Saturday, 11 April 2015

RECENT COMIC ARTWORK FOR NEW AUSTRALIAN COMIC 'NSEW'.


NSEW is a new comic project from Ben Michael Byrne, creator/writer/artist of Kranburn, published by FEC comics. After chatting to Ben via email he sent me a the four page story '3NOW' part of the NSEW comic book. I could hardly wait to get my artistic teeth into Ben's script.























Above: Pencils for a panel from one of my pages on the story '3NOW'.






















Above: The fully inked and grey toned panel image.











































Above:
An image by Ben himself from the 'NSEW' comic book.


Links:  More information regarding Ben, his work and further information and pictures to whet your appetite for Ben's new comic book 'NSEW'.

NSEW Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NSEWcomic/info?tab=page_info
KRANBURN Web page: http://kranburn.thewebcomic.com/
BEN MICHAEL BYRNE Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BenMichaelByrne



Thursday, 19 March 2015

LAWGIVER MK2 AND CARDIFF EXPO 2015.

































Trading tables have been booked.  I will be attending, sketching and selling copies of Shaman Kane, Spectre show and Martillo at these events...

LAWGIVER MK2 on Monday May 25th, Hilton Doubletree, Brisol.
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lawgiver-mkii-tickets-14945268701

And...

CARDIFF INDEPENDENT COMIC EXPO 2015 on June 27th, Cardiff Masonic Hall.
https://www.facebook.com/events/440672536109452/permalink/443075759202463/

Hope to see you all there.  Pop over and say hello even if you don't want to buy anything.

More info on my comics...
SHAMAN KANE. http://www.comicsy.co.uk/dbroughton/store/products/shaman-kane-1/
SPECTRE SHOW.  http://www.comicsy.co.uk/dbroughton/store/products/spectre-show/
MARTILLO: http://www.comicsy.co.uk/martillo/store/products/martillo/


Friday, 6 March 2015

COMIC ROCK - SILVER SONG IN ZARJAZ #23.

Script: Matt Sharp. Art: David Broughton. Lettering: Bolt 01.















Above: Charlie makes his way through alien seas.

Older readers of 2000AD may remember the Robusters story 'The Terra-Meks' Script: Pat Mills. Art & Lettering: Dave Gibbons - Which ran between progs 98 &101.  It was one of my all time favourite stories and featured 'Charlie', a huge ships pilot robot in a battle against the evil demolition robots the 'Terra-Meks'.  Well Charlie features in the story 'Comic Rock - Silver Song detailing his adventures after his battle at Northpool.
















Above: I will be posting all of my pencils and and pagelayouts on this blog in a few months time.




















Above: The official 2000AD fanzine ZARJAZ #23 is now available for sale from the Future Quake
online shop here.

Further information and details about the contents for Zarjaz #23 can be seen via this link here.



Wednesday, 18 February 2015

DEMONCON 9 REPORT.

























Above Bottom Right: I'm serving a couple of customers (Adele & Ross) among the crowds of happy people enjoying them selves at Demoncon 9.

February 15th 2015.
6.00am: Awoken by my alarm I head down to the kitchen and cook myself a full English.
6.40am: Hit the bathroom for a shower.
7.10am: I make my sandwiches, pack my drinks and snacks for the day.
7.30am: Jump in the car which has been pre-packed with my comic stock the night before.
8.25am: I arrive at the carpark in Maidstone which is free on Sundays.
8.35am: I've finish loading all my stock & banners on to my trolly and set off towards the high street.
8.45am: I'm at the gates to the Royal Star Arcade which is hosting Demoncon 9.
8.46am: Greeted by Graham Beadle owner of the Grinning Demon comic shop and convention host.
8.50am: Shown to my table which is in a great position with natural light and loads of space.
9.30am: I finish setting up my table and decide to make myself a cuppa and start sketching.
10.00am-ish: Sammy from Hatdayfilms asks me to say a few words for the movie she is making.
10.30am: A few people are now walking around. John (Burdis) pops over to say hello.
11.00am: The convention is now open to the public and soon the arcade is full, I carry on sketching.
12.00am: I've met some really nice people and sold a few of my comics.
12.30am: A few people have asked me for sketches, I happily oblige.
1.00am: Things have been really busy, but I manage to get a few moments to have a sandwich.
1.30am: I make a few more sales and watch the excellent cos-players interacting with the crowds.



















Above: The UK Judges were out in force.

2.30pm: A few more sales and lots of sketching...really enjoying myself.
3.30pm: Lots of sketching and chatting to people, everyone is really friendly.
4.00pm-ish: Graham starts giving out the raffle prizes and I make another sale.
4.30am: Traders are begining to pack up now. I decide to carry on sketching.
4.45pm: Feeling tired now, John Burdis pops over and invites me to sit down for a drink with Clint Langley and another gentleman whoes name I now forget (sorry).  So I pack up my stall.
5.35pm: Afer a quick drink and a chat I say goodbye and head back to the car.
5.45pm: Car packed  I head home.
6.45pm: I arrive home and unpack the car.
7.30pm: I have something to eat and a nice cuppa!

