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Showing posts with label superhero. Show all posts
Showing posts with label superhero. Show all posts

Friday, 21 April 2017

Superdad's Day Off

 Superdad's Day Off by Phil Earle with illustrations by me is out now published by Barrington Stoke.

"Stanley is a normal little boy, whose dad just happens to be the greatest superhero on the planet. Six days a week, Dad saves the world from disasters, aliens, and bad guys. Friday is his day off and he always spends it with Stan. But one Friday, Dad and Stan meet a series of people desperately in need of Dad’s help! Soon Stan finds himself saving a lion stuck up a tree, rescuing a monster truck from a ditch and taking on shark-infested floodwaters. That’s right: Stan is a chip off the old (superhero) block!"

Was an absolute blast to illustrate & I'm pleased with how well it's come out, here's a few bits & pieces from the book.





Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Superdad's Day Off (sneak preview)

Shhhhh! Here's a sneak preview of Superdad's Day Off by the very funny 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!

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Ill-Conceived Comic Franchises #1

During this hot weather this seemed rather are (are you watching Marvel & DC?)

Monday, 22 August 2016

Captain Hyperbole!

Can't anyone just 'like' something any more? Captain Hyperbole to the rescue "because everything can't be AMAZING"

Friday, 1 July 2016

Fat Batman With Balloons

After a rather bleak confusing week I thought I'd draw a fat Batman with some balloons to cheer you all up!

Friday, 13 May 2016

Happy Superhero Day!

Yes! There is such a thing!

(This is a clip from my film X&Y from a few years back - you can see it in its full glory here!)

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Monday, 20 July 2015

Doomed Franchises #1 Wilbur the Friendly Toast Boy™

Wilbur's exciting adventures were slightly limited by his lack of discernible limbs & tendency to get cold & soggy rather quickly!

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Unlikely bird superhero hybrid awaits Marvel movie adaptation

Come on, they're making adaptations of EVERYTHING now. Patience my friend...

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Zombies - before & after



It's always nice to get the final copy of a book sent through!
 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!

WHAM-BAM-JELLY-AND-JAM! - Cartoon Kid - ZOMBIES!




I just received my copy of the new Jeremy Strong Cartoon Kid book - Cartoon Kid Zombies!
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

Cerberus the hound of hell (or a hell of a hound)

 
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

Superheroes Exhibition launch party


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

Welcome to Alphabet City!



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

Meet the Superheroes!






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

Badges!


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

Superheroes comic strips






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

Superheroes Exhibition


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)

http://www.discover.org.uk/whatson/event/superheroes

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Plummeting Pants!




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

Cartoon Kid - Supercharged! (& better scan!)




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