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  • Tube sketch – 25.2.13

      I have reverted to sketching during my tube journey to work. Lunch breaks are being used for writing my new comic, so no tree drawings for a while. This was blue pencil, and I have tried to preserve this in the scan, rather than threshold it. This is why the other side of the…

  • Today I couldn’t stop screaming, inside.

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  • Sketchbook – 03.09.12

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  • Sketchbook 3

    I like Sean Azzopardi’s comics, I do. And some of his recent comics have certainly had elements of sketchbook in the, Have a look at the reviews of 100 Days Of Winter, Nine Months Of Beige, and Eight Tablet Dream for examples of what I’m talking about. But these were definitely comics, with narratives, storytelling, and sequential art amongst the sketchbook pieces. Looking back, the last time I looked at one of his sketchbooks proper was here in 2010, and then it was merely a mention at the end of a review for Wallace Sendak.
    But this is very much a pure sketchbook. Sure, there’s some text here and there, and occasional comics work, but mostly this exists to catch Azzopardi’s ideas. It’s also part of a wish to push on and change, a move away from A5 black and white mini comics sees this sketchbook grow and burst into vivid colour.
    In his comics I’ve often commented on how much I like Azzopardi’s artwork, his range of styles is getting wider and wider, but I have a particular delight in the pages where he’s really loosened up, opening up the page, dropping panels for pages at a time, giving his sketchy, line based work such life.
    So seeing this much bigger, full colour work is a real change. But not something I’m going to review. I mean really, what’s the point…. but I will tell you it’s lovely looking through and seeing the range of styles on show, and some gorgeous works….

    ( From Richard Bruton, FP blog. )

  • Act 1

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  • Return to school

    ( Skull sketch – brush and ink on paper. Previously blogged from a rubbish photo ) It’s been a bit of a break on this blog, I’m sure my exciting and interesting posts have been missed.I have recently had a trip to Chicago, then attended Comiket followed by a trip to Toronto. So it’s taken…

  • Sketchbook 26/4/12

    A sketchbook page from yesterday. I have been slack on the blog updates. Have been too busy. There was a trip to Chicago and then Comiket. Two events that I should have written about. Next week is Toronto for TCAF. I will blog about this. Please follow and like us:

  • Off to Chicago

    I am flying out to Chicago tomorrow to attend comic con with Daniel Merlin Goodbrey. We will be on the Comics First booth signing Necessary Monsters and other stuff. Here is a sketchbook page. See you when I get back.   Please follow and like us:

  • Sketchbook 3 coverage

      Richard Bruton has written a piece about Sketchbook 3 over on the FP blog. Thank you once again Richard, for taking the time to look at my stuff. Appreciated. ( Sketchbook 3 for sale here ) Please follow and like us:

  • Untitled

    This is an illustration for a friends magazine he needed something quick so it took me about an hour. Yesterday i was saddened to read about the death of Graham Dilley a fine bowler and played an important innings as partner to Botham in the unforgettable ’81 innings against the Aussies. it was a great…

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