Monday, October 21, 2019

Apropos of nothing.


Saturday, August 10, 2019

Major Easy

I was asked fairly recently to contribute a drawing to a charity auction, the theme being 'The works of Carlos Ezquerra'. So rather than doing the obvious Judge Dredd, or Strontium Dog, I chose to depict a less well known character (among younger readers at least, but a favourite among those of my generation) 'Major Eazy, from IPC's Battle Picture Weekly .

After having completed the first piece, I realised I had done it the wrong size (A3 instead of the required A4), so I did the second version. I later added a little colour to the first piece, which I may make available as a print at some point. And then (for the sheer fun of it) made a fake 'Battle' comic cover from the second version.





A couple of Star Wars sketches.

Attempts to capture the feel of the Star Wars comics Marvel published back in '77. Done just for the sheer hell of it.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Dr Who & Supergirl VS The Daleks.

Private commission.

Saturday, August 03, 2019

Recent Private Commissions

Here's a few private commissions I have done in recent weeks. Commissions of this type (A4 single character) are now £95 + postage. You can contact me here, on my Twitter (https://twitter.com/StazJohnson) or via email (stax.johnson@yahoo.com) if you're interested in having one for yourself.







Saturday, December 01, 2018

More experimenting for that 'thing'.





Friday, November 16, 2018

Experimenting for 'a thing'.

As the tile of the post says, this is me playing around with ideas & techniques for a future project.




Sunday, November 11, 2018

Poppy

Done for Armistice Day 2018.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Addams Family Private Commission.


Aliens Vs Predator Private Commission.

This one was fun to do. The finished thing, the initial thumbnail & the pencil stage.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Inktober Western.

For Inktober this year I decided to do a series of Old Western themed drawings. I knew from the start I wouldn't be able to fit in all 31 drawings required to complete the Inktober task fully, but regardless I figured it would be a good way of getting to draw something I haven't had a lot of experience of. Using the official word prompts, it is my goal to create a loose storyline even though the drawings may not appear in chronological order.

Here are the first few, some of which I decided to add a little vintage-effect colour to. I have presented them here, not in the order they were drawn, but rather in some semblance of storyline order.

Hope you like them.






























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Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Carlos Ezquerra Tribute.

If you're a follower of this blog, I'm sure you're already well aware that the comic world lost one of it's greats last week in the form of Judge Dredd co-creator Carlos Ezquerra.

Ezquerra brought a modern European 'spaghetti western' feel to British comics in the 1970's. Before him, the artwork British War comics hadn't changed for 25 years, the art in British Sci-Fi comics was stuck in a Gerry Anderson-style gleaming future. After him, war comics seemed more real & sci-fi had a used dirty look about it.

His work on a lowly British boys paper could have stood shoulder to shoulder with the greats of Metal Hurlant. Those early Strontium Dog episodes look as fresh now as they did when he first drew them over 40 years ago.

He will (in all likelyhood) be remembered mostly for the fact that he created the look for Judge Dredd, & in so doing changed the face & the future of British comics forever, but for me it was his work on the aforementioned Strontium Dog that I will remember most fondly, & for that reason I put aside my plans for the first day of  Inktober last week & drew this instead.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Werewolves Vs Nazis


Monday, July 30, 2018

Judge Dredd private commission

Just did this A3 marker drawing commission of Judge Dredd for a client. An A3 single character marker commission like this is £150 plus postage, message me if you're interested.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Batman v Ra's Al Ghul, private commission.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

ALIEN sketch

An ink & wash sketch of everyone's favorite Xenomorph to mark Alien Day.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Superman at 80

I did this little bit of fun to celebrate the Big Guy's 80th birthday... & he doesn't look a day over 28.

Monday, April 09, 2018

Man-Thing v Ulysses Bloodstone private commission

Not much to say about this one, except that I really enjoyed capturing the gnarly look of the Man-Thing.


Thursday, April 05, 2018

Beachhead private commission.

This one was fun to do. Beachhead is a character from the G.I. Joe universe & was the protagonist in the very first Marvel comic job I did, back in the Summer of 1988, so it was interesting to revisit him.