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Have Guitar Will Travel

Here’s some concept development art I’ve been working on for a project I might want to explore. I’m just looking to create questions with these explorations. Who created this enourmous guitar amplifier robot. And why? Who is the kid, and where are they headed? This post apocalyptic duo might have a story to tell.

I’m not too sure why I backed off with colour on these. But I kind of like it.

I was thoroughly inspired by Alex Vede with this set of illustrations. I think Alex is probably influenced by a bunch of the same illustrators that I’ve been looking at recently like Mike Mignola, Ashley Wood and Jim Mahfood. But seeing Alex’s work really gave me a kick up the backside. Go check out his stuff if you’re not already familiar!

I Am The Music Man

  • Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze
  • The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
  • Jimi Hendrix - Fire
  • The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows

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Music is such a big inspiration for me

Even the name Band Of One echoes this love of music. It’s something that I want to draw upon more in my future work. This series of illustrations was meant to re-energise myself for drawing after a much needed break. They were super fun, and succesfully got me back in the zone of creativity I’d hoped for.

I had a number of people (well, two) asking me at Lawless Con, what am I doing next after Jack Astro?

I’m pretty certain that Jack Astro has now concluded with Warped. So I am ready to embrace new pastures, one of which is writing and drawing Gallivant.

But the truth is, I also have two other ideas in the pot. They are simmering and I plan to use this blog to share some development and work in progress. Perhaps one will take a stand and claim further attention. One is a medieval fantasy with Dragons, Knights and Wizards. The other is very Music and Guitar orientated but with a Sci-Fi/Fantasy edge. I’m leaning a little more towards the music one at the moment but both are exciting so watch this space.

I plan to share some of the things that are influencing and inspiring me along the way, and I hope you will follow along on this journey. That’s all for now folks!