Sunday, 28 July 2013

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Harlequin cover art

The Harlequin ... continues!

The Harlequin

An exciting new unpublished work starts here - today! This was intended to be the second issue of The Harlequin, written and drawn by me. The first issue is available on my Lulu shop

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Roger Langridge ... clever bugger.

Two wonderful pinups of the 'old school' look Hairbutt. Check out Rog's blog on my blogroll ... he only gets 10 hits a day, tsk tsk

Monday, 22 July 2013

Australian comic shop ads

Back in the day I used to have to offset the costs of printing my comics by selling ads to comics shops. In the early ninties I could rely on Kings Comics (George Vlastaras) for a juicy full colour back cover ad and Phantom Zone (Glenn Ford) would always take the inside back cover - the prime spots! Eventually Kings dropped out and it became harder and harder to recoup my costs ... the early Hairbutt newwstand editions would hardly ever sell beyond 13-17% ... which left a heck of a lot of unsold copies to throw/give away. Later I found out the distributors would dump bundles of copies that remained in the back room unopened, but that's another story! I really appreciated the response from Comic shops and rarely encounted any negativity. One popular Perth store repeatedely refused to put my calls through to the manager. One Queensland store raved about the dummy copy of 'Soft Boiled Tales' I sent ... 'best Australian comic ever' etc etc ... but next time I called the guy virtually hung up in my ear. Sheesh ... I'm just trying to start an Australian comics industry here! Gimme a break!

Those were the days ...

Green Lantern

My 5 page contribution DC's 'Bizarro World' book 2. Story by Jason Yungbluth.

Fred The Clown

Roger Langridge and I did a pinup swop ages ago ... I'll post his portrait of my character Hairbutt The Hippo soon!

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Massive sketch dump part 1

I just discovered an old back up CD packed full of primo Paulos artwork dated before or around the year 2000 or so ... I'm going to progressively upload them here ...