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