Monday, 21 May 2012

Kapow Con 2012.

Hey guys and gals.

It's the Monday after Kapow and what a Kapow it was. I always love meeting the fans and catching up with what they've been up to since the last con. Checking out their work and helping out if I can and offering advice. It's also great to meet up with "the guys" behind the tables, who unfortunatly at these events there never seems quite enough time to catch up properly with. Still, great to see everyone all the same.

I was fortunate enough to be sketching most of the weekend, I won't post any of the con sketches here as you would have no doubt seen them already as I'm sure you all follow me on Twitter at

 I will however share with you a couple of pre-con commissions which were gifts from a father to his two sons.

A big thank you to all involved in putting Kapow together and an even bigger thank you to everyone who came over not only to me but to the Comic Book Alliance and help support us.

See you all at Thought Bubble.


Thursday, 26 April 2012

Mike Imboden's Mercury and the Murd.

Hey guys.

I just finished this cover for the very talented Mike Imboden and his creator owned project, Mercury and the Murd.

Mercury and the Murd is a buddy cop story that, if you can judge by Mike's track record, will blow your damn socks off and then suck on your toes.

One to keep an eye out for.


Saturday, 14 April 2012

Hey guys and Gals.

Have you heard of Owen Watts? You should google the young fellow - and not in a dirty way.

I met Owen at Thought Bubble last year and have been lucky enough to have him work on a few peices of my work now. Most recently the Ghost Busters pin-up I posted recently. Check it out.

DemonCon3 is coming up on the 22nd of April in Maidstone. I will be there sketching and selling prints, feel free to stop on my and say hey.

I'll be the guy that looks like me.


Tuesday, 10 April 2012


Two days ago I lost my Nana.

I've been many things in my life, an artist, an author, a husband, a father, a brother, a son and a grandson. One of the most important things I've been though is fortunate. Fortunate to have been all of those things but even more fortunate to have not lost them. At 32 years old I'm most fortunate to have only said goodbye to one close family member, my Grandad, in 1995.

Two days ago I lost my Nana.

Nana had been fighting dementia for many years and had declined both physically and mentally. It's true that she had ceased to be "Joan", the kind old lady who helped raised me and taught me right from wrong. It's true that the dementia took away from her her memory of her late husband, my Grandad. It did however give her a new life. She became, for better or worse, perhaps as a coping method for her illness, she became "Joanie". She never called herself that or claimed to be a different person, but she was so different in herself the last couple of years that it was as if she was someone different, or perhaps a regression of who she once was.

She always knew that she knew us when we visited her in the care home or hospital where she stayed, but she didn't always know how she knew us. One day her daughter could be her sister, or I'd be her son, but she always knew us - even up to her final days she waved at mum or blew me kisses. She loved eating the cream cakes we would bring her twice or thrice a week. She loved giving kisses to the staff who took care of her, and then swearing at them when she thought they'd gone. She loved, perhaps most of all, her soft toy dogs. They were all called Lily and she loved each of them more than anything. She sat with them, played with them, told them off when the her carers didn't take them outside to use the toilet. I remember she used to pretend that they would bite me and I'd pretend that they made me jump. She'd find this his hysterical.

As we are going through the motions right now of sorting out the legal side of everything that must be sorted and I'm looking back at Nana's passing and what I have lost, I don't feel cheated or angry that she has been taken from me, I feel fortunate that I had not only the pleasure of meeting and spending my childhood with Joan, but also fortunate that so much of my recent life has been spent visiting and getting to know Joanie.

I will miss them both. My life may be darker without them, but I'm fortunate that I got to know and love them for as long as I did.

Rest in Peace Nana.

I love you.


Friday, 16 March 2012



I knocked this page up for fun as I'm on a real 80's kick right now (see previous post about Ghostbusters).

I'm glad that they've brought the Thundercats back to television recently so that a whole new generation of fans can enjoy the 'cats, but my generations cartoon was much *much* cooler.

So there.


Monday, 12 March 2012

Busting makes me feel good.

I love the 80's.

Cartoons and movies of that time were the best. For anyone of my generation who grew up in the 80's/90's there is nothing like a trip down saturday morning lane via youtube.

One of my favourite movies/cartoons of this time were the Ghostbusters - *ahem* The REAL Ghostbusters. That said, I did enjoy both shows.

These guys were where is was at as far as I was concerend though.

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With the will they/won't they of Ghostbusters 3 that has been going on for years, I don't think it will be long before we see *someone* suiting up the proton packs soon.