Friday, 26 September 2008

Sketch

...for a friend...

Friday night...and still working...bah..

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Thursday, 25 September 2008

Signing at 2000ad Booth at Birmingham International Comics Festival

On Saturday 4th of October, from 11am til 12:30pm, Alan and I'll be signing, sketching and staring into space at the 2000ad booth at the Birmingham Comics Festivities.

If you're to sensible to be up that early, panic not, we'll be giving a talk (IE - rambling bollox) on Sunday at 1:30pm in the Theatre, and then signing/sketching at 2:15pm til we get bored, or a better offer.

Looking forward to meeting some of you peoples.

Ruf...Team Tank... Pencil Division

A page rough

Here's the rough for an upcoming Tank Girl page...

I draw my roughs both on the script, and in a sketch book, then scan them, and resize panels so they all fit ok.

I usually work in batches of 2 or 3 pages, that way I can alternate, when I get stuck or bored!

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Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Cliff Robinson

My disgustingly talented Cliff Robinson, Tharg's most precise droid, has just started up a blog...

He'll be showcasing his beautiful art, and waxing lyrical on whatever crosses his mighty mind!

Set your phazers to Thrill Power!

http://cliffrobinsoncomicart.blogspot.com/

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Judge Dredd Megazine #277 Cover

Obviously for readers of this blog, it won't be a shock to see this piece... But thought people may like to see the upcoming Cover with all the gubbins attached.

Simon, 2000ad'sDesigner, very kindly let me play with the Dredd logo and put some colour burn etc on it, to bring the Booga Totem pole forward, in front of the logo.

This will be the cover for Episode #3, and I'm just finishing the art for Episode #4.

Ruf...


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Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Charlie Adlard's new site

Charlie, that one man Comics industry (How the hell does he get soooo much great stuff done dammit??)... now has his own site..

Scroll across the Zombie eyes to navigate.

http://www.charlieadlard.com/

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How not to do a panel...

I drew this top panel late at night... and was shocked at quite how bad it was... I knew it wasn't right when i drew it, but was tired and couldn't think how to fix it.

So I simplified it, and added the closeup...

Sometimes coming back to things the next day instead of slogging away at something is the best approach.

Right... back to work...

Ruf

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and the slightly improved version...

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Monday, 22 September 2008

Working in a mess...

I must clean up...

Working on Skidmarks #4...

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Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Tank Girl Site Back up and running

Right... we're back and up and running at www.tank-girl.com

Go Check it out..

Help the Gurkhas..

If you are lucky enough to be a UK resident, please take a moment to sign this petition on Behalf of the Gurkhas, some of the bravest troops to fight for the UK, and a force that has been badly let down by the government here on numerous occasions.

We are lucky have friends like these... so let's treat them as friends.

Many of these Veterans are WW2 medal winers, and all served with distinction.

Thank you Everyone!

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Gurkha-soldiers/

For more info..

http://www.vchero.co.uk/pb/wp_4351bf75/wp_4351bf75.html

Monday, 15 September 2008

Skidmarks page

Here's another Page from Skidmarks... I posted the pencils of the lower panel, and thought just perhaps someone may want.

I was kind of amused, slightly bummed by some comments I saw about the Megazine Tank Girl stuff.. people complaining that I'd toned and put blue on a B&W strip.. no pleasing some huh?

I've changed the way I've toned the pages... The first episode I tried it completely flat, like a seventies Annual story, the second episode, I added some more tonal areas, and the third episode I went nuts, Toning everything... painting myself into a corner here.. LOL

I predict the online Meg readers will still complain, as it's not Judge Dredd...still... the new Judge Dredd Megazine 276 is out now... with Tank Girl in it.

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Friday, 12 September 2008

Another one bites the dust..

Just finished another Skidmarks episode...

We've also just formalised our Deal with Titan Books, so more Tankiness soon.. guaranteed!

Our site is down as Ash is rebuilding the tractor beam.. It'll be back up soon..

Ruf

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Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Birmingham International Comic Show Talk and Signing

Alan and I will be talking bollox at 1:30 pm on Sunday at the Birmingham Comic Festival, followed immediately afterwards by a signing in the Theatre Lobby area.

We'll also do a signing at 2000ad's table on Saturday...

