Teenage Mutant Ninja News...
Hey y'all, Can't believe it's been over a year since my last journal entry, and even this one's gonna be brief! Just wanted to get the word out there that I'm one of the comic illustrators on Panini Comics' new TMNT magazine. I could only do the intro page on Issue 1 for scheduling reasons, but I'm doing Issues 2 and 3 for sure (I'm about halfway through Issue 3!) The first issue of the magazine is out now, with Issue 2, my first issue, out on May 30th. Needless to say, I'm very excited! J xxx
Upcoming Con schedule...
Just a quick update to let everyone know where I'm going to be over the next month or so, signing and sketching! Next Saturday, Free Comic Book Day, I'll be in Red Sun Collectables in Chelmsford. Lovely big comic shop with awesome staff. If you're anywhere near local and haven't checked it out, you should! After that it'll be Kapow Comic Con on May 18th - 19th. Then it'll be MCM EXPO at the Excel on May 25th - 27th. Hope to see some of you at one (or all!) of those! J xx
Creator Owned Day is 1st March 2012.
The challenge: Create a sketch of an original character or concept and and post it on your blog Thurday 1st March. It should be a concept completely owned by the artist (or co-owned with the writer/collaborators permission to post). Why? A number of reasons: 1. A lot of reader and creator focus is on characters owned by larger corporations. Let's bring a little spotlight on creating brand new, creator owned concepts. 2. Bringing a little awareness to the business side of co-creating original content. Take a look at Jeff Parker's article and follow up comments on the subject. Co-creators can take this opportunity as a little trial run, jus
Drawing stuff is my job...
Hey everybody, This journal post is just by way of clarification, and isn't meant to cause offence to anyone. I'm a professional artist. I earn the money I need to pay my mortgage and feed myself by drawing comics, designing toys, taking commissions, sketching for people at conventions and selling my self-published comic books. Basically, using the skills I've trained hard for to make a living. I don't design, illustrate or enhance anything for FREE. I don't do art trades or requests. I can't afford to. I'm EXTREMELY busy, and when I do pack up work for the day, I use that time to chill out to avoid burning out. I wouldn't dream of going