I probably won’t be commenting on every page i post, but the odd bit of context will be thrown down.
Issue one of 12HS started in the last issue of Grey Sky, a horror anthology i was publishing up to 2004.
I was having a real struggle with Grey Sky, in fact i was having a real struggle getting any work completed at all.
One day i sat in the garden with a pile of paper, pen and ink, ad just wrote what i was feeling, and illustrated it.
Adding up to eight pages, The Garden helped fill the anthology. Grey Sky 4, the final issue, appeared at Bristol 2004.
it was the end of one thing, and the start of another.
Okay. I’m not sure how this is going to work out, i’m going to post a page a day of the finished work for THS.
So staring tonight i am going to post a bumper two pages. The original issue was published in September 2004. It was a rage against employment , creativity, a real froth of stress rage. Rather than make it an autobiographical tale, i created the character Steve Jones. In this issue we join him in his garden, going over the mess he finds himself in .
If this has made it to my Livejournal page, then it is a signal that the sketchbook entries are on hold for a moment.
I am now going to post comic pages, specifically pages from Twelve Hour Shift.
If you are new to my stuff, THS is a mini comic that i have published for nearly three years. It follows the story of Steve jones, who works
in various places around london as a concierge.
I have nearly completed the sixth issue, and the plan is to collect them in a book, and they will be published by Engine comics later this year.