15 January 2017

COMICS MEETUP - The first of 2017!

Luckily, Dareen Close reminded me the first comics meetup for 2017 was on that day, so we casually made our way down on a Saturday afternoon (14.01.17). As always: pictures tell a thousand words...


A really nice & full turnout... props to Brendan for the new venue (two thumbs up!)


Good pub food.


Chatting with old friends...




Hector Bustnuts.




I took a whole bunch of lenses to capture the day.










So good to see, Bruce Mutard drop in... we had a nice chat. I'm selfishly sorry to see him leave for WA soon, but happy for his oppotunity to do so.


... and of course, there were comics... both bought, and created by the people there.




Paul Bedford takes the worst selfies, I swear.








Some nice comics work being developed by Brendan Hallyday.


One of the few times I'm in front of the camera.




... and the day ends.

Great choice of venue by Brendan Hallyday... hopefully we can keep this one as our regular spot.

10 December 2016

HEROES HQ - (Ballarat)

Had the pleasure of sitting behind a table in a local Ballarat comics shop. This took me back to old times.


I forget how much fun these intimate events are... I had a ball.


And I got to have a road-trip with my comics bud, Darren Close.


Thanks to HEROES HQ in Ballarat for having us.


Selling & sketching.


A great little comic book shop. If you're ever in the town, check it out!

04 December 2016

COMICS MEETUP: Dec.2016

The December comics meetup is always a good one. Predominantly because it's the last hoorah, and everyone wants to see each other for one last time before the year resets.






This is what it's all about...






And this is what it's all about.








Until one comes back to these meetups and talks to fellow creative friends, you forget how much you get re-energised by these connections. Talking about your passions, drives and why we do what we're obsessed by.






My new year's resolution is to be much more immerssed into the field (like i used to be), because I feel (no, actually KNOW) there's a direct relation to connecting with like-minded friends like this, and the quality/output of my own work. It's a symbiotic relationship that can't be gotten by solitude alone.







Here's to a much more productive 2017 (God, already!).

30 November 2016

LITTLE MISS...

I REALLY enjoyed doing this illustration.



Usually, when I start to form an idea for an illustration, it vague, and over time it starts to solidify into a clear image with some development. Not so on this one.


This was one of those great lightning strikes where I had a clear image of what it would look like even before I put pencil to paper. And it pretty much turned out like I imagined.