Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Artbook and sketchbook

I'm putting together a Limited edition Art book, which will have 20 finished illustrations ( Posters I've designed for Conventions, Print designs, Commission pieces) and side by side will be their rough sketches...so you can see the before and after process.

It will debut at Thought Bubble Comics Festival, 15-16 November, in Leeds.

 I'll also have a brand new 28 page Sketchbook available at the show...so come along!



My Drug Buddy. I originally drew this for a Convention poster about 3 or 4 years ago, but I lost the high res file as it had corrupted ( and foolishly I'd sold the original! ) so I redrew, and recoloured it. It'll be in my Art book, available at Thought Bubble Comics Festival in Leeds in November!

Love'n'tanks!
Rufus

Saturday, 4 October 2014

THE POWER OF TANK GIRL....

THE POWER OF TANK GIRL



Finally received a couple of comp copies of 'The Power of Tank Girl'.

It's a great looking little book.
It contains three full series that I drew and were coloured by the wonderful Christian Krank, and Ashley Wood. ( my lovely friend Ashley Wood only drew the first issue of 'The Gifting', I drew the rest, he did some finishes over the other three issues, but i actually drew them... )

It's a pity I'm only creditted as 'Dayglo' on the cover...and there's no acknowledgement of Mine, Ashley's or Christian's hard work within the book. But hey...that's Comics...and politics it would seem. I don't think it was an accident....   but the decision is not mine.

I don't get paid for these reprints (I received a princely £300 for this book as a flat fee).... so please, if you see me at a show... buy a book from me.... that's the only money I'll make from these.... by selling them directly to people...   but at least that way I get to meet and chat to the readers, and real Tankie fans. I love meeting you guys...you are what made this all work, and I can't thank you all enough for your kind support since 2007.

So fuck the politics, fuck the lack of credits...and credit...   It was our work...and Ashley, Christian and I are very proud of it.   Again, I'm proud of what we did as a team....as friends. We never earned much money... we did it for the love of it.

We were Team Tank Girl... we dragged her back from the grave.... when no one else was interested, with the help of the great Chris Ryall at IDW (Thanks Chris, and Ted).
Thanks for taking a chance, and believing, like we did.

Love and tanks.... always.
Rufus

Friday, 3 October 2014

13 Coins Launch at Rockwell house with Simon Bisley!



Thank you to everyone who came along to the 13 Coins Book launch and Live art event.


Painting art up at Rockwell House, with a piece of sponge! haha

Simon Bisley and Jim Vision painting art up at Rockwell House




Simon Bisley painting art up at Rockwell House

Simon Bisley painting art up at Rockwell House

Simon Bisley and Jim Vision painting art up at Rockwell House

Simon and me!
Cheers!!! What an awesome night!

Huge thanks to the Rockwell House crew, Jim Vision, Matilda TD, Tamara and Lola!

Huuuuuge thanks to Simon 'The BIZ' Bisley, Simon Davis and Siku...what a night seeing these guys paint live....so fucking great!!!
Thanks to Mark Williams for the photos!!

Love to you all!
Rufus

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Live Art with SIMON 'THE BIZ' BISLEY, this thrusday night!




This Thursday evening up at Rockwell houseLive Art from SIMON ‘BIZ’ BISLEY, Me, Jim Vision, and Simon Davis (2000ad)
How many opportunities are you gonna have to see Biz paint live???
See ya there!!!
XXX Ruf

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Tank Girl / Joker and Harley - Mad Love...

Tank Girl / Joker and Harley - Mad Love...



Here's a finished colour art commission I did for some friends wedding gift... They are huge fans of the Joker and Harley...but wanted a Tank Girl Twist...

Congratulations to Hazel and Riki!

XXX Ruf

JOHNNY NEMO - Existantial Hitman of the Future




I just received my copies of JOHNNY NEMO - Existantial Hitman of the Future, by Brett Ewins, and Pete Milligan.
There is a completely new story by Brett, Pete, Me ( Tank girl, Judge dredd ), Jock ( Batman, The Losers), and Ashley Wood ( PopBots, 3A robots ) in this book! 
It's a beautiful hardback book, like an old Annual!!! Great reproduction and real quality printing!!
Go buy this book, and support Brett!
Love y'all!
Ruf xxxx

Sunday, 31 August 2014

HERCEG NOVI COMICS FESTIVAL 2014

HERCEG NOVI COMICS FESTIVAL 2014



I'll be in Montenegro this week, sketching and signing, hanging out with amazing artists and writers, admiring the Med, burning in the sun, and partying late at night!
I hope I'll see you there!!!
Ruf xxx