Thursday 26 December 2013

Marble Post Mortems!

This is a different approach to a project than I have taken previously of a number of reasons :-

This project is a direct result of a request made to myself in person via the Orbiting Pod Episode 133 by Taylor Lilley , Chris Thompson, Adam Karenina Sheriff and Robin Harman (no relation) of Orbital Comics (if you want to listen this starts at 30 minutes into the podcast roughly )which essentially was a plea to deconstruct the Marvel Previews Catalogue in view of the crazily confusing numbering Marvel comics use and  then push that through the prism of “Images Degrading Forever”.  
I had to guess which facet of Images Degrading Forever the team at Orbital was referencing, so I decided to chose a similar approach to WHAT MEN with the text, so lots of word play and recursive self referential elements referring to each other, however this project is completely nonsensical and does not have a larger meaning other than what is glaringly obvious, so be careful to not fall down into the rather large rabbit hole I have dug looking for larger meanings
While there are images in the below  these are all photos sourced from the internet - I have not actually drawn anything by hand for this project, for one thing the deadline was 1 week from concept to print, for another it gave me much greater flexibility in easily finding something that would fit - so I hope that was okay. It is a kind of side project of Images Degrading Forever.

I do hope you enjoy the enclosed and accept this as a rather strange Christmas Present from me to you for all of your support to date, but as I hope you know, I rarely approach anything in a conventual manner!

And for those of you who was interested in The Orbiting pods reaction to the Marble Post Mortems, listen to Episode 134 - at around 06:55 

NEXT WEEK:- Just when you thought it was safe to read a comic…. 

It’s STAR JAWS!!!!!

Wednesday 18 December 2013

Apeslayers Revenge!

Thanks to the guys at Darshan studios, I actually do have a new project for which they all voted - which will debut here in 2014

Apeslayer was actually in second place with the voting, but only by one vote - 

so in the interests of fairness here is the pages I have completed:-

And these are the pages yet to be redrawn in the unforeseen future...

I hope you enjoy this!


Wednesday 11 December 2013


This week I present for the first time the complete “what men” in one “easy to read” blog posting…

Disclaimer / A Cautionary warning
This is possibly the most perplexing, confusing and contradictory, not to mention experimental project I have ever undertaken

It can also said to be controversial or possibly have controversy pushed into it, as it can arguably be said to be a rage against the dying of the light regarding the comics industry

It can also be said to be the equivalent of being blindfolded, spun around until you are dizzy and then dropped into a maze of mirrors with no actual escape

It might be described as a slight of hand magic trick as its all done with smoke (the dialogue) and mirrors (the art)

Of course it is instantly recognisable while at the same time being something completely different, it is a infinitely nested boxes of contradictions which once they have cancelled each other out leave you with… nothing?

It is supposed to be humorous but one can't decide it is "funny ha - ha" or "funny - peculiar"

It is probably best to consider this project as not only just a mistake, but quite possibly the biggest mistake I have ever made and to not read any of what follows at all as it’s frankly awful

Or it may not be awful, I can’t really decide what follows is for you or not, only you can make such a decision, some people may like it, others may hate it, and some people may be determined to flame me until I have burned to a crisp for even attempting this - all these opinions and more are all equally valid

This project was just something that I felt I had to do at the time, and for the record what follows is not literally my opnion but rather an attempt to summarise all the various opinions that was going around at the time with regards to creators rights issues, using the famous and biggest selling example of how badly wrong creators rights can get

“What men” is only part of the actual title which is in fact (forgive the sexisim)  “If the measure of a man is in his moral and ethical behaviour then what men run the comics industry”

As to if you should read or or not - “I leave this in your hands”