Tuesday, 12 June 2018

VideogameBear Comics continued

Still trying to make my own comics, makes me realise I really want to try making something with a story, I think its time to start using more text and words.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018


Thought my blog was finally due another update. I've had a little bit of success recently by sharing my boring, nerdy opinions about videogames on Instagram. Feeling inspired I also uploaded some art to accompany my game page-  the bear has become the videogame bear! I've even managed to sell a few art prints!

The account is still heavily focused on showing off a videogame collection, but I'm determined to turn that around this year and upload more drawings. If your interested in seeing it yourself, the account name is @VideogameBear, all art art related posts are under the RetroGameBear hashtag. 

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Drawing Trees

Thought my page needed an update so heres what I've been doing lately. I'm still approaching a few magazine editors and seem to get a lot of comments that I draw trees really well so I thought about making a comic with a fantasy setting. Heres a a few attempts from earlier this year:

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Gold Key Comic inspiration

I've been getting a lot of encouragement to draw more comics lately (Bear comics in particular) and I want to give it another go.

I drew a lot of inspiration from Gold Key children's comics released in the 1960's which published a lot of comics based on popular television cartoon characters of the time (Flintstones, Hong Kong Phooey etc) So I wanted to go for a bit of a retro look:

A page from a George of the Jungle comic(this scan isn't mine and I'm not sure who to give credit sorry!)

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

New updates

Its been a while since I've updated my blog so I wanted to make a fresh start since its the new year at last! I've been busy with a couple of fun small projects such as greetings cards and calendars-

But really, I'd like to dedicate more time to making comic strips again- especially since I'm getting a lot of encouragement from people within the industry, I've already started on a few...

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Treasure Hound

I want to start making more of my own comic-books and getting them printed out. Treasure Hound, a jungle adventure story I've wanted to make since Cambridge university, finally feels like its coming together!

Thursday, 30 June 2016

The Apple Knight

I've been a bit busy lately but I've had the time to try revisiting one of my older characters I made during my southampton days. I've always wanted to try making a story about a little knight fighting monsters. Its mostly inspired from The Legend of Zelda and Noggin the Nog.
Theres no real reason as to why he wears an apple on his head, I was just trying to think of something slightly unusual to look at.