Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Let's get STEVE ANDREWS home.

Steve Andrews, front and centre, with Vas Deferens!


A little over a week ago my good friend Steve Andrews was senselessly murdered while out with his partner celebrating her birthday, in Putney, West London.

We're now raising money to help bring Steve's body back to his parents in NZ.
You can donate money via PAYPAL to sendstevehome@taniwha.org.uk

Or you can buy a ticket to his memorial show...either an ATTENDING or NON ATTENDING ticket. All the money goes to help Steve's family.

There's also a FACEBOOK GROUP which I'd urge you all to join, and again, donate via Paypal, the gug site, or the bank account on the FB page.

Steve deserves our help. He was a great guy... funny, generous, an amazing raconteur, and a wonderful frontsman in his band VAS DEFERENS and FLESH D-VICE.

Let's show some real punk spirit, and get our friend home... to his friends and family, and some well earned peace.

Thanks my friends,
Rufus

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

LOOK OUT BELOW!

LOOK OUT BELOW!
View from the top!

Muddy way up...

The new Hillary...atop of mud pile...


Well today I decided to do something different in Auckland..... so I climbed over a chainlink fence, and climbed a cliff...it was fun, muddy, and bloody slippery... but it was a great view...

It also gave me some great reference for when I got back to draw! Then Catpig, my brother's cat, sat on my art and pencils and brought proceedings to a close...
 Guess that's her way of saying to call it a night!

Going down!!!

Catpig...Guardian of art and pencils....


XXX Ruf...TEAM SGDM

I can see for miles....

I can see for miles....




Rough art for SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK which is slowly taking shape again...

This year has been full of car crashes, family tragedies and odd life events... but through it all, my close friends and family have stood together, helped each other, and shown me how lucky I am.

I'm happy that we'll have stuff to show in the new year... and some new games afoot too!

Back to Scribbling!!!

XXX Love Rufus and Sofie.... TEAM SGDM

Sunday, 2 December 2012

RAIN STORMS and BRAIN STORMS...

ROUGH CUTSsssss


     Just to prove I'm managing to get a little work done here in NZ, while visiting My Dad (who's unfortunately ill)... some more thumbnails for SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK.

Had a lot to do in between hospital visits and stuff, so work has been sporadic, and it's been tough to stay focussed.

     We've been really lucky though... our family have all rallied together, and be so supportive. <3 p="p">It's also given me the opportunity to find all my art from the fanzines and punk posters I did when I was a kid... so when I get home, I'm going to scan them and try and put a book together with my old Zine mates as a collection.

In Auckland Museum of Art

      I've managed to get out to Auckland art gallery, and loved the inflatable ceiling flowers, the zoo, where I walked around looking like a member of Al Queda, as I hid from the sun...

Rocking out at Auckland Zoo... Al Queda style.


and finally on Friday I managed to have drinks with my buddies Dylan Horrocks, Chris Slane, Ben Stenbeck, Ant Sang, and Lars Cawley! It was so great to see all these talented lovely guys again. I'm fucking lucky to have such great friends.

Dylan Horrocks, amazing artist of HICKSVILLE

Adrian, and my friend Lars Cawley

Barry Linton the NZ comic book legend, the wonderful Chris Slane, and the cherubic BenStenbeck

Chris Slane and Ben Stenbeck

Ben.... not just a pretty face.


      Thanks to all my friends back home in London too, especially Sofie and Lucy who are babysitting Ripley, my cat! <3 p="p">
I'd best get scribbling!
xxxx
Love, tanks and coffee!
Rufus

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Fuckin' Tidy like...


Branwyn Bigglestone's new tattoo... BANG TIDY from SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK.

I'm so chuffed.. This made my day after such a rubbish week!

Love you Branwyn!!!

XXX Rufus and Sofie... Team SGDM

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK / SGDM T-shirt... HEADS WILL ROLL!

HEADS WILL ROLL! 



SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK / SGDM T-shirt...

Just finished this new T SHIRT DESIGN for SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK.
It'll be available on our website soon printed in Gold on a deathly Black shirt!

Here's some pics of how the art was made...

Light boxing the art...


Finished art alongside my ammended enlarged rough design
Finished Line work, ready to scan!



XXX Rufus and Sofie... TEAM 
SGDM


Monday, 5 November 2012

HEADS WILL ROLL...

HEADS WILL ROLL



Working on a SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK t-shirt design

XXX RUF - TEAM SGDM

SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK cosplay!!!



I'd like to thank our first SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK cosplayers... Dean (dressed as BANG TIDY) and Tina (dressed as DEATH HAG) this Halloween!

Love you guys!

XXX Rufus and Sofie - TEAM SGDM

Monday, 29 October 2012

BANG FUCKIN' TIDY!

Bang Fuckin' Tidy!



A SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK sketch done at MCM EXPO COMIC CON this weekend!

XXX - Ruf and Sof, Team SGDM !

MCM EXPO 26-28 OCT. 2012

MCM EXPO 26-28 OCT. 2012

Me, Tankie (Livvii Edwards) and Sofie Dodgson


Thank you Everyone for an amazing show at the MCM Expo! Thanks to the Organisers, volunteers, all the incredible Cosplayers, fans and supporters!

