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Hey guys and gals, I'll be attending Edinburgh Comic Con for the first time ever (either as guest or artist) and I'm really looking forward to it. Presumably this will be the first time people there will be seeing my stuff so I've updated my Facebook page with some musings about this coming weekend and where to find me in the Artist Alley if anyone's looking for some awesome prints and/or comics.

www.facebook.com/GKillustratio…
  • Watching: Amazing Spider-Man
  • Playing: Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Drinking: Irn-Bru
Where has the time went?

Well firstly, Happy New Year to you all. I've never been a huge blogger but I'm at least going to try a monthly update for anyone who may be reading.

I started late last year with a goal of branching out, getting myself to more Cons, getting more of my work seen, and, if possible, make a bit of a bit of money out of all this. On that end, I think it was a success. I have my website, my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GKillustratio…), and I met some great people at the few Cons I was able to attend.

So this year? I want to do more. I want to go to more Cons, do more commissions, work on more comics. Oh yes, you have, you're going to be seeing a lot more of this smiley face :)

 

Well that’s about it for this update, for the rest of the year i’ll be appearing at these Cons (and am still applying for more).

Big Glasgow Comic & Craft Fair 13th February
Hero Convention, Edinburgh Comic Con 2nd-3rd April
MCM Scotland Glasgow SECC. 26th and 27th of September.

Take care!
Gary


PS Remember to visit my website garykelly84.wix.com/gkillustra… or find me on Facebook by searching GK illustration.

  • Reading: Darth Vader Volume one
  • Watching: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Playing: Halo 5
  • Drinking: Irn-Bru

So today's the day for the Big Glasgow Comic & Craft Fair in The Trades in Merchant City. Something I didn't fully take into consideration for MCM last week was people looking for issue two of NeverEnding (of which I'm the artist of) but didn't see "NeverEnding" on the MCM website. Fortunately a couple of fans managed to spot it on my table GK illustration ( garykelly84.wix.xom/gkillustra… or find me on Facebook searching GK illustration)

If anyone else was looking for issue two, or heck if you're new and want to read a Glasgow-based spy/thriller with a strong female lead I have issue one, I'll be in The Trades from 10:00-17:00 today. Free entry if you're dresses as a zombie. Otherwise it's only £1. I'll also be selling my various prints (which I'm all stocked on again after selling out of a few) including my Silhouette Series.

Go on. Get yourself down there. And bring money ;-)

GK

  • Listening to: Train - Drive By
  • Reading: Ready Player One
  • Watching: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Playing: WWE 2K14
  • Drinking: Water

So today's the day for the Big Glasgow Comic & Craft Fair in The Trades in Merchant City. Something I didn't fully take into consideration for MCM last week was people looking for issue two of NeverEnding (of which I'm the artist of) but didn't see "NeverEnding" on the MCM website. Fortunately a couple of fans managed to spot it on my table GK illustration ( garykelly84.wix.com/gkillustra… or find me on Facebook under GK illustration)

If anyone else was looking for issue two, or heck if you're new and want to read a Glasgow-based spy/thriller with a strong female lead I have issue one, I'll be in The Trades from 10:00-17:00 today. Free entry if you're dresses as a zombie. Otherwise it's only £1. I'll also be selling my various prints (which I'm all stocked on again after selling out of a few) including my Silhouette Series.

Go on. Get yourself down there.

GK

  • Listening to: Train - Drive By
  • Reading: Ready Player One
  • Watching: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Playing: WWE 2K14
  • Drinking: Water

Where does the time fly? Since it first began coming to Scotland, I have been a regular attendee/vender at the MCM Scotland Comic Con. MCM, for all its faults, will always hold a special place with me because really its where I began the journey as a comic artist to where I am today. As a result, I always like to make sure, above all else, MCM is at least the one show I will definitely be at in any given year.

In September 2013, Stephen Sutherland and I launched the black & white edition of our Glasgow-based comic series "NeverEnding" which was a resounding success for me personally. Not only did the comic sell out with hours of the venue opening but I too ran out of paper in the available drawing pads I had brought with as a back up. As a result, I had to fall back onto sell prints I had brought more just for table decoration than anything else. And fortunately, I managed to get my hands on another drawing pad and began commission sketches again.
In 2014, after the success of the previous year, Stephen and I returned with the new, fully coloured, "NeverEnding" issue one under the banner of Glasgow indie-publisher Unthank Comics. Another resounding success for the comic and with the venue bigger and over a longer period this time, I had a great deal of fun at the event.

