A new book showcasing the collection of Glenn Bray's origin comic book art features some pages by me (including the inside title page shown above). I've been fortunate enough to see the collection in person and, by god, it's impressive! So many iconic pages by R.Crumb, Will Elder and even some original Krazy Kat. The collection is huge and so is this book at 400 pages plus. Front cover by Dutch cartoonist Peter Pontiac, I haven't seen much by him translated to english but his drawings are exquisite. Here's the link to Amazon for more details The Blighted Eye
The new comic created with Tim Kidd has just come back from the printers, so I'll be putting that together and making it available very soon. And another round of discussions to create more Fot and Angus is looking positive...
As with the short film, I've again been working with Tim Kidd, this time on a new comic book series. It's gone to the printers today and will be in the shop in a couple of weeks. Sword and sandal fantasy fiction. Here's a page sample from book one 'At the Cursed Gates of Koch'
A few days off from my day job and I've finally started Princess Seppuku book 3, currently on page 4 (of 32), if I was optimistic (which I'm not) I'd say it will be finished in about two months, no title yet.
I'm running low on comic stock which is great and thanks to everyone whose purchased them, I'm hoping to sell the remaining ones at the Auckland Zinefest (link) Sat. 27th July Alleyua café, St Kevin's Arcade.
More FOT animation is still being discussed and considered.
The live action Connie Radar short film is also due in about two months.
Coming in June 2013 Treasury of Mini Comics Volume One edited by Michael Dowers in which there'll be a few Jessica of the Schoolyard reprints included, I forget which ones. Check out the list of contributors to this one: Ron Regé Jr., David Lee Ingersoll, Matt Feazell, Molly Kiely, Carrie
McNinch, Fiona Smyth, Mark J. Palm, Peter Thompson, David Lasky, Jim
Woodring, Colin Upton, Marc Bell, Nate Beatty, Ronald Russell Roach,
Leonard Rifas, Justin Green, Gary Arlington, Brad Johnson, Eric
Reynolds, Travis Millard, Tim Corrigan, Kelly Froh, Max Clotfelter, Mark
Campos, Andy Singer, Lilli Loge, Noah Van Sciver, Chris Cilla, Mark
Todd, Esther Pearl Watson, Onsmith, Leela Corman, Steve Willis, Laura
Wada, John Porcellino, Tom Hart, Jeffrey Brown, Roberta Gregory, Pat
Moriarity, Edd Vick, David Heatley, and many more.
I should have posted this awhile ago, but the first issue of the New Zealand comic anthology Faction is out and there's a brand new four page Connie Radar comic by me inside. It's a great anthology, full colour for the most part and all very good stories too. Greg Broadmore's front cover is worth the price alone. Contributors include Jonathan King, Damon Keen, Roger Langridge, Lauren Marriot (who drew my favourite story in the book), Matt Emery, Ned Wenlock, Ant Sang and others... No.2 is in the works so if you're a New Zealand cartoonist and want some exposure this is one of the best venues for it.
Princess Seppuku is currently being distributed in the US by the mega distro site Wow Cool, (and through selected stores). If you're looking to buy a copy of Robot-X or The Lower Depths and you're looking for a discount, this is the place to get it. There's a huge collection of great alternative and underground comics, the only way to save the economy is by spending up large.
This Pippa Creme cartoon was commissioned by the creator Dexter Cockburn, go check out other versions of his big boobed heroine by notably cartoonists HERE with Johnny Ryan's one being an outstanding masterpiece!
Post #200! Here's a walk cycle test (with an emphasis on test) I made about a year ago, the design is slightly different to the current Princess Seppuku, the cape is too short, the sword should be on her left hip and their should be a cord attached from her belt, the hair pins are also too long, I also think her head is too big. I tried making an animated GIF version but it came out all chunky and shitty, but it's on my tumblr blog if you want to take a look and providing this Flash version works you should be able to see it above. It's all in an effort to produce an animated Princess Seppuku short.
Pikitia Press has been interviewing Australian and New Zealand cartoonists about how their 2012 went and what to look forward to next year. My interview is HERE. It's a great little series, read them all.
Special offer, I'm selling the original artwork DIRT CHEAP so I can print the next comic, these are all unique, one-of-a-kind items. If you are interested in owning some original Princess Seppuku comic art, please email me (email@example.com) and let me know which page you are interested in, payment can be made by bank deposit or Paypal. Free Shipping. Note: The red watermark does not appear on the artwork.
Princess Seppuku and the Hunt for Robot-X - page 9
This was the first version of the cover for Princess Seppuku in the Lower Depths, the second Princess Seppuku comic that's due in a few weeks. What's wrong with it? I didn't like repeating the layout from Hunt for Robot-X with the black box in the corner and those skulls are all too uniform, sitting upright and tidy so the entire cover has been redrawn with something else. Thus delaying it but ultimately making it better I would hope. I'll no doubt recycle this art into something else, maybe Slayer would like if for their next album cover?
Original artwork for this as well as book one will also be available soon too. Come back around December 1st...