Wednesday 25 September 2013

Doubtland Issue 2 of 4

Continuing from last week I present for the first time on this blog, the second issue of "Dobutland" my attempt to recreate and re-dialougue Jim Steranko's Outland adaptation, previously only available in a very limited print run

This week, see if you can spot dialogue belonging to HAL 9000, amongst other things...

Next Week: Issue 3 of Doubtland

Wednesday 18 September 2013

Doubtland Issue 1 of 4

Starting this week I present some items from the Images Degrading Forever archive - a good place to start is with some items never seen before on this blog and previously only available (in a very limited) print run

That would be the 4 issue "Doubtland" my first "comic" and also my attempt at re-drawing and re-dialoguing Jim Steranko's Outland adaptation as originally printed in Heavy Metal (and never reprinted in english to this date)

As this was my very first project (drawing started in September 2010) the attempt at recreating the page is very rough and ready or degraded if you prefer -also I think the attempt to make more sense of the story in terms of what was missing from the art with dialogue may not have been that good

Still I hope you enjoy issue 1 and join me next week for issue 2

NEXT WEEK: Issue 2

Wednesday 11 September 2013

It's the end of the world (and I feel fine)

In all fairness this blog post has to be fairly short

So firstly thanks to Steve Peters the one and only person to vote in last week selection of projects

Unfortunately or fortunately depending on your point of view this was not enough votes to justify setting aside at least 20 weeks of time in recreating another comic

So I will use this as an opportunity to take a break from attempting to draw while I consider what to do next

I will be posting some archival items here, it's a good chance to present a entire project in one post as complete comic, as the creators intended without any added commentary

I hope this is okay

A Special thanks has to go to Matt Seneca who was the real creative inspiration behind my efforts, Chris Thompson, Taylor Lilley, Doug Noble, Shaky Kane, Dave Gibbons, Evan Dorkin, Jim Steranko and many many more

There are so many people I would like to thank for sustaining my efforts throughout the last few years so to everyone who has ever read this blog or has spoken to me in person, Thank you

Who knows maybe in a while I will be back again

Its certainly not the end of the world and I feel fine


Wednesday 4 September 2013


This week I am putting the future of this blog in the hands of everyone who reads it!

It only seems fair and right that you should be able to chose what project will appear on this blog next, so here are a few choices to help you all along (with a sample recreation for each) in no particular order

Just for any new visitors, I will attempt to recreate an entire comic by hand, pencils, inks and lettering

The Man Of Steel Mini Series Issue 1 - Written and penciled by John Byrne

This would be an good opportunity to compare the recent superman movie of the same name to the comic book series, both of which look at Superman's origins

Super Spidey Stories 31: Star Jaws

Possibly something a lot more light hearted would be better after The Human Fly, I certainly had a lot of fun with my attempt at Spidey-man vs gnat man and rotten

Iron Man 231: Penciled by Barry Windsor-Smith

This would be a good place to look at the career of Barry Windsor-Smith

Something else entirely: Please specify in comments on this blog entry

Of course I can make an attempt at something completely different which you would prefer to see, there is only a few rules - 1) It can only be a single issue of a comic book that is not more than 30 pages (sorry but at one page a week, it will take too long to do anything else) 2)It has to be an existing comic book that has been printed

As an example do have most of pages of "Tales of The Black Freighter" already drawn waiting for something to happen to them
I am going to give you all just one week to vote that is until September 11th 2013, please vote by posting a comment on this blog post.

One other thing, there will have to be at least 30 votes in total received.

One reason I am asking you all to vote is that the number of people viewing this blog has decreased to the point where I have to see if anyone is actually interested in seeing anymore of this blog at all!

If by this time next week, I have less than 30 votes, then I will wrap up this blog with a few items which have not appeared on the blog before!

Thank you all for your votes