This was the first show that Sofie Dodgson and I have done together to promote SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK our upcoming book from 3A! Sofie's writing the story with me.

     We also signed a whole bunch of Tank Girl stuff (Sofie worked with me on We hate Tank Girl and Bad Wind Rising)  and met some amazing Tank Girls and Jet Girls!
Thanks everyone for your support and kindness... we met so many cool people!

Now getting ready for THOUGHT BUBBLE Comic Con in Leeds in a few weeks (16-18 Nov.)... see you all there!

JET GIRL!

Cat in Toast checking out our art!

Steam Tankie!!

Me and Sofie hard at work!

Punch the Penguin and his sketch....

Drawing a commission piece...

Mobile Suit Robo-Rufie

Me and Clarence, Mobile SUIT Gundam (Geddit huh huh?)

Tankie in a penguin cap....of course.



Over and out.....
XXXX Ruf and Sof... Team SGDM


Friday, 26 October 2012

SPIDERMAN...

SPIDERMAN... Everybody's favourite Web Slinger!


Pencils for the Spidey piece!

APPLYING WASH TO PIECE, TRYING NOT TO DRINK INKY COFFEE...AGAIN.

WASH APPLIED, PRE-INKING STAGE!


A commission piece I finished just in time to deliver at MCM Expo!
I've not drawn Spiderman since I was a kid, and I hate Marvel (the Company, and it's treatment of it's founder artists like Jack 'The King' Kirby, not the characters...) so this is as close as I'll ever get to working for them!

Remember, Sofie and I will be there signing SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK prints and Tank Girl books at Table A2 in the COMICS VILLAGE area of the Con!
We'll be there from 2-7 pm on Friday, and 11-6 pm Sat-Sun.
Come say Hi, get a book signed, a print, or commission a sketch!

See you there!
XXXX Rufus and Sofie

SEE YOU THERE!!!

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

MCM EXPO - 26 - 28 OCT. 2012

MCM EXPO - 26 - 28 OCT. 2012



 WE'RE GONNA FUCK YOU UP!

Sofie Dodgson and I will be at the MCM EXPO  from Friday the 26th til Sunday the 28th of October at the Excel Centre in London's Docklands!!

We'll have some SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK prints and Tank Girl books to sign and sketch, and I'll be doing commission sketches as well.

I've also done 4 Limited Edition A4 size Giclee prints especially for the show. They'll be £20 each, or £60 for the set of 4!
Only available at the show (and Thought Bubble in November if there's any left!)

Come along and say hello, we'll be at Table A2, in the Comics Village, inside the MCM EXPO!

See you there!!

XXXX Rufus and Sofie - SGDM

GHOSTS #1 DC COMICS VERTIGO special

GHOSTS #1 - DC COMICS / VERTIGO special



I just received my advance copies of the DC Comics/Vertigo - GHOSTS One shot!
I'm lucky enough to be in it, and My and Al Ewing's strip is the opening story, ''The Night after I took the data entry job I was visited by my own Ghost..."!
  
Unbelievably I'm in a book with Paul Pope, Gilbert Hernandez, Mark Buckingham, Phil Jimenez,Jeff Lemire, and we have the last story drawn and written by my hero, Joe Kubert.
To be in this company is a real honour...and to have even the most tenuous connection to being near Joe Kubert's art is a dream come true. His work on Sgt Rock and the DC war books were my childhood favourites. I still can't believe he's gone. We're lucky to have had him, and also to enjoy this final story.
I feel so stupidly lucky to be involved.
Thanks Shelly!(My Editor)  XXX

Pick up a copy...it's out soon.

XXX Ruf - SGDM

Monday, 22 October 2012

MAGICK EYE 2 SHOW...and the WALKING DEAD!

HATE THE LIVING….LOVE THE DEAD!

BILLY CHAINSAW, NORMAN REEDUS, JASON ATOMIC, ME


SGDM art next to Gaye (ADVERT) Black's Pieces!


Had our Art gallery show opening for MAGICK EYE 2 SHOW at ORBITAL COMICS  on Thursday night, and who should pop in to say hi but Norman Reedus of THE WALKING DEAD fame.
 Lovely guy…and yes ladies, he’s very handsome…


There's art by Garry Leach (Miracle Man, Warpsmiths, The Boys, 2000ad), Gaye (Advert) Black (Punk Heroine/Bass Player in the Adverts and painter!), Billy Chainsaw (Bizarre Mag etc.), Jason Atomic, Savage Pencil (NME Art god!!!), Steve Cook (2000ad designer), Shaky Kane (Kirvyesque art Buddha!!), Ryan Hughes (DC Comics, 2000ad designer), and err...Me.



We’ve got a small party at Orbital comics on Halloween, come along, I’ll sketch for a while, then drink lots…

Garry Leach in front of his art!


All the artists!

Last photo is Me and Gaye Advert (From the punk band THE ADVERTS) in front of our art…

ONE CHORD WONDERS! Me and Gay (Advert) Black

XXX Rufus - SGDM