Thursday, 4 December 2014

Cheers Big Ears

Just to prove I'm alive, A sketchbook doodle I coloured with a bit of watercolour and colored pencil.

Been sick and in bed recently so my comic has stalled a bit. Starting it up again now though, working on the 14th page of 16.

Monday, 20 October 2014

A Goon

I've been working pretty hard on my comic so as a "reward" I did some doodling for fun and came up with this Goonish character.

Monday, 29 September 2014

In The Grip of The Cloud of Misery

A sketchbook drawing I drew while feeling miserable and then later inked and watercoloured.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Wee blue haired fellow

A little man I drew to break in a new nib.

Still working on my comic, so far 6 pages pencilled and 5 pages inked. Not even halfway through the planned 16 pages! Eeesh!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Some sketchbook pages



A couple of sketchbook drawings I've done recently. When I'm drawing I like to have awful TV on in the background as long as it's not too distracting. This is why I ended up drawing Guy Fieri. This is a real quote.

This is all I have at the moment as I've been busy with a new 16 page comic Fisherman. Here is a peek at my carefully taped and scribbled thumbnails:

Friday, 1 August 2014

What I'd Do With a Million Pounds

A drawing I did for Offlife comics twitter challenge #quickdraw. I had one hour to do a cartoon on "What I'd do With a Million Pounds".

Monday, 21 July 2014

Portfolio Self Portrait

Here is a little self portrait I did for the 'about' page of my online portfolio!

Yes why not commission me, tell your friends, or whisper the url into art director's ears while they sleep!

Thursday, 26 June 2014

The Quest


I fancied doing a big watercolour illustration so here it is. It's all about my struggle with RSI and the quest towards creative freedom! And it's always funny whenever you mix dramatic lighting with cartoonish characters.


Monday, 23 June 2014

W is for Robert Wyatt

Once again skipping all the unimportant letters, here is my W Alphaband. Robert Wyatt is an english musician whose music is quite hard to describe. Slightly proggy, a bit jazzy and experimental but also with good melodies and catchy hooks. One of my favourite albums is Rock Bottom which features some great songs and even a cameo from the masterful Ivor Cutler.

Monday, 26 May 2014

S is for Sparks

Yup it's another Alphabands entry. Sparks are Ron & Russell Mael a duo who have encompassed a lot of different styles over the years. This drawing is inspired partly by their big hit This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us, although I painted it while listening to The No 1 Song in Heaven lp, which I heartily recommend.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

R is for Alasdair Roberts

Another Alphabands entry. Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish Folk musician who sings both traditional songs and his own. I recommend albums like Farewell Sorrow and Spoils, if you love miserable folk & murder ballads like me.

Monday, 28 April 2014

O is for Orchestal Manoeuvres In The Dark


For Alphabands. Yes it's those lads from Liverpool who shook the world! OMD are a synthpop band from the 80s who managed to make incredibly catchy pop songs with synthesizers while still keeping a bit of cold Kraftwerkyness about them.

Monday, 14 April 2014

M is for Morrissey

It's Morrissey time for Alphabands. I didn't use much reference for this, it is just the young Morrissey as he looks in my mind.

Pencil & Watercolour.

Monday, 7 April 2014

L is for Lambchop


Yes it is my triumphant return to Alphabands! My L entry is for Lambchop.

Lambchop are one of my favourite bands and I've seen them live three times, each time Kurt Wagner performs sitting down which is appropriate for most of their songs, but in an up tempo number he rocks out in his chair as I have drawn here!

Pencil and watercolour in my sketchbook.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Fisherman Sketches


Some sketches & character design for a possible comic. I like the first one but maybe it’s too cutesy. I think I’ll have to wait for my hands to get better before I can attempt a whole strip.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Everyday Villains



Quick pencil drawing for off life comics #quickdraw, the topic was “Everyday Villains”.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Amalgamated Biscuit Comics now for sale!

Amalgamated Biscuit comics is available to buy online now! The best comics I've made including Luxury Cruise, Another Day In Hell, some "funnies" and a little introduction strip.
  • 24 pages
  • Black & white with colour cover
  • Luxurious real paper feel!
A measly £3.00 (including P&P) for UK & £5 for anywhere else. Yours to buy with paypal on the right hand side of this very blog.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Cushlamochree!

A little ink & watercolour painting I did for my dad's birthday. It's inspired by Crockett Johnson's Barnaby , my dad is playing the role of Mr O'Malley.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Minicomic cover

The cover of my minicomic! It's a collection of comics with Luxury Cruise, Another Day In Hell and some "funnies". I've only printed a few copies but I fancied the idea of making a physical item.

Now to figure out a way to sell it online and see if any comic shops will take some.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

B is for Bonnie Prince Billy

My B entry for Alphabands is Bonnie Prince Billy. Probably my favourite singer, he's definitely up there anyway.

Pen Ink & Watercolour.

Monday, 20 January 2014

A is for Arab Strap

My A drawing for Alphabands. Arab Strap were a filthily bleak duo from Scotland, worth a look if like me, you are a miserable bastard.

Pencil and Watercolour.