Sunday, 28 February 2010

Happy Birthday Zarina!

Today was my friend Zarina's birthday! I made a card featuring her comic character Le Mime wishing a "Happy. Birth-day. To (two). Zarina." in his own silent style!

Friday, 19 February 2010

Happy Birthday Kyoko & Carolina!

Sometimes birthdays are like wait ages and two come along at once! Today two of my friend's had birthdays: Kyoko and Carolina. I made a card for each of them...

I'm feeling quite a bit better now, after being sick the past week, so hope to have more new drawings up soon...

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Gong Hey Fat Choy!

Tomorrow is the start of the Chinese New Year of the Tiger. Grrrrr!!! Happy New Year to all my Chinese friends...

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Little White Lies Creative Brief

To tie in with the release of Matthew Vaughn’s movie, Kick-Ass, based on Mark Millar’s comic-book series of the same name, Little White Lies set a competition to take the film of your choice and re-imagine it in the form of a comic, within a single six-panel page.

After wracking my brains trying to decide what film to use, I finally decided (for reasons I can't quite explain) on David Fincher's Fight Club.

All entries had to be black and white, and also had to fit within the set panel template, which was an interesting limitation to be faced with. It was also a challenge to condense the essence of the film into just 6 panels, and as a result I ditched some of the less relevant sub-plots and characters. As Edward Norton's character in the film provides a constant narration to the events, I decided to avoid using speech bubbles, and instead use narration boxes to capture the tone of the movie...

I'm happy with the final result and enjoyed working on this project... The best selected entries will be included in a special digital edition of the magazine, and the winning entry will be printed in a full-page of the next issue of Little White Lies...Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Decade Drawn Out: Dazed & Confused competition

Here is my entry for Dazed & Confused magazine's Decade Drawn Out competition. The brief was to draw one of the ten selected best covers from the last decade, with the only restriction being that the cover had to be entirely illustrated.

After looking over the selected covers, I decided to do a version of this cover from 2003, featuring Jake Gyllenhaal. After sketching out some ideas, I decided to do something a bit different and have Jake wearing the Frank the Rabbit mask from the film Donnie Darko (which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, for those of you that don't know).

I'm really pleased with my final image, and it was nice change from all the comics I've been doing recently...

Monday, 1 February 2010

28 Comics Later... Day Fourteen

...I wasn't sure what to do a comic about today, all things considered. But then I decided that a comic doesn't necessarily have to be funny, and it seemed like as good a medium as any to comment on my nan's passing...