Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A WOMAN IS DYING HERE.........................HELP ME

Catchy header eh!?

I must receive about 5-10 of these type of spam emails a week. With this one I can imagine the writer sitting there trying to come up with a really eye-catching tag-line, knowing that the usual type of header of 'Collect Your Reward' or 'Husband Leaves Me Fortune To Share' just wasn't pulling in the punters anymore.... it just reeks of desperation!

Since I'm in the holiday spirit I thought I would try to help said person out with some header suggestions:


TRUFFLES,TRUFFLES,TRUFFLES.............COCK!

MY PENIS EXPLODED ON BUS.....FORGIVE ME!

CROCODILE RATS ATE MY BABY!!

DEVIL DWARF BURNED DOWN MY CHURCH WITH TINY LITTLE MATCHES.......BASTARD!!

I HAVE BEEN CRUCIFIED TO A CHRISTMAS TREE WITH TOOTHPICKS!! ....PLEASE HELP!!!! DID I MENTION THAT I'M ALSO HANGING UPSIDE DOWN.......

BUM-FLUFF,SHIT-COBBLE, MANK-FUCK, WARBLE-WANK!!!

MILK IN FRIDGE IS SOUR! JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY!!!! HELP ME!!!!

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OK I'm done...

Full email below - please feel free to write to Susan with a reply.


Dear Sir/Madam,

I am Mrs. Susan Amson from Netherlands, I am 68 years old, i am suffering from a long time cancer of the breast, from all indication my conditions is really deteriorating and it is quite obvious that I can't work or do any stressful thing, according to my doctors they have advised me that I may not live for the next two months, this is because the cancer stage has gotten to a very bad stage. I was brought up from a motherless babies home was married to my late husband for twenty years without a child.

My Husband (Roberto Patrick) died in a fatal motor accident before his death we were true Christians. Since his death I decided not to re-marry, I sold all my inherited belongings and deposited all the sum of $5.6 million dollars wishes, And the best part of it is, the paying bank in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia told me in the letter that they can have the funds released to my approved person that was authorized by me or transferred to his bank account and if outside Kuala Lumpur Malaysia then transferred to his or her bank account. Presently, i am using my laptop in the hospital at Frankfurt Germany where I have been undergoing treatment for my sickness. I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I have only more 2 months to live. It is my last wish to see at least 60% of this money is invested/donated to any organization/business of your choice and distributed each year among the charity organization, e.g. the poor homes, the motherless babies home where I came from, the deaf homes, an

I seek for is a God fearing person like you ,who will carry out my last wishes and before I emailed you today I prayed and the holy spirit gave me the confidence to send you this email. I took this decision, before I rest in peace because my time will soon be up. As soon as I receive your reply I will give you the contact of the paying bank in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

All i need from you is a confidential assurance that the funds when received by you will be used for the said purpose, Nowadays there are so much scams going on in the internet and it is difficult to trust but I don’t know why the Holy spirit still approved me to email you about this out of few email addresses i have from the internet, yours was the only one that my mind convinced me to. You can contact me on my email: susanamson92@gmail.com

Waiting for your

Yours in Christ,
Mrs. Susan Amson
E-mail:susanamson92@gmail.com

Friday, December 16, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Harvest...

Jim Valentino in an article with CBR has announced my other comic book project that's currently in the works :

Also this summer we see "Harvest," a new 5-issue series from A. J. Lieberman ("Cowboy Ninja Viking," "Term Life") and Colin Lorimer, another artist that's going to knock everyone on their ass, he's that good. And, of course, "Morning Glories," "Bomb Queen," the end of "The Infinite Vacation" and more. It just keeps on getting better and better -- who could ask for more?

Full article here

It's a great project. Hopefully, I'll soon be able to share some images...

Ronald

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Armando Iannucci Shows

The brilliant Armando Iannucci (Alan Partridge, The Day Today) in his own show which was apparently broadcast by CH 4 in 2001. Yet another show I seem to have missed out on...

Ah the wonder of You Tube...

Monday, November 28, 2011

UXB CMYK

Opposed to RGB which I have used for the past ten years.


I'm liking the CMYK and not really missing the shiny happy brightness of RGB. The only downside being is that the files are massive and take an eternity to open...

