EVER since I learnt to pick up a pencil, I’ve been picking up pencils like nobody’s business. Want a pencil picking up? I’m your man.
Now and again, I also use them to draw pictures, many of which have then seen light of day in print or on the web. Here’s some of them, now:
George vs Dragon
George vs Dragon reworks the age-old tale of Saint George and the Dragon as a wacky, Tom and Jerry/Wile E. Coyote-style comedy, with the ever-persistent knight, George, in constant pursuit of his fiery foe, Dragon. The strip debuted in The Dandy comic in October 2010, as the long-running title underwent something of a revamp. George vs Dragon was very well-received by readers during its initial run, and signs are looking good for the pair to return to the pages of the comic soon…
After the success of George vs Dragon, I decided to pitch a second idea to the Dandy offices. In collaboration with the guys there, we developed Boo!, an ongoing series about a stupid spook, trying (and failing) to scare ANYONE. As of now (7th March, 2011) Boo! is still in the comic, but his first series is due to end at the end of the month. Will there be more? Only time will tell!
Harry and his Hippo
Another idea pitched to The Dandy, a re-working of the classic 80s Dandy strip, Harry and his Hippo, for the comic’s ‘Strictly Come Laughing’ contest, wherein four new stories are up against each other to secure votes in order to win a full series! As of now, only one Harry and his Hippo has run so far, but feedback has been fantastic, so we shall see what happens next…(cross your fingers, everyone!)
The Carrotty Kid
The Carrotty Kid has been one of my most successful ventures thus far, having impressed Cosgrove Hall Films enough for them to try and make a TV show all about him (see the TV section for more details). Currently, the vigilante vegetable is enjoying a return to the internet as a weekly(ish) webcomic.
I’ve also drawn cartoons for various local newspapers, a couple of magazines and various websites. Below is an example of a strip I drew for vue cinemas’ in-house newsletter, featuring Batman (not one of my characters, alas).
Keep your eyes on the blog for further comic and cartoon-related updates!