I am a perfectionist by nature and when the quality of lettering drops, I struggle to stay interested. As with any art form there is degree of subjectivity to it, but there a number of rules that need to be followed. Here’s 3 ways to spot amateur comic book lettering.Continue reading
Halloween is fun for many reasons but in recent year it has come to mean another volume of the fantastic Samurai Slasher! I think Mike Garley has started structuring his entire year around this labour of love. And it is BLOODY awesome!
As always, Mike gathers a stellar cast of artists so I have an interesting task of trying to fit the lettering to the art. Where normally I might alter the lettering style to suit, this series has its own lettering style that has remained largely consistent across the previous two previous volumes.
This volume did present the challenge of lettering some more less common elements which allowed for something a bit different.
As always the entire series has a larger dollop of SFX throughout which are characteristically on point. You can pick up your copies from Mike’s web store, or check out his list of convention appearances and then you can pick one up in person, and get it signed at the same time.
UK indy legend Dean Beattie joins the fray on cover duties as Bubbles latest adventure, a third successful kickstarter on the bounce (LOL), heads to the printers.
Had great fun working on a Christmas short story – Samurai Slasher Vs Santa – with regular collaborator, Mike Garley, and a new art team of Jim Lavery and David Cooper. It takes all the usual humour from the previous Samurai Slasher stories and adds a massive dollop of festive madness. Spoiler, shenanigans ensue.
The generous sole that Mr Garley is you can read the 3-page short on his website and you can even download a free PDF of it so you can take it with you wherever you go. Not there, though. Sicko.
The second instalment of the excellent Bubble O’Seven is complete!
Another successful kickstarter from Grainne and the Bounce Comics team gives a new adventure, this time featuring the art of Lee Killeen. In the words of Bubbles himself: “MI7 have been scanning the London area for the whereabouts of Mr Fluffy. One would think it would be simple enough to locate the whereabouts of a cat endowed with opposable digits. Alas, the feline fraternity is a secretive one. We can, however, rely on the street-strolling gutter hounds to roll over on their furball nemeses when a nice piece of steak is in the offing.”
This issue features an epic cover from fellow Bounce team member, Andy Clift.
The Samurai Slasher is back and he will MESS. YOU. UP!
The star of Dr O, Bubble O’Seven, is described by his creators as having an “unassuming simian suaveness that permeates the air around him”. But they also suggest that “maybe he’s just an ape in a suit”. Well, the issue was successfully kickstarted in March, so we are about to find out.
The first issue of the wonderful new series from Bounce Comics members Grainne McEntee and Matt Rooke, Bubbles O’Seven is finished and ready for the printers. It’s been an enjoyable journey so far, I am also working on the title logo for Bubbles, but this first issue marks the start of series which I anticipate being a huge amount of fun to work on.
The forth and final issue of this run of The Kill Screen is ready for you all, head over to Mike Garley’s store. Josh Sherwell and Mike and have been killing it on this series and I’m so happy with how it’s turned out.
Did some one say “collected editon”? You’ll have to wait and see!
The third issue of the wonderfully well received ‘The Kill Screen’ is ready for release on the world you should be able to pick copies at Mike Garley’s store.
This release has more digital shenanigans, we spend some time on a boat, look at blueprints, hang out with Nine-Lives and there a bunch of explosions!
One of my favourite projects to date!
A mythical Samurai warrior goes on a killer rampage. Based on the 80s Slasher film that never was…