Archive for the ‘comics’ Category

Under the Sea.

August 31, 2012

Hey everyone hope you’re all well, today I’m sharing a comic I did for my friends blog.

 

The blog is Suddenly Something Really Interesting which my good friend Garry runs as a webcomic about dealing with anxiety and other problems. I was asked to a guest post so this is what I popped out with, an autobiographical strip about one of my ‘off’ days.

Hope you like it and be sure to check out Garry’s blog!

nx

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For Neil.

August 26, 2012

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the sad news about the passing of Neil Armstrong. As a small tribute I’ve made a short comic.

If you’ve read this blog before you’ll probably know I’m super into space and Neil helped spark that. See when I was growing I honestly didn’t know any other Neils and I grew to almost dislike my name until my mum told me about Neil Armstrong the astronaut. Then I suddenly thought Neils were awesome and learning about the other Neil sparked my interest in all things spacey which has stayed with me to this day.

Rest in peace other Neil.

Also, there’s some new wee bits and bobs in my shop if you have a minute for a look.

N

My New Book!

June 20, 2012

Hello everyone!

I hope you’ve all been keeping well and that your weather is sunny.

I have come before you today to share exciting news. I have finished a new book! *trumpets*

And it looks like this.

In short it’s an illustrated travelogue from a trip I took to Barcelona last month.  It’s done in the style of a journal comic and details all the people I met, places I saw and stuff I got up to. I realize this sounds like a comic version of someone showing you their boring holiday photos but without spoiling anything there’s a good bit more to it and I’ve put a lot of myself into it.

Most of it was drawn on holiday hence why the panels are fairly minimum. I guess I just wanted to get it all down when I was there, in fear of getting home and forgetting little bits. I’m actually really happy with how it turned out, at the time it started out as a little drawing exercise just to see if I could make a comic about stuff that happened that day but when I got into the flow of it I found I had so much more stuff to say and it ended up spilling into a 22 page book.

Anyways there’s only going to be 100 copies of it and I’m selling them for £3 (just over $4) . They’ve all been signed and numbered and come with a wee original drawing too!

If you fancy one for yourself head over to my etsy shop!

Thanks for reading, I’ll be back soon!

Take care

nx

World Book Night! What’re you reading?

April 23, 2012

Hello everyone!

Sorry it’s been so long since my last update! I’d like to explain why but it would make for a very boring read (basically I moved out then all this stuff happened).

But you’ll be glad to know I’m still working on bits and bobs, I still do the weekly Jonbot vs Martha Webcomic and update my Tumblr with odd doodle that’s not quite blog worthy.

ANYWAYS. It’s World book night tonight, which I guess is a night dedicated to sitting down to that book you always meant to read or finish and blasting through it.

I’ve never been a great reader in all honesty. I remember trying to read Star Wars novels when I was about ten or so and found myself having to re-read every paragraph only to find that at the end of the page I hadn’t taken any of it in.

In the past year or so I’ve tried hard though. I’ve always wanted to be a reader you see, so after watching the first few episodes of Game of Thrones I’ve spent the past year ploughing through the books and look! They’re huuuuuge!

And just at the start of the year I finished ‘A Dance with Dragons’ the 5th book and at just over 1000 pages I was mega proud of myself!

But enough of my Oprah-worthy struggle story. Let’s just talk about what I’m reading and that is ‘The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay’ by Micheal Chabon.

The book is set mostly in New York in the late 30’s early 40’s and follows the exploits of two boys writing a comic book. It has tons of action, adventure and suspense whilst lovingly going into detail about the early beginnings of comic books. I’m afraid I can’t properly articulate actually how much I’m falling in love with this book but if you’re interested definitely go read some reviews or flick though the first few pages in your local library/book shop.

And in typical Neil fashion here’s a picture of the main comic character in the book, he’s called ‘The Escapist’ and he’s just done escaping from stuff!

Wow! So what’re you reading just now? Can you recommend me anything?

Right I have to go now but we should talk more yea?

Take Care!

nx

Building Kick!

January 23, 2012

 

Hello everyone!

Hope you’re all well! As some of you may know I draw a weekly web comic called Jonbot vs Martha, which is written by comics blogger Colin Bell.

Anyhoo this week I thought ‘Hey, why don’t I try and write a strip?’ So I did and here it is!

As you can tell I have quite a simple writing style. In fact my finished script was just 6 words and then 3 lines of ‘hahahahahaha’.

Hope you enjoyed it! There’s more at Jonbotvsmartha.com

P.S there’s only 1 first edition ghost book left :0 it’s here.

Take care!

nx

Things about space that you probably didn’t need to know

January 13, 2012

Hello!

Hope you are well and having a great new year!

