I have a new comic that I cannot get finished. Since finishing book 2 of Monsters, i’ve dried up.
It’s really difficult getting anything finished. I still love comics, but this is the first time in 12 years where it’s not happening.
So for the moment i’m going to post sketchbook stuff, and it’s development.
I will also try to complete Tracks, as it’s a good story.
Hopefully in a couple of months I will be starting Monsters 3, and it will all flow again.
For the moment it’s good to take a few side routes.
If anyone is reading this and are worrying about there own creative stall.
Take time out, you will be better for it when you start again.
The past couple of months have been short on creative activity. A combination of convention and day job commitments have eaten up the time. To keep my hand in i’ve been using sketchbooks a lot more. Below are some recent page drawn during the trip to Angouleme. There is a lot of condensing ideas and scenery. I’m looking forward to working these up to finished pieces.
Here is a selection of this weeks sketchbook drawings. All made during the journey to the day job and lunch breaks. I’m currently finishing of some commissions. I’m also working on two new comics, Black Leather and Tracks. More soon. Also putting together an event for November. Oooh, tease !
I have been active with a lot of sketchbook action recently. Usually posted via my phone during my day lunch break.
So here are few better scans of a few of them. I don’t have a lot of time to make these drawings. Normally I would make the sketch during my journey into work. I have learnt to go with the wobbly train line, and draw straight into my sketchbook with a pen. I will then colour them in during my lunch, posting via Instagram with some pithy text. I would like to spend more time making these drawing more refined. But it never happens. Hey! That’s what sketchbooks are for.
I have uploaded a FREE pdf that combines my napkin sketches. This was a brief fad that happened over the winter months.
Now that has ended and been documented, i’m now adding colour to my daily sketches. Above is one of theme, Scrap face.