Sunday, August 23, 2009

It's in our hands....

It's in our hands...., originally uploaded by jpvine.

It's a lot of fun holding something I worked on in print- and I can imagine it will get dangerously addictive. I enjoyed an evening selling them with mycomrade Oren at the Tel Aviv animation festival yesterday. Trying to decribe the story arc of this series in Hebrew was something of a challenge, but after a couple of hours and a beer it got easier.

Big plans for the series, future editions and live painting demos. So I'll keep you posted. :)

About the comic;

Only animals have survived the last nuclear conflict, but they have been mutated by the devasting effects of the war. Duck and cover roam the chaotic earth in a mysterious mechanical egg. They are pursued by the cohorts of -er- a megalomaniac chicken, desperate to lay his hands on the egg- a miracle of human engineering. But they are yet to discover what it is capable of...

It's epic. And needless to say, a bit silly.

Concept/Script: Oren and Mysh
Interior art: Mysh
Cover: Me

Got to get back to boarding. Have a great day, jp

Monday, August 17, 2009

Something Fishy

Ink, charcoal, and Photoshop. My book 'glum, defeated creatures'will be published soon ;)

I'm loving indian ink, and think I prefer the directness of the the black and white raw painting before the colour work. As usual.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

dispatches from the UK

At Aardman, where amazingly for the UK, the sun is wafting through the windows. A big break from Israel where the sun hammers incessantly on your head. Miss the family though.

Here's a work in progress for a comic, due to debut at the Israeli Animation festival. I'm fighting with this one a bit, but hopefully she'll come through in the end. :)

Watercolour and digital.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Of sheep, aliens and cyber cities

I'm enjoying a celebratory gin and tonic. Finally completed 8 huge illustrations for a book involving a lot of sheep, which I'll show you as soon as I'm allowed: maybe I'll give you a peek:

Why draw just sheep when you can have aliens? I thought if would be fun to work in a few different storylines into the illustrations. Some of you from the UK might remember the 'What-a-mess' books, about an afghan hound getting up to no good- but the most fun part were the tiny little backstory characters in the background.

In other news, my other business venture The Missing link is making another online commercial short, which I'll have on here soon. Here's a Bg for you:

More to come soon. Back to the Uk tomorrow, Rain, family, and a decent pint and a curry. :)