Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New comic!

I've recently finished a new 6pg comic called Bittersweet dreams. It is soon to be published in Black Glass Press's new graphic anthology Kagemono: Flowers and Skulls. Here is a sneak peek...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Lonliness Manifesto book cover

It's been a busy week. I thought you might enjoy a sneak peek at the cover illustration for 'The Lonliness Manifesto' for James Andre of Milk Shadow Books.

As a special treat, i thought you might enjoy seeing the is the original B&W brush, ink and wash drawing.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Punching above your weight!

Thought I'd show off my latest new illustration. It's a hard hitting piece (ba dum bum) for The Miles Agency, one of Melbourne's hottest new Ad agencies. The illustration will be used in a promotional postcard mailout. Here is the finished Artwork...

As a special treat for you bloggers, i thought i would give you a little 'behind the scenes' tour of my process for this piece. To start with the peice was hand drawn in pencil...

Then inked with a brush and scanned. I would clean up any messy bits in Photoshop. The artwork is then digitally coloured in Illustrator. Here is the B&W linework. Hope you have enjoyed this little sneak peak behind the scenes. :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New illustrations

Here are some new illustrations i did for an educational publisher. I think they turned out pretty well for something produced pretty quickly.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Zombies, Zombies everywhere

At Sydney Supanova last month i took a bunch of commissions to do portraits of people turned into zombies. I have finally finished them and below are a selection of the drawings. If you got one and that's not featured here, i'd love it if you emailed me a scan. :) Hope you like them (even if they gross you out a bit).

Click on the images to see a larger version of each picture.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Get ZOMBIFIED in Sydney this weekend!

I'm going to have a table at Supanova in Sydney this weekend at The Dome, Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush. (For more info visit I'll be selling my range of comics and zines, including the hot off the presses 'Tragic Romantic Comics no. 1'. Ill also be doing sketches, portraits, as well as zombified portraits where i draw a person as a zombie. If you want a pic of yourself as a zombie, come on down to Supanova. For those who aren't going to supanova, but want a commision, send me an email at brendan(at)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Introducing Tragic Romantic Comics no. 1

Coming soon to a store near you, with not one but two fabulous covers is

Tragic Romantic Comics no. 1.

The colour cover version will sell for $4 per copy, with the front and back cover printed in fabulous colour on white card. The insides are printed black and white throughout.

The comic with the black and white cover will sell for $3 AUS. The cover will be printed on pink card, printed black and white throughout.

I will be printing the book this week and it should appear in shops later this week or next week. I will post a list of retailers selling the book on this blog once it is in store.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Illustrations for Sleepwalker movie trailer

So I've done a couple of illustrations to promote the trailer for the movie Sleepwalker. The sleepwalker trailer website appears to be down at the moment, but when it is back up I will post a link here.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

New zine!

I really need to blog more often. :P

I'm excited to announce that I have a NEW ZINE!

It's called Sketchbook issue number 4, and it's my best one yet! It starts off in the a similar tone to that of sketchbook 3, starting off with a few gags, but then veers off from that quite markedly. With lots of writing on loves lost, obsession, pain and finally letting go of broken relationships. It's definitely my most personal issue yet, and features the most writing i have done.

Copies are available from Sticky and Minotaur
  • Sticky Institute, Degraves St subway (under flinders st station), Melbourne CBD.
  • Minotaur, 121 Elizabeth St, Melbourne CBD.
Copies to go to Missing Link, Alternate Worlds and Polyester soon.

Or you can order a copy right now from my Etsy store by clicking here

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Splashing the ink around

January was a SLOW month.

Between working a lots of extra hours at my (supposedly) part-time job, and working on projects whose scope was much bigger than expected, my production of artwork really slowed down. But it's February now, and I've got some stuff to show off

I've inked and coloured a cover for Jason Franks new book called Criminal Behaviour published by Fictionym/Tesseraction Comics. Expect the book to be on the shelves in the coming weeks

I thought it would be interesting to show the process of creating the cover, particularly that of collaborating with another artist.

We'll start with Jasons pencil drawing. With any of these pictures, click on them to see a larger version. Where you see big blank spaces with marked x, the penciller is indicating with the x that he wants the area to be black.
Add ImageNow this is my inks:

Notice how i took a few liberties with the details of the piece, added bits, changed the way the jacket looked with the character in the front left, and did lots of tweaks to the lighting. Next is the finished colour drawing:

I deliberately chose a mostly monochromatic, limited, cold, colour palette. I am pretty happy with the finished product.
Stay tuned to my blog as i have more exciting news to share soon!