Phil Earle with lots of nice colour pictures by me. It's published by Barrington Stoke on the 15th April & you can pre-order it here.
I'll write & post more once it's published. I've got previous form with superheroes so was BIG fun to illustrate!
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It suddenly inspired me to look at the stages this cover went through from my (rather maximalist) original rough (top) to my final artwork (less zombies, less superheroes) to the final book where the (decidedly more minimalist) zombies seem to have acquired a rather fetching shade of green!
It's got falling trousers, dancing hippos, talking cakes, police elephants (naturally!) toilet paper mummies & lots of other zombie based shenanigans that Casper & his superhero friends encounter - what more do you need?
It's been a lot of hard work & a lot of fun working on these books & this looks like this will be the last in the series which is a shame (especially as I can draw some of the characters in my sleep by now!) & I've grown quite fond of them.
WHAM-BAM-JELLY-AND-JAM! Anybody can be a superhero! (as long as you stick your pants on the outside, I ALWAYS do!)
You can buy a copy from here but I'd suggest getting one from your local PROPER bookshop - who knows what else you might find?
Friday, 22 June 2012
I had the delight last week of seeing some very talented kids at the Discover Childrens Story Centre drawing their versions of Cerberus after some superhero / Greek mythology related drawing workshop shenanigans. Have been pondering the disadvantages of owning a three headed dog since then... imagine the food bills : (
Sunday, 22 April 2012
Our hero with assorted superheroes
Our hero modelling a very fetching cape (photo Sarah McIntyre)
Photos © Tim Mitchell
Me with the Discover team (photo Sarah McIntyre)
Great launch party last week for the interactive Superheroes exhibition that I just finished working on with the lovely folk at the Discover Children's Story Centre in Stratford so here's a few photographs of the exhibition (& a couple of me looking silly too!)
Big thanks everybody at Discover for being delightful to work with & for all their brilliant work in making the exhibition work so well
Images courtesy of Tim Mitchell, Arena Illustration & also thanks to Sarah McIntyre, monster illustrator extraordinaire who has kindly let me nick some photos from her blog
More images here
Monday, 16 April 2012
Animated intro for the interactive Superheroes Exhibition at the Discover Children's Story Centre featuring square jaws, a surfeit of cape-ery & a glimpse of a Super-Villain to boot! See it here
(thanks to Sam Hooper for some great sound design)
Friday, 13 April 2012
These are the finished comic strips that go with the children's Superheroes exhibition that I've just finished working on. They introduce the superheroes A,E,I,O & U in their battle against the evil vowel snatching villain Y. (all superheroes need a good origin story!)
The exhibition (which makes me wish I was 6 years old again!) is at the Discover Children's Story Centre in Stratford & is open until the 4th November - more details here
Thursday, 5 April 2012
I visited the Superheroes exhibition this morning - it's all looking really great, the folks at the Discover Children's Story Centre have done an amazing job, photos to follow. Today I got to wear a cape, sit in a Super Car & got given badges & comics too - yay!
Monday, 2 April 2012
Here's a selection of the comic strips I produced for the Superheroes exhibition at the Discover Children's Story Centre in Stratford, East London showing the origins of the main characters. The superheroes A, E, I, O & U are battling the dastardly villain Y who is stealing all the vowels from Alphabet City!
I was commissioned to design the superhero & super villain characters & the the urban environment the exhibition is set in (including lots of fun with signs & animals! : )I also produced some animated clips for the interactive parts of the exhibition
The exhibition opened on Sunday 1st April & will run until 4th November - I haven't had a chance to see the finished piece yet, looking forward to it loads.
You can find out more details on the Discover website
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
The Superheroes exhibition I've been designing with the Discover Children's Story Centre in Stratford is opening this Sunday 1st April!
(To celebrate the opening of Superheroes on Sunday 1st of April the centre will be free all day. Book tickets on 020 8536 5555)
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
To further scientifically prove the age old popularity of falling underpants 'Boy Zero - Wannabe Hero - Mystery of the Plummeting Pants' written by Peter Millet published by Faber & illustrated by yours truly has been nominated for a junior fiction award in New Zealand
In celebration here's a picture of General Pandemonium the villain of the piece after his pants have fallen off! I'm too good to you all! : )You can see more here!
& you can buy a copy here
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Here's the cover to the new Cartoon Kid book (scanned properly & not just filched off the interweb like before)In this one our hero Casper has to face the monstrous Mrs Cloddle or 'CLODZILLA' as she's known (couldn't resist a picture of Mrs Cloddle in full nose wiping action either!)
You can order a copy here
Monday, 6 June 2011
Some more of my illustrations from the new Cartoon Kid book by Jeremy Strong featuring Grannies wrestling tigers, plummeting rhinos & superhero action among other treats!
You can buy your copy here