Thursday, December 30, 2010

"Operator, the Bat-phone please."

A drawing of Batman, inspired by Lewis Wilson's Batman of the 1943 serial, a forgotten time when figure-enhancing latex suits were just a figment of the imagination.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fishermen of Dunure

The cast of characters for a graphic story about the fisher-folk of Dunure - a tiny village on the east coast of Scotland...set to be drawn, just as soon as I can write the script.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

"Now bring us some figgy pudding"

The bright penny is left  amongst the crumbs of the pudding in this Dickensian Christmas - Great Expectations, which I'm gradually reading, undoubtedly played its role in this soon to be Christmas card. The thumbnail above may look a little blurred, this is due to some experimentation with a toy theatre style technique, take a look at the image at full size and all will be well.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Dennis Severs' House from memory

A quick sketch from memory of the opulent feast to be found in "The Eating Parlour" of Dennis Severs' House. In no way does this capture the richness of the setting. It's well worth a visit to this remarkable house, which charts in ten rooms the waining fortunes of the Jervis family of silk weavers (not recommended on an empty stomach).

Monday, November 29, 2010

Oui, J'taime

The saucisson, the wine, the irritable geese, all great memories of a trip to Paris and the back of beyond in Brittany. Interestingly, I once put the lyrics to J'taime into Google translate and it returned one of most unsavoury lines I've ever stumbled across.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Bearded Detective - Work in progress

A work in progress page, from a fresh-faced, bearded new comic I'm working on with The Yellow Sign (purveyors of vibrant new music and shortly other wares). The page above is still to be bathed in washes of black ink, which should hopefully lend it the Noir feel I'm aiming for.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Idiot

I recently sat in on a talk by Jake and Dinos Chapman about their wonderfully unsavoury children's illustrations. They lamented the lack of time people are willing to dedicate to wrestling with more challenging, complex work...I nodded in agreement all the while conscious that I'm a repeat offender in this regard. The drawing above is a resultant self portrait.

Let's go fly a kite

I enjoyed a scene very similar to this whilst traversing the Heath. The dad and son's enthusiasm was completely undiminished by the doomed first flight.

Halloween in the Serengeti

Halloween in the Serengeti Originally uploaded by willhmorris
These elusive masks were hand crafted from only the finest Sainsbury's cereal packets and felt locally sourced from a haberdashery. Sadly the picture does not capture, the wild look of hunter and hunted, courtesy of the goggly eyes.

Monday, August 23, 2010