Monday, October 05, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Monday, June 08, 2015
Sunday, June 07, 2015
I didn't enjoy the Daredevil TV show that much. Indeed I couldn't get past the first episode, which seemed to feature a woman getting abused or threatened with violence every five minutes or so. Want to catalyse your plot? Boom! Here's some sex slaves. But how to get our hero invested? Boom! Here's a crying woman getting half strangled in a police cell. This is schlocky, exploitative shit, and I'm not convinced it's good enough. Maybe it reflects the way the world actually is? God, I hope not.
I'm not saying all depictions of women in media need to be positive - of course I'm not - but geez can we not hit the VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN button quite so damn much in these superhero stories? I'd like to watch one of these stupid things with my missus without having to continually shout "I DO NOT ENDORSE THIS" inside my mind.
Anyway, I still love you Daredevil, and here's a recent DD commission.
Sunday, February 08, 2015
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Where was I?
It’s Bane Week on the blog! I’ll draw a Bane a day, a different version a day. I think there’s at least five or six extant Banes running around, and if I’ve got time I’ll draw them all. We’ll start with this guy – Prime Bane – and go from there.
Monday, February 02, 2015
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Pope and his apes from issue four of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. This is from a page that I didn't have time to rough beforehand, so I just went straight to the page with pencil then ink. It was quite a fun, instinctive way to work, not entirely recommended as it was also very stressful, but it came out nice for the lack of over-thinking.
You can see some of the changes I made during the ink stage, removing some figures, adding others and a few extra details. This is going to be an interesting panel to colour, I think.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
To my astonishment, that new Fantastic Four trailer looks incredible. A genuinely unexpected take on the classic Marvel family. It's portentous, ponderous and bloviated, but undeniably rich and intriguing, with surprising horror overtones. Similar in style to X-Men Days of Future Past. So similar, in fact, I'm expecting a post credits teaser featuring Magneto.
This is all just preamble for me to post this, of course: