I’ve been dabbling in making music recently. It’s something I’ve always been interested in but never really pursued in any way, so I’ve started messng around with production in my downtime. I don’t really know where I’m going with it, it’s just something fun to do!
I’ve been using the name Anaseed for this project (which used to be my handle/ pen name if you didn’t know that already) but now it’s more of just a nickname. I thoght I’d use it as a way to keep it seperate from my art (plus I still use the name Anaseed when I made things that doesn’t really fit the Bozo Robo brand)
If you follow me on social media I’m sure you’ve noticed a lot of posts about a certain Stetson wearin’ hero, if not, my last blog post was dedicated to BANDIT!
The time for us to start making some big announcments is getting closer and closer and as it does, Vince and I figured it would a good idea to let you all have a chance to read some of what we’ve been working on.
So I present to you the first 10 pages of BANDIT! Written by Vince Pavey (@LimeyOtoko on Twitter) Art by me (@BozoRobo on Twitter and IG) with lettering by Lucas Gattoni (@LetteringBear on Twitter)
Once you’ve read it, give us a shout on Twitter, recommend it to you friends and sit tight for further announcments!
If you follow me on social media you’ve probably noticed a few posts here and there about a project called BANDIT.
Last year Vince Pavey dropped me a message, we got talking about a project he’s been writing and he asked me if I’d draw it. He gave me a chracter description of the titular hero, BANDIT. I sketched out what I thought he’d look like and the rest is historica (that joke will make sense to you all one day in the future)
Above is a cover and a selection of unlettered pages from issue one of BANDIT! At the time of writing this post, about a month ago, the comic has been put together as a pitch and we’re (not so) patiently waiting on news so we can plan our next steps.
Personally, I think the pages of BANDIT are some of the best I’ve ever done, so I’m very excited for you all to see the finished project, however that may come to fruition, in the near future.
You can find Vince over on twitter @LimeyOtoko he also has a patreon which you can find here where he posts a lot about BANDIT (half of which are free to view), there’s lots more artwork from this project over there so go and check it out!
Check back later next week for a sneak peek at the first 10 pages of BANDIT!
Here’s some illustrations of monsters based on various threats the climate.
These are for a card game, but it’s not set in stone, they may well get used for something else. For now, I’ll be mocking up some playing cards and something that vaguely resembles rules. Once I make further progress with this project I’ll be sure to share here on the blog.
I’ve got a few more that I’m working on, these are the ones that currently finished.
Earlier in the year I printed a collection of a diary comics that covered October 2020 – mid January 2021.
I hadn’t printed any comics since around September 2019 as, obviously, I’d not been attending Comic Cons. I printed partly because I wanted and parly becuase I had to, these comics were for a uni project (I got an A by the way)
I was planning to keep the comics running on Instagram as something quick that I could work on everyday, but as the UK has been in a never-ending lockdown I decided to put it on hold. There’s only so many strips I can draw about myself staring out of my living room window.
But now as things are… not getting back to normal, but there’s at least the option to do something other than travel further than couple miles from home, which means I may actually have some stuff write about soon. You can follow my diary comic on IG @bozodiary if you don’t already.
I find myself making font quite regularly now. Here’s some recent ones. Eggbox is my personal favorite, I wanted to try and build a font that had some Y2K vibes. I don’t know if I really achieved that but I like it all the same.
I’m also in the process of making a font with a caligraphy brush to resemble Japanese/ Chinese calligraphy without looking really cheesey. It’s early days at the moment, but I can tell you know, it’s not quite as easy as I thought it would be. I’ll get there though!
On the run up to Christmas last year Victor Santiago (who wrote Prom Night in Transylvania) aproached me about some work for a client. We were asked to create a short comic based on the clients 4 year old son’s creations, they gave us some character descriptions and were left to it. Victor wrote a short story with themes of working as a team and I.. well, I drew it.
Projects like this are something we’ve both discussed doing again in the future, so watch this space.
IceFire & BlackSword was written by Victor Santiago who’s work you can find over at storiesbyvictor.com and also @warpvector on Twitter and IG
While I’ve been studying I’ve gotten in to making my own fonts, which is something I’ve wanted to dabble in for a while. Going back in to education gave me an excuse to finally make them.
Butternut Regular is my most recent typeface. This was the first one I used a grid to make, the other have been completly freehand. Why Butternut? Cos the letters are… squashed.
Eat The Rich based on some hand written text from some posters I made in the past. I made it to save time more than anything. Kinda ironically, I’ve not really used this one.
BozoRoboGX was also made as a time saving measure. The idea was to use this for lettering comics but when it’s used in speech bubbles I’m not super happy with the kerning, it’s fixable, but it takes away the point of it being time saving. Though it has come in handy for a number of projects, both personal and academic.