I ART FRAZER IRVING

Doodles, scribbles and misc art stuff from Frazer Irving, International Comicbook Rockstar.
So, it’s been a while since I came round these parts. Oh, I’ve been lurking fo reals, checking out what tumbls down my feed, but sadly I haven’t been able to share anything because none of it was ready for release, and I don’t get much time to do my own personal shizzle at the moment. I am a busy little bee and make no mistake.
But another Polarity cover has leaked onto the web! So I am showing it off here in higher resolution because I do rather like this one a lot. I was channelling the mighty Bill Sienkiewicz to a certain degree with the manic linework and mixed textures, because I’ve always wanted to be able to rip him off take influence from his dynamic take on reality. Tho now I’ve said that I’ll probably get comments like “Dude, that looks more like you were ripping off inspired by Dave Mckean/Rudy Nebres/Alfredo Alcala/Egon Schiele/your mom" which shows to go you that we all see art thru a different lense.
I gotta get back to drawing X-Men and other secret things, but if the nice weather holds up I’ll share the 4th Polarity cover later and leak some details about my plans to publish youtube videos of my doodling process.
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So, it’s been a while since I came round these parts. Oh, I’ve been lurking fo reals, checking out what tumbls down my feed, but sadly I haven’t been able to share anything because none of it was ready for release, and I don’t get much time to do my own personal shizzle at the moment. I am a busy little bee and make no mistake.

But another Polarity cover has leaked onto the web! So I am showing it off here in higher resolution because I do rather like this one a lot. I was channelling the mighty Bill Sienkiewicz to a certain degree with the manic linework and mixed textures, because I’ve always wanted to be able to rip him off take influence from his dynamic take on reality. Tho now I’ve said that I’ll probably get comments like “Dude, that looks more like you were ripping off inspired by Dave Mckean/Rudy Nebres/Alfredo Alcala/Egon Schiele/your mom" which shows to go you that we all see art thru a different lense.

I gotta get back to drawing X-Men and other secret things, but if the nice weather holds up I’ll share the 4th Polarity cover later and leak some details about my plans to publish youtube videos of my doodling process.

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Anonymous asked: I just recently started viewing your artwork and it's absolutely amazing! I see that you're on board Uncanny X-Men for issues 5, 6, and 7, do you have more issues lined up for Uncanny in the future? Thanks!

I cannot say! I’d like to do more simply because I hate working on characters for short periods and then leaving them just as we get to know each other, but these decisions are not made by me. Glad u like it tho!

Anonymous asked: Hi,Have you ever considered finishing Gutsville with the help of a kickstarter project?

No, because it’s not an issue to do with financing, more a case of opportunities and the uncontrollable creative urges that govern my existence. But it *will* be finished. 

goodcomics:

Xombi volume 2, from the skilled hands of Milestone veteran writer John Rozum, and artist Frazer Irving, tells of David Kim. Former medical researcher turned ‘Xombi’, undying and in constant peak physical condition thanks to the nanomachines injected into him after an attack that left him for dead. Now, David must team up with pistol packing nuns, a superhero known as Catholic Girl, a fearless rabbi, a man full of magic and secrets, and a girl over a century old to take on old gods, old worlds, and a man who has manipulated his way into control of a floating skull castle in the sky.

Filled with everything you could want in a comic, wrapped up in six tightly paced issues, piling on the action, but never forgetting to go deeply inside of itself either, Xombi was critically acclaimed, and is more than worth a look.

Issues 1-3 can be gotten here:

#1, #2, #3

The full series can be bought in TPB form here, or check out your local comic shop:

Xombi at Amazon

How very nice of them to say so :)

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↳ Uncanny X-Men #7 // Frazer Irving

Looks like someone beat me to it. Ok then, this is what happens when you let me play with the X-men.

Uncanny X-Men #7 // Frazer Irving

Looks like someone beat me to it. Ok then, this is what happens when you let me play with the X-men.

(Source: comicartappreciation)

Hello! Long time no see. I been busy clawing my way out of a creative cess-pit so far in 2013 and it looks like all that hard work is paying off. 

Part of my plan to reignite the artistic fires involved doing more of that old-school drawing practice that I did waaaaay back at school/college, the sort of observational stuff that hones ones skills to the level where one can embark on a career as a professional Artiste. One of these forms of study that I was good at back in the day was life-drawing, and even tho we hardly ever did any at college I distinctly recall those sessions being very useful at exercising the art-muscle, thus I recently started attending a Burlesque Life Drawing session at a pub in Soho with a view to lose some of that art flab.

It’s been 17 years since I did this, folks. Some of you weren’t even a dirty thought back then. U know the saying “you never forget how to ride a bicycle”? Well, this is probably true but after 17 years that saddle hurts like hell and u do tend to fall off a bit. However, after some warming up and moving on to the large paper I did shake off some of that rust and managed to produce 3 drawings that I think are ok.

This will be a regular part of my week now (another aspect to the clawing-out-of-art-purgatory is getting some discipline in my life) and I will post what I draw each week so that you, dear followers, will be my virtual peer group, my ever-present nagging crowd who will ensure that I get better at this in order to make the other art even nicer for your consumption.

