Sunday, 1 September 2013

2nd Postcard from Totopolis


This is a typical downtown street scene. You have to be wary of the foot traffic.

Luke X

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Postcard from Totopolis

I've just time to send this postcard from the fascinating all-encompassing city of Totopolis, created and administered by the Convention whereby all worlds were intergrated into one. I think you can see bailiffs Sherbet Gaol and Russ Wall in a zipper on their way to their next job. The breadth and diversity of Totopolis is so great I won't have trouble finding something interesting to send you from around the next corner.

Luke x

Monday, 26 August 2013

Female Superheroes

I've never been a great fan of superheroes (they didn't hold any particular appeal for me in my childhood for example), but I like the potential in the idea of them to tell big stories with big ideas.

A few years ago I idly thought it would be great to write a story where the world is full of superheroes, but they're all women. What changes would that bring about? I like working on female characters and to my mind it would be a chance to redress the extreme fetishisation of female superheroes in comics to this day with grounded, fleshed-out (and fleshed-in) characters.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Aliens and Fairies


A quick update to share some sketchbook pages with you, featuring an alien and spacecraft and fairy characters.

The alien communicates with his own kind by producing and smelling various odours, so in order to express himself to us he needs an electronic face/voice device. The Fairy Queen makes her last stand against something rather nasty.

The fairies have been driven from their own world and into ours; without magic they are fragile and have to fashion protective clothing out of whatever comes to hand.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Adventures in Comics 2013

This morning I received in the post:

the newspaper catalogue for Adventures in Comics 2013!

I didn't make it to the exhibition, so I'm very grateful to all those at HKD and Marine Studios for putting this together. I'm enjoying reading through the submissions in almost spring-like sunshine. I should be under a tree...maybe if I put a coat on.

My two pages can be found here, but please check out the exhibition's page where you can see all the entrants. I fully encourage everyone to have a go next year! I also recommend taking a look at Paul Gravett's intro to the exhibition, in which he chooses a "best in show".

I really enjoyed at least two dozen of the comics, but I'll pick a few favourites: check out Edie O-P, Andy Poyiadgi, Spike Stephenson, Zara Slattery, Glynnis Fawkes, Kiki Kalahari and Kara Sievewright. There's plenty more there, dive in yourself. Lovely work!

Saturday, 16 March 2013


Welcome to the inaugural post of this news blog, following a revamp of my website.

I intend to use this space for updates on my work, to post sketches and work-in-progress and to let you know where and when my work will be appearing.

Stay tuned for more soon!

Recently: I submitted a piece for exhibition in Adventures in Comics.

Also, does anyone know how I can get my blog header and blog description to the centre of the page? It's baffling me; if I have to code it I'll really need some help!