Thunderbirds
 
 

Working on 'Thunderbirds' for Redan was great fun as I was an avid viewer of the programme on its first release and reading TV21 very probably sowed the seeds of my later career. I assumed it would run for 6 months - it ran for about five years: I provided all but one of the originated strips for the title. As well as pencilling and inking, I eventually had the opportunity to provide full-colour computer colouring - the double-page spreads you see here are examples. Alongside the magazine I also provided Thunderbirds art for various activity pages in Redan's 'Fun To Learn'.


More recently I've been commissioned to produce covers for the Signum books TV21 comic-strip reprint range and Eaglemoss's abandoned partwork 'Gerry Anderson Vintage Comic Collection', with the unlikely pleasure of having my work associated with some of the real greats of that period, like Frank Bellamy and my own particular hero, Mike Noble. Below, you will find an image that Mike and I have collaborated on for the first Andercon convention in 2014: Zero X (drawn by Mike) against a digital painting of the Orion Nebula (by me).


Mike and I have worked together again, this time on box artwork for the forthcoming Big Chief Studios Captain Scarlet 12" figure, in addition to the art I've supplied for their Thunderbirds range. Both lines should be available in 2017.


I'm also proud to be associated with 'FireStorm' - one of Gerry Anderson's last projects which is on the way to becoming a TV reality under the guidance of Gerry's youngest son, Jamie.


 

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