Speaking of which, I gotta get back to drawing the Uncanny X-Men now…

beckycloonan:

In case you aren’t following me on Instagram… This happens.

It’s…it’s like looking into a mirror….a mirror of my Soul.

Wow, Tumblr has changed its interface yet again? It seems to be ok for now…anyway, it’s a good opportunity to show another cover!
This is the art to issue 2 of Polarity, the 4-part series I’m contributing main covers for. It’s weird being a cover artist all of a sudden. I do enjoy it tho. 
I’ve also been getting a fair few requests from folks who wish to buy my artworks for framing/investing etc. So I feel I should remind those curious parties out there that all of my work is currently 100% digital, and thus nothing exists in the real world. If and when this changes, I will make a noise about it do not fear.
Current workload level: mega. 
Current playlist: the sound of the suburbs.
Current preoccupation: thinking about the nicotine leaving my body.

Wow, Tumblr has changed its interface yet again? It seems to be ok for now…anyway, it’s a good opportunity to show another cover!

This is the art to issue 2 of Polarity, the 4-part series I’m contributing main covers for. It’s weird being a cover artist all of a sudden. I do enjoy it tho. 

I’ve also been getting a fair few requests from folks who wish to buy my artworks for framing/investing etc. So I feel I should remind those curious parties out there that all of my work is currently 100% digital, and thus nothing exists in the real world. If and when this changes, I will make a noise about it do not fear.

Current workload level: mega. 

Current playlist: the sound of the suburbs.

Current preoccupation: thinking about the nicotine leaving my body.

…aaand this is the full cover. Check out the Boom!pen for further info and previews as they become ready to leave the nest.

…aaand this is the full cover. Check out the Boom!pen for further info and previews as they become ready to leave the nest.

A night-cap picture for you gorgeous bastards you, before I head off to the pit for a good 4 hours snoozing (tomorrow is another busy day). This is a variant cover for Uncanny X-Men issue 1, which is drawn by Chris Bachalo for those who care. This of course means I will get a few copies of issue 1 for myself sent by Marvel, so that’ll look nice on my shelf. 
I am easily pleased by such things. Good night!

A night-cap picture for you gorgeous bastards you, before I head off to the pit for a good 4 hours snoozing (tomorrow is another busy day). This is a variant cover for Uncanny X-Men issue 1, which is drawn by Chris Bachalo for those who care. This of course means I will get a few copies of issue 1 for myself sent by Marvel, so that’ll look nice on my shelf. 

I am easily pleased by such things. Good night!

So, happy new year! I’ve been a busy little bastard in Irving Towers over the holiday period, drawing, sleeping, thinking, drumming, it’s all been good. I’ve been working very hard on a couple of different projects, all lined up for a massive Irving-tastic 2013, tho besides the slow-moving-but-still-moving-nonetheless Gutsville (which some of you have enquired about, yes it’s still being drawn albeit slower than I would like because it’s a very labour-intensive gig and that’s all my fault) I cannot talk of any of these projects because that’s for the publishers to decide.
Well, I can talk about one of them as of today. See the image above? Yes, I’m drawing some X-Men, and this link will explain a little more.
It’s going to be a VERY busy spring here in Irvingville, no parties, no hiking, no orgies (except by myself), no conventions (except a day out at LSCC next month) and I may even have to cancel sleep! Still, these gigs only come along once so best I take ‘em whilst they’re hot, eh?

So, happy new year! I’ve been a busy little bastard in Irving Towers over the holiday period, drawing, sleeping, thinking, drumming, it’s all been good. I’ve been working very hard on a couple of different projects, all lined up for a massive Irving-tastic 2013, tho besides the slow-moving-but-still-moving-nonetheless Gutsville (which some of you have enquired about, yes it’s still being drawn albeit slower than I would like because it’s a very labour-intensive gig and that’s all my fault) I cannot talk of any of these projects because that’s for the publishers to decide.

Well, I can talk about one of them as of today. See the image above? Yes, I’m drawing some X-Men, and this link will explain a little more.

It’s going to be a VERY busy spring here in Irvingville, no parties, no hiking, no orgies (except by myself), no conventions (except a day out at LSCC next month) and I may even have to cancel sleep! Still, these gigs only come along once so best I take ‘em whilst they’re hot, eh?

