I have been taking these 2 weeks off in Toronto to chill and and not work at all (anything important that is) Been in the local comicbook shop SilverSnial where I get my coffee, read comics and sketch out whatever I feel like drawing. I love sci-fi and who doesn’t love Boba Fett from Star Wars. Was fun and tried to keep it simple. Please excuse the photo quality.
The comicbook store The SilverSnail is selling signed copies of Spirit Leaves.
Cool to see it in such a mainstream shop along Yonge Street
The colourful kids, Grace (Blue) being the newest member to join the crew. I wanted each character to have their own personalty and style, not to be defined by just their colour. This is page spread 9 from the book.
This is a children’s book I have been hired to Illustrate by the ever so cheery and passionate writer Christopher Heather. He saw my work at the Degree Show, I came over, we spoke and he stated I was “the one” to draw his book. I love the story, the characters and concept. Here we have the main character “Grace” and a rough design of the front cover.
Showed these development to Christopher and he loved them! Before I fly off to Toronto next week I will assmeble a dummy booklet, a finished cover and finished page from the book and will send it off to publishers and see who bites!
Spent the day at Breadalbane Academy teaching teenagers how to read scripts to make comics, understand storytelling and character development. An impressive school based in the beautiful countryside in Aberfeldy, really nice kids who were enthusiastic in learning and loved my work frankly. The teachers were great and are so committed to their pupils and practise! Very flattering responses and glad to advice and inspire those wanting to pursue comics, illustration and animation in thier wee lives.