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!
XXX
Love'n'tanks
Rufus

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
CHAOS CITY COMICS
20 Heritage Close
St Albans
AL3 4EB
sales@chaoscitycomics.com
Tel: 01727 838719


and

12 PM, 13 December at
RAYGUN COMICS EAST 
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!
XXX
Love'n'tanks
Rufus 

Monday, 17 November 2014

New Art Book, SketchBook, and Limited edition Art Prints available online now!!!



My brand new Art book, Sketchbook and new limited edition Art prints are available NOW at my Big Cartel shop...

You can get the art prints as a set, at a special price! Really hope you enjoy the new Art and sketch books, I'm really happy with them!

Love'n'tanks!
Rufus


Monday, 10 November 2014

THOUGHT BUBBLE SEQUENTIAL ARTS FESTIVAL, 15 - 16 NOV., THE ARMOURIES, LEEDS

 THOUGHT BUBBLE SEQUENTIAL ARTS FESTIVAL, 15 - 16 NOV., THE ARMOURIES, LEEDS



I'll be at Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival this coming weekend, 15-16 Nov., at TABLE 31, New Dock Hall!








Come along and grab the special new Art Book, Sketch Book, Badges, Art Prints, T-Shirts, Graphic Novels and even some sketching! See you all there!

XXX Ruf

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

NEW SKETCHBOOK AND ART BOOK, AVAILABLE SOON!

 
Inside cover, and Wraparound cover of the new sketchbook!


Interior pages from the new Sketchbook

 My new Sketchbooks arrived today, printed by my good buddy Jonathan Ashby at PrintplusNi.co.uk. He's done an amazing job.
The books are 48 B&W pages and colour wraparound cover. The inside cover is a colour mini poster! Available at Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival, and I'll make a limited number available in our Big Cartel shop after the con!!!

New Art book, 'Yeah Yeah, she's the one!'

My new Art Book, printed by RIPE Digital arrived today too, and looks beautiful, 40 pages, full colour, 14.5cm square. This will be available online with the sketchbook in limited numbers after Thought Bubble Festival!
XXX ruf

Art books have arrived! London Book Signing dates soon!


 



My art book 'Yeah yeah, she's the one!' Has arrived at my studio!! 

I now feel ready for Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival and Malta Comic-con

I'll also be announcing some Book signing dates in London and St. Albans soon as well, signing 'Power of Tank Girl', the new 'Johnny Nemo - Collection', 'Yeah Yeah, She's the one' Art book, and my new limited edition Sketchbook!!!

Thanks for everyone's support!
Rufus xxxx
 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

'YEAH YEAH, SHE'S THE ONE!' ART BOOK available soon!

 
The book, and bookplate, which will be signed and numbered.


Pages from the book, showing rough art, and the finished illos.

More interior art from the book. The paper stock is lovely!


The proof copies of my new art book 'Yeah yeah, She's the one!' Just arrived! They are beautiful!
The book is 14.5 x 14.5cm. Perfect bound. 40 pages, 20 illustrations, and 20 roughs! I'll have this on sale at shows!!
Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival is three weeks away!

So happy with how it's turned out!
Love'n'tanks!
Rufus

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Artbook and sketchbook

I'm putting together a Limited edition Art book, which will have 20 finished illustrations ( Posters I've designed for Conventions, Print designs, Commission pieces) and side by side will be their rough sketches...so you can see the before and after process.

It will debut at Thought Bubble Comics Festival, 15-16 November, in Leeds.

 I'll also have a brand new 28 page Sketchbook available at the show...so come along!



My Drug Buddy. I originally drew this for a Convention poster about 3 or 4 years ago, but I lost the high res file as it had corrupted ( and foolishly I'd sold the original! ) so I redrew, and recoloured it. It'll be in my Art book, available at Thought Bubble Comics Festival in Leeds in November!

Love'n'tanks!
Rufus

Saturday, 4 October 2014

THE POWER OF TANK GIRL....

