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Colours, Covers and Absent Cats

The colours out back of Pride Stables during our fall session:


The colourful sprinkles on Shelley’s birthday doughnut:


The sketch covers I did for Charles:


The issue of Heavy Metal magazine with my art for ‘The Smile of the Absent Cat’ story should be on the shelves.

Now I just have to find me one of those shelves.


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It’s official…

My first eight pages of Grant Morrison’s ‘Smile of the Absent Cat’ will be in issue 283 of Heavy Metal Magazine.

On the stands October 26 or for pre-order here.


Here’s a look at the pencils/computer mock-up/inks/colour

for one of the pages:


I hope people like it.

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Seems like we just got home…

…and we’re off to Hamilton for the con.

At least this one is just a short drive away.

And! It’s being held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

which is just off-the-scale cool.


Here’s me desperately trying to finish the first eight pages of

Grant Morrison’s ‘Smile of the Absent Cat’ before the deadline

under Elsa’s strict supervision.

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Too Busy To Blog

Geez, it’s been awhile…

Been trying to get the pages done for Grant Morrison’s “Smile of the Absent Cat” installment to appear in the October issue of Heavy Metal magazine.

And pack for Edmonton this weekend.

So… until I get the okay to post some the art on this here blog

I’ll leave you with a couple of photos of some happy customers:



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Star Wars #1 cover re-creation

Charles somehow convinced Howard Chaykin and Tom Palmer to re-create their cover for Star Wars #1 published in 1977. Here is an image of that cover:

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and here is the original inked version before all the other stuff was added:

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Here is Howard Chaykin’s new penciled version:

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and Tom Palmer’s inked version:

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and here’s my bit (click to enlarge):


This should be a link to a little video of the process:

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