Archive | December 2011

Front Cover :) Style Swap :)

For Cardiff Expo we are realeasing an Ashcan, which has a sample of both of our work in as an example of what we do 🙂

This is a first draft of what the cover should look like, we wanted it to show both styles and in colour, not only does it look eye catching in colour, but it also contrasts well with the black and white inner pages.

The idea is to show both of our styles but in a different way.  So I drew his story  and he drew the character from mine, mainly this was for fun and to show that we could draw each others chracters in our own style. Dave never draws very gothic creations, well not really, and I don’t really draw anything robotic, not really 🙂 Our styles also differ a lot if you ever read the ashcan you’ll see that my style is rather sweet looking whereas Daves is more realistic in his style 🙂 so we thought it would be fun if we swapped stories on the cover. I think it works because both pieces look good and yet when you read the comics you’ll probably aggree with me that in the end they work better in the styles we intended for them 🙂

Anyway main thing was to show you the draft and see what you thought, I think it still needs a little bit of work but the layout is working and the type is a good size and doesn’t take up too much of the page 🙂

 

These are the original pieces of artwork that we created, the one i created with the pink robot in was originally intended as a piece to get a grasp of the characters. I drew this as a silly joke, if you look closely the robot is holding a skipping rope because she tried to skip with the old man still sitting in his chair, he is then telling her off for trying this, the lady next to them is trying not to laugh 🙂

The other is Dave’s drawing of my character from the short story that is in the ashcan, he really wasn’t sure about drawing this character as the story is actually about love and he is not a fan of love stories, but he read the story enjoyed it ven though he doesn’t like love stories. From this he drew this beautiful whimisical drawing of the main character which really seems to capture the essence of the story 🙂

This is the point that the ashcan is at at the moment, and I am enjoying creating a piece that shows both of our styles ready for the next convention 🙂

 

Cyborg Kitty

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Cyborg Kitty :)

This is the official first post of the Cyborg Kitty, okay yes I know it is a random name but I will explain it honestly 🙂

Cyborg Kitty is essentially too people, Pink Robot Illustrations and the Kat in the Attic ( this is Kat speaking if you were wondering 🙂 and we create our own comics, sometimes as collaborations of ideas, well mostly actually as we are forever asking the otehrs advice opinions and thought on art and writing, so really if you read a comic written by Dave ( the pink robot) then you can be sure that I helped him out with some ideas and plans of action as to where it should go and vice versa any comic that says it is written by Kat is really had a lot of help and advice from Dave so it is really a collaboration of efforts. This is why we thought we would release our comics under the joint name of Cyborg Kitty, letting you the readers know that this one of our comics and random ideas.

Okay so the people.

My name is Kat and my style and way of working is like a cross between gothic and slightly scary and the strangest thing you have ever seen to a weirdly nice and friendly style with a slightly daft sense of humour. My stories are usually about people, in weird circumstances, so for instance Hector in my main comic Dee and Okault’s Dectective and Heroing Agency ( I know it’s a long title 🙂 is quite a normal grumpey detective in the modern world in a city somewhere in the north of England and yet he has a brother who thinks he is a hero from the time of myth and legend not an easy or normal situation to deal with. My work is mostly supernatural, but not in a normal way and also has elements of detective fiction, spoof and quirkey humour. Honestly that all makes sense if you ever read my work.

Dave’ s style is more along the science fiction way filled with future wastelands, massive robots and space ships. He tends to write more action adventure stories with lots of fighting and witty one liners 🙂 Maybe it would be best though if I let him expain in a later post what his style is and how he works 🙂

As you have probably figured from this our styles are very different, his is full of giant robots and mine full of gothic figures who should really eat more pies 🙂 This is why we called ourselves combined Cyborg Kitty 🙂 He is the Cyborg, the intelligent machine smashing its way through the world and i am the sweet little Kitty ( okay maybe not that sweet) 🙂 See I told you I’d exsplain the name 🙂

We are currently preparing for Cardiff Comic Expo where you will be able to buy lots of shiney things we have created 🙂

Cyborg Kitty 🙂