So where are we now? It's September. It's 2015. And yes, I will be returning to my Comic Con home under my new banner GK Illustration in exactly two weeks time (eek). With me I'll be bringing new-to-MCM issue two of "NeverEnding" with the special edition cover created by the amazing Emma Vieceli, As well as that, I'll be bringing a selection of prints found here on the site with me in various sizes from A5 to A3. And yes, I'll be bringing more than one drawing pad with me should anyone with a quick sketches. I'll have a price guide on my table on the day.

MCM isn't the only event I'll be at this year. I'll also be attending the Big Glasgow Comic & Craft Fair in October. But more on that later. This is MCM's journey first. So, if anything is going to be attending the Con, be sure to look me up in the Comic Village. As soon as I know where my table is, I'll let you good people know.

See you then.
GK

  • Listening to: Train - Drive By
  • Reading: Superior Spider-Man Volume 6
  • Watching: The Goldbergs
  • Playing: WWE 2K14
  • Eating: Bagel with Scrambled Egg & Ham
  • Drinking: Fresh Orange
Wow. Now where is exactly did 2014 go? I'm so sure it was 2014 like a second ago.

Well haven't I been busy? With MCM Expo Scotland behind me in 2014, I geared up for Xmas. This is usually a busy/busier time for me with commissions and the like and thankfully this year was no exception. Partly due to some shameless promotion at work and updating my commissions Facebook page; kustom kicks and commissions. And of course, were would I be without mentioning the release of issue two of my ongoing comic series "NeverEnding" in November?

Well, we did have some copies left over from Thought Bubble Comic Con so as well as being available for sale on the Unthank website, the comic is available via Amazon here:

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0…

If anyone is interested in issue two, just let me know. I haven't put that online yet (although again it is available via the Unthank website). The wonderful Emma Vieceli (Young Avengers) illustrated the cover for our issue 2 release and I couldn't have been happier with what she turned in.

I have been awfully secretive regarding NeverEnding in regards to posting on here. Partly due to copyright reasons (I didn't want it getting stolen) but also partly because it's an online reminder how slowly I've been getting the comic done.
BUT NO MORE!
I will be uploading the first 7 pages of issue one and hopefully that'll wet your whistle a tad to buy the comic/comics.

The comic isn't all I've been doing though. As I mentioned, I've also been working on commissions so I'll be posting them up soon enough.

Speaking of which, I am always available for commissions so for more on that visit my Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/kustomkicksan…

If anybody is interested in what they see, just send me a message or an email and we’ll talk shop. There’s some samples of what I do and can do. Generally, if it involves putting a pencil on some kind of canvas, I can get you a quote.

Peace

G

  • Listening to: Weird Al - NOW That's what I call Polka Music
  • Reading: NeverEnding Issue 03 Script
  • Watching: Doctor Who Christmas Special 2014
  • Playing: Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Eating: Soup and Toast
  • Drinking: Relentless
Has it really been a year already? One year since Stephen Sutherland and I launched what turned out to be our pilot issue of NeverEnding at MCM Expo Scotland. Some of you might remember me talking a little bit about it last time: kameleon84.deviantart.com/jour…

Last year was fantastic. Admittedly, I had no point of reference at that stage. I've been to comic cons before but always as a customer. I'd never been someone who even had something to sell (or so I thought) let alone a comic with my name on it. Yet here we are, one year later returning the event that, in a way, seems to have set a personal bar/target for Stephen and I with the series. Don't get me wrong, I've been to some fantastic cons since that day still flogging my wares and the like. But there's something about MCM that will always hold a special place in me because, for me, that's where it started. For those who want to know more about the Con and who will be the special guests you can find it here:

www.mcmcomiccon.com/scotland/a…

I will be attendance again but this time I will be uber-prepared. I'll have more than one drawing pad :) Which means we'll be selling issue one of NeverEnding but in spanking colour by Lesley Atlansky, there will be various prints on sale, and I will be doing commissions again.
So what are doing still reading this? Get over this and book your tickets (if you still can). It shoudl be just as if not more awesome this year over the two days and two halls.

