Tuesday, 31 May 2011

TANK GIRL - BAD WIND RISING Issue 1 - REDUX

      I recently sold a prelim piece of art that was done for the first issue of 'TANK GIRL  - Bad Wind Rising' Issue 1. 
  It shows Tankie in her classic TG gear, name belt, ripped leather leggings, and with pistols and bare bristols.
  On the finished, published cover I redrew her wearing a Kangaroo Kigu, as the series is about the return of Booga's Kangaroo Scooter Club... and I want to hint at the marsupial connection.

  The purchaser of the sketch asked if I'd redraw the cover, with Tankie in her classic gear... a redux version in effect... so I did this commission....



      Now it's time to get packed up for 2D Comics Festival, in Derry, Northern Ireland. It's gonna be a cracking show... I hope I'll see you there!

       Can't wait to see all my old friends, drink too much at Sandino's, and watch Mick McMahon draw stuff!  and maybe give Garry Leach a haircut.. we'll see! ;)

   I'll try and take some pics and post them up from the festival..I nearly always forget to take photos!

xxx Love'n tanks!
Ruf... Team Tankie Airmiles Club

Monday, 30 May 2011

MCM EXPO!

            A massive thank you to all the people who come out to the MCM EXPO yesterday..     The signing went well, did loads of sketches, and it was lovely to meet you all! 
I'll be at the next one in October too, so come along and get sketches, art, and books! 
It was great having Becky Cloonan over to stay, picking up the Bulletproof Coffin TPB from David Hine, and buying beautiful original comics art from Warwick Johnson- Cadwell... check out his work, he's a bloody genius!
I've revived myself with a hearty pub lunch, a walk with Prince, Rosie's saluki dog, and am now finishing off some Tankie commissions and bits and bobs!
 
x x x Ruf..Team Tankie
 
 

Saturday, 28 May 2011

More sketches...


Some more sketches that're up for sale!
Check out www.Artdroids.co.uk   it's where I sell my originals...
x x x x
Love’n Tanks,
Ruf

TANK GIRL ART FOR SALE LINK!






Friday, 27 May 2011

MCM EXPO, Comics Village, SIGNING and SKETCHING, Sunday 1PM!

Just a reminder... I'll be at the MCM EXPO, Comics Village, Signing and Sketching on Sunday at 1pm! Hopefully see you there!  
x x x Ruf, Team Tankie

MCM EXPO, Comics Village, SIGNING and SKETCHING, Sunday 1PM!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

MORE SKETCHES FOR SALE!

I've uploaded a few more TANK GIRL sketches online for sale!
Check out Artdroids.co.uk. ,  I'll keep uploading more over the coming weeks.

Here's a few new ones on sale....   Be quick..they go pretty fast!

x x x x
Love'n Tanks,
Ruf

TANK GIRL ART FOR SALE LINK!

























A Universe made entirely of light...

  Afternoon Thrillseekers!

              Thought I'd drag another unused piece out of the Tank's ammo lockers...

  In our last issue of 'TANK GIRL -Bad Wind Rising', there's 2 pages of 'pure light' where everything goes very astrophysical.

              Alan (Tankie writer, and co-creator) wrote it in the script very literally, as 2 pages of white, with a little caption. Anyone with half a brain would just stick to that ... but having been raised in a Vivisection laboratory my mind is only a quarter of what it should be...

    As I drew the rest of the issue I pondered it...  I could envisage a subtle (and hopefully suggestive) way of playing with the concept, that I hoped would add value to the reader, and still hold true to Alan's idea of Tank Girl becoming one with a Universe of light.

            Basically I wanted to draw something.   As a reader of comics I appreciate the image, even subtly, as that is the very nature of our medium..        Show.. don't tell.
 
          I tend to stick pretty closely to scripts, as that is the fun of working with someone else... but there's always some compromise, on part of both parties, as you see and visualise things differently...

Anyhoo.. my idea was vetoed, which happens.. it's part of the trade off... but for my part I thought it would've made a nice addition.. both to the story, and visually.

         I'm always reminded of that Alpha Flight Issue, where John Byrne ran out of time, so we the readers were 'treated' to 6 pages of a 'fight' in a.. snowstorm. Haha
         I always felt swizzed as a kid when someone didn't draw stuff... so naturally felt the same with blank pages, so felt compelled to draw something myself. I've never been a minimalist!

         That's just my take on  it... it's not meant as a negative comment... just my little perspective shot for attempting something. I'd only ever want to add, not detract from a book.. but I'm sure I get that concept wrong more often than right.
  I honestly try my best to make things look good, and more than anything, I want to make our books great.
  Still, I'm only human....and not even a very smart one at that.

        The highlight of 'Bad Wind rising' for me was drawing the other Gang of kangaroos, and getting to draw the Gang all together at the end. Love is indeed all you need.

        Don't forget, TANK GIRL - Carioca will be out in September from Titan books, drawn by the legendary Mick McMahon (my hero..swoon!) and written by the galactic Alan C. Martin. I can't wait to read it.

Apologies for the ramble... just wanted to attempt an explanation.

Love 'n Tanks
Ruf x x x x



Tuesday, 24 May 2011

2D COMICS FESTIVAL - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 2011

Unless the Icelandic volcano plays havoc with our jet.. I'll see you in Derry at the 2D Comics Festival next week! x x x Ruf.. Team Tankie

2D COMICS FESTIVAL  - DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND

Did I mention that..
Mick McMahon,
Mark Chiarello,
David Hine,
Mike Collins,
Glenn Fabry,
Denise Mina
Dave Taylor,
Garry Leach,
Rufus Dayglo,
Rob Davis,
Gary Erskine,
Will Simpson,
Phil Winslade
Nick Roche,
Garry Northfield,
Jim Medway
Davy Francis,
Trisha Deery
PJ Holden
Stephen Downey.
Kevin Logue
Joe Campbell
Danny McLaughlin
Neill Cameron
D’Israeli
Bec Hill
are the artists attending?

