Monday, 29 December 2008
It seems like a million years since I started 'Tank Girl - Skidmarks' with Alan in the Judge Dredd Megazine... I'm really pleased with how it's developing both story wise, and style wise..
So it's odd to go back and see the first episode again, which über wonder colourist Christian Krank, the most patient man in comics, is recolouring for the US Release in 2009.
Here's th opening Splash.
Christian's put in so much work, and put up with so much vague direction fom me..Thank you Sir..I'm so lucky to be working with such a gentleman.
Hope everyone's warm, happy and getting ready for the rollercoaster year ahead!
Love, Lukewarm Tea and Kitkats
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
I've been so fortunate this year, working with my favourite writer, on my favourite character, and surrounded by great friends, and family.
Thank you Everyone for your friendship, support, feedback and patience with my getting to grips with what I'm doing . I really am very grateful.
We're working really hard to bring you some fun books for 2009.
Love, tanks and pencils,
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Friday, 12 December 2008
Thursday, 11 December 2008
All this and more Thrill power than you can shake a stick at...
Saturday, 6 December 2008
Friday, 5 December 2008
Alan's written a fab little poem...very festive indeed! LOL
I digitally coloured up the Bomber design, as it plays a part in the proceedings..
To check out the full pin up..sign up to Suicide Girls, and enjoy all the benefits of membership, and make some beautiful friends!
Oh..Time Bomb... one of the Greatest RAMONES tunes!!!
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
These are the roughs for an upcoming pin up..
I sent the first one as an idea to Alan, and he pointed out A- it's a bit dull, B- the body language is more Tank Girl than Jet Girl.. (It's great having someone you can bounce ideas off, and to push you, so you don't crap it up...)
So I quickly revised it.. while we babbled on the phone.
I'll post the finished line work tomorrow...
Thursday, 27 November 2008
I've been meaning to get stuff out there for sale for some time, but have been too busy!
If there's any particular pages you are interested in, just drop me a line, either through an enquiry at artdroids, or through a PM at http://www.tank-girl.com/
I've got work available from Tank Girl 'The Gifting', 'Visions of Booga' and 'Skidmarks'.
Also.. some Metal Gear Solid pages, Snaked, and 2000ad's Low Life (with Dredd and Aimee Nixon).
Friday, 21 November 2008
Spread over 4 floors, the exhibition has all sorts of amazing stuff, from a Jet car (a reall friggin' Russian 4X4 with jet fuselage) to paintings, sculpture, prints, ceramics, and 'urban' art.
I got there early to hook up with Brett Ewins (2000ad Luminary, mentor, and fine artist). There was already a queue, snaking it's way up the street...and looking up, there were huge inflatable green tentacles up the top of the building!
I managed to circumvent the queue and sneak in, and had a sane 5 minutes to try and take afew pics before it got so busy it became pointless to try photograph stuff. (I'm a rubbish photographer anyway..)
There was a free bar, so i bundled up there, grabbed a cocktail, and worked my way down the building, past burlesque dancers, a band, tattooist, print workshop display, coffee shop and hundreds of pieces of art...
You've got to go and check it out...it's on for a month, and is incredible.
Many of the pieces are for sale (hint, cough)...
A huge thanks to Alex Wreckage Wright, who curated the show, and did a truly beautiful painting to, for invitingme, and getting this whole thing together.... What a sterling job Sir!
And..Thank you to all those working last night, and Mutoid Waste for making this all possible.
Here's some awful photos by Captain Crap-Photo..
Arriving....Queue, and Tentacles..
Brett Ewins with one of a number of pieces he had in the show...
Me... poser... with our Tank Girl panel...
Bizarre entrance hall, and exhibits...
Jet Girl would kill for this baby... so would I...
Plane wing hung from second story, and ceranmic Mickey Death panel...
2nd Floor..going up! Some prints for sale...and liggers..
Looking down a the queue..
The Print Collective...I'll be bothering them very soon... we need Tankie prints methinks...
I'll post more photos tomorrow if I have time!
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Here's some Photos from our signing at FP from a coupla weeks ago..
Alan in blue 'Penis' Tshirt, Me (Rufus) in miserablist black...
Asking where my 'Penis' tshirt is...
I had to draw on my lap, as the bloody table was wobbly...
We had a great turn out, so thank you everyone who came along...
Ruining a perfectly good book...
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Talke to my friend Brett Ewins, and he's working on a piece too, with our mate Jason. Brett designed a piece, and Jason's painting..
Delegation... I have much to learn! LOL...
Monday, 10 November 2008
Scroll down to 'Comics' Wayyyyy down the page! LOL..
