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.