Saturday

Mr. DOZO Comes To Town!

Yes, finally, here’s the Mr. DOZO update. It’s a little small, but that’s actually because I’ve been busy creating thumbnails of the whole story from Issue 1.
I’ve already decided how this story is going to be realised. I’ll get into that in next update.

To create the initial ‘prototype’ of the Mr. DOZO graphic story, I simply cut in half a plain paper notebook that I had lying around that came free with a children’s meal! This  meant I could have 2 issues of the story to plan up.
From here, I use a pencil to draw up the graphic story in ‘thumbnail’ format; the whole volume. Once this is done, I can begin drawing up the story in a larger format, panel by panel (Checkout, BEGINNING OF A METHOD on the Mr. DOZO main page).

A notebook, after being ‘modified’ for creative purposes. The bottom half becoming Vol. I.


Volume I of Mr. DOZO, in thumbnail format, showing him on his way to his next gig.


Another shot of the Mr. DOZO thumbnail; his arrival at a children’s party.


I’ve also added a section to the MIFFED! main page – MIFFED! OF FURRY!, about the techniques used to create the fur on the character.

An example of the digitally painted fur created in Photoshop.

Thanks for stopping by, and feel free to leave any feedback, ask questions or just say what you think about this or any other realisation on the site. Thanks again, and see you soon. Ciao!



Tuesday

“Drums Of War” Images Added

I thought I may as well add a few images that I made from the Drums Of War book project (including a depiction of soldiers in the trenches during WWI), mainly so as people could get an idea of how it was initially envisioned.


Also, I’ve decided to add another poem in the series for the Poetry section.
This one is Poem No. 4 in the series called, “I Miss Those Days”.


Next week I’ll be adding a couple of images for the “Mr. DOZO” Project.

Wednesday

"Mr. DOZO" Debuts

Well, after about a year, I’ve finally gotten a basic story together for Mr. DOZO, the story of a down-on-his-luck clown. I’ll be posting some elements of it online at the end of this month, so watch this space!

Promo Poster for Mr. DOZO



Also this month, I was invited to speak at the monthly London Comic & Graphic Novel event called ‘Laydeez do Comics’ (see here).

It was a simple 10-minute presentation where I spoke about my background in Aerosol Writing, inspiration that lead me exploring animation as a means of visual storytelling as well as my current graphic novel projects. It was a great way of sharing with like-minded people, show-casing ideas and gauging public interest. Plus, despite the title, I felt very welcomed and supported. So many thanks to Laydeez do Comics, those in attendance and Sonja Todd for blogging this.

On the night, I was also joined by two other talented artists/speakers, Cliodhna Lyons (pronounced ‘Cleenah’) and Steven Appleby (known by many for his regular strip in The Guardian), so it was indeed an honour.

Monday

Intro - Once Upon A Time...


Once upon a time, there was a boy who grew to become a man. After living a varied and interesting life he decided to turn his talents to writing.

He opened a small library where could be found various works for children, teens and adults.

This is the result...


For any info & project enquiries, feel free to get in Contact:— adee001@hotmail.com