Mister Potter I Presume!

I was a bit too old when the Harry Potter books first came out but I’ve caught up and enjoy reading them with my kids. I wish I were the appropriate age, I could imagine them impacting me the same as the Narnia, Middle Earth and Shannara Books did.

I, like most fans, get lost in the world and characters, they are brilliant to read, great to watch and, for me, even better to illustrate.hp01

Judge Dredd Sample pages.

I’ve been working over the past year on a 90+ page comic, its all but finished and due to be released this year. It has been both rewarding and frustrating as I’ve devoted all my spare time to producing the artwork, for no money and without being able to share it publicly. My exposure in other forums and contributions to other projects has also diminished.

In saying all that, it has also been hugely rewarding brought my art forward and increased my confidence.

There are previous posts here of attempts at drawing Judge Dredd, I decided to do another to see how or if I’ve improved after such a big project, I think I have, I enjoy the character enormously so any excuse to draw him is always fun to do if nothing else.

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Behold Pendragon!

Very exciting news for me. Teaming up with Writer Andy Winter, colourist Aljosa Tomic and Letterer Rob jones we’ve just completed a six page pitch for a comic book based on a modern take on the King Arthur story. I wish I could say more but here is a small glimpse of what we’ve been at:

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Judge Dredd: Cycle of Violence

So a while ago I took a script from the 2000ad forums to try, I wanted some nice portfolio pieces and was pretty happy with how they turned out. After a while I thought it would be good to have them unpublished and submitted them to Dave Evans at Zarjaz, the Dredd Fanzine.

How was I to know that this is one of the most attempted scripts in all of Fandom. Dave was very quick to point out how popular it is and how he wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole and who could blame him.

In any event, I still like the artwork and as well as languishing in my portfolio, here there are for your good self:

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