Thursday, July 27, 2006


vent start.

so, we've been hard in search for a new place to live for over 7 weeks now. with a dog to consider, it hasn't been that easy to find a place in london, as u can imagine. we finally found a place with dog acceptance and everything and we tried to put a bid in. we were in direct contact with the landlord so everything seemed to be moving along nicely. then the landlord goes on a holiday. so for almost 2 weeks we were constantly calling up to the point where his message couldn't take anymore messages. we had to look at other places in the meantime of course, with the hope that the landlord would contact us soon. he finally did but only to tell us whilst he was away, his longtime realty agent signed up another couple so we've missed the boat. arrrrrghhhhhhhh.

so now, we gotta move by this weekend with no where to go. what a predicament. so we gave our current landlord a courtesy call to let him know we might be delayed by at least a week, hopefully no more and he replied with blackmail and threats as he wanted us to pay for the whole month and not only that, he wanted to raise the amount for this particular period which is completely illegal. double arrrrrrggggggghhhhhhh.

of course we said no but we would continue to pay the contractual amount and his response was, 'get out by this weekend or else u're in trouble' so we're gonna have to bring in a mediator now and it might get messy. i sure as hell hope not. but up to this point, our current landlord has been a mite ignorant of the whole tenant/landlord resposibility law thing, so i'm doubtful he will come to his senses. triple arrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhh!

vent over.

anyways, so i might be non responsive via internet for about a week maybe two. i hope not. but if it happens, sincerest apologies. and any emails sent to me will be replied soon enough. thanks.

here's a piece of me in frustration over the whole long winded drama.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


loads of negaivity towards this movie. but i loved it. def loads of homage to the old christopher reeve movies but i think it holds its own also. i had chills when the old score was played in the theaters. great superman action. so i decided to colour the sketch i did in the entry before. i was humming the tune the whole time i was colouring this piece. got a bit lazy with the backgrounds tho. heh.

Sunday, July 23, 2006


about to go see superman returns finally. so thought i'd get into the mood by drawing ol' supes 'ere in his new singer costume with the 's' on his belt and everything. and whilst i've just come off colouring a cover and itching to do some more, i hope to get the chance to dable this piece in colour. i've heard a lot of mediocre reviews so i'm going in with low expectations and to just enjoy a popcorn movie. enjoy this piece in the meantime.

Saturday, July 22, 2006


completed! YAY! so relieved. i was gettin a bit stressed and worried i might not meet the deadline due to me moving and a possibility of the internet being unavailable due to the transition. but mr. editor has seen the work, liked it and approved it. YIPEEE. so a huge weight off my shoulders. i'm wishing i could show it to u all as IMO my best coloured/painted work thus far but unfortunately i'll have to hold until the book's released.

also like to say thanks to jeremy roberts for sharing his much skilled kung fu with me to be able to do this. great sensei!

well, in the meantime, here's a piece just for shits and giggles...CHOMP! :D

Monday, July 17, 2006


finally, managed to get the last three sketches owed from the LFCC convention completed. so this is just a quick entry to let folks that i owe these sketches to that it's on the way. to have a sneak peek, click the images below. :) i need ulrich who wanted kit fisto to email me his address again please. BWAAH!

Saturday, July 15, 2006


well, here i am back in civilisation. as soon as i got back from london comiccon, i jumped straight into my deadlines. but now that i'm done, i can breathe for a while, catchup on some emails, blog and eat and sleep. YAY for me. :) the convention was awesome. had a great time there, catching up with people, doing sketches, meeting great artists, and spending sometime in the green room where the cast of firefly, lost and dr who hung out. it was pretty awesome to say the least. so if i get invited again, i'll def be there. :D

here are some sketches from the convention. i still owe a few sketches to some folk who had to bail early due to flights, trains, etc. so they're on their way. thanks for the patience. :) thanks to all who came up to say hello, got sketches and picked up my sketchbook.

just finished a new spiderman script. the one with kraven, bullseye and spidey. it took a bit longer to finished then i anticipated as a had a bad week of artistic block where i just kept tearing pages up. added to that, the pressure of trying to find a new place to live before the end of july all contributed to my insomnia. but out of all that, i feel like i've produced my best spidey pages up to date. i finally got to draw NY city and mary jane, which i've been whispering in my editors ear for a spell. heh. here are three pages

as some of u might now, i have now been announced to do starship troopers issue 0. so i've just started thumbnailing and about to begin the 8 pager. just got back the coloured cover for issue #0 which i thought i'd share. the inker and colourist did an amazing job from my crappy pencils. u can view my pencils in an old blog entry below. markosia the publisher also shared a sketch of one of the main characters i did so here it is as well.

i'm currently in the process of revamping my website to incorporate this blog. so currently all but my contacts and rates/commission pages are down. these pages are available via links from the blog on the right of the page. soon enough i will have my gallery back online.

oh, and if i sound a tad western which i realised i used words like a spell and folk in a couple of sentences is due to me being a new fan of firefly. i was introduced to joss whedon's western galaxy adventure when i watched serenity on the plane once before i saw the series and didn't think much of it. probably also due to the small screen and crappy sound. but then after being at the london comic con, with nathan fillion and alan tudyk present and all, i was astounded with the amount of dedicated fans out there with it being such a short series. so i got curious. now that i'm watching firefly and loving the series, i think if i watch serenity again, i will def appreciate it more. i'm def a fan now and appreciate what the fans saw which makes me think, what a damn shame the show did not continue. networks and their bottom line. pffft. also makes me wish i could go back to the comic con just to say hi to the cast of firefly. i mean, i was in the same greenroom with them, for crying out loud. doh!

and on that note, g'day y'all.