Wednesday, January 31, 2007

I love Batman. He's such a bad ass. I think Frank Miller did the best story about him. (BTW..if you haven't read Frank Miller's "Ronin", you darn well should! Best darn comic ever...along with "Stray Toasters" that is.)

More pages from my sketchbook about driving around KwaZulu Natal and walking around Durban. (Yes, my wife May did the driving in South Africa. It's the wrong side of the car on the wrong side of the road and it's standard, no less. Too freaky for my little brain. I'll crack it on my next trip, I promise.)

These pages from my sketchbook were created in a stream of conscious during my stay in Durban. Before I arrived in South Africa I had so many tight deadlines that it was a relief to create something that didn't have to mean anything. I had fun just wandering.

My first attempt at digital colour. Okay, I was just messing around, but I should really learn how to do this!! I'm just not a great fan of sitting infront of the monitor for hours and burning out my retinas.

These are some little sketches about children having to live in war zones.

Oh yeah. I love vinyl.

These guys were inspired by the jazz band on Pee-Wee's Playhouse.

Some scribblings. I always wished I could breakdance.

Some random sketches of Trashboy.

Here it is. It was a bit of a rush job, but I had to just finish it. I'd like to revisit it at some point and maybe clean it up at a larger size. It's based (very loosely) on the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

And now for something completely different. This was the cover for my first comic. It was just a four page experiment,but it was a blast....if not a little grim.

My wife was working and doing research in Warwick Junction, in central Durban, during our time in South Africa. I liked the area a lot. There's so much happening and I tried to show some of the action in a drawing. I was too tired to draw all of the people that would be there, so it's a bit empty, but you get the idea.

This was my vision of the beachfront area of Durban. It's a lively place.

This was also drawn during the first trip.

This is an image I created during my first trip to South Africa a couple of years ago. I was pretty blown away by the place.

In October 2006 I had the good fortune to visit South Africa for the second time. This drawing from my sketchbook has images from my first week in Durban.