Composition of a page

How the eye is moved through a page of comic art. Page taken from my work in progress graphic novel, X.  33 pages drawn now-only 56 to go!

Construction of a panel.

Step by step guide to how I'm putting panels of "X" together.

RAISING AMY IS HERE!


You can now pre-order my second book, "RAISING AMY-Born To Be Wild!"
 Thanks to all that do, and I hope you get many laughs!
http://www.markosia.com/wordpress/titles/raising-amy/

Welcome to my blog!

This is my blog, and welcome to it!  That's me on the left-drawing, as I like to do!  I will be adding samples of cartoons, illustration, comicbook art, storyboards, design work and much more, for your enjoyment!  If you like what you see, please come and visit again, I will be adding samples and posting updates regularly.  Please leave comments-honest feeback is always welcomed!

You can now own a copy of MILK+ !!!

If you would like to purchase a sined limited edition first printing of my graphic novel, MILK+ (Samples can be viewed below in past blogs!) simply e-mail me at:  stref70@yahoo.co.uk  for paypal purchases.  You can also buy  a copy from Plan B Books in Glasgow:
 
Price is £10
& P&P if bought through paypal-this figure will differ depending on location.

Bits n' Bobs!

Check out various peices of work here, including samples of how peices were put together, from sketches to adding the colours.

Contact me!

Here are my contact details, I am available for hire!  Will consider working for food!

I made a movie!!!

I made a short, low (no) budget film, based on a story taken from my graphic novel, MILK+
Check it out!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js_re_LaIiE&feature=share

BANNNED ARTWORK!

Alright, so it's band artwork, not banned!  Let's face it though-it makes for a much better title!

Graphic design

Graphic design work produced for various local Edinburgh bands.  Gotta support the arts!

PLUM crazy!

Poster concepts for PLUM FILM's Stalked!  Are you game?

WOLF!!!

Cover ideas for Silver Skin graphic novel in progression.  It's about Werewloves, if you hadn't guessed!

PROJECT 72

My good friend Martyn made a short film, so I made him a cover for it.  Also, I'm in the movie-will post link  when it goes on Youtube!

Ma babies!

My children!  Winker Watson, who I drew for 5 years for the DANDY, and Raising Amy, who will be available in book form later this year!  (you can download 250 strips on Playstation comics and iPhone now!)

FAVOURITES!!!

My two favourite cartoon strips of all time!  Winsor McCay's LITTLE NEMO, and Herge's TINTIN.
How I love them!

Detectives in Dreadlocks!

Meet Dreadlock Holmes...drawn for the DANDY-their first black character!

Nostalgia

Two pages of cartoon art created in the styles of Herge and Dudley D Watkins.  These are two of my favourite artists of all time.

It's Menacing time!

It's a trip into Cartoonland now.  Dennis the Menace, from the BEANO and Joe's Garage, drawn for the DANDY.

BURK and HARE

The page on the left is taken from MILK+, the page on the right was done for the gallery of the (now) double SICBA award winning BURK and HARE graphic novel...well done Martin and Will!!!

There's something funny happening at the Zoo!

Two pages from MILK+
Poster from the gallery on the left, and on the right a page from A TALE FROM THE CITY-there's something funny happening at the zoo!

Zombies and Aliens!!!

Two more pages taken from MILK+
This books has it all...zombies, aliens, vampires, gangsters, werewolves and much more!  What are you waiting for?!!!  The artwork in the book appears entirely in B&W/greyscale.

MILK+ page samples

Two pages taken from, MILK+ showing the diversity of art used in the book.

Girls and guns!

Girls and guns...a concept I could never get enough of...I love you Lara Croft!

MILK+

Promotional art created for my graphic novel.  If you print out the template on the left, you can construct your very own MILK+ carton!  You can join the Milk by Stref Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Milk-by-Stref/206839529347217

Dark cover art

These two pics are quite dark in tone...on your left, a blood sucking vampire...and on your right, a proposed cover for a graphic novel about human trafficking!

MILK+ cover art

This is the 'wrap-around' cover art for my graphic novel, MILK+   You can buy this book through paypal now!  For details how, just e-mail me ( subject marked: BUY MILK+ ) at: stref70@yahoo.co.uk
Limited, signed, first edition!  Get yours!

Very Orange Illustrations!

The Tom Waits illustration was commissioned, but the Blade Runner is just a folio piece.  Still the best film ever made!

POP ART

Going to add samples from my portfolio for you to peruse, hope you enjoy! You will see from these samples that I work in a wide variety of styles.  These 'pop-art' style of illustrations of famous figures from the 70's were commissioned by a local restaurant.