I appologise profusely for the crap quality of this image, but as I am not at work at the moment and my scanner has gone to meet Elvis in the great byond, he's dead, deal with it, then the digital camera is the best I can do ATM. Anyways, here is a pic from my sketchbook, I am in the process of figuring out my Candleman story arcs and this is part of my thoughts on paper way of working, hope it doesnt suck too much :)


She dont look too clever...

but then neither does Candleman in this panel from the forthcoming Staying in the light, available at Burmingham comic show this October, find out how Candleman intends to shake his undead nemisis queen Nutha Cupar Tee!


flash from the PAST!

Geoff rescently gave me a big fat chunk of stuff relating to the old web site, Candlemania.co.uk, in it was this awesome image of an early concept for Queen Nutha Cupartee from Staying in the light, done way back when the origonal idea was for a kinda wacky live action TV show, however, this picture rules, i thought i'de share her with you... btw, the gaping wound in her belly is where they took her organs out to mummify her EW!


mmm blue

As we are all feeling at the moment. For those outside of the circle of Rare, i have been made or am in the process of being made redundant from my job as a concept artist, i am not alone and my feelings are not only for those who are going through this trying time with me but also with the people who I leave behind, some seriously skilled people have had their world shaken and are left feeling pretty insecure and demotivated after the process of the last few months, i wish them all the best, along with hoping that, for me and the people who share my fate, this is the start of something greater and an adventure that with any luck, will end in something better. Onwards and upwards!


And the great city...

fell, its riches and power lost accross time and space... or something cool like that, this is the inks from page 40 of staying in the light demonstrating why i had to get Debbie to buy me a whole stack of new pens... i like black!


go ninja go ninja go!

Here's a pen sketch i did of Rapael last night, aw look, he's soo moody! and another snap shot from Candleman staying in the light, it looks like an awesome place for a holiday!


Hammerin away at the colours atm

So here is a quick sketch of Willi for the creation story i have been roughing out!
And here is the pic from yesterday again, in the hope that blogger will actually allow u to see it today



Well, maybe baddies is a bit of a harsh bracket term, Wild Kat isnt really bad, she just hates Candleman, she's actually a hero, as for mayfly guy, he's very much evil! these are just some doodles from my sketchbook!


Wilhelmina and Claude...

Look out over a neon soaked Hope city as a vampire movie plays on the tv in the background!


Staying in the light!

Should pretty much all look like this! ready for the comic con in Oct. YAY!


the colouring begins!

Still inking, but starting the colouring too :)