NEW PAGES!

June 25, 2010

Here’s a few pages from my latest opus,scanned by Phil “Blackshapes” Barrett.

You wouldn’t know it from the blog,but I’m a very busy mutha at the moment.I’ve been chipping away at TWO graphic novels,a gag panel or two,and a possible adventure strip!I know what you’re thinking:

F~#kin hell,Luke.You’re amazing.How are you not dead from exhaustion,you stud?

But I’ve been working like a machine since the Junior Cert finished with an average of about two pages a day.And it’s not that I’ve been drawing all day,it’s just that I’ve been knocking out pages in no time because I just work with pen and ink.No honky tonk pencilling nonsense for me.

Anyhoo,these pages are from a small graphic novel about a fictional Irish writer in the rare aul times who’s forced to leave the country because his books are banned because they’re durty shtuff,altogether.He leaves in the hopes of finding some sort of freedom in London.Hilarity ensues…well,no.Depressing nonsense ensues.

These pages aren’t in order and so you’re not going to be able to “read” them,really.I only gave a few select pages to Phil to scan,not the whole book.

The 2D Festival up in Derry was aces.Hopefully I’ll get around to doing a proper post on it in a while,when there’s more pics from the day floating around the net.Plenty of laffs.Plenty of stories.Plenty of “Aye”s.

Anyhoo,ace cartoonist and good egg Phil Barrett(whose new comic collection,The Human in Me, is a joy to read.Buy it!) asked me for a sketch (God only knows why,the mad Nordie)of the Hulk.I thought it would be piss easy.It wasn’t.I went through about ten pages before knocking out an alrightish Hulk.It wasn’t anything to be ashamed of,but it wasn’t great.Sowwwy,Phil.

So today I took a small break from studying for my exams and doodled a half-decent Hulkie to make up for it.

Anyway,exams start in the morning,so no posts for the next week or two.Enjoy the summer,while I’m trapped in a classroom trying to remember what the f~~k happened in Romeo and Juliet.

Aul Hulkie