A recent trip to hospital saw an opportunity to do some sketches. I’d been pumped full of all kinds of drugs and was in a very content and peaceful state of mind. Two of them are sketches of the nurses (the big eyed nurse was on night duty). I was looked after really well. One is a sketch waiting for the train back home from Paddington Station. (I’m better by the way).
Design point: wasn’t sure how this cover would be cropped so made sure the widest part of the sun lined up with the samurai’s eyes and with a great job from the cover designer it seems to have worked well. Also I’ve noticed many covers recently only using two main colours for a more eye catching design, so here decided to have a go and do the same.
For this cover I was asked to draw three parody comic books taking off famous Superman, Spiderman and X-Men covers and changing them into 2000ad covers all read by a freaky alien. As you can see this had to be drawn in many parts and brought together for the final image. (Available in May).
Here are a few sample pages from John Wagner’s Days of Chaos. (A Judge Dredd story serialised in 2000ad). Thought it’d be interesting to show the pages without colour and lettering.
Sarah and Leigh from Factory Road studio have kindly sent me a disc of photos from last months DJFood (and me) exhibition. Sarah Coleman (aka Inkymole) is a successful illustrator, her work you might recognise, check out her blog… http://www.inkymole.blogspot.co.uk/
This collection of sketches directly drawn onto prints has been photographed and collected together randomly by Kevin Koakes aka DJFood. subconsciously creating a comic strip that was never ment to be.
Friday the 1st June sees Factory Road Gallery’s opening night featuring work by DJFood and me. Work from his album The Search Engine, 12″ disc artwork, comic pages, pages from doodle book Broadcast and much much more.
Be sure to drop by if you live around the Leicestershire area (they have special DJFood chocolate bars!!!)
Factory Road’s Blog http://factoryroadgallery.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/dj-food-and-henry-flint.html
Kev’s DJFood website. http://www.djfood.org/djfood/factory-road-gallery-goodies
Here are two 2000ad covers and their roughs for Judge Dredd’s Days of Chaos story written by John Wagner. Also a Judge Death sketch thrown in at the end there.
My tribute to Brett Ewins for http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/ who is still in Wormwood Scrubs. he was the first professional to contact me when I was 17, 5 years before getting my first break. Thanks for the encouragement, Brett. learn more about his case here and spread the word… http://tonyvwright.tumblr.com/post/18909727661/brett-ewins
This weekend sees Puck Studio release a number of three colour screen prints by Devon artists for Pick me up London at Somerset House. Here’s, also, my digital copy before print.