Macclesfield, France, London

Whilst graphic designing and sign-making for Whole Foods Market, I am still working on my comics for Aces Weekly, visiting comic cons and sketching!

I stayed with a french family in France and took my sketchbook with me. Here are a few of the sketches from my book:

I also recently had a table at Macclesfield comic con where I promoted my comics in Aces Weekly. You can read my comics among many others from the greats at: http://acesweekly.co.uk/

 

Last Thursday Final Installment – Begins 11th January

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Last Thursday is back for its second and final installment on January 11th. London has been deliberately flooded by the Last Thursdayists, but why? Who came up with Last Thursdayism? And why does their leader want our protagonist dead? Read this exciting comic and catch up on previous chapters at: http://www.acesweekly.co.uk/vol18-issue1

Its wonderful that Pipedream Comics included Aces Weekly in it’s top ten digital comics of 2015. The top ten are a talented collection of different comics, which is great to see. And thank you to Pipedream Comics for their kind comments about Last Thursday:

“This year’s stand out has been Last Thursday from Emma Chinnery, with it’s time shifting narrative and sublime black and white artwork on sepia paper that feels incredibly tactile in this digital world.” – Pipedream Comics

If you too enjoy reading all the amazing comics on Aces Weekly, then vote for us as your favorite on Pipedream Comic’s website:

Top 10 digital comics of 2015

Oliver Twist Illustrations

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Here are four illustrations for Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens that I have created recently for the upcoming Bologna Children’s Book Fair. In my research for this project, I wasn’t entirely bound to my drawing board. I went on excursions out into the world and drew old buildings and their wonky beams and windows. Oliver Twist was always a favourite of mine ever since childhood so now it is lovely to have found the time to illustrate some of its most exiting moments.

Majesty Revisited

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I have decided to revisit this image and draw it again to see how I have improved over the last 8 months since I originally drew it’s predecessor. Evidently I feel that my 8 months ago self was seriously lacking knowledge of the way the world looks. Here below is the original image, and above is the new and hopefully improved image. Onwards and upwards.

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Christmas Sketches

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Hello, here are some of my Christmas sketches in my travels home to see family. Most of it is in fine liner apart from the hand studies which are in brush and ink. The featured cat in these sketches is called Tigger and he’s nearly 20 years old! He’s in retirement.

A Stormy Sword Fight

Continuing on with the pirate theme, I’m trying to perfect my use of rain, I looked at artists such as Will Eisner who depicts rain brilliantly in his comic book A Contract With God. I found this illustration challenging but what’s the point if there’s no challenge in it, am I right?

The Escape from the Blackhole Ship

Here’s the next illustration in the story, following on from my last post. Originally drawn in brush and ink, the illustration was scanned in and coloured on Photoshop. As a choppy ocean can be quite a hard thing to draw, I took inspiration from other illustrator’s techniques. If ever in doubt about how to render something, I take a look through my graphic novels and picture books to understand how things are simplified whilst retaining their essence. I’m really hoping to get some children’s book illustrations from these example pieces I’m doing.