Thursday, 28 April 2011

No Man's World: The Ironclad Prophecy

Finally sent this to press this afternoon, after starting the cover art for the Abaddon 2011 catalogue several months ago. Earlier this week I updated the landscape along the bottom based on a cool scene in the book suggested by Pat Kelleher. I also added some gassy nebula stuff up the one side, blood on the goggles and various other little bits and bobs.
I'm glad I finally got to the deadline on this - I'd have kept endlessly changing it otherwise!
Cover art without text is below, plus the design for the front and back cover of the book and some sketches I drew when designing the Stone Beetle and Jabberwock.

The back cover image is the spacey stuff from the cover, rearranged with all the other elements removed. The Jabberwork ended up being quite small on the cover, and I changed it's body shape anyway, but I still think this sketch of it's head is pretty cool.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

More Vince

Been ages since I did something just for fun, so I've been doing this in my spare time over the weekend. It's also the first time in ages I haven't finished a a picture in photoshop and used ACTUAL PENS, which was cool (although I couldn't help but add some dot screen stuff after I scanned it in...). Might colour it at a later date. I quite like it as is though.

The pencils, plus some doodles I did in front of the TV before I started. Trying to work out what my character looks like. I never bothered before, just winged it from panel to panel. I was kind of thinking of a grizzled Ayrton Senna, with a laconic French thing going on, but in the sketch above he looks more like Pat Mills... sorted it out in the inks.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

The Pig

E.P. artwork for my mate's band Leather Pig.


Back cover and spines

Back of the interior booklet


Some stuff I did for them previously, which was fun. We all wanted to something a bit more mature this time round though... I still like the black and white pig head with the cleaver in it.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Pax Britannia, Fat Dinosaurs and Mechanical Men

I'm doing quite a bit of work on the Pax Britannia series at the moment - first up is a cover for a ebook collection of Ulysses Quicksilver short stories, out soon from Abaddon. It's based on a quick sketch I did ages ago so it was cool to go back and use it for something. The picture without coverlines is below, and the original sketch is here.
I also created a desktop wallpaper from the Anno Frankenstein image i drew a month or so ago, but I've had to sit on it a bit waiting for the release date (along with a postcard, poster and various other things. If you're interested there's a one for sale on the charity Genre for Japan auction site, signed by Jon Green - and me apparently, but I havent seen it yet!). Various sizes are now available for download on the Abaddon Books site. As a bit of a weird coincidence check out the cover for this weeks 2000 AD!
I'm also currently producing a cover for the next Pax B book by Al Ewing. Look out for Pax Omega, coming soon!