Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Everybody, meet Twinkle.
Twinkle works in Beryl's Bar, as her bouncer (although in his case, splatter would appear more appropriate). I had this vision of a classic , but slightly bewildered thug, but Twinkle is evolving in front of my eyes! As I look at him, I see him quoting Shakespere, so perhaps he'll be a very well educated thug!
In the above drawing, I can just see him saying "...but darling, what's my motivation for this scene?" In "Crash"he'll be a recurring character, and hopefully a popular one too.
This was drawn using my trusty Tradio, over a green pencil sketch.

Update: Just noticed that the arms have the wrong line order - I've drawn them so that the muscles appear closer from the top down, not the other way around: Note to self, watch out for that in future....

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

More "Crash" updates

Here's some more character work from "Crash". On the left is Crash himself, with Teeah looking on, and Krip about to make things interesting. The above was made using my current favourite tools (2mm green lead clutch pencil, 2mm hb lead clutch pencil, Rotring Artpen (f nib) and Pentel brush pen, loaded with FW Acrylic ink. I've found that with this setup (plus some Staedtler technical pens) I can get close to what I'm after, although I still have some way to go...

Below is Beryl, Crash's local barmaid and landlady....

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Thought people would like to see how my latest cartoons are progressing. Meet Crash Colon - space adventurer and part-time waster. With him is his second in command, Teeah and both are trying to get back to their ship, Ethel (don't ask).
"Crash" is an idea I've been thinking about for quite a long time, but only now do I feel confident enough to attempt to draw. I've got a long way to go, but I think it shows promise... ;)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Published / Unpublished

Just a quick cartoon - there's a discussion on CCGB about what you do with your published / unpublished work...

Friday, September 05, 2008

Sorry for the delay...

... but I've been on holiday recently. I have several cartoons nearly ready, which will be put up sometime next week. Keep watching!