Wednesday, 9 September 2009

2000 AD Hijinks.

So I can't apologise enough for the lack of updates here recently. I hope I have a good enough reason for my absence, a nice big stack of work to get through! Sadly this has meant I won't have Imaginary Gumbo printed for BICS in October, but I'll still be there with the MCC and my portfolio, looking forward to meeting everyone. On the other hand my bloke Dave has issue 2 of The Demon Tomato whizzing off to the printers right now, fingers crossed that we will have it here in time!

I've been working on a few exciting things but first I'll tell you about my 2000AD work. It's my first time doing anything for Tharg and co and I'm massively excited about it! Not only is it colouring work for 2000AD but I'm colouring for my hero and friend Richard Elson, on a story written by (cor!) Dan Abnett. I feel extremely lucky and hope I do justice to Richard's lovely line work. What he's sent me so far is yummyscrumptious...have I embarrassed him enough yet? ;)

I'm colouring the last six parts of the twelve-part story, which has already started running in the comic. You can see Rich's own gorgeous colours right now in the current issue, but you should also pick up the previous Kingdom trade:

It's bad ass and has giant nasty lookin bug things and dog soldiers and fabulous puns from Mr Abnett. Awesome! Now, back to sketching and colouring I go.