Thursday, September 29, 2011

Building worlds

I've been thinking a lot about what I want to put into my next comic strip project. I’ve found a lot of my work has been a little too left-field and weird and consequently hasn’t really connected with many people.

So in my new project I’ve been trying to build a story around real life events/characters. Not totally a journal comic because I will stray pretty far from reality at times but I am trying to write about things I have experienced and witnessed.

I’ve noticed that the true stories I’ve written out both in comic and text have gotten a much better response than anything else I’ve worked on and I’m keen to see if I can harness that kind of writing into a comic strip.

It is interesting trying to figure out how far to abstract the reality. I was talking it through with my girlfriend and she pointed out that I was getting too high brow with an idea (a character with multiple personality disorder) and I realised that I need to keep the overall idea quite basic so that I can apply any and all events/situations onto the characters. I still think I can use that idea down the road as a storyline but it doesn’t need to be a main character trait. The basic characters need to be simpler so they can fit into any story I give them.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

More sketchbook

Getting used to drawing the characters in various poses. Generally designs tend to get simplified the more you draw them, I want to have drawn these guys a lot before I start doing proper strips. It'll always evolve but I want to get any major changes out of the way before I start.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Here's a sneak peak at my new project, the three main characters and a possible title. Much to do but enjoying working toward something again. Currently writing out scripts/storylines/gags and figuring out a structure. Fun!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Some more sketchbook pages. Hand poses and character posing. Working on a new comic idea which will show up on my website in the near future. I will be posting more development stuff in the next couple of weeks. Just trying to fit it in around work and life!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Here's some development artwork i've been working on for a personal project. Was looking at some jamie hewlett artwork for inspiration on the car design.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


This is the project I'm currently working on at Studio Liddell. More news and info to come!

Monday, September 12, 2011