Thursday, December 31, 2009

Lead density, nib thickness, and all that shit artists talk about.

If you're that way inclined, read damned fine artist Brian Churilla's chat with damned fine artist Sir Duncan Fegredo about pencils, pens and all that technical shit here.

Do I bore you talking about string gauges and shit? No I do not.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Everybody...

...I bring you Edmund Bagwell's Dr X-Mas. Now - start drinking!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Take a good look at Santa's "Good" list...

...'cus chances are you're on it! I've reversed the original image so you can all see yourselves. Have a good one, WJC!

All the festive cheer that's fit to print

Some of this year's Christmas cards, and some things that have been posted up on various artists blogs and Twitter feeds in the last few days.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Another girl, another Planet.

Ah, I see the Forbidden Planet International Blog has posted up my half-arsed best of the year thingy.  They have, quite correctly, billed me above Ian Rankin, Dave Bishop and Paul Cornell in these matters.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Fish Men II.

Did I ever run Mignola's HELLBOY: BRIDE OF HELL cover before? It's a beauty, something of the Frazetta about its composition, and see some sample pages by underground leg-end Richard Corben here.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Hey, I'm back! Here's some things you can buy.

Jamie Hewlett has designed a lamp. It's gorgeous, and would look spectacular lurking inside my fireplace. Don't ever get me started on my fireplace.

Or if you're feeling charitable, you could still get a print of one of  those awfully atypical (or is that "atypically awful?") paintings he did in Cambodia.