Thursday, May 21, 2015

Skulletto - a cover story

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Here are the first 5 issues (and by issues I mean covers) of Skulletto. This now ongoing project aims to tell a story in the visual parameters of a comic book cover; where fonts, composition, a contextual sense of the dramatic create something more. It is the cover of a comic that draws you in. And for me personally I enjoy this process, fuelled by my inability to create a comic. More to come, and a more detailed of the Skulletto from my perspective. 





Thursday, March 26, 2015

HMOP: Faux Comics





In the midst of the flurry of Concept posters and reimagine old ideas from folder of lost drawings - I have unearthed Skulletto. This was my attempt at a conventional superhero concept, and had not crossed my mind until last Saturday at NowCon - passing the time drawing. In a very short space of time the drawing of a skull masked hero making fools of clumsy robots had emerged. I liked the sense of movement and the really playful feel and the sense of good old comic book action. I have completed three with a forth on the way under the banner of FAUX Comics. I employ the comic emble more as an aesthetic tool than anything else. Should be fun to see where this goes. Stay tuned.





Thursday, March 19, 2015

NowCon 2015

The great festival of nerd and geek declaration is upon us once more! I have got my act together and will have three prints for sale - all in numbered and limited runs of 21 and 30. Hope to see you at the Wesley Centre in Nowra, NSW (Australia) 







Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ulysses S. Grant: The Land of Salt


This concept first hatched in my brain as the third chapter of the Lincoln Moon Zombie War, many, many moons ago. I had not drawn anything except preliminary sketches, the bare start of an idea with concept posters like this one I generally create a back story and The Land Of Salt is one which I personally believe has a little more to it. the Premise; On a parallel earth the Great Salt Lake in Utah USA is the site of adimensional rift. Through this rift beings arrive who immediately start transforming the area into a landscape of erie salt crystals - an environment that these creatures need to survive. Aftert the initial incident a military commander, Ulysses S. Grant (in the real world a post civil war US president) is despatched to monitor the area. Literally one man and his army - a towering nearly indestructible Sentient Robot Protection Unit (SRPU) called Persistence. These two titans monitor and patrol the now alien sector of earth.

So with NOWCON 2015 nearly upon us (March 21st 2015) I thought I would organised and create prints to sell. I now have a limited run of 30 The Land Of Salt A3 posters for sale (of the drawing on the right) and seriously considering doing an ultra limited run of 15 at some point in the future (of the drawing on the left). Stay tuned.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Otterman cometh..






Got side lined by otters again. Loved drawing the Otterocalypse images so much, I have developed the character into an 'ageless otter' thrown from his dimension into ours along with a group of various anthropomorphic fiends and allies. Stay tuned. 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

HMOP Films Presents

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These are the films of my dreams, combining my love of anthropomorphism and movies. The main reason I created these is because these are films I want to see. And with all the clamouring for comic / fantasy etc properties that ain't DC or MARVEL, I am in with a chance of these films being made. Albeit a snow balls chance in hell. You never know. Stay tuned.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

LOST MEN









After not updating my Blog for sometime, I thought I would post snapshots of my most recently completed series LOST MEN. Essentially this plays on the motif of the hero, when the realisation of loss, doubt or failure becomes apparent and insurmountable. The characters are uttering statements not so much related to the scifi and fantasy genre these works are so heavily based, but reflect issues that I have had relating to anxiety. As an individual who suffers from anxiety, LOST MEN has help me reflect and process, while also creating an absurd contrast within the work. I am most proud of this element of truth which I gave to this series. I have discovered that the more you give something of your self, the easier it is to realise. I am already embarking on my next project which I am very excited about and will post pictures ASAP. Stay tuned.