Friday, 19 March 2021

Woolley Jumper #7

 

It's Dangerous Dan back for Part Two of 'Garbage Can Killer' by the legendary John Woolley. Originally published in Mondo's Christmas 1993 issue (#17) which sported the comic's first colour cover. At the time almost all small press efforts in the UK were black and white photocopied zines, so it was quite unique. Taking it's cue from the Death of Superman and Batman: Knightfall epic stories huge at the time, the issue featured the death of one of Mondo's staple superheroes, the British Bulldog, who of course comes back to life at the end. Mondo's editor, Lee Davis, also included the free gift of some tissues for Bulldog mourners to have a good cry!! 



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Friday, 12 March 2021

Mondominium #1

 


I thought I'd showcase some more old Mondo stuff for you... From #21 back in April 1994, here's part one of 'The Gladiator III'. It was written by Mondo's head honcho creator Lee Davis and drawn by a pre-2000AD Tom Carney who was out-Bisleying everyone at the time!! As with our 'Woolley Jumper' series the pages are presented warts and all scans from the photocopied pages of my old copies of Mondo. Watch this space for news about the restored and coloured versions, like the 'Revenant' story from a while back, coming soon... Maybe as a new Mondo special..? What do you think?



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Friday, 5 March 2021

Building Blocks 2

 
Here's some more old architectural studies from the late 90s, around the Southbank Centre and the Barbican in London. First is a pencil drawing, the second and third pen and ink, and the last one is a gouache painting. Kinda like how the blue on the concrete floor looks a bit like water as if it's a view under a bridge.











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Friday, 26 February 2021

Abstract Trees Process


Here's a drawing of some trees in the water of the Thames near Windsor in Berkshire (UK). I was mostly interested in capturing the reflections in the water more than accurately depicting the scene. I did several different versions in different media. On one of them I melted candle wax mixed up with ink to create a nice texture in the water which I really liked. Sadly I can't find that one, lost in time I guess. The first one is your bog standard pen and ink with a grey wash and process white on top.

The next one is a quick watercolour sketch. Here you can see a bit more of the buildings in the background and I'm starting to think about colour.

Then it's time for an Indian ink version. I'm having lots of fun with this one and by now my approach is evolving. 

Now it's time to break out the gouache and think in terms of blocks of flat colour. I love gouache although I rarely use it. I used a lot of it mixed with washing up liquid for colouring the acetate cells of animation projects at my second time at art college in Harrow. The washing up liquid gave the paint a bit of flexibility so it wouldn't crack and fall off the acetate before videoing it. The flat colour lends itself to traditional graphic design and my Dad used to use it all the time. It has a very distinct smell and that coupled with the smell of gum arabic instantly takes me back to the 1970s and childhood. The final piece which I don't have anymore was a much tidier A3 version of this. I think the blocks of blue are particularly effective in creating the water which somehow looks a lot stiller. 

Of course I have also done an up to date digital version which I think looks even more abstract and graphic. Perhaps even a little stark? 


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Friday, 19 February 2021

I Still Don't Talk To The Trees

 

Here's some more tree sketches for you. If memory serves these were done in the park in Middlesbrough in the north east of England where I was at art college in the mid 90s.








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Friday, 12 February 2021

Woolley Jumper #6


    The first post of 2021, sorry we're late. Thought we'd kick things off with the next comic from John Woolley's Massacre Comix, which has now morphed into 'Murkle Yarns'. This one first appeared in Mondo #16 from November 1994 which featured a stonking cover from Steven Corps. This is Part One of (putting on best over the top movie trailer voice!) 'Garbage Can Killer'! As always, presented as is scanned straight from the photocopied Mondo pages with no tidy ups... Expect the cleaned colour Ultra HD remix of this stuff along with the new material coming soon... 

 
And just for the hell of it here's the bonus feature- the cover of Mondo #16....


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