The Roost Creative presents – “SUPER”

In July I took place in the “Super” exhibition hosted by The Roost Creative. The Show was held at Curve Gallery, Newcastle. Conceptually we were to interpret a comic book hero with no two artists working on the same character. I decided to chose Todd McFarlane’s Spawn, a childhood favourite and iconic anti-hero. In my work I wanted to his convey his dominance in the 90’s not only from an Independent publishing stand point but also through the success of McFarlane toys & figurines. 1016692_599916733374639_2065416990_ntumblr_mqoti4dSnI1rv39spo2_500 tumblr_mqoti4dSnI1rv39spo1_1280supercurve011 supercurve015

Funny Pages

Working on a comic is generally ceebs/needs lots of effort and dedication.Growing up I loved comics, Japanese or Western. My favourite characters were Spawn and Spiderman espeically when done by dudes like Jim Lee or Todd McFarlane. As illustrators comic book artists are greatly underrated, the hustle of pumping 30+ pages per month is amazing. I owe like 90% of my style to those artists comibined with all of the Jap stuff.

When drawing a comic people usually read a script and think, “wow that part would be sick to draw!” but you never think about the “filler” moments
eg. heavy conversation between 2 characters over coffee for like 3 pages…
In these moments readers are usually dedicated to the words with the drawings in these parts being an afterthought. So I thought, wouldnt it be cool If i draw only the “cool” moments

So In short over the last couple of months ive been working on a series of random “scenes” from comics, for the reader to make up the story themselves. I might release them all collected as a zine but mostly, this was all an old idea I had that I wanted to sketch out for my own sanity…. sometimes you gotta do things for the love of it right?
Anyways here are a few, ill upload more soon, enjoy!

this one below is probably one of the worst things ive ever drawn haha. I did this like a year ago as a serious attempt for a full length comic, I thought id throw it up for the lols/timbo

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Pick up a comic and read/look!