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A mix of pre-work and pub doodles from the past couple of dayssssss. I’m using another two year old hardback sketchbook. The paper is better, but I keep carving holes in it from time to time with my mechanical pencil, so that’s FUN,

Peace.

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Yesterday’s output for Push It Real. I just need to pencil and letter a few more panels, then the first chapter is done.
Peace.

Yesterday’s output for Push It Real. I just need to pencil and letter a few more panels, then the first chapter is done.

Peace.

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Spent the last couple of days pencilling and lettering the first chapter of Push It Real. 
I’m taking a different approach to making this comic- rather than the simplistic method of sequencing however many panels on a single piece of paper, I’m drawing panels as large or as small as I need before scanning and arranging them on a web page.
This might mean that I end up with way more original art for shorter scenes alone, but I can tell you it’s super-liberating to be drawing comics without having to worry about stupid little things like bleed or pagination or forced pacing and the other pitfalls of print comics.
Peace.

Spent the last couple of days pencilling and lettering the first chapter of Push It Real. 

I’m taking a different approach to making this comic- rather than the simplistic method of sequencing however many panels on a single piece of paper, I’m drawing panels as large or as small as I need before scanning and arranging them on a web page.

This might mean that I end up with way more original art for shorter scenes alone, but I can tell you it’s super-liberating to be drawing comics without having to worry about stupid little things like bleed or pagination or forced pacing and the other pitfalls of print comics.

Peace.

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Character designs for my other new comic Push It Real (I took it from a line in the Gorillaz song Kids With Guns). I think I’m going to go in a Love And Rockets-style direction with this and Dark Matters, and have these be the only two books I work on for the ol’ foreseeable.

Both Push It Real and Dark Matters will be presented in an infinite canvas format online. I’m kinda bored of drawing regular pages. I want to step my comix game up but good.

Peace.

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Part two of a three-part doodle megapost.

More doodles from Friday night’s live music drink ‘n’ draw sketchathon at the Barrel And Horn. For anybody just joining us, the band playing were the Whole Tone Trio (Frankie Connolly on guitar/vocals, Mike Kenna on bass, and Ollie John Fulcher on drums).

I also got some fanmail¬†during the night from a cool lady whose name I didn’t think to get. But she didn’t get mine either, so I suppose we’ll always remain all cool and mysterious to each other until we meet againnnnnn.

Peace.

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Something for a certain someone….

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I had the good fortune to be able to get a nice close seat during the Whole Tone Trio’s show at the Barrel And Horn last night. I was waiting for friends to turn up so I got to doodling the band during their set- even when my buddies did turn up, I kept at it, and even drew a crowd of my own (though this was only because I they needed somewhere to sit, and I had a big ol’ bench to myself).

I was going through any and all A5 sketchbooks I had, and settled on a nearly empty hardback to take out with me. Going through it now, I remember why I left it gathering dust in a hole in my parent’s room- the paper quality was kinda rough for my liking.

The Whole Tone Trio is: Frankie Connolly on guitar/vocals, Mike Kenna on bass, and Ollie John Fulcher on the drums. I wish I was better at drawing drumsssssss.

Peace.

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I think this doodle from a nice lady at the Barrel last night might just be my first ever piece of fanmail. Thanks, lady, I’ma treasure it forever!
Peace.

I think this doodle from a nice lady at the Barrel last night might just be my first ever piece of fanmail. Thanks, lady, I’ma treasure it forever!

Peace.

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Went back to working on character designs for Dark Matters last night. The premise is that it takes place in 1974, on a London film set of the American sci-fi blockbuster THE STAR WANDERERS. Director Ray Baskin sees the film as a chance (if not the last chance) to break out of the ghetto of independent teen dramas, but finds himself not just at loggerheads with an indifferent crew and a micromanaging studio, but the brightest and most volatile stars of their times.

Yeah, I’ll admit Satellite Sam by Fraction and Chaykin was a big influence in creating this book. To say otherwise would be lies. ALL LIES. I’m also going to make this book a webcomic, but more of an infinite canvas-type of webcomic, rather than just posting scanned pages on a Wordpress blog. I’m bored of trying to squeeze content onto (for all intents and purposes) tiny sheets of paper. Comics can be, and are, so much more than that.

Peace.

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Monday night pub doodles. Things got a bit crazy….

Peace.