Thursday, 24 December 2015

JUDGE DREDD in BAD CROP.

Script, Art & Lettering: David Broughton. Artwork Started: 08/06/15 Finished on: 15/09/15 Published online on: 01/12/15 Judge Dredd Bad Crop is not for profit fan fiction.
Judge Dredd created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra Copyright Rebellion.
ABC Warriors created by Pat Mills, Kevin O'Neill, Mike McMahon and Brendan McCarthy Copyright Rebellion.


















































Introduction: While trading at the Lawgiver 2 convention held in Bristol I was lucky enough to meet 2000AD forum members who told me that they had enjoyed my previous advent comic strips. I decided to draw another 25 page Judge Dredd story. After a week or so I came up with the idea for Bad Crop and began to write the story. As usual I write a page synopsis first. Then begin to flesh out the story. After that I start drawing up the rough page layouts.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

JUDGE DREDD 'YET ANOTHER RAINY DAY.'

Script: Mark Howard. Art: David Broughton. Lettering: Bolt 01.
Commissioned on: 06/01/15 Artwork Started: 08/02/15
Finished on: 03/03/15  Published on: 01/07/15


















Above: Judge Dredd raining on yet another citizens parade.

Introduction:
Dave Evans otherwise known as 'Bolt 01' Editor of 2000AD fanzines Zarjaz and Dogbreath sent me a six page Judge Dredd script by independent comic strip writer Mark Howard.

Monday, 31 August 2015

STRONTIUM DOG: DEATH BY DOG.

Script: Mark Howard. Art: David Broughton. Lettering: Bolt 01.
Commissioned on: 06/09/13  Artwork Started:07/10/13
Finished on: 31/10/13  Published on: 02/11/14


















Above: Johnny and Wulf on the trail once again.

Introduction:
Dave Evans otherwise known as 'Bolt 01' Editor of 2000AD fanzines Zarjaz and Dogbreath sent me this terrific ten page Johnny Alpha Strontium Dog script written by veteran indie script writer Mark Howard. I had worked on Mark's scripts before and was looking foward to getting my teeth into the artwork.

Friday, 28 August 2015

CARDIFF INDEPENDENT ONE DAY EXPO JUNE 27TH 2015 CONVENTION REPORT.

Above: Judge Death in WELCOME TO CARRRDEATH!

Introduction:
First things first. I would like to Apologise for lateness of this report...but better late than never huh? Thanks to Mike Allwood, the Cardiff Independent Comic Expo made a welcome return this year to a

Monday, 24 August 2015

Saturday, 22 August 2015

SATURDAY 22nd PREPARING FOR A CONVENTION.



6.30AM: Wake, have breakfast, hit the bathroom and dress.

8.00AM: Check the car. 1: Get Petrol. 2: Check the oil level. 3: Tyre pressures.  4: Water/coolant levels.  5: Sat Nav Coordinates. 6: Back up Map+ Directions. 7: Check Break down service is valid.
8: Parking and parking costs, work them out in advance you might save money. Note: This all might seem a little over the top to some however, if you have invested money and effort in attending the convention you might as well take a little more time to increase the odds of getting there. The same applies with any other mode of transport...do the proper preperation.

9.20AM: Sort out the stock and table equipment. 1: Are you likely to sell all 300 copies of each of

Friday, 31 July 2015

COMIC ROCK 'SILVER SONG' A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES.

Script: Matt Sharp. Art: David Broughton. Lettering: Bolt 01.
Commissioned on: 29/08/14  Artwork Started: 17/09/14 
Finished on: 03/10/14  Published on: 01/03/15






















Above: Charlie the huge ships pilot for the great port of Northpool on his way to visit an old friend.

Introduction: I had been pestering Dave Evans otherwise known as 'Bolt 01' editor of the 2000AD fanzine 'Zarjaz' for any VC's, ABC Warriors or Rogue Trooper scripts for a while when without

Sunday, 28 June 2015

SHAMAN KANE BOOK 2 ON SALE NOW!















































SHAMAN KANE #2.
32 pages of Science Fiction and Horror featuring licenced occult operative Shaman Kane doing what he does best, termination or capture of supernatural entities.

