Thursday, August 18, 2016

Charles Dickens' The Signal Man is on the horizon

Many, many, many moons ago fellow comic creator Jason Cobley asked if I would be interested in illustrating a version of the short Charles Dickens story The Signal Man. I started it with gusto, gathering a head of steam, but then it came to a standstill as I had started work on a story for David Lloyd's ACES WEEKLY vol 1. For one reason or another I never went back to it, instead doing short stories here and there for other small publishers, two of which should see print this year sometime.

Anyway, I've recently gotten myself back on track and I can now see light at the end of the tunnel for The Signal Man. Jason is happy, Im happy and we hope you will be too.

Hopefully we will both be at ThoughtBubble, in the Marquee.
Look out for this banner. Full steam ahead.

Monday, February 15, 2016

A few pictures and stuff

Just lately I've been doing a lot more colour than I normally do, my poor little Reeves paint box is about dry. Here they are, all for sale of course.



This Doctor Strange was based on the great Ditko splash page for the good doctor's origin story.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

BLACK BOOK and other stuff









Here's a few Black Book coloured drawings. Thanks to all those who ordered the book in advance, which enabled me to get it printed. After that initial 50 I've had some difficulty selling the rest. I've got about 20 still to sketch inside, and roughly 20+ with sketches done. It's been a little disappointing in as much as folk have asked for certain characters/sketches, then never bothered to follow the order up. This has happened on three requests, still, I would hope to sell them at some point. Some of these pictured are still for sale, but I have many others in my album on facebook https://www.facebook.com/david.hitchcock.9/media_set?set=a.10205993897300035.1073741835.1038670436&type=3

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

BLACK BOOK

Hello all, if you don't see my facebook posts then you may not be aware of my 100 page A4 size, sketchbook/artbook which is imminent. Many moons ago I would produce a small A5 sketchbook every year, I've not done that for a while now so thought it was the ideal time to compile one. There will only be 100 copies of this collection, mainly because
 I will be doodling in each and every one. Yup, I am crazy.

Friday, December 05, 2014

SPRINGHEELED BACK

Good day all. Well, I momentarily couldn't remember my password... that's a great start. The release of the Titan edition of Springheeled Jack seems to be doing pretty well, I was worried as the book has had a few bites at the cherry. Thanks to everyone who has recently bought it, but moreso to those of you who have forked out for it again - at least this time it's a great format, larger than the hardback I self produced back in the day. I'm really proud of it and I do hope to do a sequel at some point.

In other news, I have an appearance in the galaxy's greatest mag iminent. Pat Mill's script for a one-off VISIBLE MAN story, looking forward to seeing that one (no pun intended). I've been selling my original art just lately, and Im pleased to say that I finally got enough money together to get myself a peice of art from the one and only KING OF COMICS (you dont want to know how many pages of my stuff I had to sell in order to get it;) )

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Hello all. Not long now before the release of ABOVE THE DREAMLESS DEAD (23/09/2014), the WW1 trench poem anthology. I was very proud to be part of this book, edited by Chris Duffy, published by First Second in the US. Deadman's Dump, a poem by Isaac Rosenberg, is a gritty re-telling of the first few days of the futile battle. Pat Mills turned the poem into a superb short story, full of meaning and emotion. Hopefully I've kept my side of it up to scratch too. Pat said he thought it was "a mini-classic in the making"...that'll do me.

Hope you get to see it, as I'm aware there are a few books on the subject and folk have limited budgets nowadays.



Contributors to Above the Dreamless Dead include: Hannah Berry, Stephen R. Bissette, Eddie Campbell, Lilli Carré, Liesbeth De Stercke, Hunt Emerson, Garth Ennis, Simon Gane, Sarah Glidden, Isabel Greenberg, Sammy Harkham, me, Kevin Huizenga, Kathryn Immonen, Stuart Immonen, Peter Kuper, James Lloyd, Pat Mills, Anders Nilsen, Danica Novgorodoff, Luke Pearson, George Pratt, Carol Tyler, and Phil Winslade. Edited by Chris Duffy.


In the same month the TITAN BOOKS printing of SPRINGHEELED JACK will also be available, world wide, I believe. They have done a nice job, I'm indebted to David Leach for taking the book to his bosses and wafting it under their collective noses. Cheers, David.

That's about it for this time folks, stay tuned.