Jul 29, 2015

Alan Moore by Aldrin Booz

Art by Aldrin Booz.
Above, Moore portrait by Brazilian artist Aldrin Booz.

More info about Aldrin Booz at his site, here.

Jul 7, 2015

1986 Jon Haward's homage to Alan Moore

Art by Jon Haward.
Excerpt from Jon Haward's blog (posted the 15th of March 2012).  

"Another retro blog going back to 1986 when I was a fresh faced fanboy aged 21, still learning the craft of drawing and writing comic strips.
It's no secret to those who know me I'm a huge Alan Moore fan have been since his work for Warrior and 2000AD.
These scans are from colour photocopies that are 26 years old so the colour has faded and Alan's skin has turned yellow! [...]"
Jon Haward is a British comics artist. He has illustrated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Judge Dredd, Sinister Dexter and Biker Mice from Mars, among others. [Wikipedia]

The complete 4 page strip can be seen here.

Jun 25, 2015

Watchmen and... a bird table

"This is the Hugo Award that Alan Moore and I won for Watchmen. Alan, I believe, took his and put it in the garden upside down and used as a bird table." [Dave Gibbons]

Jun 18, 2015

no Big Ben

Art by Alan Davis.

"The initial sketch for this Marvelman cover was a little too woolly and vague so Big Ben wasn't recognised during the approval process. Clearly visible in the final pencils I discovered  there were legal issues preventing Big Ben appearing so he had to be removed. Rather than  erasing the figure and risking damaging the page  surface I drew the correction on a separate patch which I inserted after Mark had inked both parts." [Alan Davis]

The whole cover process - rough, pencils, inks (by Mark Farmer) and modified part - can be seen here.

The final illustration has been used as cover for Miracleman N. 4 (Marvel Comics).

Jun 17, 2015


Art by Johnny Ryan.
Above, a funny commission drawn by American alternative comics creator Johnny Ryan, from Bryan G.'s CAF gallery.

Jun 15, 2015

Alan Moore by Kathryn Rathke

Art by Kathryn Rathke.
Above, a gorgeous portrait of Alan Moore drawn by artist Kathryn Rathke.

I found this illustration in an Intelligent Life article, here.

For more info about Kathryn Rathke visit her website: here.

Jun 13, 2015

skimpy script

Swampmen cover by Frank Cho.
Excerpt from the interview included in COMIC BOOK CREATOR #6 presents SWAMPMEN: MUCK-MONSTERS AND THEIR MAKERS (page 135, Twomorrows, 2014).
The interview was conducted by Jon B. Cooke & George Khoury in May 2002. 

I know that I've been notorious or famous for doing those very long scripts. When I went back to look at the first "Marvelman" script, I was shocked. How did I ever get away with this skimpy script? These descriptions are barely a paragraph long! Some of the panel descriptions are a few lines. These days, say Promethea, that's going to be a 48 pages of type for a 24-page comic, and there have been some like the Moebius strip page in Promethea #15 where the script was 10 pages of manuscript describing it, because it was very complex. I can imagine that my scripts were a lot longer than what DC was used to. [Alan Moore]