US Format 32 pages for only £3.99p.  3 Stories in Black and white or Colour.

Want to buy Shaman Kane #2? Click this link here:
http://www.comicsy.co.uk/dbroughton/store/products/shaman-kane-2/

REVIEWS: 
https://judgetutorsemple.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/shaman-kane-issue-2-by-david-broughton-teaser-images/

STORY ONE ICE STATION ZEEBAR:
The ice planet Zeebar. Shaman Kane is called in to help the John Carpenter planetary survey expedition investigate the mysterious death of team leader professor MacReady. What he discovers chills him to the bone.









































STORY TWO GIRL TROUBLE:
Meet Shaman Jane Rain. Shaman Kane has instructions to transport his old friend Jane, and her prisoner the infamous mind wraith ‘Ed Burroughs’ A.K.A. Mind Roach to Shaman H.Q. A simple job. What could possibly go wrong.
















































STORY THREE ZOMBIE TAKEOUT:
Shaman Kane visits the planet Dienarr to deal with a plague of Zombies infesting a road house. As usual a simple Zombie cull gets a little more complicated. Join Shaman Kane for hijinks, horror and action in ‘Zombie Takout.’

Thursday, 25 June 2015

1 DAY UNTIL CARDIFF INDEPENDENT ONE DAY COMIC EXPO!












































Above: DREDD.

To celebrate the forthcoming 'Cardiff Independent Comic Expo' on Saturday June 27th I'll be posting a different sketch each day until the event starts.

I will be giving away the original art for the sketches featured on this post (provided anyone wants one) to anyone who buys my comics at the event on the 27th May.

Each sketch will come with an A4 plastic punch pocket and A4 backing card.

Some sketches will go for more than one comic depending on the amount of work I put into the sketch.

I will also be sketching on the day and will give those away free if anyone wants them.

Want to come to the convention! Then look at these Links below:
Cardiff Independent Comic Expo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/440672536109452/
Cardiff Independent Comic Expo Website: https://cice2015.wordpress.com/
2000AD Forum thread: http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,41925.0.html






















Links to my comics.
Shaman Kane: http://www.dbroughton.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/shaman-kane-on-sale-now.html
Martillo: http://www.dbroughton.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/martillo-devil-smiter-out-now.html
Spectre Show: http://www.dbroughton.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/spectre-show-now-available-to-buy-online.html

Link to free Judge Dredd PDF comics.
http://www.dbroughton.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/free-pdf-comics-to-download.htm

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

A LOOK INSIDE SPECTRE SHOW.

Above:  With Cardiff Independent comic expo only days away, its a good time to take a look at Spectre show with me your host on this post...Ted E. Scare!

SPECTRE SHOW #1. Remember where you were the day the gates to the afterlife collapsed?  The day humanity discovered that the spirits of the dead could possess their bodies at will, and that those spirits were very, very angry?  No?  Well, we can’t say we blame you for blocking it out of your mind . . .all that murder, torment and carnage.  Let writer Shaun Avery and artist David Broughton and a psychotic TV host called Ted E. Scare be your memory.  But be warned – what you discover might scare you, and there’ll be no going back . . .






















Format: 32 Pages. Size A4. 
Colour cover/ Black & White interior.











































Ted said:  David uses a 4H pencil to render the A3 image above in about 4 to 5 hours.










































Ted said:  A combination of Rotring pens to ink the lines and a brush to block in the large black areas of the A3 image above in approx 3 to 4 hours.










































Ted said:  David then scans the inked image in on an A3 scanner and colours the page by computer.
This takes approximately 4 hours.











































Ted said:  Once Shaun has provided David with the script. Rough page layouts and then finished pencils like the one above are produced. The above page was penciled in 4 to 5 hours. Due to the time required to pencil a page David normally pencils on a weekend when he has a full day.











































Ted said:  Inking normally takes place during the week in the evenings using pen and brush.
A page like the one above normally takes 4 hours or so to complete. 7 to 11PM.











































Ted said:  Grey tone is added on computer and for something like the page above takes about 3 to 4 hours to complete.











































Ted said:  David prefers to put a lot of details and shading into his pencils.










































Ted said:  This then helps him to ink the page more accurately and faster.











































Ted said:  We hope you have enjoyed a little lookbehind the scenes of Spectre Show...hope to see you soon!  HAHAHAHA!

