Tuesday, 17 August 2010

The BIG post!

Hey All! I know i've been really quiet on here lately, but there are many reason, the main one being; I'M SUPER BUSY! With work (which is still going amazing btw), a new web comic, my graphic novel and being sick, the last two weeks have been pretty manic. First of all:

Bryony James and I have finally started uploading our web comic which we've been working on for the last few months and now we have a few pages done we are confident we can start uploading and remain on schedule. We update every Monday and you can find out more at: http://www.sambooka-comic.com/

Second: I went to see BRYAN LEE O'MALLEY ( creator of Scott Pilgrim ) yesterday and it was a blast! For weeks before going i was planning on doing some fan art to give to him but then wasn't going to bother because i was already busy. Then at 9.30pm the night before going, my girlfriend Liz urged me to at least do a sketch otherwise i may regret it. I got to started right away and the above image is what i came up with. Considering the whole thing took about 4 hours i'm pretty proud of it, there'splenty i'd change but i'm going to do a process post on this piece at a later date. (Thank you Liz for making me do it x).
The signing was great, but he was on a tight schedule so it was quite brief. It was held at Page 45 in Nottingham, the only place in the UK which stocks the above poster,which i bought and got signed. Hurrah! The plan was to get all my books signed, but time was running short so i just got him to sign the poster which i want to get framed, shook his hand, gave him the print i made and said thanks for the books and to keep making great stuff.
The page count is at 15 at the moment and has been for the last week or so. I was ill last week so was spending my evenings trying to relax, so i'm not where i wanted to be at this point which was around 20 pages. I haven't posted any final images of it yet because the plan is to get as much of it done as i can before i show anything. This is because i don't want to get bored of the idea by talking about it all the time, i want to put all that energy into making it.
What i will say is: It's called 'I Live In A Robot', it's going to be roughly 150 pages, i'm doing it with brush and ink and adding greys, tones and letters digitally. I don't know how i'll be releasing it yet, wether i do it online, self publish/print it, or try to sell it to a publisher. The most important thing to me at the moment is to just get it finished.
If you've made it to the end of this post,
Thanks! And comment, let me know how you all are!


  1. Hey man, The comics looking realy cool and anything scott pilgrim realted is ok in my books.
    have you read them all yet? i finished the 6th yesterday, the film is meant to be pretty spectacular too so its something to look forward to.

    i did a Ramona picture last week if you want to check it out.


    anyway, catch u later mate

  2. Cool that you are working on this webcomic and an epic graphic novel as well man. Wish I had the dedication to stick to personal projects. Cool news about meeting the scott pilgrim creator and getting his signature. I got Mike Mognola's ages ago at the birmingham comic expo. Havent been to one in ages, should really go to another.

  3. Yeah man, been reading them for years, i'm a gigantic pilgrim nerd. I had to get the shitty UK cover for book 6 at first but managed to get the u.s. cover on monday :D Your ramona pic is sweet! did you vector over a pic?

    Lee, Mignola? You git! That guy is a legend. I'd be up for going to some cons.