Sunday, 14 August 2011


Ah, to be a graduate. I’ve really earned the blissful emptiness of these days; the freedom to lounge and relax; the gentle caress of the sun on my face and a light breeze on my skin. These summer afternoons are my reward for three years of hard work.


But look, I was productive and motivated once! Here’s all the stuff I did in the last few months of uni! I’M NOT A LAZY ASS, honest

First off, comeeeks. I made one for each issue of my student paper, for the whole year I was games editor. I'll post the first one again for good measure, but other than that, these are all new to this blog (as always, click for full-size):

TA-DA. I think you’ll all agree that my little mini-series ended with a striking commentary on the state of modern student life. Plus there were aliens. Badass aliens.

Let’s move on to some of the Fuse covers I did. You may recognise a certain character in two of them; this is because I’m too lazy to think of more experimenting with different styles. Yeah.

And here’s a header I composed for my friend’s blog, The Deadly Rhythm. He said I could do what I liked with the design, so naturally, I thought of a bizarre flesh-forged guitar headstock bursting forth from a man’s chest while a French lady looks on with an unexplained sexual lust. What can I say? My brain is a complex place.

Oh, and here’s a sneak peek at a Tshirt design I’m working on at the moment. It involves a Victorian gentleman and copious amounts of opium. I'll leave you with his creepy, smacked-out face as a kind of final mark of punctuation for this blog post. HE CAN SEE YOUR SHAME

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Belated Christmassy Update 2: Comic Bewk.

Okay, so in my last blog post I said I’d make a follow-up update ‘probably on Boxing Day or something’. It’s now, um, April 2011. Time flies, huh?

In the meantime, I’ve not been up to much. Other than, y’know, FREAKING OUT about my dissertation. Note that I don’t say I’ve been writing it – this would be incorrect – I’ve been freaking out. There’s quite a big difference.

Anyway, last term I was doing this great English module, Dystopias and Utopias. Apart from being really fun in of itself, one of the assessments was a creative project to be undertaken in a group. So our group came up with The Anglican Republic:

Pretty cool, huh? In addition to contributing to the general development of the idea, most of the photoshopped images in the video above were done by yours truly (oh, and I’m in the damn thing, obviously). But what I put the most amount of time into was a comic supplement, which you can find in its entirety below:

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Front and Back Cover
Introduction / Interview
Civil Defense Info

I was really proud of this, as it took fucking ages. It’s not perfect – I particularly dislike almost all of the dialogue in the first half, and the drawings are rushed due to time constraints – but it felt so good to actually hold a bundle of A5 comic books you’d made yourself. If I didn’t need a looming deadline to actually get anything done ever, I’d probably do another comic sometime in my free time, but really make it perfect. Unfortunately, all I really seem to do with my free time is waste it. Oh, and hunt for secret Nazi treasure all over the world, obviously.