Where to buy Spectre show online:
 http://www.comicsy.co.uk/dbroughton/store/products/spectre-show/
Review for Spectre Show.
https://judgetutorsemple.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/spectre-show-issue-1-with-preview-art/
2000AD Spectre Show forum thread.
http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,41378.0.html

2 DAYS UNTIL CARDIFF INDEPENDENT ONE DAY COMIC EXPO!











































Above: Johnny Alpha on the trail for comic books.

To celebrate the forthcoming 'Cardiff Independent Comic Expo' on Saturday June 27th I'll be posting a different sketch each day until the event starts.

I will be giving away the original art for the sketches featured on this post (provided anyone wants one) to anyone who buys my comics at the event on the 27th May.

Each sketch will come with an A4 plastic punch pocket and A4 backing card.

Some sketches will go for more than one comic depending on the amount of work I put into the sketch.

I will also be sketching on the day and will give those away free if anyone wants them.

Want to come to the convention! Then look at these Links below:
Cardiff Independent Comic Expo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/440672536109452/
Cardiff Independent Comic Expo Website: https://cice2015.wordpress.com/
2000AD Forum thread: http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,41925.0.html























Links to my comics.
Shaman Kane: http://www.dbroughton.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/shaman-kane-on-sale-now.html
Martillo: http://www.dbroughton.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/martillo-devil-smiter-out-now.html
Spectre Show: http://www.dbroughton.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/spectre-show-now-available-to-buy-online.html

Link to free Judge Dredd PDF comics.
http://www.dbroughton.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/free-pdf-comics-to-download.htm

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

3 DAYS UNTIL CARDIFF INDEPENDENT ONE DAY COMIC EXPO!












































Above: Original panel art (A4 Rotring pens and Ink) from the Dredd story 'Sleepers Awake' which I illustrated for the 2000AD fanzine Zarjaz No. 16.

To celebrate the forthcoming 'Cardiff Independent Comic Expo' on Saturday June 27th I'll be posting a different sketch each day until the event starts.

I will be giving away the original art for the sketches featured on this post (provided anyone wants one) to anyone who buys my comics at the event on the 27th May.

Each sketch will come with an A4 plastic punch pocket and A4 backing card.

Some sketches will go for more than one comic depending on the amount of work I put into the sketch.

I will also be sketching on the day and will give those away free if anyone wants them.

Want to come to the convention! Then look at these Links below:
Cardiff Independent Comic Expo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/440672536109452/
Cardiff Independent Comic Expo Website: https://cice2015.wordpress.com/
2000AD Forum thread: http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,41925.0.html























Links to my comics.
Shaman Kane: http://www.dbroughton.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/shaman-kane-on-sale-now.html
Martillo: http://www.dbroughton.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/martillo-devil-smiter-out-now.html
Spectre Show: http://www.dbroughton.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/spectre-show-now-available-to-buy-online.html

Link to free Judge Dredd PDF comics.
http://www.dbroughton.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/free-pdf-comics-to-download.htm

5 DAYS UNTIL CARDIFF INDEPENDENT ONE DAY COMIC EXPO!











































Above: Mean Machine Angel.

To celebrate the forthcoming 'Cardiff Independent Comic Expo' on Saturday June 27th I'll be posting a different sketch each day until the event starts.

SHAMAN KANE BOOK 2 STORY ONE: ICE STATION ZEEBAR.









































Above: The ice planet Zeebar. Shaman Kane is called in to help the John Carpenter planetary survey expedition investigate the mysterious death of team leader professor MacReady. What he discovers chills him to the bone.

4 DAYS UNTIL CARDIFF INDEPENDENT ONE DAY COMIC EXPO!












































Above: Shaman Jain Rain.

To celebrate the forthcoming 'Cardiff Independent Comic Expo' on Saturday June 27th I'll be posting a different sketch each day until the event starts.

SHAMAN KANE BOOK 2 STORY THREE: ZOMBIE TAKEOUT.


