For those to lazy to click on the link...
Tank Girl: Visions of Booga Alan C. Martin and Rufus Dayglo. IDW (Diamond, dist.), $17.99 (104p) ISBN 978-1-60010-280-6
In a perfect world, everybody would be able to live like Tank Girl, even if just for a day. The snarl-lipped, occasional tank-driving, semi-postapocalyptic punk scamp and her kangaroo lover, Booga, seem to be having a good time even when they're racing hell-bent across the outback with guns blazing and cigarettes askew, with bloodthirsty madmen on their tail. This time out, Tank Girl and Booga have run afoul of the Aussie mob on a robbery job and are fleeing for their lives as usual, only to come across the ultra-rare “Book of Hipster Gold,” a lost beatnik epic that has the potential to save the world. Martin's text makes sense in its own cockeyed way, with the slangy references flying thick as the exhaust and gunfire, livening up one fist fight where the characters announce each punch with Z-movie flair (“Wesley Snipes!” “Christopher Walken!” “Vinnie Jones!”). Dayglo's art has spit and sawdust galore, with sunset tones fitting the desert outback setting, and sharp angles to punctuate the frequent action. It's an electric crackle of a book with modish postpunk zip to spare. (Nov.)You can buy it at Amazon (Cheapest place I can find!!)
We then hooked up with Alan's Worthing cohorts for an evening of drinking and some truly frightening anecdotes...
I've been asked by the good people at Mutoid waste company to take part in an art show, painting a piece of old aeoplane like a bomber pinup! Soooo excited!! A lifetime of building Airfix kits finally pays off!
My piece of fuselage to paint!!
and finally... Sgt Alan 'Rock' Martin and PFC Rufus 'Ice Cream' Dayglo... back in the shit, man...
Thursday, 6 November 2008
Just a reminder that Alan C. Martin and I will be signing this Saturday at FP in London.
Come along for free sketches of Tank Girl, Judge Dredd, Metal Gear Whatsit...
I hope to see some of you down there at FP!
See you Saturday!
I forgot to link this one on Sunday (Well I was in Portugal) - the first of our exclusive monthly Tank Girls over at the Suicide Girls site
There'll be a new Pin Up every month (First Sunday)!
and for those who haven’t already - check the interviews on the site for an in-depth with Alan C. Martin,Tank Girl Maestro.
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Well done everyone who went out and voted in the USA... for the first time in a decade the American voting public can hold it's collective head high!
Now to complete my day, Sarah Palin needs to be eaten by a moose, and someone has to circumcise McCain's big ol' wrinkly head.
Onwards and upwards...
Tuesday, 4 November 2008
What an amazing weekend!
I'd like to thank my Hosts at the 19th Amadora FIBDA 2008, who were exceptionally kind and welcoming, and for organizing such an amazing Festival.
Lisbon is such a beautiful city, and we were very fortunate to have a tour from our hosts, and endless meals! Just..... incredible...
I was there for the second weekend , of a 3 Week festival, which had a simply stunning art show, with work by Moebius, Druillet, Alex Raymond, Dave McKean, Kevin O'Neill, Dave Gibbons, etc. Just incredible!
I met some amazing artists, the legendary Julio Ribera (and his lovely wife), Zoran Janjetov ( Moebius collaborator, and artist on Technopriests with Jodorowsky, and aa absolutely lovely man), Mauricio De Sousa (The Brazilian Giant of comics, and his beautiful daughter, Marina), Mathieu Sapin (French Humourist) and many Portugese artists... it was incredible.
The venue was stunning, decorated like a space station, and was so busy! everyone was so welcoming and polite, so thank you to everyone I met.
I was genuinely surprised how many tank Girl fans there were... It was a happy surprise!
Here's some Photos..
Flying in to Lisbon...
Zoran sketching in the restaurant...after having sketched all day... He is the perfect gentleman, and one of the loveliest guys I've ever met.
Zoran, Julio Ribera, and Mrs ribera on our 'minibus'...a huge coach for 6 of us! We had a beautiful tour of Lisbon...
Some sketches... My apologies for my shoddy photography, I was having to work quickly... It was very busy.
One of my favourites, this kid!!
Me, with marina's glasses crooked on my fat head! LOL... (Ligia is behind me on right)
The great Mauricio de Sousa vandalising the table cloth!
Marina Takeda de Sousa, taking everything in her stride, and laughing at me...again...!
Thank you to Everyone who came to the show for your generousity, to all the People who put so much hard work into the Exhibition, all the Volunteers at the show, and all the talented People I met.
I feel very fortunate.
Now.... back to work