Monday, May 31, 2010

Death Dealer Inks

Due to minimal demand, I inked up the Death Dealer sketch from last week(which can be found here).
As usual, I'm not sure if I prefer the pencils or the inks.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Turtles in Time! (As in, from years ago)

Gnagh. Tied for time more than usual right now, so here's something from the vault. Eesh.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

More Daft Aliens

I just found more refugees from that spoof game from the other week- the influences are pretty clear, I think.
Oh, and if you didn't know yet, I've been Nominated for an Eagle Award for Favorite Colourist, and my current gig, l'Histoire Secrete (earlier issues reprinted in the US as The Secret History) has been Nominated for Favorite European Comicbook.
Voting is quick and easy, so go get clicking, otherwise I'll have to start kissing babies.

Friday, May 28, 2010

From the heartless files...

Here's what I've been doing for the past few weeks. I do a lot of lame corporate comics for banks and insurance companies etc but it's handy work if a little stale.

The flip side of this is my fun in 2000Ad and of course that piece of shit webcomic I do every Friday

Thursday, May 27, 2010


I'm a bit pressed for time so here's a panel from the book I'm working on for IDW at the moment. This fellow's fallen from a skyscraper and hit the pavement, hence his squishy status. I'm quite proud of how this came out, I even got to put my reference folder labled 'Guts' to good use. No joke.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Aaaaannd heres my piece after Decs Daredevil. This was a fun to do. Really interesting seeing Decs version of Thor

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


[NOTE: Cant get to a scanner today so i had to take a photo of the drawing. I'll update it with a decent scan once i get a chance]

Something a bit different this week. Will suggested that for this week i should ink a piece of his and he should ink a piece of mine. Sure why not?

Will suggest i ink the Thor piece he did last week (see here). I light-boxed the image onto a blank page, so i didn't stick really close to the original drawing. Still, i tried to keep the overall feel the same. My drawing wasn't very big, so i had to simplify the face a bit. I thought Thor's right hand should be smaller, but in retrospect i think i maybe went a bit too small. Also, i thought his hammer might look a bit better in his left hand.

Anyhoo, there's the finished image. Really curious about Wills image tomorrow.

Thoughts below.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Death Dealer

Wanted to pay my respects to the passing of one of the undisputed artistic powerhouses of our time, Frank Frazetta. A massive influence on myself + most comicbook artists I know, the man was a legend.
My favourite pieces of his were the Death Dealer series, especially the one depicting DD on his steed.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Timmy Fantasmo

Blah blah blah, Last Stand of The Wreckers #5 out now blah blah blah.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mad Scribblings

Got to say, I'm loving Scribbler- seems the perfect kind of app to portray the doodles of the bewildered. With that in mind, I knocked out a quick piece based on a letter from HPL regarding is bizarre and tickling Nightgaunts.

Friday, May 21, 2010


Everybody has to give this a go, Scribbler is an amazing drawing thing that gives such a beautiful effect. I just did this in SECONDS with a normal mouse so even if your not into digital you'd still love this.

Rockabilly = Fuckinsilly on Spazzmoid today

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Batman returns forever

Even more Batman, he has to be our most used character at this point. This was done for a birthday card. Every artist who draws Batman seems to have a bit of a different take on his ears, Miller does the little stubby ones, Bisley does the huge pointy ones and so on. I'm trying to make floppy ears the hot new look. Just imagine those bad-boys flapping in the air as he jumps from roof to roof.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Been meaning to do a decent Daredevil for a while. This ended up a lot simpler that originally planned, but i like it.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Oddball Aliens

Whew, busy week- here's a few old sketches I did a while back for a Comedy Alien Invasion game that never really went beyond the spitball phase (always liked the spoof Dalek with the whisk). Bit of a pity, must see if we can revive that...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ragin' Cajun

Man he's easy to draw fast! Great costume design. I remember when he appeared in the cartoon and since all the xmen comics we had were the ancient reprints we all thought he was cooked up just for the show. Or was he?

