Thursday, 16 October 2014

Top Secret

Sorry but the explanation to the images below is top secret. I can't tell you what they are, but if you've been following my blog. You should figure out they're to do with Vampire Boogie.
Lets just say, we're...expanding.
We're taking the grounded street-level narrative & attaching it to an underlying sprawling epic.





Friday, 10 October 2014

Bag it!

The Mother-In Law is starting up a business of homemade bags with funny slogans on them.
I offered to design a logo for her.


Went with this one in the end


Thursday, 9 October 2014

Winning!

Being unemployed means you watch a lot of TV. If you can't tell who this is, I'm a terrible artist.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Designing Dante

Going back to the original art, it was kinda hard to see what the hell journalist Dante looked like. From what I could see he was a tall lanky figured bloke in a onesie. The elf-like hat & stitching on his clothing gave me a kind of Paul Kidby Disc World vibe. This story was a modern day story, but had a style set in a distant past or a fantasy look.
What I ended up with is an outfit that's a pastiche of different times. His general look and physicality was kind of combination of Russell Brand & Alan Cumming.


Monday, 4 August 2014

Dante's Donuts

Months ago when I was moving stuff out of my old flat, I came across these(below). Dante's Donuts - 2short comic strips drawn by my old friend Barry Flynn back in 2006, during one of his many manic existential crises...He was that kinda bloke. Weird, surreal comedic take on Dante's Inferno.
Looked at them and thought..."I'm gonna try illustrate these 'truckers".

Thursday, 3 July 2014

You want what, Corey?

So part of the 'Boogie script asked for a splash page of a hall full of other "exotic" vampires. To the internet!!! Did a lil' research. Found some unusual creatures. Reinterpreted them. So what we got?
The Scottish Red Cap. Like most legendary creatures, descriptions vary. It's described as bloodthirsty Elf-like creature, who throws big boulders at passers-by on road. Has super speed, despite the fact that it wears iron boots. Kills and exsanguinates it's victims. But doesn't drink their blood. Instead uses the blood to keep it's hat red.
The Polong is a Malaysian vampire myth. Apparently created by magic,the Polong was made of the blood of a evil/murdered man and is kept in bottles. Once created, they have to feed on blood everyday & must do their creator's bidding. Some myths describe the Polong as a being of crimson fire. Others - a tiny humanoid. My version - kind of an evil Smurf.
The Ekimmu is one of the oldest vampire legends of ancient Assyria. I figured they'd be so old, their bodies would start to calcify.
The Asanbosam is a vampire legend from Ghana. They have hooks for feet and live in trees much like the Yaramayawho.
The Impundulu of Southern Africa. It's mostly described as a large white bird who has control of lightning(random). But other legends say it has the power to appear as a handsome man ,to seduce women.