Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Lights & MF Mag

This piece is from the forthcoming Winter issue of the cool MF Magazine. It's a US based mag which I am doing regular strips for. (Hopefully every issue). This first strip is a partner to an interview with musician/performer - Lights.
It was uber-fun to do.

Got to http://www.musicfashionmagazine.com/ sometime around xmas to read it free online.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Screaming Tea Party

I was working on some drawing bits and was listening to Screaming Tea Party's 2 EP's and was compelled to do a little something for the band. Just cause I love 'em so much!

Friday, 13 November 2009

Celeberity Chip!

Yet another artistic hero of mine has given their interpretation of the great Chip Buckminster.
This time the artist in question is the truly awesome James Jean.

Also in on the act is uber-cool poster artist Tara MacPherson who's Chip I love...

And for the record, below are Chips done earlier by Mike Mignola, Kevin Nowlan and Duncan Fegredo...

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Review #2 !

I have to say that I'm slightly gushing with pride at how much the guys at Poopsheetfoundation.com like my stuff. Look -

"I was happy to see more comics in my mailbox from David Z Greene, given his lively line and absurd sense of humor in the Roger Langridge mold. BOX #1 is a free four-page comic that features a bout between two boxers named Selfishness and Affection. Not surprisingly, Affection went down like a sack of potatoes within 2 pages. Greene is careful not to stretch out the scenario too long, and gives each panel a visceral crunch ala EC Segar. LA FRIME is another collection of odds and ends, including some more short stories featuring his Chip Buckminster character. As I noted in an earlier review, Greene is a good gagsmith who really sells his jokes with funny drawings. He doesn't exaggerate or overrender his drawings to evince a laugh, instead using a pleasingly sketchy/scribbly line that is at once expressive as well as clear.
For example, the concept of "The Man Who Had Nothing To Say" pretty much writes itself, but Greene puts in just the right number of story beats to really sell it in the first such strip. The blank expression on the man's face and the off-the-page "....." in his last speech balloon made great use of the comics form to tell the joke, which is not something I see from every gag artist. The second strip was more of the same, using the time-honored trope of "repetition is the key to humor"; however, Greene made sure not to line these two strips up back-to-back. Greene's "Scar Man" strip, a fictionalized (?) account of meeting his first fan at a comics show that was at once unnerving and flattering. At this point, it's all about refinement for Greene; not every gag in this comic was a winner, and it will just take a matter of time to hone that particular skill. He's certainly already got a distinctive look to his comics and understands how to construct a strip that works."

They've even encouraged me to begin a new interesting project which I might begin.
Top secret for now.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Sneek Peek

This is a rough & unfinished page from the Cats In Paris tour diary I'm (ashamedly slowly) working on.
I'm finding it a hard proccess to recall events/surroundings/atmposhere then choose and edited which to show. All of my work has been pure fiction so depicting real people and events is tougher than it seems. For me anyway.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Fat Chunk. Buy it!

Late 2008 I had a one page contribution in a great anthology called Fat Chunk Vol 1: Robots.
And tickle me pink! I have another strip in Vol 2: Zombies!
It's 144 pages of over 80 comic creators and it should be awesome.
Drop into your local comic book shop and grab a copy cause it's out today! (17th June)

Even though it's not by me, here's a litle pic of the cover so you know what you are looking for. It should be about a tenner.

(Cover unfortnately not by me!)

Monday, 1 June 2009

Poopsheet review

The cracking people at comic site Poopsheet Foundation have reviewed my little collection - Pour. It's quite nice to have a review from America.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Almost there!

This blog is truning into a place where I stick stuff I'm not sure what to do with!
This little sketch will probably turn into something but for now it must remain in it's infancy. A mere squiggle of graphite upon flattened bleached timber until it finds it's purpose.


Friday, 27 February 2009

Brides Of Kong album covers

My good friends Brides Of Kong are releasing their second album soon.
I happily supplied some ideas and the band have gone with the splatter cover.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

For Noise festival fun!

The first of many!

So I'm going to start blogging all my new illustration and design work here from now on.
I've been told it's what all the cool kids are doing these days so why not?
I'll throw some old shit in too and maybe some photos.
This is the cover to a small collection of my work.