Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Back in 1973 I was at art school and I was required to write a dissertation as part of the final year. I told them it would be about comics. In those days comics weren't as prominent as they are today, and completely absent from art schools. At the time I was besotted with the work of a relatively new artist (to me) Neil Adams.  Without telling anyone I decided the whole dissertation would be about him. I submitted the finished thing and I was summoned to the office of the tutor in charge of dissertations. Since he'd never heard of Neil Adams he wasn't sure I hadn't made him up and the whole thing wasn't an elaborate hoax. I convinced him he was real and I was genuine (he conceded that Adams was a very good draughtsman) and I got quite a good mark.

All this to show what a big Neil Adams fan I've always been. I inked him once before but I've just seen this and I wish I could show it to the 22 year old me. All credit to the colourist who added immeasurable amounts of zing.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Here's an alternative rough for a recent book. We went for the Joker rather than WW in the end.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

I just love this Orientalist painting from 1888, "The Black Poet" by Jean-Leon Gerome.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

With a new film on the way I just came across these ads I did a short while ago.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Some more pages from my picto-memoir. We're in 1964 and here are some of the British comics I was consuming at the time.

Here's a variant cover I did for Dark Knight 3. I understand that these variant covers are sponsored by particular stores and are only available in that store. Could be wrong. I don't have to buy them. So much for things like this being for sale to all on every newsstand.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

It's the Joker's 75th birthday and there's discussion going on at the moment about censorship/self-censorship. Here's a cover I did a while back which I was asked to tone down (before and after). Along with a couple of prelims that led up to it.