Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Savage Pencil X Stussy

One of the highlights for me at Savage Pencil's 'Freek Meet' opening, at Into You Tattoo, was the chance to finally get hold of one of these awesome, and long sold out, t- shirts.

Back in the summer of 2009 Savage Pencil teamed up with Stussy to create a couple of designs.

Stussy have a long tradition of collaboration with artists but with "Super Fly" Savage Pencil decided to push the envelope...

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Tronics at Safari

Yesterday afternoon I visited the first Breakdown Press Safari Comics Festival.

While making this sketch of "Boy Crazy Boy" comics creator Sina Sparrow I was surprised to hear the DJ playing "TV On In Bed" by futurist punks The Tronics.
I was surprised because:
1, I've never heard The Tronics played out by a DJ, and...
2, many years ago I played in a later incarnation of this group then know as The Zarjaz.

The DJ explained that it seemed to him like an appropriate choice for an indie comics event, 
he had no idea how appropriate.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Marvel Comics X The Process Church Of The Final Judgement

As it is...

Process X Marvel by Jason Atomic

This blog is produced as a Team-Up between Satanic Mojo & Comixstripped blogs and concerns the connection between The DeGrimston's Process Church Of The Final Judgement and Stan Lee's Marvel Comics.

Thursday, 20 February 2014


logo design: Steve Cook
On Feb 14th 2014 model supreme Manko once again killed it at Orbital Comics 'Va-Va-Valentines' life drawing event.

This was the second in a series of life drawing sessions featuring Manko & hosted by artist Jason Atomic.
 Costumes, projections, props and atmospheric background music was used to create a hard-boiled 'film noir' effect inspired by the work of Frank Miller, Jim Steranko & Will Eisner.
sketch: Ana Dias
photo: Rossetti Rogers
The sensational costumes were supplied by House Of Harlot, whose designer Robin Archer's 40ies-inspired cuts gave the perfect silhouette, while glossy rubber dramatically reflected the specially designed projections, and heightened the stylised cartoony effect.

photo: Rossetti Rogers

photo: Rossetti Rogers
sketch: Ana Dias
sketch: Rainer Stolle
photo: Rossetti Rogers
photo: Rossetti Rogers
photo: Rossetti Rogers
photo: Rossetti Rogers
photo: Jason Atomic

sketch: Jason Atomic
These un-tutored life drawing sessions at Orbital Comics are tailored specifically towards comic strip illustration. Enthusiastic amateurs and professionals alike are welcomed. 

The next session will take place alongside the Satanic Mojo #2 exhibition on Friday May 23rd.
photo: Jason Atomic

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Va Va Valentine's

If you're a comic artist or merely an art fan looking for an interesting date idea in London's West End on Valentine's Day 2014, why not join us at Orbital Comics for some 'noir' themed life drawing?

It's £10 for 2 hours, our Femme Fatale Model is the exquisite ms Manko & your entry price includes free refreshment.

Contact store for bookings, you can buy tickets here

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logo: Steve Cook photo: Jason Atomic

This is the second of these life drawing sessions aimed specifically towards comic strip illustration. The first "Catsuits & Rayguns"took place at Orbital on Dec 13th 2013. It attracted a mixed crowd of artists and illustrators ranging from absolute beginners to industry professionals, you can see a gallery of photos form that event over at Steve Cook's Secret Oranges blog.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Paint Is... Battle Of The Eyes.

I'm a massive fan of Savage Pencil & Chris Long's "Battle Of The Eyes" art group.

Since the mid 80ies (when their NYAK NYAK comic was given away free with Jim Thirlwell's awesome Wiseblood "Motorslug"12") I've been obsessed with collecting their work. 

In recent years the duo have ressurected themselves as an expressionistic live art phenomenon and I've had the honour to watch and sketch them during several live painting events, paint a portrait of Savage Pencil and even had a cameo in one of their films, 'What We Do' by Mario Cavalli, (see below).

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Jack Kirby's Jacob And The Angel Statue

Back in 1989 "the King of Comics", Jack Kirby, teamed up with sculptor Glenn Kolleda to create a sculpture bringing his Jacob & the Angel illustration into 3 dimensions!

pic by Honey Manko

Released by Artnet*, in a limited edition of 2500 copies, it was created to accompany this classic Kirby screen print:

Image found at Cap'n's Comics