Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Dan Dare covers up on Facebook.

I have uploaded most of the Dan Dare covers on Facebook. The public link is here and you can enjoy work by Garry Leach, Dave Gibbons, Bryan Talbot and a host of other talented British artists. The album features the little seen variant edition covers too. Will replace the images with higher resolution ones when available.

Hope you enjoy the pics and remember to vote for Dan Dare and myself at this year's Eagle Awards. Last week of voting! Cast your votes here.

Friday, 18 April 2008

Panini covers!

Here are some Marvel covers for Panini Comics I inked recently. Pencils are by my friend Jon Haward (who I collaborated with in part on Macbeth for Classical Comics) The covers feature Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and The Amazing Spiderman in all their retro glory. The books are available in all good bookshops (and maybe some bad ones? ;) The Hulk cover is my favourite but Spiderman is a close second. That web-slinging action always excites!

But to be honest I think everyone is geared up for the new Iron Man movie so I have included the classic Iron Man of my childhood.

See more of Jon's work here. His site features a variety of his work past and present and also contains reviews for the excellent Macbeth.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Second (and final) round of voting for Eagle Awards!

Thanks to everyone who voted for Garth, myself and Dan Dare in the first round of the Eagle Awards. We got shortlisted in the following categories!

Favourite New Comicbook – Dan Dare

Favourite Comics Hero – Dan Dare

Favourite Comics Artist: Inks – Gary Erskine

Now it is the second (and final) round and there is about a week left to vote. Only one vote per email address is allowed but feel free to ‘borrow’ your friends, partners and pets’ email accounts! You can vote here. The email address is only for validation so no worries there!

Results are announced in three weeks at the Bristol Comic Expo on Saturday 10th May. The nominations are great news for both Garth and me for the long hours and passion we put into this book and it would be especially good if Dan Dare (the Eagle Comic’s original son) were to win an Eagle Award (or two?) to celebrate his return. Here's hoping.

Friday, 11 April 2008

Singapore Toy and Comic Convention 2008 in June.

I have been confirmed as a guest at the Singapore Toy and Comic Convention at the end of June. Details here . Should be great fun and a terrific opportunity to travel to the Asias. My cousin teaches English in Bangkok so a short flight to Thailand is also on the cards. More news as it happens.

Monday, 7 April 2008

Dan Dare is Eagle Award nominated!

Dan Dare has been officially nominated at the Eagle Awards for Favourite New Comic Book and Favourite Hero. I have also picked up a nomination for Favourite inker which covers my work on Army@Love for DC Comics/ Vertigo and Dreamworks titles for Titan Books last year.

Voting is live here so you can now nominate Dan Dare and myself in the appropriate categories. Garth Ennis and I are very pleased with the series and it would be a particularly poignant win for Dan Dare as the Eagle Comic's favourite son. We are very passionate about the book and who knows what will come of it? Maybe a second series? Dare deserves to return as the Favourite British Hero!

Thanks to everyone who helped us win nominations. Vote now for Dan Dare at the Eagle Awards. Winners announced this May at the Bristol Comic Expo!

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

National Library of Scotland event in April and May.

I will be attending a selection of events at the National Library of Scotland's Local Heroes event in April and May. Details are included in the current What's On guide here. Cam Kennedy, Frank Quitely and Metaphrog are also appearing during the event and providing talks and workshops.