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LICAF comin’ up fast!

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2023

Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October

I will be doing an interview/presentation on Saturday at “Comic Book Central”

Followed by a signing session in the “Laundrama”

the wonderful festival bookshop where Stephen Holland will be based!

( To those of you who took exception to me being called “Legendary” in an interview a while ago,

be warned that I’ve now been upgraded to “Genius”.)

 

 

 

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LOEG Colour…

I received and email from Brent saying that he, “… recently commissioned and received a lovely piece of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen art from John McCrea and would like to get it colored…”

…he sent me a high res scan and said, “…the original pencil and inks are quite large. I’d like to rotate and crop the image to standard 11 x 17 size…”

So with a little fiddling in Photoshop I came up with this:

Then I had it printed out onto 11×17 Strathmore Bristol and hand coloured it:

Okay… what’s next?

 

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Can’t Blog… too busy…

I got an email from Joe who said, “I love Hans Memling’s “Scenes from the Passion of Christ” and “Scenes from the Life of Mary”, and Pieter Breugel’s “Hunters in the Snow” and “Netherlandish Proverbs” — in which there are many separate stories/events all occurring at once within a single unified landscape or cityscape.

Like this:

…or this:

… or these:

Joe goes on to say, “I’d like you to do a similar scene, but incorporating all or most of the parables of Christ.”

So…

Many hours later and after amassing 691 files for reference sorted into 42 folders,

I present to you the pencils for, ‘Thirty Three Parables of Christ’:

I’ll get back to you when the inking is done.

Don’t wait up.

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Ten Years Ago…

… I was experimenting with having prints made.

One of then was the 360 degree panorama of the Last Day Room:

I trimmed it down, joined the two ends together, and voila!

The Last Day Lampshade!

Not available in stores.

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But the Waverly Press deluxe edition should be coming out soon:

(Lampshade not included.)