Speaking of which, I am available for commission, before and after the con so for more on that there's more information of my facebook page:

www.facebook.com/kustomkicksan…

If anybody is interested in what they see, just send me a message or an email and we’ll talk shop. There’s some samples of what I do and can do. Generally, if it involves putting a pencil on some kind of canvas, I can get you a quote.

Peace

G

  • Listening to: David Guetta - Play Hard
  • Reading: Spider-Men
  • Watching: Doctor Who: Into the Dalek
  • Playing: Tomb Raider
  • Eating: Pizza and chips
  • Drinking: Irn-Bru

So, when I started this whole Tumblr thing, the goal was to get some online buzz for myself going; advertising things I was working on, posting a Sketch Saturday every week (even if sometimes I miss the Saturday), keep up-to-date with folk in the industry I like/admire, etc. And I think I done just that. But the name isn’t quite right. I called my page “NeverEnding Art and Rants”. I think we can agree, there’s been plenty of art so far but not so much of the ranting.

Well consider this my first of many “rants” but this is mostly a ploy. Yes, a ploy to let you good people know I’ve started a Facebook page specifically for Commissions.

www.facebook.com/kustomkicksan…

If anybody is interested in what they see, just send me a message or an email and we’ll talk shop. There’s some samples of what I do and can do. Generally, if it involves putting a pencil on some kind of canvas, I can get you a quote.

Peace

G

  • Listening to: Barbara Streisand
  • Reading: Batman: Death of the Family
  • Watching: Doctor Who: Time of the Doctor
  • Playing: Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Eating: Chicken Tikka Pizza
  • Drinking: Irn-Bru
I go so long with no word on these journal things. I'm not saying that's going to change. I'm saying I'm going to try. A lot has happened in 2013 to be thankful for; I got married to the love of my life, Claire, the first issue of my ongoing series with Stephen Sutherland NeverEnding was released and not only that sold out within hours, and generally met a lot of great people and creators alike at the MCM Expo Scotland. 2014, however, I want to do more creatively. I've come to the conclusion I need to be making my presence on-line felt more. Going towards that goal, I've created a new Tumblr account:


On Tumblr I'll be adding sketches, maybe some reviews, and rants here and there, as well as maybe little teasers for NeverEnding as I go so definitely get me added or followed or whatever it is you do on Tumblr.

I'm still making myself available for commissions. If anyone is interested either just drop me a message on here (despite my lack of journal posts I generally am on here every day) or you can email me at gary_kelly84@yahoo.co.uk . To help with pricing, here are some examples:

Marvel vs DC Commission 02 by kameleon84 Pin Up including inks and colours £85/$130*
Sinister Seven Movie Version by kameleon84 Pin Up including inks £65/$100* 
Doctor Who by kameleon84 Pin Up including pencils £55/$85*
Extreme Captain Starblast by kameleon84 Character Design £35/$55*

Or if you're looking for something non-comic themed and want something I can do:


Papa Hugh by kameleon84 Real/Still Life Portraits £60/$95*

 Catoonised Scott and Kate by kameleon84 Cartoonised Portraits £30/$45*

So yeah, if anyone is interested, just let me know and I'll get back to you. If there's something specific you're looking for I haven't covered above then just ask and I'm sure we can work something out.

Speak to you later,

G

*All costs are based on A4 commissions. Larger commissions are available however printing costs will increase commission cost.
  • Listening to: Fox Song (What Does the Fox Say?)
  • Reading: Batman: Death of the Family
  • Watching: Doctor Who: Time of the Doctor
  • Playing: Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Eating: Gammon Roast
  • Drinking: Coca Cola
So a week has been and gone since my first Comic Con as a guest and first release of my comic NeverEnding. How did it go I hear you ask? Well I think the fact the Con itself made the BBC News speaks volumes about the event:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland…

So over 20,000 people turned up for the event and had to wait up to four hours just to get inside. Personally, I wasn't sure what to expect from the Con itself. In my life, I've been to two Comic Cons; Kapow Comic Con and Glasgow Comic Con both in 2011. MCM 2013 was my first Con where I had a table at the event itself. The build-up has been pretty quiet, and there weren't any high-profile comic guests to suggest it was going to be a fully-fledged Comic Con and not a memorabilia fair with some comic booths added in. So I think everyone - most of all the organisers - was taken aback by the HUGE turnout for the show. MCM was described as feeling more like a smaller version of one of the massive US cons, drawing in enthusiasts of a wide range of interests, anime in particular it would seem. And considering the level of attendance compared to actual American events (MCM would have ranked in the top ten for sure) it's easy to see why. The attendance was very young: there were quite a lot of families with young kids in attendance, and it seems like the overwhelming majority of attendees were teenagers, and a lot of teenage girls at that which was good for the release of NeverEnding I thought at the time. A really big cosplay contingent as well, and again, young cosplayers. I think fears about the geek population aging and dying out might be premature. 