You beautiful people, it’s been too long since we last spoke. I know, I know…you think I don’t love you anymore. That’s not true. My heart burns with clear blue flame for your gaze, my soul aches with trembling passion for your sweet sweet words, you *must* believe me.
However I have been somewhat occupied with doodles most bizarre lately, and as is always the case I have been unable to share these trinkets of psychedelic madness because of reasons beyond my control. Despite my maverick spirit, I am a Good Dog and I respect the wishes of my masters to keep my workings private until they have had the opportunity to share them first, often labelled a “window of marketing opportunity” or something.
The good news is that one of my Art-Babies has been previewed by Boom! studios this week so I can unleash it and let it dance decadently on your dashes! This particular peice is a gatefold cover for Deathmatch issue 4 (due out in march I think), and having seen the first issue I can confidently say that it is an excellent comic, in terms of art and story, and I am proud to be associated with it. Here is a link to the series page for those of you that wish to explore it.
Ok, now that’s off my slightly hairy chest, I need to climb back onto the Art-Throne and resume my dastardly doodling of the latest secret work. It’s a tough job, but I do it for Love.
And money. x

You beautiful people, it’s been too long since we last spoke. I know, I know…you think I don’t love you anymore. That’s not true. My heart burns with clear blue flame for your gaze, my soul aches with trembling passion for your sweet sweet words, you *must* believe me.

However I have been somewhat occupied with doodles most bizarre lately, and as is always the case I have been unable to share these trinkets of psychedelic madness because of reasons beyond my control. Despite my maverick spirit, I am a Good Dog and I respect the wishes of my masters to keep my workings private until they have had the opportunity to share them first, often labelled a “window of marketing opportunity” or something.

The good news is that one of my Art-Babies has been previewed by Boom! studios this week so I can unleash it and let it dance decadently on your dashes! This particular peice is a gatefold cover for Deathmatch issue 4 (due out in march I think), and having seen the first issue I can confidently say that it is an excellent comic, in terms of art and story, and I am proud to be associated with it. Here is a link to the series page for those of you that wish to explore it.

Ok, now that’s off my slightly hairy chest, I need to climb back onto the Art-Throne and resume my dastardly doodling of the latest secret work. It’s a tough job, but I do it for Love.

And money. x

Ok I spoke too soon. I also have another cover that needs to be shared. For those of you that follow the Hellraiser series of comics by Clive barker, I am proud to be a part of a new series called Hellraiser: The Dark Watch which I believe is solicted around now for a release early next year. Fellow dark doodlers such as Tim Bradstreet are providing regular covers and I get the elusive and collectible incentive cover (that means it’s going to be rare as hen’s teeth, so cherish it if you find it).
Some industrious folks have already previewd the cover (with text) on Tumblr, but I’m a selfish glory-hog so I’m posting it as well sans text, in order to maximise coverage.
Ok, time to make dinner. Be good, my cherubs.

Ok I spoke too soon. I also have another cover that needs to be shared. For those of you that follow the Hellraiser series of comics by Clive barker, I am proud to be a part of a new series called Hellraiser: The Dark Watch which I believe is solicted around now for a release early next year. Fellow dark doodlers such as Tim Bradstreet are providing regular covers and I get the elusive and collectible incentive cover (that means it’s going to be rare as hen’s teeth, so cherish it if you find it).

Some industrious folks have already previewd the cover (with text) on Tumblr, but I’m a selfish glory-hog so I’m posting it as well sans text, in order to maximise coverage.

Ok, time to make dinner. Be good, my cherubs.

Happy winter everyone! Boyoboy, it’s been quite the coupla months in Irvingville, with various comicons soaking up time/money/energy, so much so that I haven’t had much inclination to post anything here for ages. That changes today! I recently drew a variant cover for Batman Inc issue 5, and there were zero previews available before it hit the shelves yesterday, thus I couldn’t share it until now. One eager beaver asked for me to post it so they could have it on their phone as wallpaper, so this should do the trick.
Other upcoming updates will cover the second batch of convention sketches I drew for folks at Thought Bubble, as well as a couple of limericks written about me at the Dundee comic festival (I promised the author I would post them publicly, so I may just scan the paper she wrote on instead to prove I didn’t make this up myself), and a couple of other much-delayed sketches I promised fellow tumblrites way back in August. Hey, I been very busy lately, mainly recovering from the decadence that was NYCC and Thought Bubble.
I have also linked this Tumblr to facebook, so this may well be posted in it’s entirety on there as well. That’ll be weird. Folks over there have seen me with lipstick all over my face u know.
More to come later, and remember: don’t fry pistachio nuts.

Happy winter everyone! Boyoboy, it’s been quite the coupla months in Irvingville, with various comicons soaking up time/money/energy, so much so that I haven’t had much inclination to post anything here for ages. That changes today! I recently drew a variant cover for Batman Inc issue 5, and there were zero previews available before it hit the shelves yesterday, thus I couldn’t share it until now. One eager beaver asked for me to post it so they could have it on their phone as wallpaper, so this should do the trick.

Other upcoming updates will cover the second batch of convention sketches I drew for folks at Thought Bubble, as well as a couple of limericks written about me at the Dundee comic festival (I promised the author I would post them publicly, so I may just scan the paper she wrote on instead to prove I didn’t make this up myself), and a couple of other much-delayed sketches I promised fellow tumblrites way back in August. Hey, I been very busy lately, mainly recovering from the decadence that was NYCC and Thought Bubble.

I have also linked this Tumblr to facebook, so this may well be posted in it’s entirety on there as well. That’ll be weird. Folks over there have seen me with lipstick all over my face u know.

More to come later, and remember: don’t fry pistachio nuts.