However... that does give me an excuse to watch movies whilst working --I watched Tom Hardy in Warrior while waiting for page 7 to open for God's sake!



By the way; if the above makes no sense...Wikipedia is your friend and will make understanding the differences between RGB and CMYK even more confusing...

Sunday, November 27, 2011

John Higgins draws UXB


Feast your eyes on UXB as depicted by John Higgins (Razorjack, Judge Dredd, Hellblazer, Watchman)



A long time ago in a-- oh wait, that's Star Wars...

The first time I laid my eyes on John's work would have been in the Battlestar Galactica Grandreams annual of 1978; of course I had no idea who he was at that point....that wouldn't be until a few years later when he started to work for 2000AD.

Since then he has worked on numerous titles for various publishers. Two standouts for me personally would be his work on Hellblazer and the Garth Ennis penned War Story "D-Day Dodgers"

I could never have imagined that that same artist, almost 34 years later - would be drawing a pin-up of a few of my characters and I just can't thank him enough for agreeing to do it...

Top artist. Top bloke...

Thanks John!

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Come to think of it has 2000Ad ever republished Freaks!?



Wednesday, November 9, 2011

UXB Comes to Dark Horse Presents #10!


I'm proud to announce that UXB has found a home with Dark Horse Comics.


From the Dark Horse comics website:

Dark Horse Presents is renowned not only for publishing original work of comics luminaries but also for presenting powerful emerging voices of graphic fiction. Such is UXB by Colin Lorimer (Earp: Saints for Sinners), debuting in Dark Horse Presents #10.

In a shattered future postwar London, powerful experimental “life suits” that permanently graft to human bodies are created to counter the threat of terrorism. Given to three brothers, the suits could make the trio the saviors of mankind—if they can ever get past their obsessions for film, violent video games, and porn. Following in the dark footsteps of dystopian visions such as The Adventures of Luther Arkwright, DMZ, and Give Me Liberty, Lorimer’s UXB is challenging, thought provoking, laced with gallows humor, and illustrated with consummate skill.

“I’m thrilled that UXB has found a home within the hallowed pages of DHP. The journey of UXB is going to be rather dark and twisted and there’s no better place for that story to be told than Dark Horse,” says Colin Lorimer.

While you wait for Dark Horse Presents #10, be sure to check out Colin’s work at UXBComic.com.

Dark Horse Presents #10 is on sale March 21, 2012.

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The announcement can be found here and a preview is available over at at the Daily Blam!

Update: I thought I may as well pop the preview pages up myself...




Saturday, October 15, 2011

New Beginnings...

...and mini-update.


I've now made the leap from animation into comics.
I've rented an office downtown and am now working into two comic book projects.

I'll blab, and hopefully be able to post some stuff soon!

The Hitchcock Truffaut tapes

Just found this little gem today : hitchcocktruffaut-tapes-
It's in 25 parts...

And as an added bonus here's 1000 Frames of Hitchcock

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

40A

I felt I was missing a bit of a beat by jumping into a new scene with page 41.
The sequence needed a better transition...

I also decided that we needed to spend a little more time with the 'horse guy' (actually let's call him Joe from here on in...) and felt he deserved a better send off! Poor sod; actually grew quite attached to him over the past few pages....

Here's 41 (well now 42...) as well:
I'll add the dial in the next couple of days....

Sunday, September 4, 2011

UB40

Time for some red, red whine.

...

Wait! That only works with the last post....this is UXB 41.
Either way, it's a fu*kin' crap gag isn't it!?

41 is almost complete...


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Inkling

Advertising Wacom on my blog...what a whore!

I'm all digital now as most people know(well...at the very least, those who follow the blog and my one-eyed robotic cat) So this little device looks like something I may have to add to my underground high-tech bunker!



Thanks for the link Donna!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

39

Made some time this weekend to complete another page.

Click on the image for full size:

With thanks to Francis Bacon.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

38

Page 38 is now up

Not going to even bother with excuses for the delay in this one ...I'll add a new page whenever I can!

Cheers.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ipcress

Trying to get my hands on this movie for the longest time...and today I finally
snagged it! A store downtown, going out of business was selling everything with 50% off...so $35 for a hard to find oop DVD ain't too bad.

