I ART FRAZER IRVING

Doodles, scribbles and misc art stuff from Frazer Irving, International Comicbook Rockstar.

Anonymous asked: Is this the same Frazer that taught me how to draw spiders in Christchurch Infants school in Ilford in the 1970s?

There is only ONE Frazer that ever taught anyone to draw spiders, so yes. I have a memory of doing that (a black dot followed by 4 legs either side) but I can’t remember who it was that I taught, anonymous. Who *are* you?

Ok, so it seems that the print version *did* have the original page. Thanks twitter! Anyway, here’s what I did to fix things, including giving the newbies their new costumes. 
Oh the joys of working on tag-team comics.

Ok, so it seems that the print version *did* have the original page. Thanks twitter! Anyway, here’s what I did to fix things, including giving the newbies their new costumes. 

Oh the joys of working on tag-team comics.

So, for the past few months I’ve been recording most of the work I do using Screenflow, partially for my own benefit (to recall how I did certain tricks) an dpartially for your benefit in case u ever wondered what it looked like to draw comics the Irving way. 

So as Uncanny X-Men volume 3 issue 10 hits the stands I felt it was appropriate to let u lot have a peek at the cover for that issue as it grew. A tiny portion in the middle is missing due to me forgetting to resume recording after a break, but other than that it’s all there. Total draw time was about 3 hours or so, I can’t remember.

The potatoshop-literate among u may see some of my tricks in action, tho I deliberately don’t film the layers palette so you will have to guess that part. 

One more thing: I believe the print version had an older version of a page that was corrected yet not updated in time to see print…I’ll have to check tomorrow, but if that’s the case then I’ll post the correct version here. The digital copies were fine tho. Hurrah for digital!

Ok, back to work.

Today my penultimate issue of Uncanny X-Men debuts on shelves and comixology. To celebrate this, I will post a little something that may be of interest to some of you who are reading/enjoying what I’ve been doing on that comic. Tho I will have to wait until later in the evening so it doesn’t spoil anything…

Anonymous asked: GUTSVILLE IS WHERE

Somewhere between there and here and look it’ll happen ok. Keep cool, eat well and be nice to animals, I’ll be inching slowly towards completing (and indeed revitalising and remastering) this epic tale of 6 parts.

Anonymous asked: Where can I buy your art from Uncanny X?

It’s all digital I’m afraid! Thus no actual art to sell/trade :(

Anonymous asked: Why does every tv show with Summer Glau get canceled?

Because we are not worthy to watch her yet. We must save the animals, the forests, the internet and the moon before we deserve to have a complete run of any series starring her. Alternatively it could be that Fox is crap and has no taste.

Hello! Heatwave or not, the Wacom pen has been scribbling frantically in Irving Towers the past few weeks and there will be no letting up for another week or so! Ands then I will dive into a large vat of icecream and melt it all.
The art u see above is from a new series called ANNIHILATOR which is written by Grant Morrison and published by Legendary comics (they also make movies don’t u know).
Check the link for a synopsis and a view of the art with logo and stuff. Sadly I cannot comment on any aspect of this before the publisher does, so all will have to remain a mystery for now!
Ok, time for another blast of cold water…

Hello! Heatwave or not, the Wacom pen has been scribbling frantically in Irving Towers the past few weeks and there will be no letting up for another week or so! Ands then I will dive into a large vat of icecream and melt it all.

The art u see above is from a new series called ANNIHILATOR which is written by Grant Morrison and published by Legendary comics (they also make movies don’t u know).

Check the link for a synopsis and a view of the art with logo and stuff. Sadly I cannot comment on any aspect of this before the publisher does, so all will have to remain a mystery for now!

Ok, time for another blast of cold water…

Anonymous asked: hey! Your art work is really inspiring and got me back into making comics. I was curious how you go about digitally painting and drawing your images? Do you ink and then go in to color, or do you do everything direct? Thanks!

Hello anonymous. Good to hear I helped inspire u back into doodling! As for my method, it does vary over time, but currently I work in greyscale with colour layers above setting the tone, and then once the details are done I refine the hues slightly to create depth etc. I’m in the process of shifting that tho, dividing the colours between colour layers and actual colours painted directly onto layers, which is more of the old skool method. The benefits of working in grey with colour layers is that one can modify details without cocking up all the precious colourwork one has done.

astonishingjack asked: Do you plan on ever returning to Batman? Your work on Batman and Robin Must Die is my absolute favorite!

