Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Frang Tootle

Here's Frang Tootle. One of (what seems like) "hundreds" of new characters I've designed with my Louise (AKA The Felt Mistress) recently for the Selfridges Wonder Room. Here's my original sketch of Frang alongside the finished 3D version.

Also, for your amusement, is the cover to Frang's seminal album "Songs of Pain and Discomfort". Click HERE to see a short film over of FM's Flickr page.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

A warm-up Hulk.

Following on from the last post, here's another Hulk pic. Warwick was intrigued enough by the Hulk's arm in the Bonnie "Prince" Billy strip to ask what the rest of him would look like if I drew him. Here you go, Warwick!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

I had a dream...

The other night I dreamt that I had drawn a four panel comic strip titled "What If.. The Hulk Lived In Bonnie "Prince" Billy's Beard?". This week I have made that dream come true! Gabrielle was right!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Influence Map

I saw this interesting meme on John Allison's blog the other day and I couldn't resist joining in. Since then I've seen others from Joe List and Adam Cadwell. I find it fascinating. It was so difficult to shortlist it to just 21. I've missed Mort Drucker, Jack Davis, Aex Toth, Jack Kirby, Javier Olivares, Simon Gane, Guy Burwell, Marc Hempel. Mary Blair, Robert Valley, Philip Bond, Sheilah Beckett and loads more that will probably occur to me as soon as I click "publish post". I need an inspiration atlas! I've chosen the ones that I think have had the biggest impact on the way I draw and chosen images of theirs that reflect this.

Looking at what I've taken from all these great artists made me feel a bit dirty, though. If I had a fraction of the talent of these great artists I'd be more than happy.

UPDATE Yves Chaland! Bruce Timm! Arrghhh!

UPDATE UPDATE Satoshi Kitamura! Egon Schiele! Arrggghhh!