Monday, 2 March 2015

Berlin, boxes, and 2000ad Covers....Uncovered!

Here's a little article on the fabulous 2000ad Covers Uncovered website about my latest 2000ad cover (shown above.) I supplied the rough art, and work in progress, so you can see how the cover was put together.

This week is also my first full week working in my new studio in Berlin. I'm really excited to be back to doing some actual drawing, after weeks of packing and unpacking... Maybe I'll onl be able to draw boxes...
Can't wait to show you what I'm working on! Exciting things to come later this year!

XXX Rufus

Friday, 27 February 2015

Brett Ewins - In Memoriam

Brett Ewins - In Memoriam

My good friend Brett Ewins died on the 16th of February.... my first day in Berlin, my new home.

I'd done quite a bit of work with Brett, helping finish off his recent Johnny Nemo collection, and some Bad Company illos, and a proposed prequel to Bad Company as well ( we even did a few pages, and some character designs).
 Brett was a very generous and kind man. He helped out so many people. He gave many people there first break in the Comics industry... notably Jamie Hewlett with Tank Girl in his Deadline magazine.
I'd go and hang out with him in his house in Hanwell, and venture down to the pub, or his local Indian restaurant.. and we'd talk art, music (Bowie, of course) and various other topics he loved, like the Templars, Moon landings, and fashion.
We started work on some stuff recently, which will see publication later this year... and Brett was happy and excited about it...I can't wait to announce it soon.
People like Brett are what make me love Comics... He was a good friend, a beautiful spirit, and a gentle and extremely thoughtful man. I was lucky to know him... he was part of my family, and I love him, and miss him.
I know that everything I do is informed by his work, and his kindness. It's up to us to pay that forwards to others.
Have a lovely weekend, and love to you all.

Monday, 9 February 2015

"Get Lucky" Art show for Valentines Day, and Born to die in Berlin!

 Here's my finished piece for the "Get Lucky" Art show for Valentines Day .
It's based on the Classic Vivienne Westwood "Cowboys' t-shirt which she and Malcolm ripped off from an amazing illustrator called Jim French (who worked as COLT 69 ).
Jim French's original art. Thanks Jim xxx

Westwood's ripped off image on her shirt. Sid's favourite.

  I always loved this shirt, and would stomp around mistakenly thinking I was Sid Vicious while wearing it... so I thought it was the prefect shirt for a Love Sex / Hate Sexism exhibition.

I'm now packed for my move to Berlin at the end of the week. I have so much bloody stuff, I thought I'd never finish packing!!
   I'm so excited for the new adventures ahead, and so grateful for all the love and kindness my friends and family in London have always shown me.  I look forward to showing my friends and family around my new home town.
Lastly, congratulations to my dear friends Sofie and Christopher, who welcomed baby Edwin into the World yesterday. They are the most beautiful couple I know. I'm so proud to be friends with them, and they will be the best parents ever.

My love to you all,

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas everyone!!

A very Merry Christmas to everyone!
All my love to you all!
2015 is gonna be fabulous....

XXXX Rufus

Monday, 8 December 2014

SIGNING at RAYGUN COMICS EAST on Satuday, 13 December 2014!

I'll be signing our new collection, THE POWER of TANK GIRL, at Raygun Comics East, in Clapton on Saturday the 13th! See you there!!!

XXX Rufus

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Malta Comic Con, 29-30 Dec. Valetta!

See you all at the 2014 Malta Comic Con in Valetta!
Really excited to meet you all,and look at castles!

Monday, 24 November 2014

Power of TANK GIRL and JOHNNY NEMO Signings!

Power of TANK GIRL and JOHNNY NEMO Signings!

I'll be signing our new collection 'We hate TANK GIRL' and Titan Comics 'Johnny Nemo - Existential Hitman of the future' this December at...

2 PM, 6th December at
20 Heritage Close
St Albans
Tel: 01727 838719


12 PM, 13 December at
70 Clapton Square, E5 8HW
Tel: 020 8985 1141

I'll also bring along my new Art Book, sketchbook, T-shirts and badges.

The new Art Book!

The new Sketchbook!

Come along and say hi!