Wednesday, 30 September 2015
I'm very pleased to announce that The Deluxe Collection Part 2, my second 600 page sketchbook (launched on Kickstarter a year ago), is finally available to buy online, RIGHT HERE! See below for a giant-sized preview of what's inside!
Monday, 28 September 2015
Friday, 25 September 2015
Thursday, 24 September 2015
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Well now you can get a good peek inside, as we've taken delivery of copies of the international edition to share with you all.
So, without further ado, here's the good stuff.
The Treasure of Soap Island and The Day the Sky Went BOOM! are available now from all manner of online retailers. Perfect for those little readers that are just setting out on their own adventures!
Monday, 21 September 2015
This week's Phoenix features the launch of a special new series of diabolical Von Doogan mazes! Here's a shot of the cover artwork (and a closeup) from the issue, and coming up this week I'm going to be showing you a whole load of the game assets I created for the mazes!
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Happy Thursday! Here you go, the full set of LOOGA and BAROOGA fan art in one place! Click HERE to get it on Tumblr, or HERE to get it on Deviant Art! And of course, go pick up copies of the Looga and Barooga books for the little reader(s) in your house!
Just to say we'll be at the Wakefield Lit Fest, this Saturday 19th September, doing two comic masterclasses with book signings . Thanks to the sponsorship of the festival, you can attend these shows for FREE (!) Booking for these events is via Featherstone Library: call 01977 722 745 to reserve your seats!
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
Monday, 14 September 2015
YES! The Looga and Barooga books by Robin and Zak are OUT NOW, and to celebrate, I wanted to doodle some pics of the series' heroes, so let's start with them chilling in an epic tree house, posing by a duck-faced galleon, and riding on the back of weird dinosaur...
Friday, 11 September 2015
Thursday, 10 September 2015
Happy Thursday to you all!
It's always a pleasure to usher a new comic into the world ... but it's a lot more fun to present you with TWO on the same day. Or better still, because our esteemed friend and artistic legend Jamie Smart has produced multiple titles for the same imprint, FOUR NEW COMIC BOOKS!!!
Let's hear it for the Oxford University Press Story Sparks fiction series! WHOOP WHOOP!
Well, the OUP Story Sparks range features epic, fun adventures created for young readers. They feature characters and tales to inspire and excite, all tailored to specific reading levels. Basically, if you've a child aged between four and six years old and you want to get them excited about books and literacy - BUY THEM ALL! What makes the list particularly exciting is that OUP chose to include a number of comic books in the series, and that's where WE come in.
The Looga and Barooga books are my brainchild, with stellar artistic duties from the one and only Zak Simmonds-Hurn. He's a legend with pen, pencil or tablet and the results show on every panel and page of our two-book series. I'm always amazed at how much fun Zak can cram into a spread and never more so than here. Our books are all about overcoming your fears, while marveling at the world through the eyes of an imaginative child ... who happens to have a large monster for a best friend. Obviously.
And then there's Jamie Smart's series, Superhero Bunny League. I mean ... come on ... look at these gems!!!
Do I need to even say anything about Jamie? His creations are always monstrously appealing, insanely funny and just, well, just plain ace. The Superhero Bunny League books look set to continue his phenomenal tradition of giving kids the very best comics possible. And making it look easy in the process!
All four books are available NOW from OUP directly, or from Amazon or any number of online retailers.
Go on, gift the gift of adventure to your nippers. They'll love you for it!
Monday, 7 September 2015
Friday, 4 September 2015
Ending Von Doogan week here with the artwork for a "stolen object" puzzle - click the images to see the pics bigger. After that, some character shots from this and previous puzzles. Lots of exciting Doogan news coming soon, and in the meantime, you can keep up with the bequiffed adventurer's exploits each and every week in The Phoenix comic!
Thursday, 3 September 2015
Some Doogan poses and headshots today, and a little how to draw the Doog tutorial that you may have missed the first time I posted it - enjoy!
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Von Doogan's FIFTH feature length puzzle adventure, The Thing From Iceberg 13, is about to come to an end in The Phoenix Comic, and what better way to celebrate than with a week of new Doogan artwork! Let's start today with a special promotional poster! Click the thumbnail below to see the poster BIG!