It also has a commentary with the director Sidney J. Furie and editor Peter Hunt.

Apparently the producer( Harry Saltzman) wanted to fire Furie right at the start of production because he thought his camera choices and style of filming was a little too unusual...thankfully he was kept on mainly due to the editor(Hunt) fighting his corner and explaining to Saltzman how truly brilliant Furie was. This little masterpiece of British cinema certainly would not have been the same without Furie's masterful direction . It's probably worth mentioning that some of those camera choices did come from the fact that Furie was a little pissed up at the time...

If that's the case he must have been blind drunk and in the midst of falling down a long flight of stairs when he directed Superman IV: The Quest for Peace...












DREDD

OK...

I'm now genuinely excited to see this!




Images stolen from here: http://2000ad.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Digital Pencils

Now the comic Earp is done and gone ...I thought I would share some of the pencils with you. I know I put up a few pages previously, but here it is again- all in one big batch!

As you progress through them you will see variations in the rendering style. This was mainly down to the fact that as I had decided to work digitally I still wanted to attain something resembling a traditional penciled page. I feel I was successful to some extent, and well...you can decide for yourself.

I was brought on to the project towards the end of issue 1...Page 50 to be exact and below is that very first page.



I penciled the page up in Photoshop and then added a texture layer - lowered the opacity on the eraser and removed some of the texture, adding some highlights and depth.



With issue two. I decided to just keep it as line-work. This was not the best idea as every little detail then had to be rendered.




I was quite happy with how this page turned out. However when sending it to the editor, she quite rightly asked where the light source would be coming from...so I went back in and added some chandeliers- but in doing so, it pushed the scale of the characters off. So with the magic of Photoshop- I quite simply reduced them down a notch and fiddled a little with the bg until I arrived at this:





The style of Earp was quite realistic...so I had to ref a lot of photos for the female characters to made sure I didn't exaggerate their form too much and get too stylized. Researching the female form was tough- My poor eyes were faced with so much nakedness...



Product placement: UXB hat!



My son posed A LOT for this project...at least 4 of the 5 panels above feature him. Thanks little man! He even had a little Earp jacket that he wore ...awwwwwww!!!!!



With issue 3 I decided to add some gray scale to help add some depth and also to avoid unnecessary detail- especially when viewing the final painted pages and finding that a lot of the detail was being lost anyway...




Quite liked this one...nice angle. However Flynn's chin is literally sitting on the line of the bottom panel- not good! I also, for the first time, added some photographic elements into this one - such as the records on the wall and the casino floor in the BG.





In the second panel of the above page, Flynn is showing Rodney a doodle of his cock and balls! Third panel he is saying: "You like?!" Oh wait - that's my version of the script...getting a bit off topic there.



Have to say, I wasn't too sorry about whiny Morgan getting the rope!
Kyushik- when painting, seemingly tortured poor Morgan with his paintbrush- burned him up and everything - some really sick shit! So it looks like I wasn't the only one.



With issue 4 I opted to add in more photographic elements- usually something I would never do- but for this project in particular it made sense to do so- not just from a production point of view but it also helped to achieve the final art style that the project required.








The final page.

There are a lot of photo elements in that page and you would think it would have actually saved time...but it didn't... as everything had to be manipulated and drawn over and reworked to fit with the composition.



So there you go - a small sampling of the Earp digital pencils. I have to say that I had never had my work literally painted over before and being a bit of a control freak it did take a little time to get use to...but as collaborations go...I think it went pretty well. I met up with Kyushik Shin(the colourist/painter) at SDCC and it was great to finally sit down and have a chat. Great guy and very talented to boot. His website is here: www.shinybrush.com Check it out!

I also finally met with my editor Renae Geerlings. The best looking editor in comics perhaps!? (I may expect a cyber-slap for that comment...) She was fantastic to work with - and did you know that she was married to Eric Bana? He played the part of Hector in that Troy movie - the one that kicked the ass of Tyler Mane...

You can check out Renae at: OMFGeek.com interviewing none other than Paul Dini.

OK I'm done.



Earp Saint for Sinners is © Radical Publishing