Thursday, February 25, 2010


 Ireland/UK. Yesterday in the States. Here's the first 3 pages; you can see more here.


Sunday, February 21, 2010


Good news everyone! Tim Skinner: Total Scumbag, the one-shot story by the Eagle Award winning team of Andy Winter and myself is available to download for free. I'm delighted about this; the one shot went down a storm at the last Dublin con in 2008 and Andy quickly sold out of his limited-print run. Then, unfortunately Diamond wouldn't take it so we had no way to get it into comic shops, meaning nobody else could read it. Now you, yes YOU can read the whole story for free.

From Andy's website...

"Soon after Tim Skinner inherited his grandfather's old comic-book collection he discovered something extraordinary - it was magic, and by making a simple wish he could step into the pages of any of the fabulous four-colour fantasies his heart desired. He could hang out with cowboys, futuristic robots or whiny adolescent mutants.

Unfortunately, Tim is a loathsome piece of garbage and instead of enjoying fun and frolics in a universe of action and adventure, he brutalizes and exploits his comic-book chums for his own nefarious ends. Truly, Tim Skinner is a total scumbag!"

Praise for Tim Skinner...

"Fucking hilarious!" - Jonathan Hickman, writer, Fantastic Four

"Delightfully, incredibly, enjoyably sick. Oh, I liked it." - Joe Gordon, Forbidden Planet blog

“Tim Skinner [is] a very self-referential, up-its-own-arse comic that I was destined to love. Even The Boys gets a good shoeing over with hilarious consequences.” - Rich Johnston,

"I don’t laugh out loud often, but I laughed out loud at this." - Regie Rigby,

Tim Skinner holds a very special place in my heart. I'd been doing comics as a paying job for about a year and when Andy sent me the script I knew i HAD to draw it, even though it was a non-paying gig. It was also an opportunity to colour my own book; something that i really wanted to try. I truly did it for the art, and not the money.

PLEASE download it here. If you like comics and you have a sense of humour, you will enjoy it. Eh... or your money back.

The drawing holds up for the most part (i drew it nearly 2 years ago), but the best thing by far is the bloody hilarious script by Andy Winter. It should be read by as many people as possible. Thank you Mr. Internet!

So download it. Be sure to let me or Andy know what you thought of it.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Did a piece to promote Choker, a comic written by a mate of mine, on the Micks blog. I think it turned out pretty well, mainly cuz the above inked greywash piece turned out well. Check out the coloured version here.


Monday, February 15, 2010


This weeks theme on the Comic Twart blog is the Black Beetle; a character created by fello 'Twarter' Francesco Francavilla. You can see the coloured version over on there.


Thursday, February 11, 2010


Just got my hardcover copy of 28 Days Later Vol.1, London Calling in the post.

It looks absolutely fantastic (and i mean the presentation, not my art). I'm delighted with how it came out. Thanks to all at BOOM! Studios (including my editor Ian Brill), Michael Alan Nelson for a great story and Nick Filardi for making all my linework look way more impressive than it actually is.

It's in shops as of today, or alternatively, you can order it online on Amazon.

Sure, while i'm at it, i might as well show the hardback without the dustjacket. There's a sweet embossed logo in the front...

Selena's hatchet on the back...

...and of course, the most important part of the dust jacket...


Wednesday, February 10, 2010


This piece was done for the Comic Twart blog i'm a part of. I thought i'd colour it up so that's what i posted there, but i still like the black and white version so i thought i'd post it here. True story.


I posted coloured versions of these images on the Eclectic Micks blog yesterday as part of the 'Infected Micks' theme week. They seemed to go down pretty well, so i thought i'd post the black and white versions of them, as i like how they look too.

You can see the coloured versions on the Micks blog here.


Monday, February 08, 2010


I've seen the solicits for this issue online so i reckon it's okay to show it here.

This is my cover (cover B) for #10 of 28 Days Later. Really wanted to try a bold composition and use the negative space to frame one side of the image. I was trying to come with something 'iconic' with this cover, so that it illustrates the overall story of the book (heading for London) rather than the specific story in this particular issue.

[EDIT: Also, be sure to head over to the Eclectic Micks blog this week as to celebrate the release of the 28 Days Later hardback collection, we're doing a 28 Days Later theme week; Infected Micks. Stephen Mooney has already posted a fantastic rendition of Selena.]


Thursday, February 04, 2010


My monthly '28 Words Later' interviews with David O' Leary from Comic Related return, this month talking about 28 Days Later #6, which is out today in the UK/Eire . Check it out here.

I mention a double page spread in the interview, but i don't want to spoil it, so instead here's the line art for the page before it; probably my favourite page. There's slashier pages in the issue, but this would be my favourite purely for storytelling reasons.


Wednesday, February 03, 2010


28 Days Later #6
, part one of 'Bend In The Road' is out today in the US/Canada, tomorrow in the UK/Eire. It's written by Michael Alan Nelson, with art by myself and colours by Nick Filardi. Go buy now; the hardcover of the first storyline 'London Calling' is out next week if you haven't been reading and need to catch up.

Here's the line art for page one of #6. Must have been a bitch to colour.