Saturday, 22 March 2014


Ahh, Mike Mignola.  Probably the biggest influence on my comic work, and without doubt, at the top of the pile of my favourite artists ever.

Without even realising(to start off with), I've been a fan of his work for a very long time, back to his earlier DC days, with Cosmic Odyssey and Gotham by Gaslight.  When I could, I'd buy anything that Mignola had worked on (even the original Rocket Raccoon!), and can remember picking up the first collected Hellboy, Seed of Destruction, twenty years ago. Twenty years, just think about that... I'm reeling.

Needless to say, Hellboy rapidly became my favourite comic book, avidly collecting every thing I could, and digging the way his universe expanded with the BPRD titles.  Mignola and his world are a big influence on my work in comics, culminating in Patches McGinley last year.

I could write for ages about Mignola and the big red guy, but I won't.  I'll let my art do the talking instead, with a watercolour piece I did last night to celebrate Hellboy's 20th Birthday.  It's my take on him at twenty, full of adolescent piss and vinegar (As Tom Waits might put it... there's another Hellboy connection...), acne riddled, and smoking Lucky Strikes.  (And before anyone says, I realised I'd forgotten his tail this morning!  Call it artistic licence!)

Happy Birthday Hellboy. Have a cigar on me!

Monday, 17 March 2014


He's done it again! (And he said he wouldn't...) Another #draw thread from the @themooks is #DrawVader.  There's some brilliant entries so far, and here's mine. So much variety! You should check them all out...

Saturday, 8 March 2014


POW!  Didn't see that coming did ya?  Here's episode 4 of Bag Boy!  I'm really pleased with this episode, as I'm pushing myself to create better art every time, and challenge myself to create something special. I'm really happy with the colours and drawing on this one... Onwards and upwards Bag Boy fans!

As ever, to enjoy the new episode in it's full glory, please click on the pic below.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014


Finally!  After almost a month of waiting, Bag Boy Episode 3 is finished!  I've been catching up with design and illustration projects, then creating a pitch for my graphic novel, Young Bob, last week. Something had to give, and unfortunately, it was Bag Boy...

I hope you all enjoy the episode, as I'm really pleased  how it's turned out. As ever, please click on the pic below to see the large version. I've got Episode 4 plotted in my head, and will be laying it out this evening.  (It's going to get weirder and more Kirby-esque...) Fingers crossed, it'll be back to a more regular schedule from now on!