Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Editorial story about a guy who wants to confess about his indiscretions... and the repercussions...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Amazing Spidey!

A bit of fun for the weekly Ozcomics challenge on facebook ... Happydaze!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

GQ comics now in South Africa ...

I'm very excited to announce, that my GQ Australia feature is being reprinted in this months GQ South Africa!

Monday, December 05, 2011

Secret Admirer ...

New editorial spot illustration, about a girl who enjoys her neighbor's attention, but is a little concerned about meeting her mysterious fan...

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Educational illustration for UNSW
This project was a meant as a writing stimulus for students from Year 3 to Year 12.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Smart-car Tomfoolery
An editorial spot, about a couple learning the improper use of a smart car for two... and it's dangers!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

ASA Comics Masterclass with Colleen Doran only 5 more sleeps!!

Don't forget the Australian Society of Authors upcoming Comics Masterclass featuring the internationally renowned US comics/manga creator Colleen Doran! Coming up this weekend Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November 2011!

DAY 1:
This is what you’ll learn on this intensive Comics Masterclass weekend!
  • Introduction
  • Storytelling Techniques – Marvel method; Plot with dialogue; Full script; Shitagaki; the Emotional wave; Adaptation and more.
  • Visual Storytelling Styles – East (uncompressed) and West (compressed) narrative styles (ie. Manga vs US comics); Linear and mood.
  • Professional Polish – 180 Degree Rule; World building; Don’t fall in “romantic love” with your characters; Composition and pacing; Lettering secrets; Style and substance; How to give your work that sharp edge!
DAY 2:
  • Deconstructing the Process – Are you the right person for the job?; Collaborating; Breaking down the job; Comics in the context of time; The nuts and bolts of creation; It’s not about the gadgets: it’s about what you have to say.
  • The Professional Life – Understanding the submission process; How to get into the US market; How to identify “Very Bad Publishers!” (and find the good ones!); How to make money from comics and graphic novels; Understanding the new world of digital comics; Engaging with fandom.
  • Creator Rights – Understanding the importance of your Intellectual Property (IP); Creator-owned work vs work-for-hire (commissioned work) properties; Legal and ethical issues.
  • Hollywood Insider’s Secrets – How to get your work from graphic novel to silver screen; How to find an agent and more.
  • Chalk Talk – Q & A with Colleen with some on-the-spot comic art magic!
Don't forget to check out the website for more details and bookings!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Annoying neighbors

Spot illustration about neighbors complaining to local council about the umm... noise ... as it were.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jason and the Argonauts comic preview

I'll start previewing a bunch of the comic pages over the next month or so... will post the colour versions soon... Such a dream job for me!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Weekend Warrior!!

According to this feature story for Men's Health this month "Mondayitis might be nothing more than frustration at another weekend that failed to live up to your expectations." Thanks to the AD for a cracking good brief!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

United Investors ... ASSEMBLE!!
An opening spread for a story about foreign investors in Singapore...

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

John Carter of Mars! Plus some cool covers...
I've been planning a John Carter piece, and I decide to experiment building a Barsoom Airship in Sketch up... here are a few angles...

PLUS...check out these AWESOME John Carter book covers I found in second hand book store...

Monday, September 19, 2011

Slaying your green-eyed monster!

Here's an interesting feature for the latest Men's Health magazine. Giving men advice on how to control their jealousy... a fun project!


Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday, September 05, 2011

Tips Tricks & Bits!

Welcome all to the useful part of this blog! 

I'm always asked questions by young artists on the "how to" of my illustration stuff, or what I use to do this and that, how do I use my computer, what sort of paper do i use etc.
I'll be posting all sorts of advice regarding anything that I find useful, handy (low tech and high tech) or just plain inspiring for illustration, comics, design and beyond!
I've been helped along by so many generous creatives in my career that I'm hoping to "pay it forward"

Anyhow... as a warm up, here's some new tech from Wacom that looks really exciting!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Optimus Prime

I bit of fun with Optimus Prime for the OZCOMICS challenge on Facebook.... I was thinking "Public Enemy" while I was looking at Russian avant-garde posters...

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Jake Gyllenhaal and I share a GQ cover (LINE)!! Or my GQ comic adventure!

Well a cover line with Jake is better than nothing!

Anyhow.... this month I was lucky to get this great gig with GQ illustrating a main story "The Modern Guide to picking up" lots of fun. It included a 2 page comic and a bunch of spot illos, the ADs gave me a lot of room to move... thanks again! It's on the stands now, check it out!

Sunday, August 07, 2011

X-men tattoo

Here's something I don't do much of! I was commissioned to do a Gambit "super hero squad" style for a tattoo...

Here's my original...
Thanks again to Sarah!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011


Another sneak peak of the Jason and the Argonauts comic...  more soon...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

icloud piece for this months FHM
Interesting story about the next generation of computers...

Monday, July 18, 2011

"MAD" inspired cover fold for TIME OUT

Here's a very cool project that has just hit the news stands of Singapore.
The AD had a great idea for doing a MAD style folding cover... I was so excited I was gonna burst!
The idea was that the "Secret Museums" would be something worth finding.. and something worth keeping secret ...
I had no idea how difficult this would be... but I had a ball doing it!
MAD inspiration!! I use to love these as a kid!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Belated Supanova report or The day I met DAVE JOHNSON!

I know Sydney Supanova was a while ago now, but I've been supabusy and getting over the flu ... anyhow, this years show was massive! I decided not to get a table for the first time in years, and just cruise around getting the chance to catch up with alot of the local creators and friends, like Gee Hale, Stephen Ford, Doug Holgate, Anthony Calvert, Julie Ditrich, Jozef Szekeres, Tom Bonin and a bunch more talented peeps. 
Dave and me!
Hey, Dave must be a DIABLA fan!

I had my geek on in a big way, as I got the chance to meet and chat with comics/animation/design genius The Reverend Dave "Devil Pig" Johnson! I've been a HUGE fan of Dave's work since "Super Patriot" back in the early 90s, through to his awesome cover designs for Marvel, DC and Vertigo, especially his Batman Detective covers and his 100 Bullets covers (young reader may have heard of BEN 10... well Dave designed all that cool stuff too). 

He gave a very frank and funny talk about all sorts including meeting his comic idols in person... and how disappointing it can be...
Well lucky for me and all his fans - he did not disappoint, and was the one of the funniest chatty artist you could meet. I asked him to sign my copy of "Drink and Draw"... he did ten steps better!

BIG Thanks to good friend Frank Kennedy for taking these snaps!  (I was too giddy at the time to organize anything!)


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