Monday, November 28, 2011


Opposed to RGB which I have used for the past ten years.

I'm liking the CMYK and not really missing the shiny happy brightness of RGB. The only downside being is that the files are massive and take an eternity to open...

However... that does give me an excuse to watch movies whilst working --I watched Tom Hardy in Warrior while waiting for page 7 to open for God's sake!

By the way; if the above makes no sense...Wikipedia is your friend and will make understanding the differences between RGB and CMYK even more confusing...

Sunday, November 27, 2011

John Higgins draws UXB

Feast your eyes on UXB as depicted by John Higgins (Razorjack, Judge Dredd, Hellblazer, Watchman)

A long time ago in a-- oh wait, that's Star Wars...

The first time I laid my eyes on John's work would have been in the Battlestar Galactica Grandreams annual of 1978; of course I had no idea who he was at that point....that wouldn't be until a few years later when he started to work for 2000AD.

Since then he has worked on numerous titles for various publishers. Two standouts for me personally would be his work on Hellblazer and the Garth Ennis penned War Story "D-Day Dodgers"

I could never have imagined that that same artist, almost 34 years later - would be drawing a pin-up of a few of my characters and I just can't thank him enough for agreeing to do it...

Top artist. Top bloke...

Thanks John!


Come to think of it has 2000Ad ever republished Freaks!?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

UXB Comes to Dark Horse Presents #10!

I'm proud to announce that UXB has found a home with Dark Horse Comics.

From the Dark Horse comics website:

Dark Horse Presents is renowned not only for publishing original work of comics luminaries but also for presenting powerful emerging voices of graphic fiction. Such is UXB by Colin Lorimer (Earp: Saints for Sinners), debuting in Dark Horse Presents #10.

In a shattered future postwar London, powerful experimental “life suits” that permanently graft to human bodies are created to counter the threat of terrorism. Given to three brothers, the suits could make the trio the saviors of mankind—if they can ever get past their obsessions for film, violent video games, and porn. Following in the dark footsteps of dystopian visions such as The Adventures of Luther Arkwright, DMZ, and Give Me Liberty, Lorimer’s UXB is challenging, thought provoking, laced with gallows humor, and illustrated with consummate skill.

“I’m thrilled that UXB has found a home within the hallowed pages of DHP. The journey of UXB is going to be rather dark and twisted and there’s no better place for that story to be told than Dark Horse,” says Colin Lorimer.

While you wait for Dark Horse Presents #10, be sure to check out Colin’s work at

Dark Horse Presents #10 is on sale March 21, 2012.


The announcement can be found here and a preview is available over at at the Daily Blam!

Update: I thought I may as well pop the preview pages up myself...