not done the blog for a while, one of the reasons is because i've started to use twitter.
my username is getcampbell. come say hello.
splashpage art are also now selling my orignal art- http://www.splashpageart.com/GalleryDetail.asp?GCat=58
i know a few people were having trouble with contacting me via this website, so i have a new email address-
i have a punisher oneshot out in june called punisher- naked kill. it's written by jonathan maberry, art by myself and a cover by tim bradstreet. i'm so pleased with the cover! tim's covers are great. the whole thing was a blast to work on.
working on something else at the moment, i'll talk more about it when i can.
sorry i've not blogged for a while.
i've been busy finishing punisher 65 and drawing a moonknight xmas special.
really enjoyed working on the punisher. i've always seen punisher max as a dark moddy comic and i've tried to give it a film like quality. it's been tough following garth, but i'm glad i've had the oppuntunity to do so.
hopefully this won't be my last on the punisher.
also out in december is a moonknight special- moonknight silent knight. it's written by pete milligan.
please let me know what you think of both comics.
for some reason i've also joined facebook, which i update far more regular - come say hello.
out in november punisher max issue 64.
the cover for issue 63 of punisher max. out in october.
this issue is the toughtest thing i've done. my mum passed away after caring for her for 6 months.
the issue is very dark.
since having the website. people have been in touch asking about original art for sale, commisions etc.
a while back a band got in touch asking about doing a cover for their c.d album. something i've like the idea of doing.
the bands called the jet age.
check them out.
i've done a few interviews now. back in december i done an interview for andy oliver at broken frontier.
i enjoyed doing this one.
here's the link
i've added a new punisher gallery on the home page.
for the moment i've put pages from the punisher max annual which was out last year.
the annual was written by mike benson who is now the writer on moonknight (and doing a great job).
here's a few links to reviews of the comic.
2 come along at once.
here's the cover to issue 62 of punisher max. out in september.
i'm so pleased that dave johnson is doing the covers. i love 100 bullets and really think his covers stand out for me. not only is he a great illustrator, but he's a great designer as well.
i've had my had down working on a 5 part arc of punisher max.
it's written by crime writer gregg hurwitz, art by myself, colours by lee loughridge and covers by dave johnson.
i've attached the cover to issue 61. out in august.
those nice guys from gosh comics london pointed out i made the heat index in wizard 185. nice surprise being on the same page as bolland, the spirit and the wii.
sorry for the delay on blogging. since i've got back from holiday i've just my head down working on new pages.
the punisher annual is out this week, let me know what think.
i'm out of the studio until 27th.
comicbook resources and newsarama both have interviews up at the moment with myself and mike benson, the writer of the punisher max annual which is out in september.
another cover rough. this was one of 4 ideas which was sent to marvel. the final cover was on wolverine issue 49.
character sketches i done as part of a sunfire pitch with rob williams to marvel. they didn't go with the idea, but this is what started the ball rolling which got us the gig on wolverine issue 49.
the final synnamon image is another charity piece. this time inked by lee townsend. lee's inked me on a few 2000ad projects- cheers lee.
here's a piece i done for charity for one of the comic cons a few years ago. i also used it as a christmas card.
another synnamon commission. i like this one, nice and simple with strong blacks and whites.
in the past i've done a few sketches, commissions and charity pieces of synnamon a 2000ad charecter. i thought here may be a good oppuntunity to see them.
the first is a finished sketch i done for someone on the 2000ad message board. i think it was going to be part of an interview which was going to be for 2000adreview (another website). sadly the interview never happened.
something inside was the first comic strip i illustrated. its your typical boy meets girl, boy kills girl story.
it was around 28 pages long and i penciled, inked and lettered it. it was written by paul carstairs who at that time had written a few future shocks for 2000ad.
being my first comic i had no idea how much work would be involved. but, i'm a stubborn sod and i worked my way through it. i was drawing this while on my foundation course so i'm guessing that would be around 1992-1993.
looking back, i'm not sure this is a good way of trying to break into comics. i should have really just done a few try out pages of judge dredd etc. that may have been a quicker route.
we finally got a publisher and it was printed in 1995 by caliber comics.
i found one glowing review in an indie magazine, which i remember made my day. looking back although some of the drawing is now a bit off, the story telling still seems to hold up and the story itself is good.
i still have fond memories of this comic, in someways it reminds me of old hellblazers/ deadline and crisis. it's all very english and has a good dose of teen angst.
because the comic is set around a group of teenagers it featured a lot of bands on t-shirts. bands like neds atomic dustbin, ride, blur etc. i kind of like the way the comic has aged.
maybe the comic should be reprinted, like all these bands getting back together...... nah.
while working for caliber comics i was asked to illustrate three covers for a comic called the ripper legacy. i was told what the outline of the story was over the phone and sent a few pages of artwork.
this was my favourite of the three, it still freaks me out a little to this day.
here's the inked final version of the disciples issue 3. when doing covers one of the things i'm influenced by is 70's film posters.
the final issue of the disciples was double sized. orginally this was going to be two separate issues, but the decision was made to put the two together.
here's the orginal inked cover for issue 3.
heres the original cover for the disciples issue 2. i'm not sure why we changed it ? maybe girls and tentacles sell more then possessed dolls?
back in the year 2000 i was drawing a comic for image called the disciples. it was written by colin clayton and chris dows and inked by larry shuput.
this was my first colour american comic. before this i had done a few black and white comics for caliber press.
the disciples were a group of magicians in a battle between new and old magic. it was a mix of the xmen meets the invisibles. it finished early which was a shame as it had really good reviews. i still get people coming up to me at con's and talking about it.
the disciples for me brings back good memories. disciples issue 2 was probably my favourite of them all, i only decided to sell the cover this year. larry done a good job on the inks.
welcome to my blog.
i thought i'd start with the cover rough of the punisher annual. the final version of this is on my home page which i'm sure you passed to get to here.
when doing covers i like to give the editor a few different ideas. this is normally between 2 and 6 roughs, some of which would be very similar, others very different.