Not in the near future, no. I think my relationship with the Bat-verse was more of a connection with the Morrison Bat-verse, and now he’s done with it I’m not so sure I’ll be treading that path again anytime soon, but that could of course change if I was offered the chance to write and draw my own stories. Because I am a control freak obv. Thanks for the praise tho, I’m so glad u like it :D

the-jeremeister asked: Hello, I’m the Jack Point cosplayer in SDCC! I’m so glad you liked my cosplay, and I plan on bringing more Wally Squad judges to real life in upcoming conventions. I’ve always loved Jack Point ever since I read him in Gumshoe, and found him again in Trifecta. He’s my favorite 2000AD character! It’s been a honor to cosplay The Simping Detective, and I plan to keep cosplaying him again in other cons, only better. I’ll have the stumm-gas whoopie cushion and the razor-tipped bow-tie and everything.

Good man! If u make it to NYCC this year come visit whatever 2000AD booth is there, and we can cook up a quick fumetti style phot-comic (which will obviously be retouched in potatoshop afterwards for the FX etc). 

I love the instant connectivity of this interweb thing. Beats the crap out of letters and telephones.

: SDCC COSPLAY: THE SIMPING DETECTIVE

sispurrier:

They say you’ve only made it in comics when someone cosplays as a character you created.

Actually, that’s bullshit – nobody says that at all – but it sounds plausible and makes me smirk so shut up. I’ve totally made it.

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(No idea about photo-credit there, sorry. If you know, let me…

And here’s the photo that I didn’t have. Good ol’ Simon! Show yourself, Simp…

Calling Jack Point

Ok, so at SDCC this weekend there was this chap who had cosplayed as Jack Point The Simping Detective, which is a character I co-created. This being the first time anyone has cosplayed as a character I “birthed” I am wondering if this cosplayer is out there in the Tumblrverse and can show themselves so I can offer up praise for this most excellent of costumes.

I think I should design some more now.

Hello again! It’s been a while…deadlines, heatwaves, tummy troubles and bad sushi have kept me from you my darlings. But today is special, because today is Friday, and I offer up a token of my deepest affection in the form of the cover art to Uncanny X-Men issue 10! I’m quite pleased with how it all turned out, and was the first experiment with a new revised method of mine!
It’s hot in here, so I gotta try and peel my skin off or just sit in a bucket of ice until I’ve cooled down enough to begin the evening sesh at the Cintiq.

Hello again! It’s been a while…deadlines, heatwaves, tummy troubles and bad sushi have kept me from you my darlings. But today is special, because today is Friday, and I offer up a token of my deepest affection in the form of the cover art to Uncanny X-Men issue 10! I’m quite pleased with how it all turned out, and was the first experiment with a new revised method of mine!

It’s hot in here, so I gotta try and peel my skin off or just sit in a bucket of ice until I’ve cooled down enough to begin the evening sesh at the Cintiq.

To balance out the words, I give you pictures. Well, one picture. This is the 4th and final cover to Polarity from Boom! studios. I took a movie of this in progress but only half of it survived, so I’ll have to think about whether I release it to the world or not…
Today is Friday. Tomorrow is Saturday. Tomorrow I will be at the MCMExpo in London’s Docklands, doing a signing from 2pm till 4pm. After that I will be shmoozing with humans, artists, and cosplayers, before returning to my cave to continue drawing some wildly cosmic shit I got going on here.
Next week I will be in Copenhagen! Huzzah!

To balance out the words, I give you pictures. Well, one picture. This is the 4th and final cover to Polarity from Boom! studios. I took a movie of this in progress but only half of it survived, so I’ll have to think about whether I release it to the world or not…

Today is Friday. Tomorrow is Saturday. Tomorrow I will be at the MCMExpo in London’s Docklands, doing a signing from 2pm till 4pm. After that I will be shmoozing with humans, artists, and cosplayers, before returning to my cave to continue drawing some wildly cosmic shit I got going on here.

Next week I will be in Copenhagen! Huzzah!