Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Sketches going wanting

I was at the For The Love Of Sci-Fi show in Manchester (UK) at the weekend... an 'ok' show, some good points, some bad.

Rather than sitting waiting for customers, I passed the time doing random sketches, some of which were bought anyway, & some which didn't. Offered for you lucky people here, are those unsold sketches.

There is no set price on these, I just invite you to make me an offer via the comments below, or to my email:- staz.johnson@yahoo.com. All serious offers will be considered... & probably some stupid ones too.

Here's the sketches. So go raid the piggy bank.

IMPORTANT EDIT: Both Wonder Woman sketches, the Hulk sketch & the Rogue Trooper one are now sold/have offers pending.

Thursday, August 11, 2016


Just a quick heads up that I'll be a guest at this years ICE (International Comics Expo) in Birmingham on the 10th of September.

I'll be doing the usual signing & sketching. I have also contributed an original piece to the charity auction, a portrait of my 'Rocket Girl' character. All the proceeds will go to Beanstalk, a charity which aids reluctant young readers.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

In A Change To The Advertised Programming.....

I'm sad to inform you that contrary to this previous post I won't now be working on the second series of Vikings from Titan comics. The series will still be happening, it's just that it won't be me as pencil jockey.

On a happier note, the latest issue (issue #3) of the first four issue series is out this week, & features the kind of the bloodletting action that apparently readers wanted from the first two issues. So if that's your thing, or if you just like tightly plotted & well written & drawn comics, go out & buy a copy.

Monday, July 25, 2016


Issue #3 of Vikings from Titan comics is out this week. Written by Cavan Scott, it features artwork by yours truly, & continues the adventures of Ragnar, Floki, Rollo, Lagatha et al from the History Channel hit TV show.

 Here’s the pre-coloured artwork for the first three pages.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Second VIKINGS series.

It was announced on the Hollywod Reporter website that Titan are to follow up the first VIKINGS series 'Godhead' with a second series entitled 'Uprising'. Like the first series, it will be written by Cavan Scott & drawn by yours truly.

Read the article here, & in the meantime, here are the thumbnails & the finished pre-coloured artwork from a couple of pages from  issue #2 of 'Godhead' which is available now.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Birmingham Comics Festival

Sorry to leave this until the last minute, but I will be at the Birmingham Comics Festival which takes place at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground tomorrow.

I'll be doing the usual signing & sketching, & appearing on a couple of panels where I will regale anyone who care to listen with my legendary wit & astounding intelligence, not to mention my modesty. That is to say, I will be responding to any questions with one of my three stock answers:-

1 ."Let me answer that question this way".. after which I go on to talk about whatever the hell I want.

2. "What I think you're trying to ask me is..." after which I go on to talk about whatever the hell I want.

3. "Before I answer that, can I just say...." after which, I go on to talk about whatever the hell I want.

For those interested, sketches will be charged at the (convention only) rate of £35-.

Here's a link to an interview I did with Paul H. Birch to help promote the show.

Hope to see some of you there.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Recent arrivals

A couple of intriguing things have arrived over the last couple of days. Firstly, this little beaut from DC Comics/Dark Horse.

Many moons ago I pencilled a series for DC called Batman/Aliens 2. Long since out of print, & copies of the collection on Ebay were fetching prices in the £40-£50 price range. However, fortunately, if there's still anyone out there who fancies reading it, it's now been made available in a new volume from DC which also features the original Batman/Aliens by Ron Marz & Bernie Wrightson alongside other tales which pit the Aliens up against various DC heroes.

Then this morning I received these two. Firstly, there is the second issue of the series I did recently for Dark Horse.. King's Road. And secondly, this Civil War collection, which contains  a thing I did for Marvel called War Crimes (or "what I did during the Civil War" by The Kingpin).

All three available form your comics retailer now... presumably.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

King's Road

I drew a mini-series for Dark Horse recently. Called King's Road & written by Peter Hogan, it's a fantasy adventure in the tradition of The Chronicles of Narnia. A fun book to draw, filled with lots of weird creatures, trolls & orcs etc. Issue #2 is already out, check it out if the sound of it appeals to you.

Here is a selection of thumbnails, sketches, pencils & inks form the first couple of issues.