Last Saturday we took the train to Southampton to watch the Saints play West Bromich Albion. I did manage to see most of the game but I couldn’t help being distracted by the optical illusion created by the intersection of the hoop on Mister Pochettino’s tracksuit trousers, our viewing angle, and the touchline.
I’ve just been having a trawl through my old work trying to find something to use as an avatar for my BoardGameGeek account.
When I came to riffle through the Tank Girl folder I realised that some of it wasn’t too shabby after all. Up to now I’ve had a rather jaundiced attitude to this stuff, seeing as how me and Tank Girl were such a rubbish fit, but time heals etc.
No, I don’t mean between me and Mignola, but for Hellboy – he’s in love!
Here’s three pages from the first instalment of Hellboy Gets Married, published today in Dark Horse Presents #31.
I was a bit nervous to start with, but once I’d got going I had a lovely time drawing the big red galoot. More next month.
It has always been a frustration that I have never been able to achieve the casual look of the linework on this sheet when I try to ink ‘proper’ stuff.
I know why it happens, my pencils are too ‘finished’, but I have to do them that way or I worry that there will be no consistency of style from panel to panel.
Having figured this out today, after a thirty-odd year mull, I am determined to do something about it.
But not just yet.