Summary:
The venue has a really 'great vibe' all bathed in natural light which is good for us artists. The other stall holders, cos-players and people visiting all seemed to tap into this 'positive vibe' which really made attending the convention well worth while. From a stall holders point of view the free car parking, reasonable table price and crowds of people really made this convention something that I will hope to attend again soon.

Thanks to Graham Beadle and all the people helping him for making this event such a great experience.

Links:
Demoncon 9 face book page.
Official Demoncon 9 Video.
DemonCon 9 VIP Night Hightlights Q & A with Dan Abnett and Kurtis Wiebe 

ECBT2000ad Podcast Ep 198: John and Flint talk about 2000AD & Demoncon 9. Even I get a mention approx 10 minutes in from the start. http://ecbt2000ad.libsyn.com/ecbt2000ad-ep-198





Friday, 6 February 2015

DEMONCON 9 FEBRUARY 15TH 2015.










































In just over a weeks time I'll be attending Demoncon 9 on Sunday the 15th of February at the Royal Star Arcade, Maidstone. More information can be seen on the poster above or by visiting the face book page here created by event organiser and owner of the Grinning Demon comic shop Graham Beadle.

I will be selling copies of Shaman Kane, Spectre Show and Martillo.  I also hope to be sketching through out the day.  So pop over say hello and grab a sketch.

Hope to see you there!


Further Information:
For those interested here is a short film on Youtube which was made featuring the Demoncon 8
event also held at Royal Star Arcade, Maidstone.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

ROGUE TROOPER.MORE MILLICOM MEMORIES.

Script: Richmond Clements. Art: David Broughton. Letters: Bolt 01.
Rogue Trooper. created by Gerry Finlay Day and Dave Gibbons. Copyright Rebellion.














Above: Helm does a little Christmas shopping.

More Millicom memories is intended as a follow up story and homage to writer/creator Gerry Finlay-Days Rogue Trooper story 'Milli-com memories' first published in 2000AD Progs 318-322.

During March 2014 I decided to contact Dave Evans and Richmond Clements. Many of you reading this post will know them as the editorial team behind 2000ad Fanzines 'Zarjaz' and Dogbreath'. I wanted to ask them if they would be open to the idea of teaming up for this years 2000AD advent calendar.  Both agreed that it sounded like good fun and said yes.

FREE PDF COMICS TO DOWNLOAD.
















Originally created for the 2000AD forum advent calendar these three stories are now available to down load for free.  Thanks to Dave Evans editor of Zarjaz and Dogbreath the 2000AD Fanzines for hosting the pdf files.

Judge Dredd - Mean Green Machine.
http://www.futurequake.co.uk/imagebucket/Webstrip/Dredd2012MGM.pdf

Judge Dredd - Word on the Sked.
http://www.futurequake.co.uk/imagebucket/Webstrip/Dredd2013WordOnTheSked.pdf

Judge Dredd created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. Copyright Rebellion.
Judge Dredd  'Mean Green Machine' and 'Word on the sked' are 'Not for profit' fan fiction.

Rogue Trooper - More Millicom Memories.
http://www.futurequake.co.uk/imagebucket/Webstrip/RT/RT-MoreMilli-ComFinalPages.pdf

Rogue Trooper. created by Gerry Finlay Day and Dave Gibbons. Copyright Rebellion.
Rogue Trooper 'More Millicom Memories'  is 'Not for profit' fan fiction.
 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

ROGUE TROOPER. MORE MILLICOM MEMORIES.




















+++ STAND BY +++ ESTABLISHING DATA LINK +++

+++ DATE LINE +++ STARTS DECEMBER 12TH 2014 +++

+++ STORY +++ ROGUE TROOPER 'MORE MILLICOM MEMORIES +++

+++ 13 PAGE COMIC STRIP STORY  PUBLISHED 1 PAGE A DAY +++

 +++ WHERE +++ THE 2000AD FORUM ADVENT CALENDAR +++ FREE TO ALL +++

 +++ WEB LINK +++ http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,41456.0.html  +++

 +++ DATA TRANSMISSION ENDS +++

Rogue Trooper created by Gerry Finley-Day and Dave Gibbons.  Copyright: Rebellion.
Rogue Trooper 'More Millicom memories' is 2000AD fan fiction.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

ROGUE TROOPER COMING TO THIS YEARS 2000AD FORUM ADVENT CALENDAR.





















Every year the wonderful 2000ad fan and forum stalwart  'Pete Wells' runs the '2000AD Advent calendar.  The Calendar has become somewhat of a forum tradition and this year 'Team Zarjaz' otherwise known as 'Dave Evans' and 'Richmond Clements' the editorial team behind the 2000ad fanzines 'Zarjaz' and 'Dogbreath' are teaming up with myself David Broughton A.K.A. 'Megabus' to present a Rogue Trooper comic strip story as our gift to 2000ad creators and fans.  For those interested more information will be posted on Dec 5th.

Rogue Trooper created by Gerry Finley-Day and Dave Gibbons.  Copyright: Rebellion.

Links:
The 2000ad advent calendar 2012. http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,37527.0.html
The 2000ad advent calendar 2013. http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=39692.0
The 2000ad forum. http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/board,20.0.html
Info on Zarjaz and Dogbreath fanzines. http://thequaequamblog.blogspot.co.uk/