The adventures ofDUMB FUCK!

          In a strip pastiching  Starbuck, the raptor pilot from BSG.. this was a little bottom of page strip that didn't make the final cut!

  It's based on Sof, my wonderful friend who coloured the Tank Girl - Bad Wind Rising series, and her mental cat Muggins, who I truly believe maybe a Cylon.
       She did work above and beyond the call of duty as both Alan and I were stupendously late delivering the goods, and she had to rearrange work, and her life, to finish the series.

        This was meant as a little thank you for her efforts.. sorry it didn't see print Sof.. but again.. Thank you.. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your hard work on the series, your humour, and calmness through it all.

  Thanks also to Steve White, my editor, a long suffering man, who deserves the Noble Peace Prize after surviving working with us.

X x x x x to you all,
Ruf, extremely gratefully.

Monday, 23 May 2011

2D Festival Colour art

  Now in lurid pink...  As soon as I get sent the poster with type, i'll put it up.

Now for some much needed food!

xxx Rufus... Team Tankie Pencil Div.

2D in B&W....

   Here's some art I'm drawing this evening for the 2D Northern Ireland Comics Festival in Derry.

This is just the B&W.. with some halftone added... Gonna start colouring as soon as I've put some fresh coffee on!

2D runs 2-4 June at the Verbal Arts Centre and is organised by David Campbell... It's a fab show..  I hope I'll see you there!

x x x Ruf


2D Northern Ireland Comics Festival on FACEBOOK

MCM COMICS EXPO - SIGNING - 29th May, 1pm!

  Thanks to the generous guys at MCM COMICS EXPO, I'll be signing and sketching at Sunday 1pm!

They have a designated Signings area, and I'll be there... I won't have many books with me, so bring stuff along if you want it signed..and I'll bring little sketches to sell, and will do some sketches free too!

x x x x
See you there!
Rufus.. Team Tank Girl - Pencil Div.


MCM COMICS EXPO SITE!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Paris Comic Con 2011

Paris Comic Con 30 June-3 July..    Moi.. excited much?!

Come and get a sketch, and a lovely french edition of TANK GIRL from the fab people at ANKAMA. 

x x x Ruf... Team Tankie Pencil Div.


PARIS COMIC CON

See you there!!

Monday, 16 May 2011

   More TANK GIRL artwork on it's way too China, Sweden, Australia, United States, and ...Essex.
x x x Ruf..Team Tankie Art dept.

Remember.. you can buy TANK GIRL  art HERE...

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Art posted!

The first batch of sold TANK GIRL art and sketches were posted yesterday.  I hope the lovely people who purchased them enjoy them.

More art is available to purchase here....

TANK GIRL ART FOR SALE!

X X X Ruf.. Team Tankie

Friday, 13 May 2011

Bad Wind Rising issue 4 on sale now!

Check out preview art from the fourth and final installment of Tank Girl: Bad Wind Rising! It's on sale now! x x x ruf
PREVIEW ART OF TANK GIRL - BAD WIND RISING 4


Wednesday, 11 May 2011

More sketches...

  Here's a few more TANK GIRL sketches that've gone up for sale on www.artdroids.co.uk!
       I'll try and keep posting new stuff fairly regularly!

xxx Ruf... Team Tankie Pencil Div.

MORE SKETCHES FOR SALE!






Tuesday, 10 May 2011

TANK GIRL - BAD WIND RISING Issue 4 - OUT NOW!

TANK GIRL - BAD WIND RISING Issue 4 should be out later this week! The final part of our mini series... I hope you've enjoyed it. 

       I'll be putting a few things that were editted out up online so people can enjoy them!

  Thanks again for everyone's continued support.. we can't do this without all of you!

<3 Rufus... Team Tank Girl!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

MORE SKETCHES FOR SALE!

I've uploaded more sketches for sale from various TANK GIRL stories on the art website (See link below.)
 I'll be uploading some  super cheap ones tonight too!

MORE SKETCHES FOR SALE!



Friday, 6 May 2011

SKETCHES FOR SALE!

I've just uploaded the first few sketches for sale alongside the Original art that I've started posting for sale.

I'll upload a lot more cheaper ones too over the weekend, but the cover roughs are the best ones!


ART FOR SALE!




TANK GIRL ARTWORK FOR SALE!

As previously promised..I've made a very small start at uploading Original Tank Girl art for sale!
   All the art is ORIGINAL, drawn by me, are all unique, and have appeared in the published comic books.
I can personalise the art to you, or to whomever the hell you want, and do a little sketch on/with it.

  I have a lot of Tankie art available.. including roughs, sketches, and other little bits and pieces.. so I'll continue to update it.

If you're looking for anything in particular, PM me on my Facebook page (Just look up Rufus Dayglo).
Own a piece of Tankie history!

x x xx Love'n tanks,
Rufus, Team Tank Girl, Pencil Division


ART FOR SALE

My Facebook to contact me


some art for sale...




TANK GIRL - HOW TO DRESS QUITE GOOD...

TANK GIRL - HOW TO DRESS QUITE GOOD...
As a Friday Afternoon punishment, I thought I'd dig out something unused.

We were gonna do a monthly 2 page strip in a UK magazine, and for various boring reasons it never happened... but here's the rough art I drew that I'd have done the final art from.. that never eventuated!

The grey balloons are rough Dialogue placements.

Right... suppose I'd better do some bloody work... I've got a cover to draw for another publications which I'm extremely excited about... as it's a childhood favourite!

Have a wonderful weekend! x x x x
Ruf