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still drawing cats…

I’ve finished penciling chapter 4 of ‘smile of the absent cat’ by Grant Morrison and have started inking. Here’s a penciled panel from page 7:

This weekend, have a happy First Sunday After the First Full Moon After the Spring Equinox! (Which somehow involves a rabbit hiding coloured chicken eggs… or something.)

Next weekend:

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cats continued…

After quite a gap (involving issues of non-payment and having to first catch up on commissions for which I did get paid), I’ve resumed working on Grant Morrison’s ‘smile of the absent cat’ story. I have the scripts for chapters 4 and 5 and am awaiting the final chapter.

Here are the pencils so far for the first 4 pages of chapter 4:

…okay… on to the next 4 pages.

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Plus:

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Got my Fiddler’s Green

I just received a copy of Fiddler’s Green which contains my illustrations for Eldred Wormwood’s ‘The Confederacy of the Green Door’. It looks great!

The magazine, billed as: Art & Magic for Tea-Drinking Anarchists, Convivial Conjurors & Closeted Optimists, is printed on luscious paper and features copper foil titling, and 52 pages of art and magic.

Check it out and buy a copy here.

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And coming up fast:

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Spring has sprung! (at last)

Here is the weather out our window for the last two months:

Clearing up just in time for the start of the spring session at Pride Stables:

And now back to work on ‘smile of the absent cat’, the Grant Morrison story for Heavy Metal. I have the script for the next 16 pages and am working on those while awaiting the final chapter.

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Dino Card & More Monsters!

Jake asked me to do a card for his birthday.

His only instruction was, ‘I like Jurassic Park.’

So (after spending a long time in postal limbo) this is what he got:

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In other news…

Greg Hyland is launching another Monster Atlas!

If they reach their next stretch goal, some of my art will be included in the book. Here are some examples:

Pledge now, pledge often!

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‘Take On Me’ finished

I finished colouring the ‘Take On Me’ pages. I’ve been asked to hold off posting them in case a publisher might be found. I have included the coloured version of page 2 in the following step by step GIF:

And here are Brian’s complete musings on the subject:

Page One

Page Two

Page Three

Page Four part I

Page Four part II

Page Five

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Family Portrait

Since I had my paints out, I finally got around to colouring CB’s ‘Martital Bliss’ piece. Here it is as I received it:

There wasn’t much I could do to the backgrounds Dave had put in, so I came up with this:

CB wanted it coloured, so I then had to carefully peel off the dot-tone from the Cerebus figure. Some of the tone was barely attached and other parts were hanging on for dear life but I managed to remove the dots with minimal damage to the paper and then set to colouring:

Okay, now to colour the ‘Take On Me’ pages that were featured in previous posts. Brian continues his musings on the subject. Here are the relevant posts (so far) in order:

page one

page two

page three

page four, panel one

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Take On Me page 5…

Here is page 5 of ‘Take On Me’:

Brian has some interesting ‘musings’ regarding this commission (and other things) on his blog.

Now I have to colour my part on the five pages.

I bought some new paints to replace my 34 year old set of Windsor & Newton Designers watercolour dyes. Pretty much all I have left in the set are unopened bottles of such colours as ‘Fluorescent Fuchia’.

I haven’t used the new paints before and I haven’t coloured anything for a very long time, so I decided to practice on one of the black & white prints of my collaboration with Frank Cho:

That was fun… now back to work.