Wednesday, April 19, 2006
My work is now up on my agents Arena's website here.
Monday, April 10, 2006
More personal work for the comic about the search for my family tree. This is my grandfathers aunt, Caroline Sherwin. On the first of January 1928, (in Eastbourne) she wrote down a brief family history -it took up one sheet of paper- and I used it as my starting point. According to Caroline the silver cup on the table was given in exchange for a horse and wagon to my 6th great grand father by The Young Pretenders army (Bonnie Prince Charlie) when they reached
All this is written down in quite a lot of detail, and I wonder how she knew it all, for instance the cart he brought back from
Not everything she wrote down was correct; she has a couple of fathers and sons mixed up, and a wedding date that is definitely not right.
Caroline Sherwin died way before I was born and there are no photos of her either, so this picture is completely imagined. Caroline and her two sisters never married, and according to my mother lived in
Thursday, April 06, 2006
This is where Prince Benji lives, a sort of castle-style suburban house over looking the city. You might recognize the hill from the animation on my website. I didn't quite get the city how I wanted it. I was trying to get a sort of water colour shimmer to it. I've been looking at a lot of Peter Firmin's work.