"But Gary, you haven't told us how it went for you and NeverEnding?" Well, I'll let my good friend John Lees (writer of The Standard, And Then Emily Was Gone, Bad Sun, and Black Leaf) answer that:

"But the true rock stars of Comic Village had to be the creative team behind 2013 breakout indie smash NeverEnding. You'll recall months back I predicted this comic would kick ass. Well, today, not only did writer Stephen Sutherland sell out of the entire print run of the series within 3 hours, meaning he could just pack up and go home by lunch time, but artist Gary Kelly was then so in-demand for his sketch commissions that he literally used up all the paper in his rather size-able drawing pad and couldn't do anymore. These guys made a killing, and were utterly cleaned out! "

In fairness, I managed to get my hands on another drawing pad and started cranking out commissions again (thank you Kirsty Porter) but yeah, NeverEnding went really well and Stephen and I couldn't be happier with the reception. Not only did it go well, we were featured of Bleeding Cool's website:

www.bleedingcool.com/2013/09/0…

not to mention we received a great review from Ceej at Big Comic Page:

bigcomicpage.com/2013/09/09/ce…

So Issue One is currently away back to the printers for it's second print run and I'm currently working on Issue Two. Good times. Fantastic times.

Thanks to everyone that came along, and congrats to all the creators for getting through what was a long, hectic day. Longer than planned, even: they had to keep the venue open an extra hour to compensate for people queueing until near the original closing time. And a big kudos to the show organisers. I spoke to one of the organisers who assured me this show is going to be bigger and better next year. I'm expecting more comic guests, two halls at the Glasgow SECC, and a second day added to the event. 

And of course, in order to make any of this possible whether be the making of the comic or my upcoming nuptials, I'm still making myself available for commissions. If anyone is interested either just drop me a message on here (despite my lack of journal posts I generally am on here every day) or you can email me at gary_kelly84@yahoo.co.uk . To help with pricing, here are some examples:

Marvel vs DC Commission 02 by kameleon84 Pin Up including inks and colours £85/$130*
Sinister Seven Movie Version by kameleon84 Pin Up including inks £65/$100* 
Doctor Who by kameleon84 Pin Up including pencils £55/$85*
Extreme Captain Starblast by kameleon84 Character Design £35/$55*

Or if you're looking for something non-comic themed and want something I can do:


Papa Hugh by kameleon84 Real/Still Life Portraits £60/$95*

 Catoonised Scott and Kate by kameleon84 Cartoonised Portraits £30/$45*

So yeah, if anyone is interested, just let me know and I'll get back to you. If there's something specific you're looking for I haven't covered above then just ask and I'm sure we can work something out.

Speak to you later,

G

*All costs are based on A4 commissions. Larger commissions are available however printing costs will increase commission cost.
  • Listening to: Foo Fighters - The Pretender
  • Reading: 'Neverending' script
  • Watching: The Sopranos
  • Playing: The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Eating: Soup
  • Drinking: Pepsi
I figure now is as good a time as any to post this since I'll probably either a) not get another chance before the Expo or there won't be anything new since this.

So, I'll be at the MCM Comic Expo being held in the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (the SECC for those in the know) on the 7th September, 2013. And not only will I be there, I'll have a table showcasing an early draft of the book I'm illustrating called Neverending and generally selling some prints and hopefully drawing some commissions. For those interested in the Con, here's the link which will be updated as we get closer to the date of the guests, events, and prices will be put up:


In the build up to the event, I'll be posting up some character designs for the Neverending series and possibly even some pages if not panels here and there. My good friends at GLoW (Glasgow League of Writers for those in the know) will be there too but not necessarily at my table. John Lees, writer of 'The Standard', 'Bad Sun', and 'And Then Emily Was Gone' was great enough to give us a good review (yes, even though the first issue isn't out yet. THAT'S how good it is/will be) so in return, albeit a lot later, I drew a piece of fan art of his and artist :iconjonathan-rector: 's character The Standard The Standard by kameleon84which he seemed to really appreciate.