Spazzmoid is great

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Abnormal Cyrus

I did this ages ago as a test for a comic that was gonna be based on a series of toys called 'Teddy Scares'. I think I would've forgotten how to draw hands and feet if I'd done this book.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Forgive the lateness today yet again; i keep forgetting i'm 5 hours behind.

While over here in New York, i've met some really swell comics folk, one (or two really) being the Timony Twins (Pete and Bobby). After meeting them i picked up their comic series The Night Owls, published online and in print from Zuda Comics. The above is one of the Night Owls; Roscoe the gargoyle. I'd urge you all to pick up the collection, but hey; you can see the series online here and make up your own mind. I thought it was a great series with a lot of 'moxie' and old-timey goodness.


Monday, May 10, 2010

RIP Frank Frazetta.

The master. 1928-2010.

Brushpen doodle

Nothing too spectacular this week, just me practising with a brush. I find it quite difficult relinquishing the control that pens give me, but it's kind of hard to deny that you get a much livelier line with a brushtip. So some random chickadee with an eyepatch. Why's she wearing an eyepatch? What'm I, a doctor?

Wait, maybe it's eyepatch week on the blog.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Two bugs fer the price a one! Love LOVE Len's Farseeker stuff. It's a big favourite of mine, cuz it's the sorta stuff I'd want to be doing in an ideal world. Great stuff, LOG-o. Yer an inspiration.


Saturday, May 8, 2010

More HighRiding...

This weeks has been very gratifying, seeing how the Micks have been handling our little world.
Here's a wee concept sketch I knocked out a while back, something that we used to help flesh out the the setting, one where strange civilizations and terrible secrets lie scattered between guttering stars...

Simon Pure

Sorry lads just back in after a week away. Here's my Simon Pure, great character design and the whole story looks fantastic.

Part twee of my Michael Landon webcomic

Thursday, May 6, 2010


I've been working digitally for ages now so I'm using these Micks pieces as a way to keep my traditional skills up to snuff, hence pencils today. This is Aed, one of the characters from Len O' Grady's Farseekeer webcomic which you should go read here.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I tried to go all graphicy with this and im not so sure it works. It certainly doesnt get across the great character design this guy has anyways. But it was fun to do thats for sure

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Here's my contribution to the Farseeker week; the High Rider. Len sent on a couple of designs and it really reminded me of the Wanderly Wagon, a children's tv show from years ago in Ireland. Plus, i thought that drawing a vehicle of some sort would be a nice change from the usual character drawings i do here on the Micks blog. I hope ye all check out Len's story on the Act-iv-ate site; the pages ive seen from it are gorgeous.


Monday, May 3, 2010


Len's new online strip 'Farseeker' debuts this week , and we're all sketching one of the varied and wonderful characters. I chose Huran, the Warrior-Catmonk; love Len's design-work on him. All the characters are gorgeously designed for that matter, and even after only the first few strips we Micks have been privy to, the world and its inhabitants are incredibly well realised and defined. Swords and Sorcery, Intrigue and atmosphere, filtered through the deranged mind of a rogue Irishman, it's all gravy.
But don't take my word for it, head over here and ch-check it out!
Here's the official spiel:
'Abducted from their various worlds, a rag-tag group of other-worldly strangers have been charged with a cosmic quest by a mysterious and mischievous imp who claims they are destined to save the world... but he won't tell them how! Intelligent yet all-age-friendly fantasy in the vein of The Magnificent Seven and The Hobbit, FARSEEKER updates weekly every Friday.'

Dig it.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


This guy looks like he has a false nose.

I wonder how he smells?

(Altogether now...)

Saturday, May 1, 2010


I always loved the Scarran - they were such an elaborate bit of work, that the show visually punched above it's weight. Will's work on the Farseeker comic matches that kind of creativity, so check it out.

Speaking of things Far, my webcomic FARSEEKER launches today at ACT-I-VATE, so please come on by and take a look.