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Just an Englishman lost in the USA who happens to write now and again... Anyone got a cup of tea?

My 2018 Trip Around The Sun, Been A Wild Ride

Surviving A Trip Around The SunWell, as the final days of 2018 click away, it is time for my annual look back at my 2018 trip around the sun. What a year this has been. For many of us it has been a rough experience and 2019 already looks like it isn’t promising all that much. However, I am getting ahead of myself, so, lets turn back the clock and travel back in time in the retrospective hot tub time machine. Continue reading

Drawing Outside Your Comfortzone – Inspired By Into The Spiderverse Miles Morales Spider-Man

Into The Spiderverse Inspired - Miles Morales Spider-manBefore I begin this Drawing Outside Your Episode blog, let me say this. You need to watch Into The Spiderverse, it really is like a comic book has exploded in your face and it is amazing! Everything you ever wanted from a comic book superhero movie is in this love letter to the industry. And this weeks illustration was inspired by this stunning movie.

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A Four Page Preview Of Team-D – the story of a girl and her teddy bear

Team-D the adventures of a girl and her teddy bearTeam-D is an adventure comic book following the adventures of Dee, a young girl, and her grumpy old Teddy Bear named Duo, and their little big adventure across the multi-realms of the Teddy Bear Universe. After the jump you can read a Five Page preview of this all-ages comic and find out how you can make this new book happen.

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The Day I Pushed Stan Lee Out Of The Way

Stan Lee Comic Book MarvelOn Monday November 12 we all received sad news, we had lost a comic book titan, Stan Lee, one of the founding lights of Marvel comics died aged 95*. His work revolutionized the comic book turning them from tales of fancy, to stories with true narrative and consequence. Superheros with real world problems, issues and flaws, sounds simple, right? But it changed the landscape and helped build Marvel in to the powerhouse it is today. Now, a lot of creatives know Stan Lee a lot better than me, but I do have my very own special story involving ‘The Man’. Read all about it after the jump.

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Drawing Outside Your Comfortzone – Thirty One Days Of Inktober

Dee, Duo The Teddy Bear And The Dinosaur Inktober 2018The annual event of Inktober has passed, 31 days of October dedicated to the illustrative art of the black line, and this is my fourth year of taking part. However, this year I broke with tradition of using paper and pen, and used the Procreate App and Apple Pencil – still working within the guidelines of keeping everything black line. Are you curious to see how  did? Find out after the jump.

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