September 24, 2012

Geeks In Space #49

Greetings, friends. I'm cold, I'm tired, my nose has been running for hours, my brain feels like it's about to blow up and there's plenty of work to do, but will I still make time to do a new Geeks strip? You bet!

Get into it, one more of these and I'll be able to claim an anthology!

September 11, 2012

Two Wheels, Six Strings

A couple more sketches from my shetchbook:

Here are the main characters from Juliet Prime. The illustrations for Juliet and her friends tend to be a bit violent, so at last, here is one that shows the lighter side. I can't draw bicycles very well, so this gave me a chance to draw different types of bike and how the characters sit on them. It's all about the bike, as Gandhi once said.

If you don't know which one is Juliet, she's the one with yellow hair on the right, playing on her mini-bike she got from Tokyu Hands!

And there's always time for rockin' out with an oversized guitar. This one was done with a brush and water-soluble black paint. I prefer it to ink because it's a very rich black, although shades of grey are very hard to keep consistent. So, now you know!

September 8, 2012

Geeks In Space #48

Moving swiftly on...this strip was drawn yesterday, like #47, and refers to the recent mind-shattering revelation that the prices of certain brands of bottled water, compared to the price of tap water, represent a markup of around 180,000%. What?! People who filter and bottle ordinary tap water and sell it on the basis of "funky" packaging are ripping people off? Say it ain't so, guv'!!

Although it'll never happen, I'd like some marketing bod to see this cartoon and begin producing a brand of water called "Fauxhemian Poseur".

Thanks go to Jason Phelan for coming up with the name "Mount Spanklin" (five years ago...).

September 7, 2012

Geeks In Space #47

For anyone who doesn't live in Melbourne (and I suspect each one of you), this is based on the recent big deal made about what slogan should appear on Victorian car number plates. A long time ago it was "The Garden State", then "On The Move", and then recently "The Place To Be", which very few people liked (apparently). Now they've come up with a new one, which is something to do with road safety.

XCM 748 was the number plate of my family's first car in Australia, just for some added useless info.