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13 posts from June 2006

June 29, 2006

Guest Blogger: NICK ABADZIS


Bus Ride

This kid was about 9 or 10 years old. He was relaxed, happy-seeming, making funny little observations to himself in the way that kids do. I thought the woman sitting next to him was his mother, but then she got off a stop before him. I realized then he'd just been happily talking to himself.

June 28, 2006

guest Blogger: LELAND MYRICK


At the bar...

June 26, 2006

Guest Blogger: NICK ABADZIS


Charon - Getting the Character Right 

This character appears in the forthcoming graphic novel Laika. The character is unnamed in the story, but I think of him as Charon. He’s actually a life saver rather than a ferryman to the realm of the dead, but he does play a similar sort of role. In the promo artwork I drew for the book (top), I wanted to make him wise but he ended up looking too friendly. For the final sequence, he’s been re-designed. Here are a few versions I played with – you only ever get to see his head, as he’s driving a truck the whole time, so I concentrated on his face. The two pencil sketches at the bottom are closest to how he appears in the finished book.

June 23, 2006

Guest Blogger: NICK ABADZIS


Unfinished Drawings of a Woman

I forget where I did these drawings, only that the subject was a particularly beautiful and elegant woman. I do remember beginning and abandoning the first one knowing I just hadn’t caught her. The second time, I did.

June 19, 2006

Guest Blogger: NICK ABADZIS



The Missus, on a train, engrossed in a book one cold day last winter.

June 16, 2006

Guest Blogger: NICK ABADZIS



Cell Phones

Or “mobiles” as we call them in the UK. They are a menace on public transport. This guy was shouting into his on a tube at about 6pm. He was an estate agent, a realtor. I think he’d had a few pints, but that’s really no excuse. He wouldn’t shut up and was leering at everyone in sight, trying to draw them into his sweaty world. For some reason, the name 'Simon Truesong' jumped into my mind...

June 15, 2006

Guibert's COMICS INTERVIEW at Powell's

Emmanuel Guibert is interviewed as part of the INK Q&A at the excellent Powell's Website. and he too answered in cartoon form! This is a treat!

As a reminder Powell's is the largest independent bookseller in America. Another cool thing in Portland.


June 12, 2006

Guest Blogger: NICK ABADZIS



My friend Steve orders a pint in one of his locals, The New Hope in South London.

June 09, 2006

Can't Blog... Eating


Homer SImpson might have said "can't blog, eating.' but here, we're berserk busy, so that's why not much to offer on the blog.

But we're at MoCCA this weekend, with a table, with our books. See you there!

Guest Blogger: NICK ABADZIS


Traveling Doodles

Doodles loosely based on people I saw on the way home or in the pub.
Yes, including the robot.

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