Yearly archives: 2018


Uninvited Guests, page 8

I’m quite proud of the layout on this one. I know it’s still a traditional 3×3 grid at heart, but the way the forest takes over the little girl’s panels feels right. Still having issues with drawing eyes (and faces in general, really). I need to work on them.

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A Death In Didsbury – 26

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Uninvited Guests, page 7

Bits of this page were rushed, and still it’s a week late.

The guests in the foreground of panel 4 are friends of mine, sketched from photos I took at weddings last year. (I’m never getting invited to another wedding, I can tell.) I’m sure I’ll go in and revise this page later, adding a bunch more guests in the background, so that it’s properly full.

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A Death In Didsbury – 25

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Invited Guests

No new page this week, but here are some sketches I’ve done, to be dropped into pages later.

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A Death In Didsbury – 24

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Uninvited Guests, page 6

Artistically, this page was about trying to improve my abilities with faces and consistent likenesses. I’ve still got a way to go, I know.

Story wise, this is an attempt at a montage. William is meeting people he hasn’t seen for a while, updating them on how things are going, and telling the same story to them all (slightly different with each iteration). You get to meet supporting characters, and read some back story as well.

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Uninvited Guests, page 5

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A Death In Didsbury – 23

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Uninvited Guests, page 4

After the cold open, the splash page.

This isn’t as busy as I’d like. Part way through drawing it, I looked at a photo of a table I took at a wedding last year, and realised there should be way more glasses and other stuff. I added a bunch of details in, but it’s still not as packed as I want.

I didn’t pencil this, either, working from 3D models imported into Manga Studio. I think they’ll be useful for background elements, but don’t really work as the main focus of the image.
I learn a bit more with each page, though, so- onwards!

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A Death In Didsbury – 22

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Action cameras for car and bike models


Uninvited Guests, page 3

As well as digitally inking this page, I also sketched the figures from my Daz posed reference images, rather than using the light box to trace their proportions, when I did the pencils. It feels freer this way, though I wish I’d done a better job on Rosemary’s mother in the third panel. All the pages, and the script, are open to revision later on, when I’m more confident of my art, or need to come back and make changes for the sake of continuity.

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A Death In Didsbury – 21

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Uninvited Guests, page 2

This is my first go at digitally inking a page using Manga Studio. I fully expect to come back to it and redo it later.



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JDM/Race car door mirrors 1:24th scale


Vintage mirrors for 1:24th scale cars


A Death In Didsbury – 20

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Sunday Morning Manchester Ride

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while. Today, I finally got around to it.

Getting up at 4am, I had a cup of tea, pumped the bike’s tyres up to a good running pressure, and headed into Manchester city centre. I videoed my ride around some random streets, and added some music, and here it is.

Okay, it’s no C’etait Un Rendezvous, but I had fun. If someone would like to lend me an electric motored mountain bike, and maybe some GoPros, I’d have a go at a point to point across the city centre, with a higher speed up the hills, and overall. (I might set out later, though. I hadn’t expected there to be so many people still around at 5am. Maybe at 7 or 8, the clubbers would mostly have made it home, and there’d be fewer cabs on the road.)