And of course, in order to make any of this possible whether be the making of the comic or my upcoming nuptials, I'm also making myself available for commissions whether that be before or during or after the Con. If anyone is interested either just drop me a message on here (despite my lack of journal posts I generally am on here every day) or you can email me at gary_kelly84@yahoo.co.uk . To help with pricing, here are some examples:

Marvel vs DC Commission 02 by kameleon84 Pin Up including inks and colours £85/$130*
Sinister Seven Movie Version by kameleon84 Pin Up including inks £65/$100* Doctor Who by kameleon84 Pin Up including pencils £55/$85*
Extreme Captain Starblast by kameleon84 Character Design £35/$55*

Or if you're looking for something non-comic themed and want something I can do:

Papa Hugh by kameleon84 Real/Still Life Portraits £60/$95*
Cartoonised Portraits £30/$45* Catoonised Scott and Kate by kameleon84 

So yeah, if anyone is interested, just let me know and I'll get back to you. If there's something specific you're looking for I haven't covered above then just ask and I'm sure we can work something out.

Speak to you later,

G

*All costs are based on A4 commissions. Larger commissions are available however printing costs will increase commission cost.

  • Listening to: Rammstein - Freur Frie
  • Reading: "Neverending" scripts
  • Watching: The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Playing: Halo 4
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Irn-Bru
This is usually about the time I try to make some kind of witty comment to explain or justify why I've not updated my profile in so long. I can't sorry. It has literally been nothing more than a mix of laziness and being too busy. Yeah, that's probably a tad contradictory but that's it. There's been a few folk who have me on Deviant Watch who have been asking me what I'be been doing so I figured it was time I gave you good people an update.

I'm currently providing my pencils and inks on a series that myself and an immensley talented writer and friend, Stephen Sutherland, are doing called Neverending. At this stage we're putting together the pitch which we'll be sending off just as soon as the colours and letters are done. Stephen has been getting some great feedback from the Glasgow League of Writers (that's GLoW for those not in the know, Google it) and we both got some great feedback from John Lees, writer and creator of The Standard (and seriously, if you're not reading that you should, it just went worldwide). For a look of the review, here's the link:

johnleescomics.wordpress.com/2…

There's some concept art on there from the series by myself which I'll probably post here soon.

Since last I posted, I also proposed to my now fiancée so we're saving up so we can get married towards the end of year. So with that in mind, I'm still very much open to commissions, a full-time wage only goes so far :lmao: So yeah, if you're interested in any kind of commission just send me a message and I'll get back to you with cost and what have you.

Thanks for watching,
G
  • Listening to: Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
  • Reading: Superman: Wrath of Gog
  • Watching: Warrior
  • Playing: Batman: Arkham City
  • Eating: KFC Fillet Burger
  • Drinking: Irn-Bru
Is it that time of the year already? Time for another Journal Entry? I guess I should probably update a little more often than that but hey-ho. Life has been a little complicated lately. I left my job last month and it's been crazy trying to find another one. That and I had my appendix removed on account of it nearly exploding which in turn delayed the job search so that was fun. But that's sorted now. For the time being anyway. So back to my usual self.

But I've been drawing were I can, mostly character designs, and writing stuff up for myself like the Adonis script and some other characters I have in mind which I'll get on here soon enough.

I'm still very much open for commissions since I like money. We all do, admit it. So whether it's an A3 poster of something, a character design.redesign, or simply a masterpiece card, just send me a note or a comment or an email or something and I'll get back to you.

Anyway,
Catch you guys next time,

Gaz
  • Listening to: Johnny Cash - Hurt
  • Reading: Ultimate Avengers: Crime and Punishment
  • Watching: Misfits Season One
  • Playing: Wii Mario Kart
  • Eating: Big Mac
  • Drinking: Irn-Bru
Well, Kapow has been and gone. My wallet is incredcibly lighter for it. And that's about it. Don't get me wrong, I loved the event. It was my first time ever at a Comic Book Convention of any sort and even though quite a lot of the events that were scheduled didn't show, I still enjoyed it. I think my reason for this was because I wasn't there for the events or the guests or the private screenings. I was there because I'm an aspiring comic artist and I wanted my portfolio to be reviewed byt the editiors of Marvel, CLiNT, and Titan Comics who were all reported to be there. I wanted somebody to look at my work and honestly tell me what I was doing right, what I was doing wrong, and what my chances actually were in the industry. Anything else on top of that was just gravy. So even though Walking Dead was just a private screening of a pre-recorded interview with the main character, even though the cast from Dexter and True Blood didn't show, and even though I had plenty of time I still somehow managed to miss the Green Lantern and Thor viewings, I still enjoyed what WAS actually there.