Above: Shaman Kane visits the planet Dienarr to deal with a plague of Zombies infesting a road house. As usual a simple Zombie cull gets a little more complicated. Join Shaman Kane for hijinks, horror and action in 'Zombie Takout.'















































Shaman Kane Book 2 makes its debut at Cardiff Independent comic expo on June 27th 2015.
32 pages of Science Fiction and Horror featuring licenced occult operative Shaman Kane doing
what he does best, termination or capture of supernatural entities. US Format 32 pages for only £3.50p. Make sure you get your copy at the Cardiff independent comic expo and help make the galaxy a safer place!

Log in tomorrow for a sneek peek of story 3: Zombie Takeout.

A look inside Shaman Kane Book 1. 
http://www.dbroughton.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/a-look-inside-shaman-kane-book-1_28.html
Buy Shaman Kane Book 1 on-line here.
http://www.comicsy.co.uk/dbroughton/store/products/shaman-kane-1/
Cardiff independent Comic Expo facebook page here.
https://www.facebook.com/events/440672536109452/475611662615539/ 




















Monday, 22 June 2015

SHAMAN KANE BOOK 2 STORY TWO: GIRL TROUBLE.
















































Meet Shaman Jane Rain. Shaman Kane has instructions to transport his old friend Jane, and her prisoner the infamous mind wraith 'Ed Burroughs' A.K.A. Mind Roach to Shaman H.Q. A simple job. What could possibly go wrong.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

6 DAYS UNTIL CARDIFF INDEPENDENT ONE DAY COMIC EXPO!











































Above: Shaman Kane leaps into action.

To celebrate the forthcoming 'Cardiff Independent Comic Expo' on Saturday June 27th I'll be posting a different sketch each day until the event starts.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

7 DAYS UNTIL CARDIFF INDEPENDENT ONE DAY COMIC EXPO!











































Above: Anderson Bounces Judge Death from the Cardiff Comic Expo.

To celebrate the forthcoming 'Cardiff Independent Comic Expo' on Saturday June 27th I'll be posting a different sketch each day until the event starts.

SHAMAN KANE BOOK 2 BEING LAUNCHED AT CARDIFF INDEPENDENT COMIC EXPO ON JUNE 27TH.















































Above: Shaman Kane Jumps into action once again.

Follow the adventures of  licenced occult operative Shaman Kane, as he pursues malevolent supernatural entities across the galaxy.

More Shaman book 2 teasers tomorrow!
We take a sneek peek a the first of three new stories 'ICE STATION ZEEBAR.'

Where to buy Shaman Kane Book 2.
Shaman Kane book 2 will be available to buy online a few days after Cardiff Independent comic convention on June 27th from Comicsy. More information about this will be posted on this blog and the 2000AD forum soon.

Buy Shaman Kane Book 1 online.
Shaman Kane book 1 can be bought online at Comicsy via this link here:
http://www.comicsy.co.uk/dbroughton/store/products/shaman-kane-1/

Publication format.
3 short stories told in both B/W & Colour.  32-pages of Sci-fi/Horror action published in the US comic format for only £3.50p

Links:
Link to Shaman Kane thread on the 2000AD Forum.
http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,40454.0.html
A look inside Shaman Kane Book 1.
http://www.dbroughton.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/a-look-inside-shaman-kane-book-1_28.html 




Friday, 19 June 2015

8 DAYS UNTIL CARDIFF INDEPENDENT ONE DAY COMIC EXPO!























Above: Original panel art (A4 Rotring pens and Ink) from the Dredd story 'Sleepers Awake' which I illustrated for the 2000AD fanzine Zarjaz No. 16.

To celebrate the forthcoming 'Cardiff Independent Comic Expo' on Saturday June 27th I'll be posting a different sketch each day until the event starts.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

9 DAYS UNTIL CARDIFF INDEPENDENT ONE DAY COMIC EXPO!










































Above: ABC Warrior Mongrol.  A4 Rotring pens and Black markers.

To celebrate the forthcoming 'Cardiff Independent Comic Expo' on Saturday June 27th I'll be posting a different sketch each day until the event starts.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

A LOOK INSIDE SHAMAN KANE BOOK 1.















































Above: The finished cover for Shaman Kane book 1.

