Friday, 27 January 2017

Druid Investigations #2 and Patreon news!

Hello everybody and a Happy New Year to you all!
It's been a while since I posted an update, so I thought I would give you an update about what's been going on with me!
I've recently finished the artwork on #8 of my other comic book, Lou Scannon. That's currently in the hands of two of the other guys I make the comic with who are in the process of colouring it. Then it will be sent to the fourth member of the team to get the comic lettered! It's been a long process but we have finally got there with it.
WHAT THIS MEANS is that i *should* hopefully be able to make a start on issue 2 very soon. This will take a while but the issue is written and primed, ready to go. I write, pencil, ink and colour Druid on my own so forgive me, I work as fast as I can, but I may take a while. It WILL be done though, I promise you! I miss drawing those guys! 
Would have been so much easier had I just done the whole thing in black and white... but probably wouldnt have looked as good!
Being a self employed illustrator can be quite tough at times though. I take the work as it comes in which takes time away from time I could otherwise spend on drawing comics. Which is why I'm looking to start up a fun Patreon account very soon. For that, I will be updating a couple times a week with a new comic strip I've been working on in one of my other styles, in the little spare time I've had. It's a simple, fun style with a limited colour palette, meaning I can draw up the pages a lot quicker. 
The comic strip is called "The Bunker: Tales of the last Frontiersman" and I'm going to show you guys a preview here now.
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If you like the look of the comic and would like to be kept posted on when the Patreon is ready or if you would like more information, feel free to leave me a comment or shoot me a message! Tweet me! If you end up choosing to support me (I'm hoping to have a tier starting at $1 and working up from there!) then you will be enabling me to spend more time on the projects I want to instead of the ones that I have to take to pay the bills (Meaning Druid 2 will be ready quicker :D)

The hope is to post Bunker updates twice a week! 

The Patreon will also include some one page comic Ideas I have as they come to me, as a sort of interlude to the Bunker stuff every now and then. These will look something like any of the following:

The one page strips will be posted to Patreon before anywhere else whereas The Bunker is a Patreon exclusive only (Until the day I can do a printed collection)
So if you like what you see and fancy supporting a struggling artist, I would love you forever ;)
And for those of you who didn't already know, I also do geeky prints. I'm currently having a January sale on some of them on the Pencil Pirates facebook page. Here's what's currently available in the sale:
These are A4 in size and normally £10 each (Plus P&P). So you could save yourself a whole £5! :D
If you're interested in any of these or would like a better look at them, you can click on the above picture to be taken to the Facebook page! Then you can message me there or on here to arrange me hooking you up with them! The Labyrinth/Dark Crystal/Princess Bride mash-up has been rather popular! 

I genuinely hope you all had a nice Christmas and New Year and look forward to hearing from you guys! 

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