Issue Three of Ri Ra is also up for people to check out. That's over on Aidan Courtney's blog.
One final thing the scripts for Nestor are finished and I have set up a Nestor Facebook page. I'll be updating it with sketches and art from the comic. We are hoping to have it ready for Halloween. I am also pleased to announce that Kevin Logue will be working on the cover for Issue One and once that's finished I'll post that up here. The rough sketch for the cover is over on the Facebook page.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
These are some sketches for another new comic we've just started working on called Nestor. It is based on a story by Martin Greene and will feature art by both Mike Ball and Anthony O Neill. The sketches below are from Anthony. We are still just working on getting the look right for the vampires in the story but some of these were so good I had to post them.
We'll be setting up a Facebook page too shortly for anyone that wants to follow the progress of the comic.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
This is way too late but just wanted to say we had a great time at the 2D Festival last weekend. It was my first time going to anything like that and I must say it was an excellent few days. It was great to finally meet other comic creators that I known through the interwebs. For the majority of comic book creators it is a solitary job and it was cool to spend a few days just talking to like minded people.
We've got a busy few months ahead of us. The World War One Anthology is nearly ready to be released and I have just started working on a two issue story for Coimici Gael called Nestor based on a story by Martin Greene. That won't be out until the end of the year but we have our two artists on board now Mike Ball and Anthony O'Neill.
Hopefully we'll have them on our table at next year's 2D Festival.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Well here is another page from our War Anthology called Wire and Gas. This is from the story 'Good Boy' and is drawn by the very talented Anthony O' Neill. We will have more pages to show at the 2D Festival in Derry at the start of June. So if anyone is heading up to that they can stop by the Coimici Gael table and see the pages for themselves.
I'm also currently working away on a pitch with a very cool comic creator called Alfred Paige.
Alfred's latest comic is called PinPoint and is available to buy here. The story we are working on is called Daisy Chain and I am at the minute writing the last issue. It's early days for that project but we'll see how it goes.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
A while back I mentioned that I was working on a Judge Dredd story for Zarjaz, I do have some more news about that story. The very talented Mr Owen Watts will be working on the art for that story and he has started to work on his look for Judge Anderson. His art work and his take on Judge Anderson was recently featured on the Forbidden Planet website. The link for that is here if anyone wants to check that out. Really looking forward to seeing the story later on in the year.
Also here is the Zarjaz blog too.
I know I said I wouldn't put up anymore pages from our World War One Anthology up but screw it. Here is the pencils for the story Bait drawn by Mike Ball. These pages look great. We've got three very different styles in this comic and I think they complement each other very well. Not too sure if we will have the comic ready for the 2D Festival we might just have some preview pages at our table for people to take a look at instead. We are planning a launch for the comic in June in Ennis instead.
Friday, April 29, 2011
So here is the first page from the story Good Boy which I picked up yesterday from Anthony O Neill. Like Mike Ball this will be Anthony's first time being published. The rest of the art in this strip is excellent but I don't think I'll post anymore pages from the book on here. It is a very small anthology so I don't want to give too much away. Ye will all have to pick up a copy of the comic when it comes out in June. It is great to see Martin Greene's stories in comic form for the first time. Myself and Martin are working on a few other projects and we will hopefully have some news about those soon.
Once we sort out the cover which is being worked on by Aidan Courtney I'll post that for ye to take a look at. I'm very proud of this one and that's mostly down to the new people that have gotten involved, they are a great bunch of very talented folk.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
I have just received the first page for another one of the stories that will appear in our War Anthology. We've got a name for it now which is Wire and Gas. This page is from a story called Bait and is drawn by the very talented Mr Mike Ball. This will be Mike's first comic book strip to be published I don't think it will be his last.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Well here it is, the first page for our new World War One comic being published by Coimici Gael.
Like I said in the last post these are all Martin Greene's stories that have been scripted by me.
The artist for this strip is Aidan Courtney, anyone that reads Ri Ra will know Aidan as the editor of that excellent book. Once I get more art for the other strips I'll put them on here so keep an eye on here for a sneak peek of the other strips that will appear in the anthology. Here is a link for Aidan Courtney's blog if anyone wants to check that out.
Monday, April 11, 2011
I do have some good news to report. We are putting together an anthology. This will be a very small three story anthology with stories all set in World War One. The three stories come from the mind of Martin Greene and have been scripted by me. We have been busy over the last week or two getting the artists for each strip and now we are good to go. The artists in question are Mike Ball, Aidan Courtney and Anthony O Neill. We plan to have this ready for the 2D Festival in Derry at the start of June. Once I'll post some art from the book up here once it starts to come in.
I've also just got some more pages from Dwayne Moloney for the Home Land comic (got to find a publisher for this one) These pages are really shaping up.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
The strip for Ri Ra Issue three is nearly complete. Dwayne Moloney has been busy working away on it over the last week. Here is one of the pages from that story. Aidan Courtney the editor of Ri Ra tells me the strips are starting to come in for Issue Three so it shouldn't be too long now before it goes to print. Here is the Ri Ra face book page if anyone wants to join. It is the best way to find out more about the artists and writers that will be featured in Issue three and also the page will feature a sneak peek at some of the art work that will be in the next issue.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
I just found out that Ri Ra Issue 3 is going ahead and myself and John Cullen are going to be working on a three page strip for that issue. Ri Ra is the comic that first published us and also helped us get our Eagle Award nominations so it's great to see it going from strength to strength. There are still some issues of Ri Ra Issue 1 and 2 available on their website if anyone wants to pick them up the link for that is here. The comic has gathered some of the most talented people working in Irish comic today and with your support it will keep doing so.
Here are some sketches from John for the story 'Once upon a time'
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I have some more art from HomeLand for people to check out. I'm very pleased with what Dwayne has come up with so far these look great.
This is the first page of the comic it's not completely finished yet.
Here is page two SHEP fighting one of the lizard creatures. Like I said these are just early roughs but I'm very happy with the way this comic is coming long.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Two posts in a week that must be new record for me. I just thought I'd put up some of these sketches I received during the week for a pitch I'm putting together with the very talented Dwayne Moloney for a comic called Home Land.
It is the story of a human colony that gets hit by a natural disaster and is forced to fend for itself. These are just some very early sketches but I think they look excellent so I thought I'd put em up here to see what people thought of them. We don't have a publisher for this one yet that's gonna be the next thing we have to get working on.
This is the first sketch for Home Land itself and one of the creatures that inhabit this now hostile world. Also the armor for the militia.
Here is the design for one of the characters called SHEP and a sketch for one of the vehicles that the colonists use.
Also here is a link for Dwayne's deviant art page for you to check out.
Friday, February 18, 2011
It has been a while but I have been busy. It is that time of year again the Eagle Awards are upon us again. Last year was fantastic for Ri Ra it managed to get two nominations and we want to try and go for it again. We want to get Ri Ra nominated for Favourite New Comic Book and Favourite European Comic Book. If any one wants to help us get there again that would be excellent. The link for that is here.
I do have some more news. I am working on a Judge Dredd story for that excellent comic Zarjaz. I grew up reading Dredd so it's pretty cool to get the chance to create a story for him. That won't be out for a while yet but once I know more I'll post something up here. The link for the Zarjaz blog is here if anyone wants to check that out.