Sunday, 24 February 2013

Mutt "Baby" Blue--Montreal, circa 1992

In the below photograph from the film set for Shawn Goldberg's "The Detective" shot in Montreal in 1992, author Matthew Brown looks a lot like character Mutt Blue from the next issue of my comic book THE CLIFF: Book 3--"Murder in Varanasi" (soon to be released) ...

Matthew Brown in 1992
Mutt Blue in 2013

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

THE CLIFF BOOK 3... Coming Soon!

THE CLIFF, Book 3: "Murder in Varanasi" is nearing completion! 

I am super-excited about this chapter which continues the misadventures of Mutt Blue and Poopsie the Penguin, and introduces :"The King," Luxy Fan Belt, Mei-Mei Castiglione and Poopsie's glamorous but frustrated assistant, Rebecca Nurse.  The artwork is better, the story is stranger, and subterranean themes are taking shape in the shadows.

The launch is still in the planning stages, but I have some exciting acts lined up and a good time is promised for all.  In the meantime, here are some rough sketches that lead up to the final cover image, displayed below!

The Cliff, Book 3
cover rough sketch #1

The Cliff, Book 3
cover rough sketch #2

The Cliff, Book 3
cover rough sketch #3

The Cliff, Book 3
cover rough sketch #4

Cover image for the forthcoming next issue...
The Cliff, Book 3: "Murder in Varanasi"

Monday, 11 February 2013

Lip Service

Mr. Denis Plekhanov, jazz pianist and online game / app designer from Russia, has given his interpretation to this fairytale-gone-wrong which I drew while I was still in high school...

I love what he has done with it... sort of like a jazz soloist playing with the main theme!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

The Sad Elephant Returns!

This is the best video yet from jazz pianist Denis Plekhanov of Russia, adapting my comic strip "The Sad Elephant" from 2002 with his own montage and soundtrack... I laughed out loud several times while watching this (although a sad laugh, of course, out of respect to the elephant...)