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Meet the cast!

You’ve all met Morti, but now its time to reveal the rest of the cast!

“Morti and the Quest For Awesome” is an illustrated children’s storybook, chronicling the story of Morti as she tries to discover the meaning of “Awesome”. She meets some colourful characters along the way!

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Some traditional art spam!

A big juicy post encapsulating a lot of the commissions and free-sale art-cards I’ve done while at various conventions this summer. 🙂 Much love and thanks to everyone who came by any  of my tables, whether to say hi, ask questions, or to buy anything! Your continued support is awesome and warms my little heart. 😀

And without further ado, art!

Most, if not all, of the characters above belong to their respective owners, but all of the art is mine! And as far as I remember, they all have homes with brand new owners who will hopefully enjoy them. 🙂

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Nemacon!

I’ll be at Nemacon in Middlesbrough this coming weekend, the 23rd + 24th of June, selling my book, merch, art-cards and doing commissions!

Some new Pokemon art-cards I’ll be bringing to sell (all hand-drawn and 100% unique and one of a kind!):

If you’re going to be there, come say hi! 🙂

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More book information.

A more detailed post about my illustrated childrens book is in order, now that I’m not rushing around with a convention to prep for. 🙂

Basically it revolves around a personal, ancient character of mine named Morti (We share the nickname but there is no other resemblance!) and she goes on a quest to find out what “awesome” means! She speaks to all of her jungle friends who are unfortunately unable to help her, until she comes across the wise monkey, who reveals the secret.

It was a big of  big personal project, the biggest I’ve done yet, but from the initial writing, thumbnailing, and character design stages, right through the sketching, inking, colouring, and layout stages, I had real fun making it. 🙂 Some of the characters were quite difficult to pin down in terms of visual design, while others just fell out of the pencil fully-formed. Such as the lion, who began life quite un-likeable, big-headed and obnoxious. He was very big and strong-looking, very handsome, sort of like Gaston from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” movie. His finished form in the book is actually a very mellow, very humble poet, complete with dark turtleneck, beret and shades! A total 360 from an un-likeable jerk, to a very friendly, likeable character!

Thumbnailing was a pain but a totally necessary step, similar to storyboarding for animation or anything that needs to move. Figuring out roughly what goes where, to help continuity, is super useful and made the next sketch stages (almost) a piece of cake!

Here are some photos of the finished books, I’ll be making another post very soon featuring some of the character concept progress work, thumbnails, sketches and some finished pages, so stay tuned!

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Post-con Writeup!

And we’re back! Birmingham Comic Con was a total blast, and I had a great time meeting a bunch of you. 😀 I did a whole bunch of neat art-card commissions such as the few below:

A big shoutout and thanks to everyone who came by, said hi, bought something, or whatever!

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Book!

A couple confirmations for  you folks.

Updates have been sparse due to the completion of a new project!

I can now reveal that I’ll be bringing a BOOK with me to Birmingham Comic Con, 31st March and 1st April! The book chronicles Morti’s quest to discover the secret of “awesome”, and is a full-colour, 18 page picture-book. 🙂 While the book is styled in the fashion of a childrens picturebook, “Morti’s books for groovy people” are most assuredly that, directed towards all kinds of kids, even the grown up ones, who enjoy a good story and fun pictures.

Along with the book, there will be all sorts of new merchandise, along with commissions, prints, and the ever-popular original art-cards. I do hope that the book goes down well, and that anyone who picks up a copy enjoys it. If you’re coming to the show, do stop by and say hi!

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New Year, New News!

Been a while! Not much to report other than a new project is in progress. 🙂

Can’t say too much yet, other than it is going to be in print form, and I *really* hope I can get it done in time for the next convention/expo/whatever I attend. ^^ which will *hopefully* be Birmingham Comic Con in March!

Have a bit of a preview below in terms of some of the artwork and merchandise I’ve put together for the project. If you’re wanting to keep up with the day-to-day stuff, I’ve got a Twitter and a Tumblr account for doodles, and remember folks.. Be Awesome!

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