Monday, 31 October 2011

MCM EXPO PHOTOS

yup... sketching as usual...
A MASSIVE Thank You to all the lovely people I met at this year's MCM EXPO!

It was an amazing show... I had a great time, met lots of great people, drew lots of commissions, and sold all my Tank Girl books and Prints!

A huge thank you to everyone who came along, to the organisers, and the great people who run the COMICS VILLAGE at the Expo (especially Anna and David)

Here's a few photos!



LOOK OUT BELOW!





  
A happy monkey and his commission!

Another commission piece!

Freyja and Naomi with their commission!

Another Portrait commission!

Friday, 28 October 2011

LONDON MCM EXPO 28-30th OCTOBER 2011

See you later on I hope! I'll be at table C-10 at the LONDON MCM EXPO!
Ill have Original Art, Prints, Books, Sketchbooks, and some other stuff there too!

I'll also be sketching and Signing!

It's on from 2pm Today til Sunday Evening!

XXX Rufus, Team Tankie / SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

GYCLEE PRINTS!

NEW GYCLEE PRINTS!

 These just arrived in to my studio! Two new limited edition Gyclee Prints to bring to the London MCM Expo Show.

 I'm really proud to offer out first SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK print... it's the start of something new, and  I think fans of Tank Girl and Studio Ghibli will enjoy it.

The prints will also be available online by the end of the week! I'll post links up!

XXX Ruf Team Tankie/SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK

Monday, 24 October 2011

LONDON MCM EXPO 28-30th OCTOBER 2011

     This Friday, LONDON MCM EXPO starts at the Excel Centre.
     I'll be at TABLE C-10, signing and sketching, and will Original Comic Book art, New Gyclee Prints, Books, and some other bits and bobs for sale!

I'll be there Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Come along and say hello, and buy a book or print and get a sketch!

So spread the word, tell your friends.... I'll see you there!




XX Rufus, Team Tankie/SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK



Wednesday, 12 October 2011

WANTED! THE OUTBACK OUTLAWS!

WANTED!
THE OUTBACK OUTLAWS!!!

This is the art for the Lille Comics Festival print... I'll be a guest there... come along and check out Original art, books, prints and get a sketch!


I may also do this as a Gyclee print, if there's any interest!

XX Ruf

Lille Comic Festival Print

HERE'S THE ROUGH FOR THE LILLE COMICS FESTIVAL PRINT.
They do these to raise money for charity at the event.

Hopefully see you there! I love French conventions..and ~Mike Allred's going to be at this show... I'll be a quivering fan boy... erk...

XXX Ruf

WANTED!

Gotta get a print design ready for the Lille Comic Convention in November!
They'll have a limited edition print available....
The theme is actually Bad guys/villains... and seeing as Tankie and Booga are wanted Outlaws, I thought they'd fit the part....

It'll be a WANTED poster of Tankie and Booga. The money goes to charity!

XXX Ruf

Then tomorrow... BERLIN!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Black Metal Morning....

So….. I joined a Black Metal band….

What did yo do today huh?

Another sketch to be given away with the limited edition GYCLEE print!

XXX Ruf

DEATH TO FALSE METAL

Oi! Big Ears!

This was one of the sketches where I came up with the basic plot for TANK GIRL - Bad Wind Rising.

  We'd had the series commissioned... but didn't actually have a story line...

I was rereading the earliest TG strips... and noticed that Booga belonged to a scooter gang, and was supposed to get Tankie's knickers as an initiation. But the story was never followed up.

   So I suggested to Alan, that Tankie and Booka break up, and the Scooter gang comes back for revenge.

Alan took it in a very different direction to what I'd originally envisaged, which is part of the fun of working with someone else. Having input.

   In my original idea... Tankie had cut off the gangs ears (One from each member) to collect a bounty on mutant Roos... (For beer money of course).... so they want her dead...and their ears back.

XXX Ruf

Monday, 3 October 2011

In the post!

Here's a few more sketches I've done to go with the Signed Limited edition GYCLEE print I have available.

I then put some tone on them in Photoshop...just for the hell of it...




Order your print now...and get a sketch too.



XX Ruf...

Thumbnail to Finished Cover....

Today..I thought I'd run through a cover from thumbnail (Super small sketch), to rough (usually A4 sketch) to finished art..

Here’s the thumbnail art for TANK GIRL - BAD WIND RISING issue 3 cover.... it's tiny... about 2 inches tall!
THUMBNAIL OF ISSUE 3 COVER


Next, I drew a more finished rough... getting the anatomy more nailed down and the composition tighter...
ROUGH OF ISSUE 3 COVER


Finally... the uncropped finished art.. I had to crop out the boobs, as Diamond wouldn’t run a preview ad with nipples. Fucking morons.

FINISHED UNCROPPED COVER ART

Thanks to Hattie for help on this cover…
xx Ruf