Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Bad News

Hello, some sad news I'm afraid.

I had an email this morning from the company that hosts the main Mathema website.
The site had been hacked and I just wanted to leave a note here to try and warn anyone who gets asked for their details.  
These people have nothing to do with Mathema.  I'm disgusted and upset that they've been able to access the site pretending to be associated with it.

The Mathema site has been closed for the moment because of this. Hopefully the problem will soon be sorted out. 

Sorry :(

Sunday, 6 June 2010

What I've been working on...

Hello, I hope you're well  :)

Pages will be back and more so, soon.
But I thought I'd post you some of the sketches an new research I've been doing.
All of the reference has been taken from photos; either from H. F. Talbot images (including watercolour above), from here http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/young/young-exhibit.html, or from the book Lost London 1870-1945 (I bought this book yesterday and it's amazing).

After doing some of these I'm really excited about going on another sketch crawl – I shall book it in for next weekend.

Some of these were done with my new fine liners.  Which are pretty good, though the guy at the Letraset stall was trying to sell me markers as well – how do I explain that I've already sold my soul to Coptic?
Also I acquired a new (used) pencil.   Which seems bit strange... how can I know what it's drawn?  But that's probably getting a little too philosophical for pencils.  Anyway, it's a great colour, I've been drawing machinery from the Birmingham Think Tank with it.

Met Becky Cloonan at a signing yesterday  :)
I'm super-charged at the moment, and I'll post again soon.  Hope you enjoyed this stuff.

Thursday, 18 February 2010


I was going to wait until I post the pages but I was so happy to receive these that I thought they deserved a post of their own.

A certain Patrick has contacted me a couple of times now about Mathema, and today he sent me these images he's put together using some of the character artwork. I think they're great, take a look and enjoy :)
(For some reason the gifs aren't running, sorry about that – in the second one the pages are meant to turn and the flames move in the last one)

Thank you very much Patrick :)

I was also sent a fantastic necklace made to glow like Beth's in a previous picture; I'm so amazed to be given these things, thank you again.

I'll get back to you soon.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope you've all had a good Valentine's Day;
Have little extra from Mathema too :)

Panel preview

And some colouring practice (with a slightly shifty looking Emery and Reuben, haha)

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Hoorah! An Update! :)

Hello Everyone!
I hope you all had great holidays.
(I had an awesome Christmas thanks ;) )


So where are we now?
Well, I have a lot of things that I've been pretty excited to show you...
First off, I know you're gonna be annoyed because the pages aren't posted yet but hopefully when you see this stuff you'll understand why I've been taking my time.
I'm trying to make it a whole lot better; you guys are a great support and I've really been trying to make sure what I do is worthy of that.

So to see...?
The new site :D
I hope you like it; it's a brand new layout and there's a few bits of new artwork to check out on the home page – I hope from these you can see the difference I've been trying to put in.
It should be at the same address (link below). No, nothing works just yet, give me a few days:

But wait! There's more...
Some more artwork that I've been doing for you to check out :)

These are for the 'characters' section of the site;

They are based on the backs of Victorian photo prints (and trade cards) where the company would print their name/logo.

And some more like this:

This is the same as the one at the bottom of the home page – when I've finished titivating I'll post you the full version :)

Anyway, please let me know what you think of everything!
And my apologies, but you can see why I've been taking my time with the pages.
If you feel the need to vent your anger please feel free to abuse my email :)
(But they will be there soon.)

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Merry Christmas

Hey guys,

Merry Christmas everyone :)
I hope you're having great holidays and had lots of fun yesterday.

The last pages of Chapter 1 are almost there; with revisions of the site being made as well, these will all be posted in January.

So happy holidays, and thanks for hanging in there – Mathema will be updated very soon.


Friday, 23 October 2009

New pages will be up soon :)