Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Steampunk Rabot

I've been working on some pictures of Rabot and Chad (who I've realised I haven't posted any drawings of on this here blog yet), based on an idea I had around this time 2 years ago. Man time flies...
Anyhoo, this hasn't got anything to do with that per say, but it is Rabot and with some quickly hashed out steampunk stylings to boot (well, he's made out of copper and brass and there's steam... plus GOGGLES. It must be steampunk if there are GOGGLES, right?)

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Thought Bubble

Wow, what a crazy weekend. The Thought Bubble festival convention was back at Saviles hall and the Royal Armouries in Leeds again, so yesterday me, Kat (go and Give Yourself a Scone) and John "Jobby" Haworth all made the trip up from Wakefield on the 110 bus, at the ridiculously early time of 8:45AM. It was supposed to be 8:30, but buses being buses...

It's a great convention full of great people, and unfortunately I forgot to take my camera so I go NO PHOTOs, but we got to meet the delightful Timothy Winchester (or TIMCHESTER) again, and I bought some prints and things, including a kickass Link from the new Skyward Sword game by Abby Ryder.

Also, for the first time ever, the convention was over TWO days this year! Today was a bit weird because I went on my own as Kat had work, and Jobby was over in Sheffield. I'm absolutely full of cold, and I had massive social anxiety so apart from following the aforementioned Mr. Winchester around like a lost puppy for a bit I was on my own not really talking to many people/anyone (with the notable exceptions of Jon Lock and Nikki Stu)

Anyways, the main reason I made my way back there in the cold and fog this morning was because they were announcing the winners of the Northern Sequential Art Competition, which I managed to get an entry in for this year (just!)

Thanks for the title John
I really wasn't expecting anything, the field of entries was awesome, but I came away with 3rd place in the Over 18s category, winning me a bunch o' stuff and also my comic appearing in the Thought Bubble anthology next year! Excuse me whilst I do a little dance before collapsing.

The stuff I won
Right, now I'm off to draw Angela Lansbury for Angela Lansbury Week, and you should too. I'm sure The Timchester would be most appreciative.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

More Halloween!

If my costume wasn't enough, here are a couple more pics! Woooo!

Zombie Katherine:
 Totoro pumpkin:


Happy day late halloween everyone! Hope y'all had fun and got lots of sweets :)
Anyhoo, here's my costume from this year - from work in progress to finished. It took me about 3-4 weeks to get together, and must have totalled over £50-60 overall. So much for making it easier and cheaper this year...

Oh well, I'm pleased with how it turned out, even if the head is a bit oversized (I wouldn't have got it on otherwise!)