19 July 2009

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James Andre is a talented writer who's part of the local Melbourne comics scene. The other day he asked me to produce an illustration to accompany a short piece of writing on his new blog so I had some fun drawing the above piece today.

James' imprint 'Milk Shadow Press' has already produced some very nice material. Have a read of his work, and if its your cup of tea, email him for some more.


14 July 2009

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Ok, Im in the homestretch, & I know i winged about this a while ago, but im struggling with the colour scheme for the cover just a little. I've redrawn & inked the original because, well, I didn't like the inking in certain parts.

Anyway... these 2 covers are the final contenders.


08 July 2009

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Just so you all know... to now get to my site, redirect your browsers and emails to my new domain.


I've decided to ditch the 'bluetoaster' moniker because, while I liked the quirky name, I think its better to associate my work with my name rather than an obscure moniker that i continually have to explain to people. It's just been a drag over the last few years as people have gotten to know me and my work, and bluetoaster has just become counter-productive. I'll be re-jigging the site over the coming weeks to be in line with the 'bobbyn' idea, so stay tuned for a slightly new look.

Anyway, for now... my previous emails are the same but you need to replace the word 'bluetoaster' for 'bobbyn'.

So bobbyn@bluetoaster.com is now bobbyn@bobbyn.com

Got it? Good.



05 July 2009

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A cold wintery-day... but this month's meet was great. I arrived at about 2.25pm, and was greeted by Greg, Colin & Jason sitting around chatting...

"You're late!" Greg teased - as I'm usually one of the first 'seat-warmers' there. Jason was on anti-biotics nursing a bad cold, but impressively made it down to the meet... or perhaps he just wanted to spread the pig-flu around... dunno. Anyway, soon Paul Bedford mosied on in lookin all 'chirpy'...

How Paul manages to sell books with THIS attitude I'll never know.

Greg was lucky enough to have a pre-release copy on show of Bruce Mutard's upcoming book THE SILENCE. Wonderful stuff. Definitely on my 'to buy' list.

Colin also brought in a signed & sketched copy of a massive hard-cover book of his (for one of Greg's friends). All black & white and simply beautiful. Can't for the life of me remember the title.

John Retallick was like a finch... too fast for my camera to capture. Stand still man!

The the old faces like John, Jen & Avi graced us with their presence. John 'hoofed' into some delicious looking hot soup and bread, while others drank beer while dipping hot pototoe wedges in sour cream. Ooh yeah.

The afternoon was a great light-hearted romp in the warm confines of the Prince Alfred Hotel as the overcast cold blew outside. Funny enough, we discussed 'movies' more than 'comics' this time. We reminisced and laughed out loud about the fantastic old 'dont-make-em-like-they-used-to' Warner Bros cartoons like Daffy Duck in ROBIN HOOD, and Buggs in THE BARBER OF SAVILLE, and WILE-E COYOTE, etc, etc.... it was great.

For those of you that missed out... suffa.
You missed a good one.

See you all next month.

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I've always got a pad or sketchbook with me soemwhere. In my sketchbooks (the cheap A4 ones with black covers you buy in artshops) I tend to always use blue pencil... I just like the look & feel of it & my brain-to-hand really gets firing with this colour pencil on this textured paper. Can't explain it. Don't ask. I also carry around basic lined notebooks (again standard from most newsagents of stores) and always write/sketch in a black BIC finepoint pen (one of those 'el-cheap-o' type pens... but man they're nice on notepad paper.

Anyhow... here is a page from one of my sketchbooks.