Followed by many beverages, and celebrity twister matches...

http://www.thecomicsshow.co.uk/events.htm

SMALL BARNIE

Monday, 8 September 2008

Don't look back!

here's a panel from an upcoming Skidmarks episode...

I'll be doing most of the TG blogging at http://tank-girl.com/blog/ , butI'll try'n post stuff up here too!
Alan Martin, writer extraordinaire of all things Tanky will post up on our official Blog too... so bookmark it!

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Friday, 5 September 2008

Official Tank Girl Blog and Forum up and running

On our new Official Website (Still in an embryonic form, so bear with us), our Blog and Forum are just starting up.

Come and join us and get up to date misinformation on Tank Girl and all related nonsense...

http://tank-girl.com/blog/

http://tank-girl.com/forum/

Our site is www.tank-girl.com.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Harrods Comic art show

I've lifted this directly from Rich's 'Lying in the Gutter column..

Come along, there'll be some great art on display..

Next Monday sees the opening of the Harrods exhibition of British original comic book artwork curated by yours truly. "Comic Timing" will feature original artwork from "Watchmen," "The Killing Joke," "Gentleman Jim," "Tamara Drewe," "Breakfast After Noon," "Petra Etcetera," "Charleys War," "Commando," "From Hell," "Captain Britain," "All Star Superman," "Jack Staff," "V For Vendetta," "Jackie," "Face Ache," "Nellyphant," "The Filth," "Books Of Magic," "Phonogram" "Tank Girl," "Slaine" and much more, as well as the first "Judge Dredd" page from 2000AD #2 and early "Dennis The Menace" and "Oor Wullie."

It's free, it's open until the end of October, and then it's gone forever. Go along, tell me what you think and please, please, please blog about it.

Entrance via Door 5, Lower Ground Floor. Ask a startled security guard where all the comics people are, he or she will show you.

David Lloyd will also be doing a "V For Vendetta" presentation, and I'm hoping Bryan Talbot will do one of his shows in store as well.

Superman's house in Cleveland

This pertains to the origins of Superman, the first superhero, and of course, star of countless movies...

In 1938 two Cleveland teenagers created the very first superhero, Superman. Today the home in which Jerry Siegel dreamed of leaping over buildings in a single bound has fallen into disrepair. Writer Brad Meltzer (Identity Crisis) became aware of this dilemma while researching his latest novel, The Book of Lies, and decided to start a campaign to save the birthplace of the Man of Steel. In this video you can watch Meltzer's appeal for help as well seeing the deplorable condition of the Siegel House. Several comic creators have donated items that will be available on eBay in the coming weeks, including CAF members Frank Cho, Dave Johnson, David Mandel, Michael Bair, and Ernie Chan, whose contribution is up for auction right now.

This building should be preserved as a national landmark and certainly no home should be allowed to remain in such a dilapidated state. The city of Cleveland has not seen fit to even affix a plaque denoting the historic value of the site, so it falls onto those of us who recognize the significance it bears in American culture to step forward. Please check out their website and give what you can.

http://www.ordinarypeoplechangetheworld.com/

It'd be a terrible shame to see another piece of history lost to indifference..
The house represents what 2 kids can do, when you use your imagination.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Pork Pies

Proof positive how easily distracted I can get..

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Monday, 1 September 2008

VISIONS OF BOOGA #4, OUT NEXT WEEK!

OH YES....

As mentioned only this morning...

Out next week... the conclusion to our saga... Tank girl - Visions of Booga #4 from IDW comics.

Buy it, and staple it to your head. All the cool kids are doing it.

Exclusively, here's Ashley Wood's cover to #4, and some interior fightage.

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NEW STUFF FOR VISIONS OF BOOGA TPB...

Alan and I have been paginating the collection of TANK GIRL - Visions of Booga Trade paper back, and making a few corrections etc..

I went back and fixed a few pages I was unhappy with. I was having to work so fast, sometimes you just don't make the right choices first run through..

I was particularily bummed out by my awful work on the Tank Girl tat ad (A spoof comic ad for rubbish merchandise), that I went back and redrew and coloured it. Hopefully an improvement...

There's also a special 6 page story about Booga's 'journey of the soul', with excerpts from his writings and musings... which ties into the ending of VOB...

Which brings me to News pt.2..

Visions of Booga #4 out next week!

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