Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Plugging something of my own again this week. Tim Skinner: Total Scumbag, the one-shot story by the Eagle Award winning team of Andy Winter and myself is now available to download for free.

Tim Skinner is a book i drew and coloured myself a year or so ago, from an absolutely hilarious script from Andy Winter. A limited-print run was well received but it was soon forgotten once Diamond decided not to distribute it. Now, through the miracle of the internet, it can now be read by all. So please do so here. It also includes the original short story he was created in, drawn by Natalie Sandells.

Testimonials for Tim Skinner;

"Fucking hilarious!" - Jonathan Hickman, writer, Fantastic Four

“Tim Skinner [is] a very self-referential, up-its-own-arse comic that I was destined to love. Even The Boys gets a good shoeing over with hilarious consequences.” - Rich Johnston, bleedingcool.com

Please give it a read. Ignore the shoddy drawing.



Mansloth said...

Great story, your art has come along so much. Loved the subtle(haha) references, especially for the Boys.

Will Sliney said...

Hah, nice one Dec, thats cool to see the change. Your faces are still rubbery though

Stephen Thompson said...

Pff, it didn't come out a year ago it was at least 15 months! It's interesting to see you draw Tim again, your stuff has gotten a lot better in the interim. I was looking at an old Freakshow tpb in Forbidden Planet and I could hardly tell if it was your art or not.

Stephen Mooney said...

It was probly one of ours...
Nice work Dec, coulors are lovely and subtle once again.

Declan Shalvey said...

Thanks lads.

Mansloth, thanks man, i think thats my favourite bit in the book. Probably the best drawn bit too. I love me some Garth Ennis, but i really didn't like The Boys so i had good fun drawing that bit.

Will; YOU'RE face is rubbery.

Thomps, are we gonna get picky about the time in this post too?

I actually looked through Hero Killers recently (which i drew aaaaages ago) and only then realised how different my stuff is. Just that i've improved, i mean. I can't actually tell how much it's really changed as i'm too close to it. You guys are better at spotting the changes than i am.

Thanks Moondog. I just coloured it as normal but dropped the flats. Wanted to make it look a little like the flash had gone off as the mugshot was being taken.

Nick said...

That colouring your greywash thing is really working out for you. Must get you to go over it again with me...

Hm. Skin 'er. Choke 'er. What ELSE did he do to 'er?

Declan Shalvey said...

Loved her Nick. I also loved her.

No worries man. It is RIDICULOUSLY simple.

David Ferguson said...

That book is probably my favourite thing that you've done. Andy's writing was a good part of it too.