Now the bad stuff. My portfolio didn't get reviewed so I'm still as clueless as ever. Is it because I'm not good enough even for a review? Or was there just too many to go through in two days that they simply couldn't get through them all? I don't know. It just feels kind of sucky because in the UK, there isn't a whole load of opportunities like the one presented at Kapow. I've sent stuff off to America for review before to the big guns (Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, etc) and heard nothing. The only people ever to have replied were 2000AD and although a rejection, actually had loads of constructive advice which spurred me on even greater than before. I think I came away from that letter better than I was before. But to hear nothing is at best disheartening.

But hey-ho, there's another Comic Con only this time much closer to home this time in Glasgow so hopefully they will have some kind of portfolio review as well. Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to stop. I still have things that will need inked, coloured, etc in order to subit to CLiNT but the paes work in the meantime for portfolio purposes and I have a few other projects on the burner I'm hoping to get started in soon as well. Seems like ages ago I've had any time to just draw for the sake of drawing. It always seems to be in aid of something. But I guess that's just the life of a pro so I better get used to it.

Anyway, despite the workload, I'm still very much open for commissions (these will always take precidence sinmce they are paid work) so note me or email me or whatever if you're interested. Likewise, any colourists, inkers, or letterers who would be interested in working on my pencils on a 5page and a 3page story let me know.

Have a banana,
G
  • Listening to: The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die
  • Reading: Brightest Day
  • Watching: Big Bang Theory
  • Playing: Wii Mario Kart
  • Eating: Cheese Doritos
  • Drinking: Relentless
Wow, my journal entries seem to be few and far between. Last time I submitted one seems to have been July and its January now. Well, just in-case I don't do another in the next four months I'll try and cover my plans up to that point.

Like my journal entries, my submissions have been quite scarce lately as well for a couple of reasons. Mostly, my drive to do so has been diminished over time. The whole reason why I joined the site was to get critique so I could learn from my peers and improve but I don't get comments anymore for what ever reason so it kind of makes my whole joining redundant. And if I'm honest, laziness plays a big part. The best place to submit my work is at work and I tend to doodle than want to look at a computer screen longer than I have to. So yeah, a couple of reasons there. I will, however, start submitting again but just silly things like sketches I've done at work, or drawings using BIC ballpoint pens (which I find very much to do and also quite challenging because it forces me to draw without being allowed to make mistakes), so stay tuned for those.

I'm eagerly anticipating Kapow Comic-Con in London in April. Anybody who has been to London or heard about it will know that London is expensive so any commissions will be greatly appreciated. Just send me a note or an email if you're looking for a pin-up or character design or whatever and we'll talk about pricing and stuff.
The Con will give me a great chance to show my stuff to some of the greats and hopefully help me finally get my foot in the door so from now until then, unless working on a commission, I'll be knuckling down more so than usual, on my portfolio to take with me so anything I am posting here will be stuff I'm doing to keep my fingers loose for that. I won't be submitting any pages of work until after April although you have saw one page already of the 3-page story The Wake in my gallery. I'm working on a 5-page story called Worst Enemy just now then a 6-page story called Everlast so plenty to keep me busy. Any collaborators wanting to ink, colour, and/or letter can let me know because I think this might help the likelihood of getting published in CLiNT Magazine which is run by Mark Millar, host of Kapow.

So yeah, to sum up, posting again, commissions welcome, going to London (see you there).

Peace Out,
G
  • Listening to: Kick Ass Soundtrack
  • Reading: Superman Batman Search for Kryptonite
  • Watching: V For Vendetta
  • Playing: Aliens vs Predator
  • Eating: McDonalds Cheeseburger
  • Drinking: Relentless
Wow. It's been awhile. I so did not mean that. Sorry for the lack of action on here on my part guys. I have been doing stuff, just not online. I'm currently without computer so getting stuff scanned is proving increasinly difficult. I'm making do though and I have a few things I can be now thankfully.

