Today’s Art (31st July 2015)

Accusations! Pyromania! Fearsome creatures! What else could it be, but the third page of “Diabolical Sigil” – my ‘so bad that it’s good‘ attempt at re-starting my old “Damania” comics series. Stay tuned for page four tomorrow :)

As usual, this comic page is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"Diabolical Sigil - Page 3" By C. A. Brown

“Diabolical Sigil – Page 3″ By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (30th July 2015)

Mysterious noises? Annoying noises? What else could it be but page two of “Diabolical Sigil”, my lazily unimaginative reboot modern re-imagining of my old “Damania” comics from 2012/2013?

It’s interesting that, in this new comic – Harvey and Rox seem to have a slightly more antagonistic relationship than they did in the original comics. Still, it isn’t entirely unprecedented.

Stay tuned for page three tomorrow :)

As usual, this comic page is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] "Diabolical Sigil - Page 2" By C. A. Brown

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “Diabolical Sigil – Page 2″ By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (29th July 2015)

Now with 300% more cynicism and 256 fewer colours! Yes, what else could it be but the first page of “Diabolical Sigil” – my lazily unimaginative, yet ‘so bad that it’s good‘, modern re-make of my old “Damania” Comics from 2011-2013? Stay tuned for page two tomorrow.

And, yes, the second panel originally featured an extremely cynical political cartoon (likening the UK Independence Party to the dystopic government from “V For Vendetta”), but I kind of wimped out at the last minute and ended up self-censoring. Sorry about this.

As usual, this comic page is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE]"Diabolical Sigil - Page 1 (edited version)" By C. A. Brown

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE]”Diabolical Sigil – Page 1 (edited version)” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (28th July 2015)

Well, it’s only a year or two late, but I’ve decided to make another “Damania” comic. This will probably be another short comic like the ones I made earlier this year (they can be read here and here) and the rest of the comic will probably be in black and white for time reasons. Still, it’s interesting to return to this old comic series of mine that even I had almost forgotten about..

Anyway, here’s the cover – stay tuned for page one tomorrow at the usual time :)

As usual, this comic page is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"Diabolical Sigil - Cover" By C. A. Brown

“Diabolical Sigil – Cover” By C. A. Brown

More Random Pages From My Sketchbooks

Yay! More stuff from the vault!

Yay! More stuff from the vault!

Well, since I couldn’t think of a good idea for an article for today – I thought that I’d show you all some cool stuff from my sketchbooks :)

If you want to see more stuff from my sketchbooks, then it can be found here.

Anyway, most of this is old stuff from 2013 and it includes a “never seen before” political “Damania” comic which I thought was too controversial to publish at the time (it’s both anti-conservative and anti-liberal) as well as unseen plans for some of the comics that I made last year too.

I’ll also include a couple of more recent pages from my sketchbooks too. Enjoy :)

These are some plans for a chapter of my old "Stories" comic from last year.

These are some plans for a chapter of my old “Stories” comic from last year.

Yes, this is a "Damania" comic that I thought was too political (or at least too cynical about politics - at least in the UK)

Yes, this is a “Damania” comic that I thought was too political (or at least too cynical about politics – at least in the UK)

This is both the second page and the plans for the second page of my old "Anachrony II" comic from last year.

This is both the second page and the plans for the second page of my old “Anachrony II” comic from last year.

More old comic planning from 2013. Sorry about the censorship, I'm never quite sure whether I can say "F***" on this site (or show any cleavage) without getting a "Mature Content" rating.

More old comic planning from 2013. Sorry about the censorship, I’m never quite sure whether I can say “F***” on this site (or show any cleavage) without getting a “Mature Content” rating.

This is another page from 2013. Wow! I can't believe that it's been over two years since I made my original "Observation" drawing.

This is another page from 2013. Wow! I can’t believe that it’s been over two years since I made my original “Observation” drawing.

These are some of the preliminary sketches for my "Ed And The Owls" painting from July.

These are some of the preliminary sketches for my “Ed And The Owls” painting from July.

These are some random doodles I made in May this year.

These are some random doodles I made in May this year.

This was a preliminary sketch for the illustrated extract from Poe's "The Raven" that I posted earlier this year.

This was a preliminary sketch for the illustrated extract from Poe’s “The Raven” that I posted earlier this year.

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Hopefully, I’ll write a real article for tomorrow, but I hope that this glimpse into my sketchbooks was interesting :)

Today’s Art (5th September 2014)

Well, since I was looking through some of my old sketchbooks a few weeks ago for an upcoming sketchbook-based post, I found a page from my old “Anachrony II” comic from 2013 (it’s a prequel/spin-off to my “Damania” comic). So, I decided to re-draw/paint it and see what it looked like in my current art style.

[Note: In case anyone is puzzled, the dialogue in this version of the redrawing is very slightly different from the one posted on DeviantART about a week and a half ago. This is mainly because there has been a lot of stuff in the news about beheadings recently and I worried that an exact copy of the original dialogue in this redrawing (that I made back in July) may be misinterpreted as a crass joke about recent events.

So, I changed the dialogue slightly to clarify the historical context of the random factoid that Derek mentions in the first panel (which was inspired by something I read in a “Horrible Histories” book when I was a kid about someone in Revolutionary France blinking after they were guillotined).

Sorry about this censorship, one of the problems about making art so far in advance of publication is that sometimes the world can take a step backwards and things that were previously firmly confined to distant history can unexpectedly end up becoming a barbaric part of the present day.]

Still, I’ll provide an unaltered copy of the original page from 2013 for comparison too.

As usual, these two comic pages are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"Anachrony II - Page Redrawing (Edited)" By C. A. Brown

“Anachrony II – Page Redrawing (Edited)” By C. A. Brown

And here’s the original page from 2013:

"Anachrony II - Page 2" By C. A. Brown [6th April 2013]

“Anachrony II – Page 2″ By C. A. Brown [6th April 2013]

Today’s Comic and Art (8th March 2014)

Although I have no plans to go back to making regular “Damania” comics, I thought that I’d see what one of these comics looked like when they were painted using watercolour pencils. I’ll also post a random picture that I painted a couple of days earlier too.

As usual, this comic and painting are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"Damania - Horror Elitism" By C. A. Brown

“Damania – Horror Elitism” By C. A. Brown

As I said earlier, “Damania – Horror Elitism” was basically just an experiment with making one of these comics using watercolour pencils. This comic took a lot longer to produce than I expected, not to mention that Derek is absolutely terribly drawn in the first panel too.

And, yes, for the record – slasher movies are about the most boring, un-scary, predictable, formulaic and just downright generic type of horror movie in existence.

Ironically, most of the genuinely scary horror movies out there are actually modern ones. With a few exceptions (eg: “Event Horizon” and the remake of “House On Haunted Hill” from the 90s), horror really doesn’t age that well.

"Random Forest" By C. A. Brown

“Random Forest” By C. A. Brown

Random Forest” was a small painting I painted a few days earlier. It’s ok, but it ended up being kind of generic though.