Saturday, March 08, 2008


Was asked to do a 3 page story for the Tripwire annual by it's editor and all-round nice guy Joel Meadows. Thought i'd take the opportunity to do something set in modern day, with a crime element to it. Basically, have a go at a crime story. I love crime stories (hence my praise for Brubaker/Phillips' Criminal), but i've never actually drawn one. I also took the opportunity to make it a silent strip, inspired by Bob Byrne's achievement on his fantastic Mr. Amperduke. I tried to cram in as much story into the three pages as possible. Above is page one.

I should also mention that Joel's book Studio Space is available to order through Diamond. I can't wait for this to come out; it's got interviews with Brian Bolland, Frank Miller, Mike Mignola and the like. Make sure you order a copy!



Stephen Mooney said...

Great page Dec, I love this sort of stuff. Tblast from the gun looks like he just fited a ballistic missile at those suckers!

Declan Shalvey said...

Yeah, it looked okay in the pencils, but in ink the blast looks a bit over the top. Ah well, what harm ...except for those fellas gettin shot, that is.

Stephen Mooney said...

That'll learn em

Bob Byrne said...

love it. Silent all the way.