Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Archway Studio Living

I've Been Housesitting over Christmas in an Amazing studio in Archway. Living with Sami the cat has meant early starts and one hell of a productive month...

Ive been recording music, lots of it... Dreaming of producing a complete object... Ill put some up when the albums finished!

Yes I did say ALBUM.

Its terrible, but somehow the best thing I've EVER done.


Friday, 24 December 2010

Monday, 13 December 2010

Salute The Page!

Just another page coloured and good to go. Ho humm...

Words will follow images... My own little rebellion to the "screen writing" style of comic creation... Time will tell if it pays off.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Mild et al

More PAINT artwork. Just a digital doodle...

Cap Heroic and his Nemesis (lit) Crippling Insecurity.

"Depression might flicker in but it does not live here"
-James Kochalka [The Cute Manifesto]

Been Listening to Daniel Johnston of late... Really amazing... Ho humm.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Django & The Shee

I saw Django Reinhardt was playing, so I stopped my conversation.

UM. Just another panel from the comic...

Also The Shee's Hand Ba' Breakdown is amazing!!! Amazing!!! AMAZING!!!

Yes Siree.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVfnfVOOZFQ

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Digital Tears...

What do digital tears look like... Another day, another page for le grand Bande Dessin! (or whatever...)

I found "Save me the Waltz" by Zelda Fitzgerald... Tis most assuredly hard going, and it doesn't exactly flow, however I have faith...

Saturday, 27 November 2010

More Paint

More pretty pictures from Paint.
Inspired by Matisse's "The Thousand And One Nights". The middle has a wonderful Joann Sfar feel to it, I think... Um, or not. Anyhoo its in progress at present.

Maybe I will do a whole comic strip on paint...We must show respect to Kevin Costner & PAINT!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

PAINT PAINTER PAINTING!




Do you remember PAINT?

Do you remember a time when it was the only creative tool to make use of during ICT lessons at school?

I painted a pretty picture using paint.

PAINT PAINTER PAINTING!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Childish Voyage... Um

Just another page in my wee introspective comic... It's a dreamscape by the way... Representing the loss of Naive Childish Creativity in so much of my work... I dont want to over explain or analyse, as I'm attempting to retain what little innocence remains.

La Dee Da et al.

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Lost Princessess

The first of a series of lost and found posters im working on.... The lost princesses, original images taken from the ad campaigns of a large clothing company, whose adverts feature highly sexually charged images of (mostly) young women.

The images themselves are I believe sent in by the women to be used by this company, an interesting advertising gimmick to be sure... certain stories circulate about the head of the companies sexual habits...

The Lost Princessess... A wee bit patronising?

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

THE MOVE


My thoughts exactly on moving to Golders Green.

I now have a wee bit more space, guess I've no excuse not to... CREATE!!!

Oh
Apart from my crippling insecurities.

UM.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Page 10


Here's the 10th page, all tinted blue, because its night time not daytime, silly.

I've been listening to a lot of Mott the Hoople over the last few days. Because the do surely rock. And roll, glamorously.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Drawer Boy

No words yet, Text following Pictures, Just small panels, drawn one after another, building a narrative page after page, then edited & coloured with Gouache. The edited again. Phew.

So far I've gotten 10 pages done. I do dearly love comic's, I hope I can make something truly astoundingly great utilising the medium.
Um.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Still Life


He's dreaming you see...

In an attempt to create a 'Still comic', I figure these scenes will need to be stretched to give a greater feeling of the slow passing of time, and to better depict the stillness of life. Perhaps an additional two-three pages on these moments will suffice...

Not quite sure what I'm blathering about, but it's going to be Great!

Unless it turns out not to be, or I get sidetracked or something...

Sunday, 29 August 2010

More On Trading


So here, presented in glorious RGB colour for the first time... The first 20 trading cards, the end goal is around 40-45.

Can a comic ever create as still and meaningful a story as 'Cafe Lumiere', or 'In the City of Sylvia'?

A new goal? Unfortunately my drawing is not consistent enough to create what I desire at the moment... But I'll keep a'trying.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Trading Cards


Nervous in a Cape Official Trading Cards


I've gotten twelve different cards done over the weekend, I found it fun just to be designing things for a while... Too tired right now to say anything else about them....La dee da..

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Swim, swimmer, swimming,

Pencil.
La dee da. Im just a wee drawer boy.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Fin, Parts 1-4.

