I have been busy these past few weeks working on a project and now the first part is complete.
I have been working for WP Comics Ltd – a new comic book company based in Wales – as a Freelance Illustrator on one of their titles called ‘The Night Hunters’. To outline the story – ‘The Night Hunters : Fools Gold’, has been written by David Thomas and follows the central character, Sexton Wraith in an alternative 1890s America hunting down unwelcome supernatural entities.
Rather than traditional pen and ink I have approached the comic with a painterly style which involved both the drawing and colour. It has been something of a tight squeeze to get the comic complete. Taking over from another artist early on in the project and being able to meet an existing publishing deadline whilst finding my way around my first published comic book was tough but, after a lot of hard work, it has arrived!
The Night Hunters Issue 1 ‘Fools Gold’ is available now as a digital download here with printed versions available soon.
Strictly speaking, this is not my first comic. Back in the early 90’s, whilst at school, I co-created a comic called ‘Redhawk’ – a Batman inspired superhero comic. I had originally intended to go in to comic book illustration back then but went on to do Fine Art instead. Over 20 years later, a lot has changed but I have picked up this rather exciting thread which suits my narrative style and returned to one of my artistic influences.
Currently, I am working on two more issues of ‘The Night Hunters’ and have already started work on Issue 2.