I bought some new pens a couple of days ago with one of them being a brush pen - something I've heard lots about but never used before. This is just a quick sketch to try it out (grey-washed with the water from my rinse-pot!)
In other news, go and watch this video - it features Hergé, Goscinny, Uderzo and Franquin! (via)
The latest issue of The DFC (no.11) has just seen the final episode of Super Animal Adventure Squad in 'The Teatime of Doom' by James Turner. Every single episode has given me hearty chuckles aplenty, but one of my favourites was in issue 8, which featured Beesley taking on a giant mutant ant all by himself.
As with Neill's Mo-Bots, I thought I'd have a go at James' 'Learn to Draw Beesely' (download the sheet from this link) and here are the results!
A funny thing happened to my mobile phone the other day... it suddenly started blipping and downloading something odd. The next thing I knew I was being challenged to a duel by a 14-year old girl who appeared to have a huge digital robot standing right behind her. This is what happens when you go to Mo-Bot High, a school with a rather unusual break-time activity, and the name of the comic strip created by Neill Cameron that has been running in The DFC these past few weeks.
Recently Neill put up a 'How to draw a Mo-Bot' sheet on his blog, so I thought I'd quickly get one together, as per his instructions. After all, I've got a 14-year old girl to fight!
It was thirty years ago today that Star Wars had its release in the US (we didn't get it in the UK until December 1977). Like all children of a certain age (I was 8) that film, and its two sequels, had a profound impact on me. To celebrate, here's another from the archives - my first ever published drawing in a fanzine from 1984...
Here's a quick drawing of Sonya the Huge and Herbert from the Donjon (Dungeon) series by Lewis Trondheim, Joann Sfar, Christophe Blain and Kerascoet. Sonya is quite a maternal figure, and with that in mind this is dedicated to Paul (fellow Dungeon fan) and Rebecca, who have just had a brand new daughter, Olivia.