As many of you know I get a little bit excited and giddy when I start blabbing about space, I usually get the space bug periodicity around the winter months when the skies are darker and there’s less daylight hours. Anyways I thought I’d make a few pictures about some of the wee bits I’ve learned so far about space and astronomy.

I hope you find them insightful!

Extra fact! The north star’s real name is ‘Polaris’.

Extra fact! In 5 million years our own sun will become a nebula, I am gutted I won’t be around to see it.

Extra fact! From a distance binary stars just look like normal stars, it’s not until you peer through a telescope you can see that it’s actually 2 stars really close together.

Fascinating!

Well I hope you enjoyed my post, as always any feedback is more than welcome!

Take care!

nx

Ghost Mania!

December 8, 2011

It’s been a very busy week for our wee ghosty pal!

He’s almost sold his first 100 copies, he’s been sent all round the world to exotic new lands and he’s even had his own launch night!

He’s also been getting some snazzy reviews! Let’s have a look at what’s been said so far…

‘A wonderfully fun little tale that never outstays its welcome.’ 

This comes from a fantastic review and interview from itsbloggerintime.com

‘It’s a lovely little thing.’

A short and sweet review from the music blog ayetunes.

 ‘Suitable for just about anyone’

A lovely article on the book from The Deadliness of Leisure blog.

‘Who would you most like to hang out with in a bar in the afterlife?’

See how me and Campbell answered this question over at Last year’s girl’s blog! 

Fascinating! Here’s a couple of photos from the super cool launch night, in this photo you can see people enjoying cake and activity sheets!

 

And in this photo you can see me and my writer pal Campbell doing a live reading/drawing!

Incredible! Remember there’s still time to get your copy before Christmas and the quicker you get in there the more chance you’ll have of getting one of these original drawings included!

Get yours now from my etsy shop!

Wahoo!

nx

 

How to be a Ghost: An Illustrated Guide has arrived!

November 27, 2011

It’s here! It’s finished! Finally! Yes!

How to be a Ghost has just got back from the printers and it looks lovely!

Here I’ll give you some info!

The book is illustrated by myself and the story was written by me and my pal Campbell Miller. It’s a short story about a wee ghostie finding his way about his new found ghost life, it has a lot of nice bits and a lot of funny bits. It’s mainly for big kids although is also suitable for little kids as there is no sweary words but I’d advise the parents to read it first.

It’s 24 pages and is printed in a super cute A6 size (that’s a quarter of A4, it’s tiny!).

ALSO! The first 100 copies come with an original signed ghost picture by me! Amazing!

You can order it from my etsy shop here, though I should mention I won’t be shipping them till after the launch party on December 5th.

So yea, if you have a spare £4( $6) get your order in! I’ve put toooons of work into it and I think it’s a really great story :)

Thank you!

Neil

Draw me a picture it’s my (blog) birthday!

October 15, 2011

Hello! Hope everyone is doing well!

This month marks my blogs 2nd birthday, and to celebrate I’d like to run a wee competition. Basically as a thank you to all the people who’ve clicked through the blog, left feedback or encouragement I’d like to give you all a present. But I can’t give you aaaall a present so here’s the deal;

I’d like you to draw me a picture. What kind of picture? Any kind of picture as long as you drew it of course.(Please don’t send me willies or nudey bits).

And once you’ve drawn it email me it with a short description and I’ll get back to you if you’re a winner!

I’ll give out prizes for the top 3 pictures, Let’s have a look at those prizes!

1st Prize

3 x Signed Prints.

1 x Original illustration framed.

1 x Signed print framed.

1 x Dinosaur tote bag.

2nd Prize

1 x Framed original illustration.

2 x Original illustrations.

1 x Signed Print

1 x Original panels for JonbotvsMartha comic.

3rd Prize

1 x Signed print.

1 x Mars bar.

1 x Letter of condolence.

Well that’s all the prizes folks! I’ll be announcing the winners (you’re all winners really) on Wednesday so get drawing!

I’d also just like to say thank you so much for coming to my blog and reading my blabble, when I started it 2 years ago I really didn’t think it would last quite this long.

Take care and get drawing!

nx

Jonbot vs. Martha

September 15, 2011

 

As some of you may know I’ve toying with making comics for a very long time, well after a wee chat with my comic expert/writer Colin we decided to make a weekly webcomic!

How exciting! It’s all about a lady called Martha and her husband Jon who died of a heart attack but then got brought back to life as a robot.

That’s right a robot! And they’re also trying to get a divorce, it’s the perfect pitch for a sitcom if you ask me.

Anyways here’s the first one (click it for a larger size), and you get all the others  here!



 Also I’d like to note that my blog is now 2 years old! woo woo! So In the birthday spirit I’ll be doing a little competition and giving away prizes :) stay tuned!

 

nx


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