Monday, May 30, 2011

One that got away

I recently pitched a comic called MCPD Blue (that's Monster City Police Department). Sadly the editor liked it, but didn't feel it was right. After a brief moment of panic where I thought all ideas had dried up and I'd never do anything, or find time for anything again, I came up with an idea that takes a lot of what I liked about MCPD Blue but hopefully presses the right buttons for the editor.
In the meantime, here's a couple of the MCPD Blue illustrations. Who knows, maybe I'll come back to it sometime.

Sunday, May 08, 2011


Have you heard about Nelson yet? It was finally announced a few days ago, and is, frankly, amazing. I know this, because I've seen a lot of it. I've seen a lot of it, because I'm in it.
As an anthology it's pretty unusual, I think the tagline pretty much sums it up - 'Fifty Creators, Forty Three years, One narrative'. That's right, a whole lot of people all working on one story. But, thanks to the hard work of Rob Davis, Woodrow Phoenix and Kayla Hillier, not only is it cohesive, it adds up to far more than the sum of it's parts. And what 'parts' they are, not matter what kind of comics you read, I guarantee you'll have heard of some of the people involved. I'm still pinching myself that my contribution sits in their with the work of so many people I hugely admire.
Read more about it here.
As soon as I'm able to show something, I will.... but only a little bit!