Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Faction Issue 1 is out!

The first issue of our new comic anthology, Faction is out! Edited by Amie Maxwell and myself, it contains work by some stella New Zealand comic artists including Ant Sang, Roger Langridge, Jonathan King and many more. That gorgeous cover (below) was drawn by the unbelievably talented Greg Broadmore, and the comic features an introduction by Ben Stenbeck of Baltimore fame. Pick up a hard copy here.

Faction is the first Kiwi comic to be successfully crowd-funded - which paid for most of the printing costs. You can subscribe to get the digital version completely free here.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Comics are AWESOME

Me and a friend, Amie, are launching a NZ comic anthology called Faction! Check out the website I built for it here.

But first we need to raise a bit of cash to pay for printing and marketing - so we decided to give Crowd Funding a go... Check us out on PledgeMe here.

We'd really love your support. It's going to be a GREAT looking comic!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Last Flight

My short film, Last Flight, is finally up on the webs for the world to thrill at. Take a look. 15 minutes of awesomeness.

We shot it at Tongariro and White Island - and even on Ponsonby Road. You can find out more at the old Last Flight blog.

A huge thank you to everyone involved.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Zip! Swish! Zing!

I spent the last week flat out on this animation for the council... It was a lot of fun, but also lots of work! It's the "sequel" of the video I did last year for them, which was focused more on "Did you know" facts about Auckland. This one focuses more exclusively on the Auckland Plan.


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Ironfell - Battle your way through the ages!

For the last few weeks I've been working on the art for a new game called Ironfell. This mostly involves building cute little horses, soldiers and houses.

It's a strategy game, which starts in the middle ages, but will grow to include time-travel - so the strategy takes place in time as well as space, which is pretty cool. You can check out the beta version here... It's addictive!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Google SketchUp fun

Spent a couple ofhours building a model in Google SketchUp. I haven't used it for a couple of years and had forgotten what a useful little tool it is!

I'm pretty awful at drawing machinery, vehicles and buildings freehand, so I find models and reference material extremely helpful. And because the comic I'm currently working on features a little robotic drone as one of the main characters, I decided I'd need a good way of remembering how he all fits together... hence SketchUp!

When I'm drawing the comic I'll essentially rotate the model into the position I need and then use that image as a starting point for drawing the drone.

With this particular comic I'm experimenting with some new styles, so may get a (real life!) model to pose for my human character as well. It keeps things interesting anyway!

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Long Term Plan for Auckland....

Here's a new video for the Auckland Council -  scripted, filmed and edited by yours truly.

Friday, February 10, 2012

I'm back!

Well, it sure was a bit quiet over xmas, but that's the life of a freelancer, I suppose!

Back into it now with some video work, design and a new email newsletter for Phoenix Cosmetics.