Introduction:
I'm hoping to lauch Shaman Kane Book 2 at the Cardiff one day Expo on June 27th 2015. So before I start with the teaser pictures and posts for Book 2,  I want to explore Shaman Kane Book 1 in a little more depth.

Where did Shaman Kane come from?
I had the idea for Shaman Kane around 2011.  I wanted to create a supernatural creature hunter set in the future. So I started doodling.























Above: The first rough character sketches for Shaman Kane























Above: First rough sketches of Kanes costume and equipment.























Above: More rough sketches of Kane's costume and equipment.
























Above: Sketches of the ghost Sable.

Creating the cover artwork.
The next few images illustrate the process I used to create the cover.










































Above: A series of thumbnail sketches showing different cover layouts.













































Above: Then after choosing a layout from the thumbnails I pencilled the finish artwork.













































Above: After pencilling I inked the artwork using Rotring tikky graphic pens. I blocked the large black areas using Rotring ink and brushes.













































Above: After scanning the inks I coloured the image digitally.

Story One: Poltergeist problems.
I wanted to have the comic book ready for the Bristol convention in May 2014. I scripted story one 'Poltergeist problems' late December 2013 and finished the artwork with lettering end of January 2014. I set straight to work on Scripting Story 2. I also had to complete a Duhram Red script for the 2000AD fanzine Dogbreath for Editor Dave Evans. Dave had contacted me on the 14th of January asking me if I could produce finished art work for the six page script in 3 weeks.  I provided it for him in 2 weeks mainly so that I could meet my target deadlines for the Bristol comic convention.











































Above: Some rough page layouts for Poltergeist problems.










































Above: A better look at the rough page layout for page 1.











































Above: Using the page layout as a guide I created the finished pencils for page 1.










































Above: Finished inks for page 1 using Rotring tikky graphic pens. I blocked the large black areas using Rotring ink and brushes.

Story two: Sables story.
I started Shaman Kane story two 'Sables story'  at the beginning of february and finished the fully coloured and lettered artwork towards the end of Feb.  However I didn't have a script for story 3 yet and I needed to go to the printers in the first two weeks of April to have a chance of being ready for the convention in May.













































Above: Finished pencils for page two of Sables story.













































Above: Finished inks for page two using Rotring tikky graphic pens. I blocked the large black areas using Rotring ink and brushes.













































Above: I coloured the image digitally.











































Above: Rough thumbnail sketches and designs for the vampire in Sables story.

Story Three: The ship who screamed.
With no script for story three I was behind schedule.  If I was going make my deadline and get the book ready for Bristol, I was going to have to work harder.  I doubled my efforts. Writing a script, then re-writing it and creating page layouts took roughly a week. I drew for 12 hours a day on the weekends and in the evenings during the week I started at 7pm and finished at 12 most nights.
I finished the fully lettered artwork for story 3 'The ship who screamed' mid way through the first week of April. I was exhausted, but I still had to produce the artwork for the four cover pages.

Incidentally the title for story 3 and the name of the starliner in the story was my salute to science fiction author Anne McCaffrey's 1969 novel 'The ship who sang'.













































Above: Finished pencil artwork. I detail Kane's Melee. Morph. Unit. weapon on this page
by drawing a sequence of images showing the M.M.U. morphing into an axe.














































Above: Finished inks using Rotring tikky graphic pens. I blocked the large black areas using Rotring ink and brushes.

Conclusion:
I managed to finish all the cover artwork and send it all to the printers with about three or four weeks to spare. The printers http://www.ukcomicscreative.co.uk/ did a fantastic job. Thanks to Stuart & Hal.

Buy Shaman Kane on-line.
You can buy shaman Kane online from the awesome indi-comic publishing website comicsy via this link http://www.comicsy.co.uk/dbroughton/store/products/shaman-kane-1/

Shaman Kane Reviews.
https://2000ad.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/review-shaman-kane-issue-1
http://judgetutorsemple.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/shaman-kane-by-david-broughton/ 

Shaman Kane Book 2.
For those interested Keep an eye open for Book 2 teasers starting in the next few weeks.