Wednesday, April 25, 2012

todays zombification

I have used my day off work yesterday and today to catch up on some of the zombified commisions that have been piling up. I was on a roll yesterday and managed to pencil several (of varying sizes) yesterday and have spent most of the day today inking a couple of them. My pencils were more like breakdowns (or roughs) and a lot of the mutilation, and the rendering gets done in the inks stage.  Here is a the black and white linework for one I was working on earlier today. It will be getting a red and gray wash before its done.

You can see more of my zombified portraits at or by trawling through old posts on this blog.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

I've been drawing comics too...

Its been a while since i have had a chance to work on the comic i am drawing for Decay Magazine. But things are changing and comics are finally getting a bit more time on the drawing board. I thought i'd post a little preview, just to hep you hanging. This one should be a cracker! Click on the image below to see a higher resolution version of the drawing.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What a happy (zombie) family!

Don'cha just love a good family portrait?

So do I. Especially when i get to draw them with rotting flesh, bite marks and torn clothing. Zombie Portraits are back, and this is just the beginning!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Melbourne's best kept (comic book shop) secret

It's kind of sad that one of my favourite comic shops in Melbourne is one that many comic fans don't know about, or have never been to. Evil Empire Comics in Coburg (in Melbourne's northern suburbs) is a great place to go when you are looking for a hard-to-find graphic novel or comic. They have an insane amount of back issues (rivaled perhaps only by Alternate Worlds for Melbourne-based stores) and there are many bargains waiting to be found on their shelves and in their longboxes.

On a recent visit the owner asked me to help out designing a colour flier. The front of the flier is a photoshoped cover of an old wonder woman comic (with all the original titles etc laboriously removed in Photoshop), the back cover was designed to suit the 50's aesthetic of the cover, with a quick (done in 15mins) drawing of Hulk on the back, from direction from the shop owner. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, and I urge you all to head down to Evil Empire Comics, it really is a great place to shop. You can find it at 36 Sydney Rd Coburg, or call on 9386 6665. Do yourself a favor and pop in sometime soon.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mans best friend gets savage! Zombie Savage!!

Even zombies need a friend. And what better friend than a zombified dog? This is my latest zombified illustration, and a bit of a break from the norm at that. Enjoyed doing this, but found it a bit stressful too. It certainly stretched me a bit, but i am pleased with the outcome.