Monday, April 27, 2009


The SMoACfyc Calendar was launched on Saturday. Was fantastic. Bernard's speech was marvelous.
My fever managed to subside for an hour with the aid of aspro.

A small bird was trapped in my fireplace this morning. Scratching and occasionally tweeting. I managed to wrench open the fireplace door (which probably hasn't been opened since 1896) and within a few minutes the poor little thing had clambered out. A little Indian Minor bird. Skipped around the room a couple of times (the bird that is) and then stepped up to the window sill and flew away.

I did this little animation last year. I don't think I've put it up anywhere. I will be missing Secret Handshake tomorrow night which is a disappointment - I thought I might have a little animation ready for them - but alas. So this is a little gesture towards the Secret Handshakers - a little, gentle animation made in an evening.

Friday, April 24, 2009

dental joy

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Moo Wish.

He is sleeping..

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pencil Wednesday

Loose sketchy rough draft of a comic:

Friday, April 03, 2009

Bernard - a work in progress

Here is sample of sketches to demonstrate the work in progress.

I don't really want to do a "Spooner" style cartoon of Bernard. I'm aiming to stick to my own style - that is to say, to be comfortable with my own interpretation of Bernard, rather than aiming for something that would be a typical 'look' for a paper.

The format is A4 LANDSCAPE - which is particularly difficult for a portrait, so I have developed (over many many loose sketches) a pose that suits both Bernard's personality and the landscape format.

Getting back to work...

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Ticks and Fleet Foxes

I'm listening to Fleet Foxes as I draw. (As well as watching this beautiful WWF ad over and over again.)

Drawing Bernard Caleo

This is a Windsor Mccay comic - I'll come up with a date for it shortly. Something like 1920??

I'm drawing Bernard today for The Sexy Men of Australian Comics 2009-2010 Financial Year Calendar - available from the 25th of April.
!! Quite a challenge - but i have some sketches on the boil so to speak. ....

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