Hi, I'm Rufus Dayglo, comic book artist.
I'm the artist on 6 series of Tank Girl, and my new series SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK from 3A.
I like Robots, Panzer tanks, and Japanese toy robots..
ALL artwork is copyrighted!
Pencils for our WHITE TRASH Book plate tribute piece. Simon Morse will be inking. Love to Marty Fuckin' Emond, and Gordon Rennie. White Trash will be back in print next month... Marty was always proud of this book, go check it out afresh. XXX Rufus
Our dear friend Brett Ewins who pencilled the original Bad Company series passed away three weeks ago, so this is a bitter sweet announcement, but I'm really happy we can dedicate this to him, and keep his ideas in print. He was very excited about the new series, and was very supportive.
Brett and I started working on a Bad Company prequel over 10 years ago (and did a few pages as samples, and designed some 'new' characters) , but his ill health stopped us from working on it. We did manage to get some Johnny Nemo stuff done though ( which was recently printed in the new Titan Comics collection of Johnny Nemo ), and a few Bad Company illustrations for Covers etc for 2000ad.
A couple of years ago at Thought Bubble Comics Festival, Pete and I started talking about Hemingway, and turned to more recent conflicts, and we proposed a new dark Bad Company...and it's been slowly gestating ever since... and finally it's happening!
Bad Company was one of my childhood favourite Comic book strips.... I want to make sure this series is special, as both a tribute to Brett, and as a love letter to the comic that inspired me to want to be a Comic book artist. in the first place.
Brett was very kind and supportive to me when I was younger, and I want to pay that back in kind.
Much love and thanks to you Brett, for your encouragement, your kindness, and your beautiful art and characters. I hope we can do you proud.
Here's a little article on the fabulous 2000ad Covers Uncovered website about my latest 2000ad cover (shown above.) I supplied the rough art, and work in progress, so you can see how the cover was put together.
This week is also my first full week working in my new studio in Berlin. I'm really excited to be back to doing some actual drawing, after weeks of packing and unpacking... Maybe I'll onl be able to draw boxes...
Can't wait to show you what I'm working on! Exciting things to come later this year!
Surrounded by pencils, awash in ink, sipping lukewarm coffee, and still vaguely keeping to deadline...
Artist responsible for relaunching TANK GIRL, now launching SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK in partnership with 3A Publishing/Toys