Thursday, 26 January 2012

TANK GIRL - BAD WIND RISING - Hardcover Collection out NOW!

       TANK GIRL - BAD WIND RISING - Hardcover Collection out NOW!

      Our lovely collection of our mini series TANK GIRL - BAD WIND RISING is out now, in a beautiful hardback collection from Titan Books.
      I'm enormously proud of this series, and I think it's a beautiful swan song for me leave TANK GIRL on.
     I'd like to thank Sofie 'Danger' Dodgson who coloured the series and really went beyond the call of duty, Steve 'De Nada' White my incredibly very patient editor, Lori Petty for always having the keys to the tank, Nicola 'Bang Tidy' Bell for making me smile, and Christian 'Big Daddy' Krank who is always supportive, a great friend, and coloured the other Tankie series.
Also thanks to Nicole 'Super' Powers for her unwavering support and always banging the drum, Alix 'Foxy McFoxilicios' Fox for being bubblier than a crate of shaken champagne, Sarah 'Hattie' Watson for being Tankie on the cover of Issue 3.

Most importantly, I'd like to thank all of you for supporting us, buying our books, turning up at the signings and Cons, and all the lovely mail I've received. You have no idea how much it's appreciated.

I've loved working on TANK GIRL, it's been a blast.
I'm very excited about the new opportunities ahead... working with Vertigo at DC Comics, doing stuff for 2000ad, designing stuff at ThreeA Toys, and working on my own series, SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK!

You can order the hardback on Amazon really cheap...

In the US/CANADA/Worldwide - AMAZON.COM


In the United Kingdom/Europe - AMAZON.CO.UK

Or if you're feeling lucky punk.... SFXiNow are giving away some copies with an embarrassingly easy question.....


Anyhoo.... back to work for me... I've got a tonne of stuff to draw.

Love and Tanks
Rufus
Team Tank Girl.... Over and Out 
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Love and Tanks everyone xxxxx

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Bad Wind.....

   Here's the line work for the pin up I'm doing to celebrate the release of our hardback collection of TANK GIRL - BAD WIND RISING.
I'll have it coloured up over the next few days I hope...

 The Book can be ordered on Amazon, for a whopping 40% off.
In the United States/Canada here... AMAZON.COM
In the United Kingdom/Europe here...  AMAZON.CO.UK

OR...
Win a signed TANK GIRL hardback.... Bizarrely Titan books haven't asked me to sign any though? Or sent me a copy. Guess I should enter huh?


XXX Ruf

Nuff said...

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Hellblazer

John Constantine, Hellblazer

Sketch done yesterday, in a vain effort to prove I can draw more than tanks and Kangaroos! ;)

Finishing off some Judge Dredd this week, then on to Vertigo work! Woohoo!

xxx Ruf


CUSTOM KIGURUMI - CAMP KOALA!!!

My amazing friends Sofie and Ceridwen over at CUSTOM KIGURUMI made an amazing CAMP KOALA hood!

They do all sorts of custom made goodness!!

XX Ruf

CUSTOM KIGURUMI!

Friday, 20 January 2012

ATHENS COMIC CON, 30 MARCH - 1 APRIL 2012

ATHENS COMICS CON 2012 - 30 MARCH - 1 APRIL

I'll be a guest at Athens Comic Con this year. We'll be doing signings, sketching, and doing workshops.
There's also a retrospective exhibition of glorious 2000ad art!

Hope to see you there!

XXX Ruf

Athens Comic Con 2012

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

THE UNWRITTEN #36

My Vertigo/DC Comics debut... The UnWritten #36! Excited, moi?

OUT IN APRIL!!!

XXX Ruf

Monday, 16 January 2012

JOG ON....

JOG ON.....

Poster rough for the TANK GIRL - BAD WIND RISING promo I'm working on...
Think this just about sums it all up...   ;)

XXX Ruf

Thank you.... and Good Night....

Sunday, 15 January 2012

BAD WIND RISING cont....

BAD WIND RISING cont.

Sketch, thumbnails, and added bits!


Nearly finished.... drawn in all the characters... and drew a few characters and details on a seperate level, which I'll patch in on Photoshop.

 Drew a new arm for Tankie, with her flickin' the V as well. Seemed appropriate.

This one's dedicated to my good friend Brett Ewins, who editted/drew/started DEADLINE magazine, Tankie's first home. Without whom etc...

Brett and some Tankies.


 Love to you Brett. XXX
RUF

Saturday, 14 January 2012

BAD WIND RISING

                             Here's a sketch for a Pin Up I'm doing to celebrate the launch of TANK GIRL - BAD WIND RISING in the UK on Jan 27. ( It's already out in the States... so go get it! )

It's a hardback collection, and a book I'm very proud of. I'd like to give extra thanks to my friend Sofie Danger Dodgson for her outstanding colouring and help on the project.

We're getting great reviews... check them out here, here, and here!

You can preorder on AMAZON and save 40%... how's that for a deal?

This is the last series Alan and I will be doing together, so enjoy it while you can, Tank fans!!!

Love and Tanks,
Rufus

Sketch for the pinup... and the Hardback!

Friday, 13 January 2012

FEAR NAUGHT....

FEAR NAUGHT

A TANK GIRL sketch for a member of 2 Royal Tank Regiment ( 2 RTR )

Looking forward to seeing this painted on the side of a Challenger tank!!

Don't forget it's never too late to send THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION  a donation.
They help to care, and rehabilitate our veterans.

They NEED our support.

XXX Love and Tanks
Rufus

Monday, 9 January 2012

Look out Below!!

LOOK OUT BELOW!


Smoke em if ya got em...


A rough sketch for a Tattoo design I'd promised to about 8 billion years ago... better late than ever.
This will be a band around the arm... the Booga thought balloon should hopefully join up with the clouds behind Jet Girl's Jet when it wraps around the arm.

I'm working on tonnes of exciting new stuff. I've got some exciting announcements to make I can't quite reveal yet ... suffice to say it's going to be a busy year, with some amazing things!!!

XXX Ruf... in the Death Mask Cave....

Rough Tattoo design

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

RONALD SEARLE

Molesworth....sic
R.I.P. Ronald Searle, Britain's greatest cartoonist.

     He was of course best known for his St.Trinian's Girls, but for me ... it will always be the grumpy adolescent schoolboy, Nigel Molesworth, of St.Custard's that shaped my young mind.... My Dad gave me the Molesworth books when I was little...I learned to draw copying them....



      Mr Searle was truly one of my greatest inspirations. His art radiates fun, love, naughtiness, and life. ♥
I did this piece in TANK GIRL - SKIDMARKS as a tip of the hat to both his influence on me as an
artist, and as a devout reader of his Molesworth books.





We will never see his like again.

I'm truly heart broken.
XXX Rufus

Sunday, 1 January 2012

The UNWRITTEN

Happy New Year's Everyone!
      Here's a sketch I've done, as I've been lucky enough to be asked to be a guest artist on THE UNWRITTEN, DC Vertigos's amazing literary fantasy series.

2012 is going to be an amazing year!I can't tell you how excited I am.... New stories, new challenges, and new
collaborators!!

I'll be back at home in the next few days, so apologies for delays in answering emails etc, I have next to no signal, phone or internet...it's kinda nice.

xxx Rufus

Mr.Bun and Alice, wearing an unfortunate fox.