Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mrs. Brown Animated Series Update

Been a while. But making steady progress on the pilot. Just put together the sequences and scenes for the pilot. 8 sequences in total and roughly around 427 scenes. I need to go back in and see what I can amalgamate. Also have to add additional character design for the pilot. It's a hard slog but worth it.

Now...back to the drawing board!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Savage Tales of Thugs

Did this a while back. Even did thumbnails for the story too. Might actually work on this after I've finished a few things.

Tomorrow  'Mrs. Browns Boys' animated series update. It's all good.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mrs. Browns Boys wins BAFTA

Congrats to Brendan and family plus the usual gang for their win for 'Best Sitcom' on Sunday night. I bet it was really sweet.
Here's Brendans acceptance speech.
Mrs Browns Boys BAFTA Award Winning Speech

Now...back to the animated pilot. An update on that soon. No pressure then.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy 35th Birthday 2000ad

Really surprised I never posted this. It's an oldie and a goodie. I even censored a panel on one page. It was too mean-spirited. oh well, that's me for you.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Thugs! Issue 5, Page 10

More Thugs! from my backlog of artwork.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Mrs. Browns Boys Update

No wonder she's happy. World domination begins...NOW!
Finished the main cast model sheets for the animated series. Currently working on getting reference images for backgrounds. I dislike drawing backgrounds...but it has to be done. It's a weakness with me but I'm determined to do a fantastic job on this.

Next phase is the Script, which Brendan is currently writing. I'll need to go through it with a fine comb and section out what's needed...background wise, character wise and prop wise. And figure out where the main concerns would come in the animation stage...what will work, what won't, and if it doesn't work...what solution can I come up with to make it work..etc.

It's been a long process. It took years to reach this stage. Patience is definitely a virtue.

In the meantime...Mrs. Brown is up for more BAFTAs this year. Here's hoping Brendan gets his hands on one.

O'Carroll Leads Irish BAFTA Charge

Spaceman Matthew

One of 22 drawings for a kids book. Not too bad.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Update - Busy, Busy, Busy!

Haven't posted in ages!

Here's the latest...still busy with the Mrs. Browns Boys designs. I have no idea how popular Mrs Brown is in the UK and Ireland because I'm more or less isolated from the success of the show living here in the United States. A buddy of mine in Wales, Rich McAuliffe, has told me that he's seen lots of people wearing Mrs Brown T-Shirts, with my artwork, walking around Cardiff in Wales. Which is all kinds of cool.

I've also noticed that the cartoon version of Mrs Brown seems to be very popular. It's popping up in Facebook posts and on the web a lot...even on a cake! Which is amazing. When the Animated Series finally hits, I have no doubt it will be huge.

Talking of the animated series - I've nearly finished the character designs of the main cast. However, I can't post them...yet. It's all under wraps until I get the all clear. I'm really happy with them. They're way better than the original designs I did years ago. I should be starting on background layouts as early as next week.

So, instead of posting the Mrs. Brown designs, I'll post some old artwork (6 months or older) that I've got lying around so the blog won't die a painful slow death.

Comic Genius Brendan and his Mrs. Brown cake.
Very Simpsonesque version of the animated Mrs. Brown. Love it!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

I know I haven't posted in a long time...I've been very busy with this!

It's looking like a go!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Captain Absolute - inks!

One rare moment.

I actually like my inking of this one panel of Thugs! Usually I dislike most of my art...but I'm really liking this panel.

It's least till tomorrow anyways.

Thugs! Issue 5, Page 6 - Pencils

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Thugs! Issue 5, Page 5 - Pencils

Merchandise!!!! Mrs. Browns Boys!

Got this in the mail today.

A special thanks to Brendan and Conor for getting this merchandise to me. It means a lot to me to be associated with the show. And now I have 'crew' T-shirts to wear with pride. :-)

I'm working exclusively for 'BOC Productions' now. But I can't say much at the moment. It's top secret. It's going to be another exciting year.

Thugs! Issue 5, Page 4

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Thugs is back!

'Jailbait' from Thugs issue 5! Starting back in on this. Will probably work on this on the weekends now that I'm doing work a certain 'Mrs. Brown' full time.


Did this as a bit of a laugh for Rich (Bluemeanie). He had sent me a drawing over the New Year of a female judge that he drew...I returned the compliment.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Mrs Browns Boys - Ratings Hit Again!

The number one watched show on Christmas day in Ireland.
Mrs. Brown Tops Christmas Viewership
And it got fantastic ratings in the UK when the episode was aired a day later on the BBC. Raking in a very impressive 6.61 million viewers.
Mrs Brown Ratings

I am ecstatic to be associated with this show. And I know that 2012 will be another banner year for Mrs. Brown.

Image Dump - Part Deux!

The last of this current image dump. These were doodles creaed for a game idea. Just a pitch.

Character Image Dump

..and I mean Dump!