I did this a while ago for Robin McConnell’s Gossip Girl zine, which you can see on Study Group, with comics and pin-ups by amazing talents such as Benjamin Marra, Brandon Graham, Jen Vaughn and more.This is the colour version.Full disclosure, I’m not really a fan of the show, but what the hell.Also, I fully realise I’m terrible at caricatures.
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I did this a while ago for Robin McConnell’s Gossip Girl zine, which you can see on Study Group, with comics and pin-ups by amazing talents such as Benjamin Marra, Brandon Graham, Jen Vaughn and more.
This is the colour version.

Full disclosure, I’m not really a fan of the show, but what the hell.

Also, I fully realise I’m terrible at caricatures.

So, this is something I drew for a sketch-group at work with a rotating theme.
It’s odd I should draw it at all, since I’ve never been able to sit through an episode of Sailor Moon without wanting to do myself or the television harm. But I like her outfit, and inspiration struck tonight, so I doodled it up on a break.

I forgot to mention here on Tumblr that last month I was nominated for the 2014 Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing at the annual Joe Shuster Awards.
Above are the nominees in this category. Barbaric Sword of Savagery on the top right is mine.

Not sure when they announce the winners, and I doubt I’ll be triumphant, but it’s a real honour to have my work recognised by a stranger, and I’m in great company from the Vancouver comics scene (Cloudscape), and one former member of the Vancouver scene (Jordyn Bochon).

I’m a dad now! Hence the long absence.
Been working on this thing for years. I don’t even know if it’s any good any more, I’ve lost all perspective on it. But I’m really happy with the art, so even if it sucks, I got that.

The first 3 issues are penciled, and the first is almost done inking. Just need to add dialogue and grey-tones.
This is my first attempt at creating a continuing series following the same characters over a long narrative, rather than short stories.

I *still* haven’t created a web store, but just the same, I’ll let you know when this is done. I should have 2 or 3 issues out by this time next year.

(The cover is based on the 1932 book черные семена [Black Seeds] by зм.Шрайбер.)

I’ve seen people do these things for years & years, but I never got around to doing one. So I had some time off, and threw this together for the fun of it. It’s missing a few, but this is pretty much the main stuff that has deeply inspired me over the years. In no particular order.

1. Seth
2. Shane Glines
3. Hergé
4. Mike Mignola
5. The Twilight Zone
6. Bill Peet
7. Mary Blair
8. Joann Sfar
9. Wes Anderson
10. BBC Radio 4
11. Classic Warner Bros. cartoons (Bob Clampett & Chuck Jones in particular)
12. Jack Benny (The funniest man who ever lived)
13. John Kricfalusi
14. Genndy Tartakovsky
15. Jim Henson & the Muppets
16. Dave Cooper
17. Ashley Wood
18. Bruce Timm
19. UPA Cartoons
20. Jason
21. Chris Ware
22. Carl Barks
23. Craig Thompson
24. David B.

I’ve always loved Spirou.

It’s been terrific, of late, with the new art team of Yoann & Vehlmann. ("Alerte aux Zorkons" is particularly good.)

But one of the very best bande dessinées I’ve read in the past decade is "Le groom vert de gris" by Olivier Schwartz & Yann. So you can imagine my excitement at finding out that they have a new Spirou book coming out: "La femme léopard”.

So I’ve channeled some of my excitement into drawing Spirou and Spip.