Ferens Open Exhibition – Comics Related Art, Accepted!

I had thought my submissions for this years event had been rejected, and was pretty pleased to get an eleventh hour message letting me know that, in fact, one of my submissions had made the cut, being accepted into the annual Open Exhibition at Hull’s Ferens Gallery

The piece in question is one of the works first seen at Salt earlier in the year (a joint exhibition with Joseph Cox, nice to see his work at the Open as well, see image below, second from the right).

The piece I submitted was originally one of a set of comics iconography inspired, cinematic pieces called Hero Noir.

All were created using a number of techniques from traditional ink and paint on board, to digital paint on the iPad. Finally printed using the giclee print process onto textured paper and worked into traditionally one last time before each embellished print is signed and rubber stamped.

It will be interesting to see what the general art audience makes of it all.

Comics… divisive stuff I hear.


Tragic Tales of Horrere – Volume 1 collected edition.

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


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.


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