December 23, 2012
22nd December 2012
People say that the world didn’t come to an end yesterday. But, after midnight, things altered.
A malevolent evil rose up in every place that Man called civilised. An abyssal militia came forth, slaughtering all they found. I waded through the lakes of viscera left in their wake, and knew it was time to show my own colours.
The wounded innocents; the hiding children; the sleeping babies; they were all my prey. I perpetrated acts which made me delight at my own depravity. I felt emancipated.
And then I awoke in my bed.
I was back in Hell.”
December 17, 2012
the zombieking.co.uk website is now up and running…
that means i’m gonna be winding things down on wordpress [not that i've been very active of late anyway] and begin blogging over on the new site.
it’s quite a weird thing to do y’know? although i have very few followers on here, i have certainly found the sense of community to be inspiring. but just cos i’m blogging elsewhere doesn’t mean i wont still be reading other folks’ words here….
November 30, 2012
November 21, 2012
does anyone want a chance to win one of my new t-shirts?
i have a fresh delivery of each of these lovely three designs arriving in the next week or so. they’re gonna be available in boys & girls shaped tees, in sizes S/M/L/XL. when the delivery arrives i’ll pick a one of you guys at random to whom i’ll send a zombieking t-shirt of their choice. simple.
i’m running the competition over on my facebook page – so hit this [link] and follow the instructions.
November 17, 2012
coming for you soon…
after a year-and-a-half of wordpress shenanigans, it looks like i’m going to be jumping ship onto my very own website!
[although currently the site isn't ready, so that'll redirect you to one of my other pages!]
i’m happy to say that it will be continuing this blog over at the new site. and it will also have a little shop attached, where i will be selling fragments of my artistic soul. initially this will just take the form of some fab t-shirts which i’ve designed. but further down the line, i hope to send all manner of curiosities out into the world!
but for now i’m still here, and on facebook [link]
November 13, 2012
“nosferatu” [wacom, p/shop]
the nosferatu-look has always been my favourite depiction of a vampire – which no doubt originates from being terrified by salem’s lot [the '79 film] as a young child! i seem to remember being very fond of the klaus kinski version of ‘nosferatu’ while i was growing up too, but i haven’t seen it in years so not sure how well it has dated..
now that i think about it, there’s a couple of vampire movies amongst my favourite films – specifically near dark, and 30 days of night. however they both have such terribly disappointing endings.
maybe i should give twilight a go… it can’t be that bad, can it?
November 2, 2012
i’ve been reflecting on how quickly things have been coming together recently…
on the 11th August, i wrote a blog post [link] saying that i was getting back into the studio to do some drawing. specifically, i was busy revamping a very old sketch – this one infact:
- the sketch was refined, the idea adjusted, redrawn and inked.
- then it was scanned and cleaned up digitally.
- from there is was emailed to the screen printers, and put onto t-shirts.
- the t-shirts have made their way around the uk, and some have even left the country, going as far afield as ontario and california.
- they’ve been photographed professionally using an alt. model, and one of these images is to be used in a magazine [that i love] to advertise my range of designs.
- the t-shirts are currently available for sale in a couple of shops, and once my website is finished they’ll be available to buy online too.
so here we are now – less than 3 months later – we have moved from that sketch above, to this…
not too shabby, eh?