Tuesday, 19 July 2011

LIFE UPDAAAATTTEEEE!!!!

Wowzers...been a while....how have you been? I really like what you've done with your hair....

Ok, so apologies for the lack of updatage lately. Some may know that we went through a NIGHTMARE house move recently, so dealing with all that as well as trying to fit in deadlines on top, put my dear bloggy at the bottom of the list. On the plus side, I have a fantastic new studio, so expect a new tour very soon! Quite a lot going on right now...

I had a great time at May's London MCM. I'd like to say a special "Hey!" to lovely artist Jade Sarson, who took pity on me sitting alone on the Saturday and was just nice to me...and another "Heeeyyy!" to my friends of that wonderful MONKEY ON MY BACK podcast, Jane and Steve who I had cool time hanging about with in the middle of the madness of the con (then later David Wynne who collared me in the mens  room!). One more "Heeeeeyyyy!" goes to my two Bionicle friends Azad3 and Knuckles886 (Sorry I didn't catch your REAL names!) who did a video interview with me about my time on the series. You can find that, and my chubby face (Never get filmed from a low angle!) HERE!

Below is a pre booked commission I brought along for a great guy called Ryan, who's amassing an incredible collection of Preacher illustrations for what is known as "The Preacher Project". Click the link and read the wonderful reason WHY he's doing this....
 Next up I was happy to do a couple of sketches out of my usual comfort zone, but still two very favourite characters of mine--Panthro and Doctor Who.

 I mentioned in a previous post that I had volunteered for the convention's "Writer vs Artist" challenge, which up until that point, the artists had never won. But this time, we kicked their hairy asses! Below is the winning, sexy ass team of Adam Cadwell, Becky Cloonan, Joe List and the voluntarily bald Gary Erskine!


Finally, I spent the second day of the con with 2000AD, and did my usual big ass Dredd pic to give away. This hideous bunch of chaps lurking around me are incredible artists Simon Davis, Ben Willsher and writer (that I will one day work with) Alec Worley, who DID NOT draw that impressive pic by Clint Langley...

Right, so in other news, my path at 2000AD (check out the cool new website!) has taken an unexpected turn. I'm currently doing some touch ups on pages for the October release of the second Defoe collection "Queen Of The Zombies", but unfortunately that will be the last Defoe work until further notice due to the writer Pat Mills having too much on his plate. Instead, The Mighty Tharg has granted me a brand new series to draw with writer Gordon Rennie! Afraid that's all you're getting from me right now about that one, but I will say that it's another one that requires more bloody research than I'd like!!!

For now, you'll have to make do with my next 2 part Judge Dredd strip in the latest 2000AD JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE issues 312 and 313 out now! Once again I've been teamed up with beardy Al Ewing on writing duties. As I had to do these during the house move, the pages got done in record time! Here's a preview page from the first episode...


Finally, take a look at this....
Yup, tonight I'll be donning the sexy suit to the new Liverpool Museum opening. Loads of incredible stuff to see there, but we'll be there especially to view the MASSIVE football comic strip I've illustrated, mounted on the wall measuring around 3.5 metres by 3 metres. Admittedly I'm a little nervous as I haven't seen it up yet, but I'll be sure to put up a post about this event in the next couple days! I'll leave you with this very tiny teaser from it...


More soon!
L

4 comments:

Emperor said...

No more Defoe for now?

Noooooooooooooo!!

A Gallagher/Rennie project?

OK I'm back in the room, and intrigued.

Leigh G said...

Yup, sorry Emp, completely out of my control! But yeah, this new project should be fun. Only just starting it now...

Raza said...

Thanks for letting us interview you again man :)

real names-
Azard3= Raza
Knuckles886=Vinny

:)

Leigh G said...

Ahh hey guys! Hope you managed to find your shoes in the end!
L