THE POWER OF TANK GIRL



Finally received a couple of comp copies of 'The Power of Tank Girl'.

It's a great looking little book.
It contains three full series that I drew and were coloured by the wonderful Christian Krank, and Ashley Wood. ( my lovely friend Ashley Wood only drew the first issue of 'The Gifting', I drew the rest, he did some finishes over the other three issues, but i actually drew them... )

It's a pity I'm only creditted as 'Dayglo' on the cover...and there's no acknowledgement of Mine, Ashley's or Christian's hard work within the book. But hey...that's Comics...and politics it would seem. I don't think it was an accident....   but the decision is not mine.

I don't get paid for these reprints (I received a princely £300 for this book as a flat fee).... so please, if you see me at a show... buy a book from me.... that's the only money I'll make from these.... by selling them directly to people...   but at least that way I get to meet and chat to the readers, and real Tankie fans. I love meeting you guys...you are what made this all work, and I can't thank you all enough for your kind support since 2007.

So fuck the politics, fuck the lack of credits...and credit...   It was our work...and Ashley, Christian and I are very proud of it.   Again, I'm proud of what we did as a team....as friends. We never earned much money... we did it for the love of it.

We were Team Tank Girl... we dragged her back from the grave.... when no one else was interested, with the help of the great Chris Ryall at IDW (Thanks Chris, and Ted).
Thanks for taking a chance, and believing, like we did.

Love and tanks.... always.
Rufus

Friday, 3 October 2014

13 Coins Launch at Rockwell house with Simon Bisley!



Thank you to everyone who came along to the 13 Coins Book launch and Live art event.


Painting art up at Rockwell House, with a piece of sponge! haha

Simon Bisley and Jim Vision painting art up at Rockwell House




Simon Bisley painting art up at Rockwell House

Simon Bisley painting art up at Rockwell House

Simon Bisley and Jim Vision painting art up at Rockwell House

Simon and me!
Cheers!!! What an awesome night!

Huge thanks to the Rockwell House crew, Jim Vision, Matilda TD, Tamara and Lola!

Huuuuuge thanks to Simon 'The BIZ' Bisley, Simon Davis and Siku...what a night seeing these guys paint live....so fucking great!!!
Thanks to Mark Williams for the photos!!

Love to you all!
Rufus

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Live Art with SIMON 'THE BIZ' BISLEY, this thrusday night!




This Thursday evening up at Rockwell houseLive Art from SIMON ‘BIZ’ BISLEY, Me, Jim Vision, and Simon Davis (2000ad)
How many opportunities are you gonna have to see Biz paint live???
See ya there!!!
XXX Ruf

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Tank Girl / Joker and Harley - Mad Love...

Tank Girl / Joker and Harley - Mad Love...



Here's a finished colour art commission I did for some friends wedding gift... They are huge fans of the Joker and Harley...but wanted a Tank Girl Twist...

Congratulations to Hazel and Riki!

XXX Ruf

JOHNNY NEMO - Existantial Hitman of the Future




I just received my copies of JOHNNY NEMO - Existantial Hitman of the Future, by Brett Ewins, and Pete Milligan.
There is a completely new story by Brett, Pete, Me ( Tank girl, Judge dredd ), Jock ( Batman, The Losers), and Ashley Wood ( PopBots, 3A robots ) in this book! 
It's a beautiful hardback book, like an old Annual!!! Great reproduction and real quality printing!!
Go buy this book, and support Brett!
Love y'all!
Ruf xxxx

Sunday, 31 August 2014

HERCEG NOVI COMICS FESTIVAL 2014

HERCEG NOVI COMICS FESTIVAL 2014



I'll be in Montenegro this week, sketching and signing, hanging out with amazing artists and writers, admiring the Med, burning in the sun, and partying late at night!
I hope I'll see you there!!!
Ruf xxx

Monday, 18 August 2014

TANK GIRL - Face Off!!!