Death of a superhero. What if he is just the wrong man. Not the wrong time, or place. He is simply the wrong person.
The "hero" who cant save anything.
sigh.


Friday, 23 July 2010

Keep on Keep'in On Up...


Oddly productive, now that I've left university, I guess Im trying to prove something or other...
I will be returning to comics shortly (promise), although I must admit to seeing these pieces as panels on a comic page. Viewed as such the arrangement was particularly considered, blah de blah.
No juxtaposition between words and images as such, however a good title will do just as well... Ho humm.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Triptych



Yesterday I decided to put aside any worries and issues about my drawing skills, and simply drew, drawing all night, I produced quite a bit of carp, but out of nowhere three doodle emerged.
Born/Drown. Triptych each panel 29.70 X 42 cm.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Whistfull

Whistful (Trial Woodblock Print) 2009

Fell out of an old sketchbook I was browsing. I do that a lot.

Nostalgia etc.

Elsewhere Abe discovers that house hunting is really really boring. sigh.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Captain Heroic 3


Captain Heroic Issue 3.
(a variation on usual theme)


Monday, 28 June 2010

Draw, Drawer Draw!

Heres a drawing for a poster I'm attempting to create. the key word being Attempting hummn.
Its for the play 'Drawer Boy' written by Michael Healy, which a fellow I'm aquianted with is putting on in the near future. But designing for others is hard (I remain as yet uncertain of my ability to convey their ideas).
Time will tell.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Le Grand Choral et al

Many thanks to everyone and anyone who showed interest in my works, I guess you know who you are.
I return to Saint Martins today to collect my final box of things. Now no longer a student. Yet not quite a real person . A massive mix of emotion. Really. ha ho humm sob.
Listening to Le Grand Choral by Georges Delerue, really really beautiful (and concice) piece of music. I think im in love.
Check out some darn fine crayon illustrations at www.yanaelkassova.com

Monday, 21 June 2010

Degree show

Hmm the Private view went just fine.
Lots of interessting things happening, and a mild interst in my work.
Oh, and I earned more from my "comic shop" installation then I would had I worked in the cinema for the same hours.
Cant really ask for more.
open untill thurs 12-8
at Central Saint Martins School of Art
107-9 Charing Cross Road
Im going to be there 12-2 most days (tues 1.30-3) & 4-8 mon.
Buy Comics! Read Comics! Draw Comics!
And YOU may be filled with AWESOME POWER!

Monday, 14 June 2010

Nervous in a Cape Issue 4 finished!

Just finished folding & binding Nervous in a cape 4.
A romantic issue.... hearbreak and whiney introspection. etc.
more experementation & collected doodles.
Just need to print more for my private view (Thursday looms).
They will be on sale during the Central st Martins Degree show (19th-24th)

nervous

For the next issue of nervous in a cape...Romance.... (should be ready for thursday... my final year show!)

P.S i just heard some of Sarah Blasko's album 'Day follows Night'
REALLY REALLY REALLY beautiful acoustic tracks. Im gonna buy it.
yes siree.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Marc Bolan & T.Rex


Music is important.
Marc Bolan (& T. Rex) Make amazing music.
My cassette player broke (sob) so I couldn't listen to their music anymore.
I spent quite awhile looking for a compilation with one specific track. Most miss out 'Ride a White Swan', (my favorite) but on wednesday I found one that had it. And Scenescof too!!! wheeeee.
So i did this doodle.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Romantic Ideal?

I figure the next issue of Nervous in a cape's going to be about romance et al.
Not that im one to get hung up about it or anything.
No sirreee, not me.
um.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Spider-man Rocks! Batman Rolls...back to Gotham!


After conversation with a fellow about Batman/Spiderman. the above drawing sums up my feelings of the two characters.
Batman is a great character and all, The Chris Nolan films are awesome, as was the West and Keaton batmen. The Dark Knight remains an amazing comic.
But there's no real connection to his character. Just like Tony Stark (aka Iron Man). They're just rich guys with suits right?
Spidey's different. Although Batman was my original childhood hero (and my first words really were "Mattman") Spiderman is far easier to relate to. particularly the Dikto/Lee Spidey/ Spidy of the first two films. He's just a geek/nerd/loser.
And he reads comics.

