Monday, August 22, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The above link is the Blog for Second Shore, who did a series of interviews for their publication 'Word Balloon', featuring prominent Australian publishers talking about the "industry", including excepts from my publisher, Baden Kirgan of Black House comics. This interview was conducted at the beginning of this year, about a month before I was kindly allowed to sit on the Black House table at Sydney Armageddon after doing the Dr. Nikola pinup in the 'Dark Detective: Sherlock Holmes" Xmas issue. In that I can say his quote for backing artists is true, as the guys at the booth had fantastic books in a variety of genres and I count myself lucky to be now one of them with my Aussie action/superhero/war/adventure -ish type series :P
Discovered this interview ironically not through Baden, but through the fantastic 'Comics Down Under' blog, written by Kevin Patrick, who is currently studying a Phd at Monash University, Vic. The original 'tip off' and links to other Australian comic history gems can be found here: http://comicsdownunder.blogspot.com/2011/05/word-balloons-australian-comic.html
Well, it's 2am, I have the 'day job' in the morning, and still have research and colouring to do (the fun never stops ;p).
Monday, August 8, 2011
I know I'm suppose to be updating about SDCC trip, but I'm flat out since coming back. The plan is to get Soldier Legacy #3 ready to rock for Melbourne Armageddon expo in October, followed by Brisbane Supanova in November :D So I'm frantically colouring whislt fitting in the day job, plus working on some extra stuff post-SDCC that is very promising :) In the meantime, I'm just going to throw up some pictures to tide you over (is that the expression?)...
Anyways, hope you enjoy. Coloring's still a steep learning curve. Will write something that sounds remotely educational and academic soon, I promise :)
My apologies for the shameless self-promoting here too, just excited, that's all.
One of my best mates and writer partner Chris Sequeira, fantastic guy and Disney Artist/one of Jack Kirby's original inkers Mike Royer and me doing a Kirby inspired punch!
Me and one of my biggest heroes in comic books, John Romita Jr.