Saturday, 17 December 2011


Here are my first scribblings of how the main characters of my portion of the "Thaddeus Mist" anthology are likely to look. Thaddeus is about four years old when we first meet him and is being described by the nanny, Miss Kenward. They both age during my bit, hence the variations whilst Mr Mist senior will, I think, merely start out a little darker about the whiskers. More to follow...

Wednesday, 30 November 2011


This is the style I'll be doing it in... but in B&W.

Like this!


The background image I added seems to be behaving idiosyncratically on some monitors... why can't they all be the same size/aspect ratio thingy?? I'll see what I can do.

Anyhoo, The fine fellows I was "tabled" next to at the recent sequential arts festival in Leeds known as Thought Bubble, Dave and Colin of AspectUK, have asked me to be an illustrative contributor to their next anthology; a graphic novel about the mysterious life of one Thaddeus Mist. I'll have about fifteen pages of the title character's life story as told, in my section, from the nannies perspective... very interesting.

I'll start posting roughs (if allowed) when the ball starts rolling.

Thursday, 24 November 2011


I felt the urge to add a little something to the new background, so I did!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011


We've re-vamped our website at Applejack & Reed and now the blog; so does this mean that there'll be plentiful and regular posts from now on? Stranger things happen at sea, as Elmcroft will attest to, but we make absolutely no guarantees.

Our recent attendance at the THOUGHT BUBBLE in Leeds was only our second at such an event and, as with the first, it started with a great deal of trepidation on the Saturday morning, but by the end of play on the Sunday our mood (and I think I can say this on behalf of Elmcroft AND myself) was one of inspired optimism mixed with that warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from spending time with like-minded souls.

We must do more...