Tuesday, 18 August 2009

PIMPING MY FRIENDS ASSES!

Ok, just to show that I'm not all "me me me" on here, I'm gonna pimp a few of my buddies this time doing great work...

First up is DECLAN SHALVEY --the lucky, talented sod is now the artist for the ongoing series of 28 DAYS LATER published by BOOM! Seriously, Dec's deserved a high profile gig like this for a long time and you can see the whopping 14 page preview of his lovely art HERE.

We don't have to look far for the next guy--Declan's male wife WILL SLINEY! Will is the 2nd best looking guy in comics after me, and has also been announced as BOOM!'s artist for the ongoing FARSCAPE comic! Info can be found on his lovely work HERE. These guys have got a HUGE amount of work ahead of them, but I know they're up to the task.

Next up we have the lovely EMMA VIECELI whose MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING from MANGA SHAKESPEARE is out now and can be found HERE! She really is a multi talented girl--recently she took part in BBC's BLAST talking on camera about various aspects of her work, and she was a natural! Get her hosting Blue Peter now dammit! AND she can sing...

The sometimes bearded KIERON (Phonogram) GILLEN is busy taking over MARVEL COMICS from the inside!!! It's recently been announced that he's writing their new ongoing series SWORD and also taking over bloody THOR for at least 6 issues! He's gonna be so famous, he'll be able to buy a variety of stick on beards for every occasion!

I lose track of how many projects I see FRAZER IRVING attached to. He's just finished DC COMICS' AZRAEL, now he's working on a project called DAYS MISSING from ARCHAIA, also the freakin' X-MEN for MARVEL, and BATMAN AND ROBIN for DC!!! That guy must stink, because there's no way he can have time to shower....

My old friends LEAH MOORE and JOHN REPPION's DRACULA and SHERLOCK HOLMES fantastic mini series are still going from strength to strength from DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT! And now it's been announced that they're writing THE COMPLETE ALICE IN WONDERLAND! They don't need my help pimping them at all as they're ALWAYS in the news, but I'm so made up for them as I've known Leah since we were in university, and John lets me stroke his moustache. I've no doubt whatsoever that they'll name their upcoming baby after me...no doubt at all...

PETE WELLS has a fantastic new blog called 2000AD COVERS UNCOVERED featuring a ton of, well 2000AD covers, without logos and text obscuring the artwork. It's a great site, giving fans a unique look behind the scenes. It also links you to many, many 2000AD artist websites. He was kind enough to post all my covers recently.

Finally, ANDREW WILDMAN's worthwhile DRAW THE WORLD TOGETHER charity have recently started an EBAY auction for a limited edition HEROES print, illustrated by top artist MIKE COLLINS, signed by him and the cast of the tv show! Very, very cool and at the time of writing this there is just under 5 days left so you can bid for it HERE!

There are more friends to rave about, but another time, as we've been sworn to secrecy about they're upcoming projects....

Right, I'm done. I'm genuinely proud to know such talented, dedicated folk. Some of you will never know just how hard we have to work our asses off, and how many knock backs we've had to endure to get where we are now, so it's heart warming to see my friends succeed in a profession that we love.

Wow...how girly was that...

Normal service shall resume shortly where I shall soon post some more Defoe pages, some Judge Dredd news, and maybe a peak at some of the commissions I've been working on....

Ok, hang up....

No, YOU hang up....

Ok, we'll both hang up at the same time....
L

10 comments:

Will Sliney said...

Ah bless, never have been so chuffed to read an article where I've been called a Lady. You rock Leigh

Leigh G said...

Mate, at least everyone knows I'm kidding when I call you a lady. People genuinely think I'M a woman! Have you not seen Defoe's Amazon UK review????

Leigh G said...

Oh, and just for the record, you do actually sound like a lady when you say "Ah bless"...

ashbarron said...

Leigh how do I get on the commission list?

Leigh G said...

Hey Ash,

By "commissions" I meant for actual print, and I can't take on any more jobs right now (my plate's full).

But saying that, i guess I should think about putting up a "private commission price list" in the near future when I've time...

ashbarron said...

Ok gotta yah

You should so do that

So you doing stuff for thought bubble again?
That Hellboy last year rocked and was the main reason I got you to do one for me.
Got a list of sketches for you already.

Btw that amazon review is ace.

Leigh G said...

Whoooaaaaa there Ash matey....

Don't go overboard with a "list". It wouldn't be fair to other folk if I did more for you, so I'll probably have to limit the number.

Tell you what, just give me a couple of names from your list now, and I'll do them in advance and you can pick them up from me at the con. Cool?

ashbarron said...

Well it's 3. Batman, Wolverine and Judge Dredd

Leigh G said...

Well in the interest of fairness to everyone else, I'll pick 2 of those guys and I'll see you at Thought Bubble sir.

ashbarron said...

Why thankyou sir

My copy of Defoe should be turning up any day now too.

See you in Leeds in about 2 months