Thursday, 21 March 2013

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Cover rough
























What time is it? Play time? Tea time? Hammer time? No, silly, Gum Time!





Monday, 18 March 2013

Space Cadets page 3

A space probe taken down from the school roof and an ex-junior member of the  Evil Genius After School Club. What could possibly go wrong?






























And the layout for this page.
You're welcome.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Space Cadets page 1

From Gum Girl: Countdown to Destruction. Grace gets it in the ear about Saturday evening telly.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Countdown to Destruction

























Unused cover idea. One of the stories is called Time Trial, so there's a clock theme.


Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Roller Grrlz page 3




 Page three of Roller  Grrlz from Gum Girl: Countdown to Destruction. Cats, roadworks and rocket boosted roller skates can never end well.
 Here's the layout for the page. Panel six contained a feeble gag that was removed for being feeble.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Gum Girl: Countdown to Destruction

Book 3 is out now. This is page 2 of the Roller Grrlz story and the introduction of a new villain, Roller Raider.
As Gum Girl says, "Uh, oh. Built in rocket boosters?"

Friday, 8 March 2013

Roller Grrlz

Gum Girl: Countdown to Destruction is out now. Gum Girl checks out a robbery at the "safety first" Catastrophe fireworks factory.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Gum Girl: Countdown to Destruction

























The book is out today. Yay! Here's the rough version of the cover. Making covers is fun so I tend to do a few different versions and then we choose which will work best.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Time Trial Page 3

 Gum Girl book 3 out tomorrow (March 7th). Like Billy, I was never much of a maths scholar.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Gum Girl: Countdown to Destruction

Time Trial page 2. Hang in there, Gum Girl. Book out 7th March.



































 This is the rough layout of page 2. Layouts are useful for figuring out where to put the word balloons and the characters. The character to speak first in a panel is the one I put on the left side, as we read left to right. Also, I make notes for important details that are in the script,  here Grace is wearing a watch. The odd thing is that when I draw quickly and freely I can capture an expression or bit of body language that I can't quite get again in the finished page. I think the final panel is better on the rough than on the finished page.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Gum Girl: Countdown to Destruction!

The third Gum Girl book is out on the 7th of March (Thursday) yay! The first story is called Time Trial. Grace discovers that it isn't her lunch money that is going missing at school but her lunch time! Only Gum Girl can find out what's really going on.