Thursday, 15 December 2011
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
I'm still drawing my six page Klaus comic for Kus (a page a day, between job applications) so for now there's no new work that I can show. But here's a nice mention of the book by Design Week;
"In a very different tale, Short’s Klaus the anthropomorphic cat, a witty little Moomin-like devil, stars amongst a cast of peculiar creatures including ‘humanoid rats’ and his feline ‘libertarian doppelganger Otto.’
In a departure from usual comic language, the dialogue is packed with literary allusions, anachronistic speech inflections and poetic quips, making for a brilliantly funny, surreal read."
The photo of the book and poster above was taken by Roman Muradov, whose work is lovely.
Friday, 2 December 2011
I'm drawing a six (or so) page Klaus comic at the minute, so nothing new will be posted for a week or so. I thought I'd post this first page of a football comic in the meantime. I haven't drawn a second page, the punchline page, the point of the story, as I didn't like this first page. But here it is. The one below is an older football comic page from earlier in the year. It's 'about' the Brazil team of the 1970 world cup.
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Monday, 28 November 2011
It's a good one, saying:
"There’s a delicious sense of timing and visual gags all through the pages, often a funny downbeat payoff, or more accurately, the moment just before or immediately after the actual payoff. You do the work, Short just delivers the means to connect the jokes…"
"over the course of the book the gags continue to work, the themes develop, and what you get in the end is some strange mutated traditional comic strip."
"With it’s laid back, contemplative philosophising, it’s an attractive and enthrallingly entertaining read. Klaus is a pocket sized delight of a work. You could do far, far worse than to try it as a surprise stocking filler."
Sunday, 27 November 2011
Friday, 25 November 2011
Sunday, 20 November 2011
"Klaus Richard ShortKlaus is a Cat that looks like a Moomin and acts a lot like Garfield but has a much higher IQ and hangs around with a gang of humanoid rats. His philosophical musings provide the hilarious narrative to otherwise fairly uneventful stories. In this first edition, Richard Short collects together the best spreads from two previously self-published editions and throws in some new material for good measure. Razor-sharp, charming and incredibly well-paced, this is a must for anyone who grew up on a diet of Charles Schulz and the aforementioned stripy feline."
Saturday, 19 November 2011
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Monday, 14 November 2011
Friday, 11 November 2011
Before I start posting up new ones.
The Klaus book should be winging its way to buyers today, and I'm going to be sat at the Nobrow table at Comiket on Saturday (where Kus/Kush (from Latvia) and Famicon will also be selling comics). Ta.
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Monday, 7 November 2011
Saturday, 5 November 2011
Friday, 4 November 2011
Monday, 31 October 2011
Sunday, 30 October 2011
Friday, 28 October 2011
I thought I'd post some old cat comics, between now and the Klaus book coming out on 11th November. After that I'll get back to posting up new ones. These old ones were all in the homemade Klaus 1 and 2, which were out at the end of 2010. I think they're pretty much all in the Nobrow book.