9 August 2016

Kum-Ba-Noooooo!


A less well-known one this.  The Final Girls was one of my favourite films of last year - a witty, inventive slasher movie parody with heart and genuine drama.  It has cult favourite written all over it and I really hope that it builds the kind of audience it deserves.  I've never had a request for one these from someone who actually made the film but I did for this one and was more than happy to oblige.

8 August 2016

The Upside-Down


The cultiest of cult TV programmes out at the moment - how could I resist drawing Barb?  Stranger Things seems custom-built to please me - a mix of Stephen King, ET, The Goonies, Poltergeist and Halloween, with a Carpenter-esque soundtrack and a big rush of typography porn.  Long may it continue.

30 July 2016

Moose Kid Comics 3


Moose Kid Comics is back with a third issue, and I have another instalment of Big Things Hiding Behind Small Things in there.  This time Sir Tiny has been to the opticians for some snazzy eyewear.

You can read the whole issue (plus the previous two and Christmas Special) at www.moosekidcomics.com.

27 July 2016

'R' Good Enough


What can I say?  This one has been hanging out on the waiting list for a while.  How could I resist drawing Sloth?  They really don't make kids adventure movies like The Goonies any more - films with grit and humour and genuine danger - which is a real shame.  A mainstay of my adolescence, along with every other discerning kid of the 80s and early 90s.

25 July 2016

Who's She Gonna Call?


A little set of portraits in honour of the new Ghostbusters movie.  I'm suspicious of remakes as a rule, and such a big fan of the original, but I love Paul Feig's other movies (especially The Heat) and thought the all-female reinvention was a great idea.  Remakes are like musical cover versions - the worst thing you can do is just retread the original.  This movie did it's own thing and it was fantastic.  Ems LOVED it, more than the original (and she loves the original).  Now I'm hoping Lego get their act together and put out a proper Lego Ghostbusters game that covers all three movies.

21 July 2016

If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It


I grew up in the 1980s and early 90s and, like all sensible boys and girls, ultra-violent, one-liner-filled action movies on VHS were a large proportion of my cinematic diet.  Predator was always one of the best, surpassing (alongside the Terminator movies) Arnie's typical fare to provide a tense, iconic sci-fi slasher movie like no other.