Art Exhibition – Coming Soon

Just a quick half update… I should be able to announce a forthcoming exhibition of my “Hero Noir” work very soon, it’s a series of experimental pieces (for me at least) that play with comics, film noir and early SF imagery, mostly trying to achieve something nostalgic and cinematic.

It should include another copy of this,

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…and some new images in the series which will look a little like this I guess.

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The two week event is a shared exhibition with another local artist, looking forward to seeing our work in the same space.

Like I said, more info when I get it.

I’ll replace this post with the promotional material for the show as soon as it is released.

Tragic Tales of Horrere – Volume 1 collected edition.

So it was great to have this arrive in the post a while back.

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Rob, Mike and Alisdair did a cracking job with the Kickstarter campaign and the design and the book looks great, so cool to hold it in my hands, for those of you who don’t know, Tragic Tales of Horrere is a UK anthology horror comic published by Little O and Madius Comics. This book sees the culmination of three anthology issues and a standalone special… I’m fortunate enough to have a couple of outings as Artist in there, plus a couple of spot illustrations dotted about, it looks and feels so good as a TPB.

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If you want to know more you need to head over to the Horrere twitter feed or check out the Madius Comics Website.

Making Mini-Comics and Zines

Draw your own comics? Have an idea for a zine? Just not sure what to do next? Want to meet some likeminded people?

Why not take a look at the Feral Art School’s Zines & Mini-Comics Course.

In fact why not check out all the course listings over on the new Feral Art School site.

I’ll be running six sessions on pulling your ideas together in mini-comic or zine form, looking at the nuts and bolts of making your idea a reality.  Even better, the sessions will be run in the fantastic Type Slowly Zine Store here in Hull, starting March 7th.

Look how much creative inspiration there is in here!

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Digital Debut – The Cthulhiad/Severed Head Cult

So, one of the big plans for this year (2019) is to get things in place to allow more readers access to the comic books and art I make, and have been making over the last few years. As part of that I’ve put one of the early books on the digital comics portal Comichaus.

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Severed Head Cult sees Harry, one of The Cthulhiad’s primary protagonists, in a flashback to Copenhagen, on the hunt for one of his colleagues and the creature that they were both tracking. It’s a horror/mystery comic about Occult Detectives/Monster Hunters pulling together the threads of several mysteries that seem to point to a cataclysmic event on the horizon, meanwhile, elsewhere in the UK a Police Detective working with a specials crimes unit has had Harry pop up on his radar in conjunction with some threads of his own.

To celebrate going digital, I added a reworked cover (below) using some of the interior art and adding (for the first time) a little colour.

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I hope to get the other books up on Comichaus soon whilst working on the new books (and other as yet unannounced comics projects) this year.

Meanwhile you can find a review of the book over on the Comichaus site – HERE

The Cthulhiad is an ongoing book series Volume 1 of which should culminate with the completion of the next two books, Theogony (The Lance, Book 3) and Voices (a working title). The whole series weighs in at around 300 pages to date, and there is still plenty of story to tell.

Keep up to speed with stuff I’m working on by following me on Twitter @hesir, and Instagram @AKAhesir

Fizzz! – A new(ish) Sketchbook

Hi,

Okay, Fizzz! quietly launched at Thoughtbubble this year, its my second A5 sketchbook compilation, we have Concept Art, Characters, Western and SF themed imagery and everything from thumbnails to fully worked up sketches, traditional and digital and some that are “a little from Column A, and a little from Column B”. 28+ pages b/w, just £2.50.

Check it out, if you like it the next place you should be able to pick it up is Nottingham Comic Con… See you there!