I was asked by the very lovely Alison Sampson to contribute a pin-up to hers and Nathan Edmonson’s Genesis, out today from Image comics (even if you’re not near a comic shop, you can buy it here - it’s very good).
To celebrate its launch Alison, along with fellow pin-up contributor Robert Ball (who is also very good - can you see a theme here?) and myself will be signing copies at Forbidden Planet in London on Saturday. Come along! We might go for a beer or two afterwards to which you are of course invited.
A nice little project from Penguin Books in the UK, I was asked to illustrate the cover for an upcoming novel by David Bezmozgis.
I’ve included some of the sketches that didn’t make it to final - we went down a few different routes before settling on the final.
Type design and art direction by Richard Bravery
We have a Genesis Launch signing at Forbidden Planet on London’s Shaftesbury Avenue, with me and contributors @RobertMBall and @MattTaylorDraws, from 1pm to 2pm on Saturday the 19th April.
We’ll have Ian McQue’s special variant cover version of our Image Comics graphic novel (yes- a book with a variant cover) and will sign whatever you bring. Both books cost under a fiver and the Ian McQue version is limited to 500 copies and exclusive to FP.
See you there.
Forbidden Planet say:
Alison Sampson is a London based architect and illustrator. She has been responsible for leading and contributing to a number of large and familiar, widely published and award-winning projects across the capital, working with the Richard Rogers Partnership, Will Alsop, Avanti Architects, Bennetts Associates and John McAslan & Partners, amongst others. This is her debut full length comic, hopefully the first of many.
Robert Ball is a London based designer and illustrator who has worked for the likes of BBC, Sky, Sony, Wired Magazine, The National Gallery and the V&A. His debut comic Winter’s Knight: Day One won the 2013 Best British Comic award, the second part of which he really should be getting on with.
Matt Taylor is an illustrator and comic book artist who lives deep in the Sussex countryside. He spends his days channelling Americana, the great outdoors and 50’s comic book art into illustrations for the likes of The New Yorker, Mondo, Burton Snowboards and many others. His first published comic work will be April’s Zero #7 and there is lots more to come…
Both Matt and Rob (see above) have made beautiful pieces of art which are included in our book, and will be on hand to discuss this and anything else they are working on.
Matt’s piece will be revealed on Monday.
In London, next Saturday afternoon. We may also go to the pub.
I was invited by Mondo and Imax Fanfix to work on this promotional artwork for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2.
This is going to be produced as a print for audience members at the first round of screenings of the movie on IMAX screens in America. You can find out where you can pick one up by visiting the IMAX blog here.
They also asked me some questions about the poster and some other things (including what super power i would want - it’s probably not what you think). You can read my answers here.
That hair! Those clothes! THAT HAIR!
I’m acutely aware that i’ve been writing posts about posters at the rate of about one a fortnight, but this is the last one for a bit i promise (there is more on the way, of sorts). American Hustle was one of the big Oscar contenders, strong on nominations but light on awards on the night. Which doesn’t stop it of course from being any less of a fun, tightly scripted caper movie which you should check out if you haven’t already.
This will be on sale tomorrow from Mondo in an edition of 345 (so there’s plenty to go around). As ever, follow their twitter feed for the drop.
I really hope poster collectors aren’t sick of me yet, because I have ANOTHER new print coming out with Mondo. And the subject this time around is Star Trek - specifically the original series.
This now joins the likes of Rich Kelly, Tomer Hanuka and Olly Moss who have also produced prints for Star Trek episodes, and I am hugely honoured to join that roster. Speaking of the wildly talented all-round good dude Mr Moss, he was the art director for this piece and his steady hand helped guide it to its finished state. Surely you all know Olly by now, but if you don’t then acquaint yourself with him.
Photos courtesy of Billy Garrett and Mondo
I did another print for Mondo! As part of the annual Oscar celebrations, I was asked to design a print for the already-award-winning and come Sunday, sure-to-be-Oscar-winning Dallas Buyers Club. It was a really great movie with some staggeringly good performances and a pleasure to do a poster for.
These six colour screen prints will be on sale tomorrow at a random time from Mondo, priced at a very reasonable $45.
[Beautiful photos courtesy of Billy Garrett and Mondo]
Have you been watching True Detective? If you’re in the UK then unless you are a no-good illegally-downloading lawbreaker then the answer will be ‘I have not, but I sure am excited about seeing it when it starts this weekend on Sky Atlantic’.
Well True Detective is GREAT, and here is a little editorial spot i did to accompany it’s launch. I promise the girl in the antlers will make more sense when you see it, but i was pretty happy with how this turned out.
For those of you without Sky, i recommend you take the law into your own hands and track down the five (of eight) currently aired episodes, if only for the staggering six minute tracking shot that concludes episode four. Amazing stuff.
It’s been one of those months when all I’ve been drawing is projects that I can’t share yet and it’s left my tumblr fairly neglected.
Luckily, the Washington Post asked me to draw something for their Sunday edition to coincide with the all-in-one-go launch of season two of House of Cards on Netflix (which come Friday I will be hastily devouring, as the the first season was aces). This is the sort of editorial job I love doing - smartly art directed and a nice quick turnaround.
I’ve attached a couple of sketches here as well so you can see the progression. I’m just about done with my current longer projects so expect to see more life in this blog from next week…