My second radvent post is a homage to one of my favourite bands – KISS!
I’ve been a huge Kiss fan since I was a kid and have always loved this song. The opening lines always seemed to have a story of their own to tell, and as a comic creator I couldn’t help by latch onto that.
Visual storytelling is a huge part of what us comics creators do. So, I decided to take the start of this song and convey the imagery of it in actual illustration. Plus, I wanted to have a go at drawing Gene Simmons, which turned out to be loads of fun (even though it’s actually Paul Stanely who sings this one…)
This piece was really successful as a Valentine’s Day card earlier this year, so I had some A6 prints done for Wimbledon Comic Art Festival. There are still a few left, so head over to my store to grab one while they last!
Check back tomorrow for more #radvent!
I’m posting original illustrations and comics pages every day in December for my virtual radvent calender.
Yeah, it’ Christmas so I’m, giving you all a visual treat each day but posting a special selection of my work all month. I will include new and old pieces with a little write up of how they all came into being. You’ll find out some interesting facts about how I create my art and get to see some exclusive pieces too.
Among the radvent posts I will be posting whole comics pages from my portfolio, including a first sneak peak at Headz, my new webcomic which launches in spring 2018. I may even show some of the first ever comics pages I drew years ago, if only to prove that dedicating yourself to drawing every day really does pay off!
The first radvent post drops on Friday 1s December and will be a brand new Rock In Purgatory comic strip in full.
Full posts will go up here on the website, but you can catch the action on my Twitter. You can also take a look at my gallery anytime you like and read loads of my comics for free too. I do commissions too, if you’d like a custom piece for someone special this Christmas.
Our first comics event in SW19 was really well recieved. Find out what you missed!
Check out this great write up of Wimbledon Comic Art Festival, which I organised. It was the first comic event I have run and I’m really pleased with how it all turned out.
Get the latest Popcorn Horror magazine for my new Rock In Purgatory comic and an interview with me about the series.
Psychedelic rockers Mind Serpent feature in a two page comic strip in the latest magazine. These guys will show you the meaning of excess as they slay the crowd with their killer live show. Expect sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll to the max!
Horror writer Craig Jex did an interview with me about Rock In Purgatory and how I create comics. It was awesome to talk about the origin of the comic and what my plans are for it. Make sure you get a copy of the magazine to find out what goes on behind the scenes in Rock In Purgatory.
I’m proud to have my artwork used as the cover for this issue of Popcorn Horror. This issue features a trick or treat themed cover piece which I created especially for the Halloween launch of the magazine. See if you can spot the horror movie easter eggs in the illustration.