TANK GIRL - Face Off!!!
The lovely Jessica Bosch styled this great Tank Girl inspired shoot, based on art done by Gerry Talaoc and I!
Photographer - Janice Quijano
Stylist - Jessica Bosch
Make up  - Mariana Hernandez
Model - Vany Viscious
Art Director - Daze

Love'n'tanks!
Rufus

Friday, 15 August 2014

The Nam... Mike Golden greatness!



Ever since I was little, I looooved Mike Golden's art.

 I was obsessed with Marvel's 'The Nam', and when Mike was last in London I arranged a commission, but he was really busy. I received it today... and I am so blown away.

This is A4!!! It's as good as any of the covers he did, and I really will keep this forever.
It's going up above my desk.

I have a LOT to learn.

 Thank you to Renee Witterstaetter and James O'Barr.... and of course, Mike Golden. Meeting your heroes is so great.
I am so bloody lucky....

Ruf xxx

Wednesday, 6 August 2014




I'm a time bomb, baby!
Colour art fro the Herceg Novi Comics Con in September!
Really excited to be there!
Boooom!
Love'n'tanks!
Rufus

Thursday, 31 July 2014

BIRMINGHAM International Comics Expo - SATURDAY 2nd August



I am a guest at the BIRMINGHAM International Comics Expo - SATURDAY 2nd August at The Studio, Canon Street, 10 am - 17:30 pm.

I'm giving an Art Master class between 15:00 - 16:30 pm in the Master Class room. I'll be talking about turning a script into finished art, and my art process.
Hopefully see some of you there!

Love'n'tanks
Rufus

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

I'm Batman.... in colour




I'm Batman....who the fuck are you?? in colour!
I digitally coloured the toned B&W art commission... and was pleasantly surprised.

I might do this as a Print for some Convention appearances this year.

And now....back to work...

Love'n'tanks
Rufus

Sunday, 20 July 2014

I'M BATMAN.... Some process photos...

I get asked a lot about how I do stuff... so I thought I'd post a few semi-unimformative process shots...

I was commissioned to do a Tank girl / Batman piece. I decided on lampooning the Frank Miller Dark Knight cover...as a kid I loved it...
It's a tough composition, as Miller really messes with proportion, perspective and depth...it's deceptive... He makes it claustrophic, paranoid, tense, and violent...
Here's his original...
I sketched out two versions..one, like the original, with fists, the other, Tankie defiantly flipping off the audience..


The client when shown asked for her to be holding batman's severed head, and giving the V sign... So i sketched that out, including Camp Koala as Robin, the boy wonder...


I then taped a sheet of Arches Hotpress water colour art board over the sketch, and lightly pencilled it on my light board... then started adding washes of watered down India ink ( I used Kuretake Black ink 60 )



Then I built up the tones...adding in darker, and darker areas...


I then left it to dry (and made lunch...) When it was completely dry, I inked over the pencils, and added extra spot blacks to create shadows, and depth... I tried to mirror Miller's lovely linework... (didn't get there, but hey...you can try right?)

When I'd finished inking, I scanned it...and here it is finished...


I'm Batman....




I'm Batman.
With apologies to Frank Miller. A Tank Girl commission piece.

Nice way to spend your Sunday... luke warm coffee, war films, and drawing Batman.... decapitated...

Love'n'tanks
Rufus

Friday, 18 July 2014

HERCEG NOVI COMIC STRIP FESTIVAL - SEPTEMBER 2014



Poster art for the Herceg Novi Comics festival I’ll be at in September!
( no logo on it yet… details to follow shortly…)

Love’n’tanks!
Ruf

Thursday, 17 July 2014

ICE - INTERNATIONAL COMICS EXPO - SATURDAY 2nd August - BIRMINGHAM



I'll be a guest at ICE ( International Comics Expo ) in Birmingham on Saturday 2nd August! I'll be giving an hour and a half class on what I'll loosely call my 'art process', and have lots of my original art there for people to look through!
Come along and support this great independent Expo!

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