Friday 27 November 2009


Hey guys,

For those of you that don't know, I was the 2008 artist for the DC Comics/LEGO BIONICLE series. You can check out my earlier related posts HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and finally HERE. (Blimey, I was busy!)

It was, and still is, a free comic book mailed to a million LEGO Club fans around the globe (but not here in the UK), though you can still find all the issues flash animated on the official LEGO site. Links to the episodes below: (Ignore the numbering on the site--I've just numbered my run.)

Anyhoo, even though DC publish the regular comic book, PAPERCUTZ have the rights to publish the collected editions. Finally my 2008 run has it's own collection in hardback and paperback called "BIONICLE 7: REALM OF FEAR" out NOW!!!

I can't wait to see it! Especially excited to finally get a HARDBACK collection --it feels so grown up....(yes I KNOW it's a kid's book...)

Have to admit, it kind of feels like closure to a marvelous, yet crazy time of my life.

You can find these collections at AMAZON, AMAZON UK and THE BOOK DEPOSITORY. (Don't forget you can choose between hardback and paperback!)

Above is the cover for the collection, and a sketch I did especially to thank the lovely fans at BZPOWER for all their support during my run.

Catch you later!

Wednesday 25 November 2009


Well THAT was a kick ass weekend! I really needed cheering up after a really crappy week, and this years Thought Bubble convention in Leeds did the trick!

To the LOVELY Lisa Wood and her team, I'd like to give a big virtual hug to, for the invite, for looking after us, and for just being you! You guys rock.

I was especially happy as it was actually the most succesful convention I've had to date, selling nearly all but two of my Defoe books, as well as a number of zombie prints and copies of The End is Nigh 4. But a HUGE THANK YOU to the generous guys and gals who donated cash for each sketch for the Draw The World Together charity! You are genuinely going to help a little child somewhere in India.

Me and Niki were very glad to be sitting next to Jeremy Briggs and top artist Graeme Neil Reid. That guy needs to be working for 2000AD dammit. It's always nice to have good company at these conventions.

I really do prefer these 1 day conventions--it's more compact, more focused, and less chance of it fizzling out in the next day--being tired from drawing the whole of the previous day and partying all night! The ONLY drawback is that it's so short and sweet, I had way too brief encounters with good friends that I don't see nearly enough.

Speaking of partying, Me and Niki (who can I say is fantastic at talking away to fans whilst I sketch for them) managed to last till 3am at the Alea Casino party, but not before seeing the most incredible sights on the dancefloor...

And a brief rave about our accomodation at the new City Inn--pretty much the most impressive hotel I've stayed at in a long time--there's a bloody iMac in every room! And when Niki dropped her fork at breakfast, I've never seen so many staff rush to her aid like it was her life at stake!

Do I really need to say it? OF COURSE I'll be at next years con!

I leave you with some photos from the event....

This chap asked for a Daredevil/Venom hybrid--turned out quite well!

I apologise for my hair in this pic...

The best costume of the convention!

Finally, a brief glimpse into the secret, shady world of the comic con after party....

Wednesday 18 November 2009


Well I've finished my two episodes of Judge Dredd for the 2000AD Megazine, so here's some taster panels from episode two! Just working on the cover now, but it genuinely was an honour to set foot in Dredd's world. Hopefully I'll be able able to have another crack at it one day.

As soon as I know when it's getting published I'll let you know, but what I can tell you is that it'll be coloured by fantastic new colourist Abigail Ryder (who recently coloured the gorgeous Kingdom for 2000AD!)

Right...umm...I really didn't think this next item would ever be revealed to the blogging public, but a couple of months ago I did a bit of a jokey, ADULT ONLY sketch of artist extrodinaire PJ HOLDEN, only intended for a certain crowd....but it was recently released on the Eclectic Micks Artblog as punishment for PJ failing to do his day's art post....I WARN YOU IT'S ADULTS ONLY!

Speaking of PJ Holden, it's his turn to have his tiny ass pimped, so please check out his new mini series,BATTLEFIELDS: Happy Valley, written by incredible writer Garth(Preacher)Ennis, published by Dynamite. There's an article about it at CBR here! So go buy it and relieve my guilt!



Yup, it's that time again!

We had a FANTASTIC time at last year's Thought Bubble, so we're coming back for more baby!!! Lots of events are planned from the 19th November, all the way to the 22nd, but I'll have a table again at this Saturday's main event, all of which you can find the details here!

I'll be selling copies of Defoe , The End is Nigh 4 (which I did the cover for) and a limited edition zombie print. I was actually hoping to have copies of the hardback collection of my Bionicle run, but the release has been delayed...

Not sure if i'll be giving away a free krispy kreme donut with every sketch this time, but I will be sketching for any donations that go towards the charity Draw the World Together!

Hope to see you there guys!


Saturday 7 November 2009


Helloooo you lovely people....well last weekend's END IS NIGH event at Bradford's Impressions Gallery was ALOT of fun! Was great to meet up with some buddies, finally see my cover in print, and Michael Molcher himself did a SURPRISINGLY entertaining and educational talk about the Apocalypse! Seriously, he was so good, I was expecting FBI agents to approach him afterwards, asking for his help on case.... And a big thanks to Impressions big kahuna, Sarah, for looking after us so well with cake!

As for the magazine itself, top bloke Ed Kaye of Hypergeek has given it a great review here!

This lovely Judge Dredd helmet arrived at 7.30 this morning from Termight Replicas! I've wanted one of these babies for a LONG time....especially cool as it came just as I'm inking the final pages of my Judge Dredd story! If you're a big 2000AD fan you have to get this! They only made a very limited run but still have a few left--you can find all the info about their products here!

Sunday 1 November 2009


Hey guys,

Before I leave for the Bradford End is Nigh event, I'd like to take a brief departure from the usual stuff to point you in the direction of Ian Stacey's ARTS FOR HEARTS charity Auction.

Ian's set up this blog to help promote the upcoming auction of artwork by children's illustrators, with all proceeds going towards research done by the transplant team at Great Ormand Street Hospital.

I'll be keeping an eye on this as one day I'd like to go into the children's illustration world myself one day.

The auction starts November 2nd and runs for a week. Go check out some of the donated children's illustrations HERE!