Monday, 22 August 2011

Godzilla Verses Martians, And One Must DIE!!!

For this weeks TAB, 1950's Sci-Fi & B-Movies, I was in two minds over what to draw. So I took both ideas and made the fight. Seems to do the job.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

And Here Is Where Those Faces Went...

I've got the preliminary layouts sorted for all five pages and the main character is starting to look the same every time I draw him. All seems to be going well...

Friday, 19 August 2011

Going For An Everyman Feel

At the moment I am just doodling face after face, trying to get the right look for the main character in a comic I am working on.

Monday, 15 August 2011

They Live!

With Rise Of The Mekkosapiens in the can (in the... editor? letterer? Printer? What is that the comic equivalent of that phrase?), I've got more time to do the Weekly TAB. There have been loads of good pieces up there recently, why not go and check them out?

Thursday, 11 August 2011

An Agglomeration Of Things!

Thing 1: Vanguard Revisited

The much mentioned small press comic extravaganza Vanguard is now available on-line! Download it here for £1.01, or here for £1.00. I... don't really understand why there is that difference, sometimes life is just strange like that I guess.

Here is some slightly stripped down praise for Vanguard; cut from its source material in such a way as to highlight its comments about me! The links provided take you to the pages where good stuff is said about all the other people involved.

Everything Comes Back To 2000ad "liked the art in this which felt very kids story book." Hilary Lawler over at Irish Comic News liked it even more, saying "Halo and the Gryphon is great.  The style is busy but throughout  the detailed artwork you don’t lose focus on the story.  Overall the page layouts are fluid and easy to follow, with some beautifully drawn pieces nicely scattered between pages.  This is a well crafted original take and a completely fresh approach to comics which works." Thanks Hilary!

Thing 2: Rise Of The Mekkosapiens

I've just finished drawing a strip for the next issue of Paragon. I would have mentioned this yesterday, but I was too busy debating which individual picture to post with the news. The sequential nature of comics left no individual picture with quite the right 'feel'. Writer Matt McLaughlin solved my quandary by shoving these three pictures up onto the net together, as they were always meant to be seen. Thanks Matt!

This story will be published in Paragon 9. While you're waiting for that, why not check out Paragon 8, which has just been released, continuing stories that began in Paragon 7, a good 'jumping on' issue for those new to the comic.

Thing 3: The Future

So now that art is safely heading the letterer's way, what lies in store for me next? Well, Van Dom has already sent through the script for the second part of Halo and the Gryphon, Dave Candlish has offered me the art duties for one of next year's episodes of Rise of the Mekkosapiens, and just to prove I'm not in a rut, I've got another project lined up as well! Over the next month or so, I'll be working with writer Lady Festina on a script for the annual Halloween comic Hallowscream! More on all of these as they develop!

Thing 4: Going So Far Into The Future That It's Mildly Scary

I have a twitter account. I'm not completely sure I know how it works, and I can in no way guarantee that I'm going to check it on a regular basis, but I'm going to give it a try. You can follow me if you like, I'm LRGCarter.

Well, that's all the news I can think of at the moment. See ya later, internets!

Friday, 5 August 2011

Still at work on Rise of the Mekkosapiens...

I've now finished inking eight panels from page four of part three of Rise of the Mekkosapiens. This leaves me with four panels to do on this page, then I have just one page left. Once Matt  has finished swimming through all those numbers, he might express surprise that the number of panels I'm drawing for this page has doubled the number requested in his script. Oops. Guess it just happenned to happen that way...