On a side note, I'm looking for some talent to help with a submission for an upcoming magazine by Mark Millar. I have the script, I'm doing the pencils. But if I'm honest, I hate inking. I could probably get away with Photoshop manipulation to make the pencils appear darker but like I said before, no computer. If I don't get a inker, no biggy. Maybe the colourist can darken the pencils. Hows that for improvisation? :) Also, a letterer is kind of a must. Using Word looks rubbish and unprofessional so I need someone who can properly do it like using Illustrator or something. The gig itself is paid although we won't see this until we're successful so I'll understand if this doesn't jump right at you. If you are interested though send me a note or an email (email probably better) and I'll send a sample of page 1 of 3 so you can show me your stuff.

Anyhoo, hope to see your stuff soon.
Keep it real.
Gaz
  • Listening to: Kick Ass Soundtrack
  • Reading: Irredeemable
  • Watching: Doctor Who
  • Playing: Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Eating: McDonalds Big Mac
  • Drinking: Coke (came with the Big Mac)
I just signed up for Twitter yesterday. Not sure why, people kept telling me to. It's fun seeing loads of professionals in the comic biz on there talking away. Their random musings make the day go by that little bit easier :lmao:

Anyway, for anybody interested my username is gkelly84.

I'm also on Facebook if anybody uses that. I think my username is the same...it's been awhile since I logged in with it, I always use my email address to log in which is gkelly84@hotmail.com

So yeah, stop by, stalk, whatever, I'm there.

I'm still open for commissions because I like money so here's the rates:

-$30/£25 pencil sketch/character design rate like this: kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

- $80/£50 pencil rate high definition like this: kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

- $100/£60 inks rate high definition like this: kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

- $140/£80 Art with color high resolution 400dpi like this: kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

I've also started doing these sketchcard things which I see people are selling their own versions which I am willing to do as well. Here's a price for a single card but if anybodies been looking you'll have noticed I tend to have a theme so if somebody wants to buy the lot I'm sure we can come to an agreement. If I don't get much interest I might try eBay.

- $20 /£10 Sketchcard like this: kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…
OR
kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

Any doubt? Just get in contact to me.
gkelly84@hotmail.com

The Gaz has signed out.
  • Listening to: Three Days Grace
  • Reading: Wolverine: Old Man Logan
  • Watching: Doctor Who Season 2
  • Playing: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Irn-Bru
Oh my, I don't seem to have updated this year yet. My apologies. You've probably noticed this already but I think this is a huge break and I'd feel bad if I didn't share:

comicbookresources.com/?page=a…

Seriously check it out and if you get it instead of me remember you owe me and thank me in some way afterward :)

Never one for putting all my eggs in one basket, I've submitted to the above (I'm on page 15 which just shows how much interest is already there, poor Mark) and I'm trying to get a few submissions going one of which is a project which an old college friend of mine who is an insanely talented writer so we will hopefully be working on a graphic novel. Here and there I'll working on tid bits like character designs and stuff.

I'm still open for commissions because I like money so here's the rates:

-$30/£25 pencil sketch/character design rate like this: kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

- $80/£50 pencil rate high definition like this: kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

- $100/£60 inks rate high definition like this: kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

- $140/£80 Art with color high resolution 400dpi like this: kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

I've also started doing these sketchcard things which I see people are selling their own versions which I am willing to do as well. Here's a price for a single card but if anybodies been looking you'll have noticed I tend to have a theme so if somebody wants to buy the lot I'm sure we can come to an agreement. If I don't get much interest I might try eBay.

- $20 /£10 Sketchcard like this: kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…
OR
kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

Any doubt? Just get in contact to me.
gkelly84@hotmail.com

The Gaz has signed out.
  • Listening to: Three Days Grace
  • Reading: Squadron Supreme
  • Watching: Smallville Season 8
  • Playing: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
  • Eating: Roll with slice and scone.
  • Drinking: Relentless
I felt it was about time I got myself back into gear in terms of my Deviant Art page. I must say I have been neglecting it as of late aside coming in every so often to see all the deviations of the artists I'm watching and browsing through all the journal entries. I would like to say I'm reading all the comments left on my own deviations but people would actually have to leave some for me to do that which I suppose is kind of why I lost my enthusiasm for the site in the first place.

