Thursday, March 29, 2007

HERO KILLERS NOMINATED FOR EAGLE AWARD.

I'm thrilled to announce that Hero Killers, written by Andrew Winter and illustrated by myself has been nominated for this years Eagle Award for Favourite British Black and White Comicbook.
To say i'm pleased would be a huge understatement.
I'd like to thank everybody who voted for the nomination, really, thanks so much.
Maybe, if ye all voted for it to win .....it just might.....?

Here's the link;

http://www.eagleawards.co.uk/vote.asp

Thanks again,

Dec

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Okay, i can officially announce that aside from Freak Show, another title i'm working on is a self-publishing endeavor called Your Round..

This had been on the backburner for a while but slowly making progress. The aim is to have an issue out for the Bristol con in May, but it's gonna take a lot of work on my part.

Your Round is an anthology series set in a pub. Any pub. Everybody has a pub story, Your Round is where creators can tell one. The first issue, 'Tequila,' has 3 stories. One by Mike Collins (artist on Doctor Who, Superman, Star Trek, etc.), another by Bob Byrne (of Mbleh, The Shiznit and 2000AD fame) and one more by myself.

Will have lots more news on this soon, along with some pages, but here's a little taste for now....









Dec

Friday, March 16, 2007

Spidey Comission

Just finished this piece. Was asked to draw a piece that had 'something to do with Spider-man 3, so i wemt with an image with the black costume taking him over.




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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Freak Show 3 in the can.


Just finished up issue three. Still have to do fix bits up and letter a bit but otherwise, all the hard work is done. This news also follows the news that issue 3, isn't actually going to be issue 3. Freak Show, instead of being relaesed in 12 single issues, will instead be 4, 60page 'mini-trades,' if you like. So now, the 3 part story i've just finished will take the form of a collected story arc, in a prestige-like format. I believe issue one, (which was initially issues 1-3) will be out for the Bristol convention this year.



I'm very excited, and can't wait till the book is out.

Dec

Thursday, March 08, 2007

The gang.


Scanner hasn't made it's way here yet, so a photo will have to do for the time being.


Dec.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Aberdeen BABY!

Yes my friends, i have left the cold, wet shores of my beloved Ireland, for the ...uh, cold, wet shores of Scotland. Still trying to settle into a routine, for setting up the studio and so forth had proceeded to the detriment of my creative output. The main thing is i have a space, net connection, access to materials and a vast amount of comics at my disposal. Aberdeen seems to be a really nice town. Everyone i've met seems pretty sound. People seem to be generally impressed when i say i draw comics here, rather that the "Heh? Watcha taaaakin' abou'?" i get back home.

It's cold. Colder that home, but nothing of arctic proportions. Some scottish accents have bested me, generally the drunker they are the tougher they are to understand. Much like myself i imagine. Haven't explored the city as much as i should have, but i know my way. around the centre, that's a start, i guess.

Things i've learned since coming here:
I do not fall gracefully. I've fallen twice since i got here.
'Shams' are called 'neds' here.
Animals leave a lot of white hair on black clothes.
6 shots of tequila in one night won't kill me.
Girls like my red tie, but my red shoes impress no one save myself.

Waiting for my iMac and scanner to be shipped over. My entire life is on that thing so hopefully it'll arrive in less than two pieces.

Here's some photos:




Asylum Books and Games, underneath which i toil away in my studio.












Inside the shop. Look at all the comics!!!













And all the sculptures!

















The Bassment. Other than where i'm sleeping and the shop, this is where i've spent every night since coming here. Yes, it's a pub.











And my studio. Ooooh. Look at the nice chair.













My fancy new lamp, with a stand for a drawing board, minus the drawing board.












My laptop, as i write this very post. Ain't technology grand?












Me working away, doing the very little bit of work i've done since i've got here.












My shadow, in Scotland.

















And an unfinished panel, just to prove i've done something.













Well that's me done talking for a while. Go away. Come back later.

Till then, i remain,

Dec.