My brave assault on the probably very nice folk-rock veteran Al Stewart, previously unseen in colour, from 2015.
A silly old series idea I had; the 6-panel [insert genre or artform here].
Previously unpublished, I think, from 2000. I had a freelance graphic design business then called "superior studio," ugh. It was meant ironically. I hated freelancing.
From 2015, a one-pager that I did as part of a pitch I was thinking of doing for Archie. I never did send it in (they revamped their entire line) but I enjoyed drawing these two, especially Jug's bento box.
This was a rare collaboration with a friend, David Teare, who I used to work with in the early 90s. He wrote a short script and I started to illustrate it in pencil (also rare for me at the time) on letter sized pieces of bristol. The working title was "Ishy".
Yes, I had a soul patch in the year 2000. These were the back covers for the first 4 issues of my original mini-comic Dregs, before I changed to a magazine format for two more actually final issues. What I lacked in drawing skill I figured I would make up for in sales pitches, I guess.
I sometimes get asked to speak to classes of children or college students about making comics, and for a while curated a tumblr of comics advice. This little zine is a collection of the advice I give the most, plus some resources. Download the PDF if you'd like to read it.
"The Instant Comic Book" is a blank comic book (complete with word balloons you can cut out and paste in) which I have been giving away at shows and talks for a few years. That's my mascot "Squonky" on the cover. Download the PDF if you would like to print one for yourself.
I was in an Amateur Press Association called APA Centauri from 1984 until the early 2000s, when the internet pretty much killed the dozens of APAs that were in circulation. In that time I contributed over 2000 pages of material under various personal zine titles and formats. This is one of them. I plan on sifting through those archives and posting the best stuff here eventually.
A banner I drew for an earlier website of mine, depicting my many interests.
Sometimes it's fun to try inking over pencil drawings that you find by artists that you admire. The first three of these are digital inks over pencils by the late great Jack Kirby. The fourth is an Inktober drawing with analog tools based on a drawing by Gene Colan, and the last is a lightboxed analog ink drawing of Betty and Veronica by Dan DeCarlo.
Drawings of some favourite actors, all from photo references: Audrey Hepburn in pencil, Bela Lugosi for Inktober, and Orson Welles in pencil.
Some old analog ink favourites from the APAzine days.
A couple drawings for family; a sketch of San from Princess Mononoke for my sister-in-law, and a drawing of Nicole and I from our wedding program.
Some out of print favourites. "Blessed Are the Comics-Makers" is a benefit print for the HRM Making Comics Meetup, which is currently on hiatus thanks to the pandemic. The text on the Portland poster is from "I Am the Walrus" by the Dead Milkmen.
A promo poster for a comic shop in Saint John; part of a drawing I did for the Queens Comic Book Legion kickstarter book from Kingston, Ontario; a drawing of Ryan Gosling in digital pencil for a friend as part of a birthday gift for his partner; and a one-panel comic for a special issue of The Coast here in Halifax a few years ago. If you would like to hire me to make something like this (or something else), get in touch.
The front and back cover for a magazine-sized reprint that I did of my original minicomic series, complete with actual feedback that I got on them at the time. Fun fact, I used to feel really bad about Gavin McInnes' remark but he went on to form a white supremacist hate group, so I guess I'm glad he didn't enjoy my comics now. There were very few copies of this collection made.
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