Wednesday, 30 November 2011

STAND AND DELIVER!

STAND AND DELIVER!!!
        I was invited to go and see Adam Ant play last night at WILTON'S MUSIC HALL, by...well...Adam... which was a great treat! If you get the chance to go to Wilton's....GO!!!! It is an incredible Georgian Music Hall, and one of the best places to see a band, or have a party...

    Adam played a stripped down set of ALL his hits and a host of amazing covers, No Fun, Cast Iron Arm, Peggy Sue, and Get it On amongst them!

    Adam had taken a shine to the art I'd done of Tank Girl in a top hat, with an Adam Ant stripe on her face... so i gave him one of the new Gyclee Prints I've done, and a page from our book, Visions of Booga, in which he featured!

   Adam was a huge inspiration to me as a kid, and it was a real honour not only to meet him, but find he's a fan of my work too. I wish I could go back and tell my 7 year old self that!!

I'll be uploading the new prints for sale today... including the iconic Tankie/Adam Ant stripe image!

XXX Ant Music for Sex People / Tank Art for Ant Music XXX
Ruf... Tank Girl / SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK


Adam onstage at Wilton's Music Hall!

The Gyclee Print, and the Original art for Adam


Wilton's Music Hall


The new Gyclee Print

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

a kiss with a fist...

A KISS WITH A FIST IS BETTER THAN NONE....

Unused art for  a TANK GIRL pinup... Just found it again, and added some tone.
I'll be uploading the new Gyclee Prints online tomorrow... I hope you'll like them!
XXX Ruf Team Tankie/ SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK


Sunday, 27 November 2011

Painting....

Just starting work on a painting for a Poster to advertise a signing in Toronto, in January 2012. (Yup...You heard that right....)
    I'll be signing at THE BEGUILING, a fantastic shop in central toronto, who are huge supports of indie comics.
   I'll be there, signing, and sketching...so I hope you can pop in out of the cold and come say hello.
I'll announce the date soon.

Roughs for the Painting...

Pencilling onto the board

Art board inked ink...awaiting paint...




Love'n tanks....
Rufus... TEAM TANKIE / SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK

Thursday, 17 November 2011

THOUGHT BUBBBLE Comics Festival LEEDS - 19-20th November

     This weekend I'll be at THOUGHT BUBBLE, the Leeds Comics Festival, in the Royal Armouries Hall, sketching, signing, and selling prints (incuding new Gyclee prints!), original TANK GIRL art, doing Commissions, and other goodness.... and quite possibly drinking!

Come and say hello!
XXX     Ruf...
Team Tankie/ SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Lille Comics Festival Sketch

I did this sketch very quickly... but I quite liked it... often when you don't have too much time to overthink things, they look fresher.

The guy I did it for added a scan on Facebook, so I grabbed it, and added tone in photoshop.


XXX Ruf
Team Tankie / SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

LILLE COMIC CONVENTION - NOVEMBER 2011

Boo Cook, Me, Richard Starking, and Simon Davis at Lille Europe station!
I've just got back from Lille Comics Convention... what an amazing time.... I met so many cool artists and writes, and old friends...

Declan Shalvey, RM Guera, Mike and Laura Allred, Dan Abnett, Pete Milligan, Kevin Maguire, Boo Cook, Dylan Teague, Dave Kendall, Guillermo Ortega, Ema Lupacchino, Pat Masioni, Simon Davis... the list was IMMENSE!!!!

I drew a tonne of sketches, designed some tattoos, did commissions, sold prints and have been invited to other festivals.. it was so much fun...



Live Art with my friend,Declan Shalvey!
JUSTICE LEAGUE Zomie mash up we drew onstage in 5 mins.

Sketching.... as usual!!!
Maria Guera, RM's daughter, sporting my raccoon tail...
Zombie Booga!

TITS AHOY... a TG commission piece...

Dinner with RM Guera and his family, Dec Shalvey, and Jordie Bellaire


Apolline with her sketch!

Tankie Commision - Combat Rock, baby...

Maria Guera with her new tattoo!

Tankie... on her Tank... another commission piece.

TWWWAT! Getting battered at Lille Comic Con.

I'll post more pics up tomorrow!


XXXX   RUF!
TEAM TANKIE / SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK