Yep – I’m a superhero now! Well, Bobby Dazzler is my roller derby name, which is kind of like a superhero alias already. And my sidekick Diggle is equally fierce. The neon is important. Very important. You might say it’s the source of my powers! This is a brush pen drawing, colored in Photoshop.
Category Archives: comics
This story is not for kids… but if you’re not a kid, you can read it here
Earlier this year I had the chance to adapt a short story by one of my favourite Australian authors, Nick Earls, into a comic format.
It was a lot of hard work, but very rewarding, and the graphic story was published in Griffith Review 32
(print editions only! Don’t buy the digital edition if you’re looking for my comic!)
The gang over at Format are a good bunch. They run a Zine store / art space / live music venue here in Adelaide, throw some excellent parties and, every year, put on an amazing two-week DIY Arts festival or two. Last year they made a sort of yearbook as well, so I put these comics together. Words by Format Collective.
Well, I did it! I drew my comic from 3:20pm saturday to 3:20pm sunday with only a teensy-weensy nap. And I ended up with a 16-pager rather than a 24-pager, and the final few certainly weren’t as finished as the first couple, and I now look / feel like this:
Ooh lordy! This long weekend, Comikaze 2010 is being held – the 24-hour comics challenge, and I’ve decided to enter for the first time! So, in an hour or so (hopefully) I’ll put my head down and get scribblin’ to create a 24-page comic in just 24 hours. I’ve never written and drawn such a long comic before, so I’m very anxious and excited. Plus I have no idea what it will end up being ‘about’ until I read the key words for my starting time – there are new ones announced every hour. Lucky dip plot!!
Follow my comic’s progress (and my gradual descent into deluded fatigue) here :-)
Stocked up with snacks, I don’t wanna have to stop drawing to eat!
Snacky snack snackfoooooooods!!