I guess, being an illustrator, I was always here for the approval (as vain as that sounds) but more importantly I was here to learn how to improve and I think there is no better way of doing that than under the consultation of other fellow artists like yourselves. A huge problem I used to have is I drew hands way too big but I could never see that. But somebody kindly pointed it out in a comment on here and despite still not being able to see it I started drawing my hands smaller. Looking back at these drawings I CAN now see it (my goodness they were some big hands, like Hank McCoy's or something) but if not for that fellow deviant and this site I would never have incorporated that to my art and for that I will always be thankful.

But now, the comments are pretty much a rarity on here, nobody except a few dedicated, leave comments any more so it leaves me in a position of wondering whether this is because a)there is nothing left to improve and all they can say is they like it and thus favourite (which is cool too) OR b)the piece has no strong impression one way or the other therefore cannot comment which for me is actually a bad thing for me because this would be something I would want to improve.

I guess either way I should start looking at Deviant Art differently not as a means of gaining constructive criticism but more just a means of getting my work out there to further entice those big-guns into actually hiring me the way I always dreamed of. So in saying that I will be starting to submit my stuff again (there is kind of a back-log now since I haven't been bothering) and as a promise to all you Gaz-loyalists I'm going to try and not get so hung up on whether people comment or not because I'm not using this site for that any more...but if you comment then awesome :lmao:

I've actually been kept pretty busy lately with commissions which I am still open to. Just send me a note or something if you have any specific requests and I'll hit you back with the costs (or you can refer to a previous journal entry).

As priorly mentioned, I foresee lack of funds to be so to prevent this commissions are also welcome. Here's some rates for you incase you're interested and I accept Paypal only.

-$30/£25 pencil sketch/character design rate like this: kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

- $80/£50 pencil rate high definition like this: kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

- $100/£60 inks rate high definition like this: kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

- $140/£80 Art with color high resolution 400dpi like this: kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

I've also started doing these sketchcard things which I see people are selling their own versions which I am willing to do as well. Here's a price for a single card but if anybodies been looking you'll have noticed I tend to have a theme so if somebody wants to buy the lot I'm sure we can come to an agreement. If I don't get much interest I might try eBay.

- $20 /£10 Sketchcard like this: kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…
OR
kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

Any doubt? Just get in contact to me.
gkelly84@hotmail.com

The Gaz has signed out.
  • Listening to: Electric Six
  • Reading: Superman Braniac
  • Watching: Smallville Season 7
  • Playing: Halo 2
  • Eating: Twirl
  • Drinking: Irn-Bru
yeah. It's September. Seems like yesterday I was turning 25 and celebrating my own birthday, now I'm thinking ahead to my mum's and girlfriend's birthday. And don't even get me started about Xmas. Yeah, I foresee an extreme lack of cash for the next few months. Ah well, good thing I got my bonus last month as well.

Anyway, I know I've been kind of quite on here last month after having such a busy month last month. It's mostly apathy if I'm honest. I have been doing stuff but not a lot of submittion type stuff. I got my Judge Dredd drawing done so I can get my UK submission to 2000AD Comics under way. I've been doing a few drawing just for fun like cartoons versions of myself and a few work colleagues, that kidn of thing. Plus I've been under a creative streak with a character I've created which has me really excited even though nothing will ever really come of it. One thing at a time and that's the submissions.

I will be started to submit stuff again, things I've had awhile and haven't submitted and new stuff alike so stay tuned and I'll have it on here at some point.

As priorly mentioned, I foresee lack of funds to be so to prevent this commissions are also welcome. Here's some rates for you incase you're interested and I accept Paypal only.

-$30/£25 pencil sketch/character design rate like this: kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

- $50/£30 pencil drawing using photo reference like this: kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…
OR
kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

- $80/£50 pencil rate high definition like this: kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

- $100/£60 inks rate high definition like this: kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

- $140/£80 Art with color high resolution 400dpi like this: kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

I've also started doing these sketchcard things which I see people are selling their own versions which I am willing to do as well. Here's a price for a single card but if anybodies been looking you'll have noticed I tend to have a theme so if somebody wants to buy the lot I'm sure we can come to an agreement. If I don't get much interest I might try eBay.

- $20 /£10 Sketchcard like this: kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…
OR
kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

Any doubt? Just get in contact to me.
gkelly84@hotmail.com


Peace
Gaz