Friday, 27 May 2011

THE ULTIMATE BEANO SUMMER SPECIAL #1 - NOW ON SALE!



Exclusive to WH SMITH and on sale now is this colour-packed celebration
of 60 years of DENNIS THE MENACE, priced at £4.99. Comprised of 68
pages (including cardboard covers) and containing some of the best Dennis
strips from BEANO Summer Specials down through the years, it also includes
famous characters like LITTLE PLUM, THE BASH STREET KIDS, BIFFO
THE BEAR and quite a few others. With artwork by DAVEY LAW, DUDLEY
D. WATKINS, ROBERT NIXON and the usual stable of artists. All in all, a
nice little collectors' edition which is sure to appeal to everyone, from innocent
little kids full of the joys of life,  to overweight slapheads who have never
had a girlfriend.
 

PRESENTING: KID ROBSON'S ARTWORK OMNIBUS - PART ONE...


Pencil drawing of Iron Man #150 cover


I received an email recently asking why I didn't feature any of my own
artwork on my blog. Obviously someone hasn't been paying attention, but
to save anyone who's interested from having to wade through the archives,
here's an 'omnibus' selection of a few pieces. Some of it is over 30 years
old (and pre-dates my professional career), so please be gentle. Click on
picture, then click on result for enlarged viewing.

For Part Two, click here.

ARTWORK OMNIBUS - PART TWO...


Unused fanzine cover

 
For Part Three, click here.

ARTWORK OMNIBUS - PART THREE...


 Pencil drawing, drawn as a teenager


Fot Part Four, click here.

ARTWORK OMNIBUS - PART FOUR...

 
Parody of Amazing Fantasy #15 splash page

 
For Part Five, click here.

ARTWORK OMNIBUS - PART FIVE...


'Unofficial' Desperate Dan strip

 
To see black & white copy, click here.
 
For Part Six, click here.

ARTWORK OMNIBUS - PART SIX...


Camping cartoon for poster, drawn as a teenager 

"Yawn! Wonder what kind of day it's going to be, Fred?"

ARTWORK OMNIBUS - PART SEVEN...


Photo of colour caricature


ARTWORK OMNIBUS - PART EIGHT...


B&W copy of unused colour advertisement

ARTWORK OMNIBUS - PART NINE...


Fanzine logo

ARTWORK OMNIBUS - PART TEN...


Unpublished pin-up

ARTWORK OMNIBUS - PART ELEVEN...


Pen & acrylic ink caricature

ARTWORK OMNIBUS - PART TWELVE...


Unfinished caricature at pencil stage

ARTWORK OMNIBUS - PART THIRTEEN...


Comic Strip Proposal

Friday, 6 May 2011

REPEATING - THE KID ROBSON ARTWORK 'OMNIBUS' EDITION...

 
Pencil drawing of Iron Man #150 cover

A good while back, I published an ARTWORK OMNIBUS of
various pieces I had lying around. I wasn't happy with the way it was
laid out, so I reverted it to draft it and posted the pieces individually
instead. However, I've recently managed to solve the layout problems
and, as originally intended, now present the artwork in one post to make
them easier to view. Remember, some of these pics are over 30 years
old and pre-date my professional career- so please be kind.
(Updated June 11th, 2013.) 

Unused cover

Acrylic ink portrait

Parody of Amazing Fantasy #15 splash page

Acrylic ink caricature

Cartoon drawn in teenage years

Unused cartoon strip

Bought but unpublished pin-up

Fanzine logo

B&W copy of unused colour advert proposal

Pen & acrylic ink caricature
 
Unfinished caricature at pencil stage
 
Comic strip idea

Pencil drawing done as a teenager

Sunday, 1 May 2011

EVOLUTION OF A COMIC...


First there's the 'ashcan' edition, just to secure the copyright...
 
Cover of the ashcan edition of Action Comics

Then the real cover of the actual first issue is drawn,
before a copy is sent for colouring...

The original cover artwork for Action Comics #1
by Joe Shuster

Then the actual issue is published...

The published result - for only 10 cents

Then it goes on sale...

Where's the Tardis when you need it? (Action Comics #1 at bottom-middle
of photograph.)

Result? History in the making.