Sunday, June 28, 2009

Trying, inking, crying ...

My apologies to all of you who are visiting to see my drawings and not my shameless self-promotion. I'm not too comfortable yet with showing recent work, but here's a piece of unrelated drawings loosely based on pics from various newspapers. Done just for trying out inking tools.
Upper row is mostly classic Winsor & Newton Series 7, size 3 and a little bit of quill that served me well through the whole Chas mini series. Now the quill became quite flexible and suitable for the different approach (middle row, except the girl with the glasses). Bottom row (and girl with the glasses) are inked by some no-name and cheap brush I got from Tonci. And it works great! Thanks, Tonci! : )

Monday, June 22, 2009

Remembering Eddy

Today, Eddy would celebrate his 40th birthday. He would have at least six Eisner Awards on his shelves, Alan Moore would beg him to work on his new book and his editor would try to reach him, unsuccessfully, because he would be missing his deadline. Today, he would be occupied calling friends to show up at his place, buying booze and snacks, putting together playlist of his favourite songs to last until the dawn and would clean up his den at least a little bit. He would celebrate his birthday and I'd celebrate along with him.
But life is a bitch.
So, there won't be any party today. Just memories.
And for those of you who weren't lucky enough to know him in person, here are few picks from his vast legacy ...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

German tour

Next week I'll be in Germany, thanks to Panini Comics. First, I'll be doing signings at these places:
Monday, 8th of June - Sammlerecke, Hindenburgstrasse 169, 73730 Esslingen
Tuesday, 9th of June - T3-Terminal Entertainment, Grosse Eschenheimer Strasse 41A, 60313, Frankfurt
Wednesday, 10th of June - Comix, Goseriede 10, 30159 Hannover
Then I'll be at Comicfestival in Munich (Munchen) from Friday, 12th of June to Sunday, 14th of June.
I'll be signing my books and selling original art, so come and visit if you're in the neighbourhood.