Monday, 31 May 2010

I Can Fly

Yep. So.
I can fly.
Not really, silly, but I have gloves now for my captain heroic costume. And the cape is finished!!!! wheee!!!!
I think I may leave it for people to wear during my degree show.
...3 weeks to go...
theres a vast amount of ASTOUNDING power in this costume. Pow Wham Etc!!!

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Another old sketch

I continued leafing through my old sketchbook today, and found my favorite drawing from Japan. Thought I'd put it out there. Ho humm.
Its worth noting that I'd discovered the travelouge drawings of Feliks Topolski shortly before I went to Japan. His drawings are amazingly free and capture the esssence...blah blah blah.
In Short; they're amazing. Simple as.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Captain Heroic Exists!


Gasp!

Shocking images prove the existance of Captain Heroic.
This is the best thing ever. perhaps.
Just like Kick-Ass! only better.

Old Sketch


Looking through old sketchbooks is an amazing thing to do, so long as you leave a suitable amount of time before you indulge yourself. Heres a part of Fukuoka castle which had been restored to its former glory, it was a beautiful sunny day, my last in Japan, far too hot, I spent it walking around Hakata and within the park, the castle grounds were the only peaceful calm space I found . drawn last year. Rediscovered yesterday. ho humm

Monday, 17 May 2010

70's Abe

Did You Know???
Abe used to be cool. Before he lost it. Only joking. He never had it. Self portraiture. Pah, Bah! overindulging ones ego. But necessary perhaps?

More T-Shirts

Wheeee!!!
Second set of T-Shirts printed. It says "SIGH". This T-shirt fills me with less AWESOME POWER then the first, but it possesses more UMMM HUMM POWER. So everything balences out in the end.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

KENDO

Kendo is HARD.
I guess its about practice. Or something or other. Iwant to be good at something Even with my own awesome powers, and T-shirts... still, Kendo is hard.
It has a beautiful aesthetic when done well. I'll keep doing my ugly, bad Kendo untill it gets better. But when will that be!?!?
-sigh-

Friday, 14 May 2010

Digital Hero!

Did You Know???
Captain Heroic exists in an amazing digital form!!!
Here's the opening to his comic:
"The good Captain lives in THE CITY.
A melancholic and nostalgic romantic,
he lives in the hope of saving the girl of his dreams."
"Yet sadly the girl continues to elude him,
to make matters worse, he fell in love with MYSTERY girl, his biggest detractor."

I got the whole digital idea from James Kochalka's site (he's one of the GREATEST comics artists. ho humm) His sketch book diaries are both Silly and profound, and at 11 years and counting, a substantial record of life et al.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

"If you build it He will come"

Heroes are important.
Many people react to Kevin Costner poorly. Tis a shame, because he remains a talented director, and king of deadpan acting. Lets not forget 'Dances' 'Bull Durham' or 'Open Range'. Sure 'The Postman' gets a bit silly: "I. Believe. In. The. United States of AMERICA!" but lets not blacklist him because of a few funny, silly films. Ho humm.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

T-shirts


Today I screen printed... wheeee.
Making more t-shirts for my degree show. When I wear this t-shirt I can feel THE POWER coursing through me. Zam! Pow! Blam! Im certain the same will be true for anyone who decided to buy one at my shirts. Being a superhero is easy.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Magical City

A photo o' Paris I took with my lovely ol' PRACTIKA a few years ago.
Its one of the images I chose to put into the degree show catalouge as representative of my practice... gasp... no drawing, but its still a series of images and text. so its a comic right. yep. yes sir. I guess.

Only 1 & 1/2 months to go to the degree show. "sob"

cinema life

Did you know ???
Abe works in a classy cinema. Just whilst finishing his degree.
Im very lucky to have such a great job. Like many jobs its good to complain about...But its probably the best I'll ever have.
We showed Lu Chuang's 'City of Life and Death' (or 'Nanking! Nanking!') one of the saddest and most profound films I have EVER seen.
You NEED to see it. Perhaps?
Cinema life is free films and coffee. And no popcorn. wheeeeee
GASP.
A web presence. At last...
I guess my existance is validified now? ho humm...
Or is this just another place for me to whine publicly through drawings... time will tell.

The above is the final picture in a six panel comic starring CAPTAIN HEROIC.

Did you know ???

The good captain lives in THE CITY.
A melancholic and nostalgic romantic,
he lives in the hope of saving the girl of his dreams.