New business card image

‘Smiling woman’ storyboard frame, art by Roger Mason It’s been, so far, a summer of working part-time which has been very nice. I did start re-designing my business card,amidst all that inactivity, a task which I thought would take me about two hours. Three weeks later, I have settled on this image for the front. […]

Illustration for Jasper Fforde’s The Eye of Zoltar

Frontispiece illustration for the new Jasper Fforde book, The Eye of Zoltar Here is the complete illustration which is in Jasper Fforde’s new novel, the third in the Last Dragonslayer series, called the Eye of Zoltar. It features one of the characters, who happens to be an australopithecine, hanging onto the underside of a giant, […]

Illustration for new Jasper Fforde book

Detail of the frontispiece illustration for Fforde’s new Last Dragonslayer novel, by Roger Mason January has been a busy month for me, and one job I took on I take immense pleasure in blogging about here. This is a detail of the frontispiece illustration for Jasper Fforde’s new book, The Eye of Zoltar, the third […]

The Mice reviewed in Starburst

http://www.starburstmagazine.com/reviews/comic-reviews/7269-comic-review-the-mice-the-factory-menace After sending hard copies out to several magazines of a sci-fi/fantasy persuasion, it looks like things are coming home to roost. The editor of Sci Fi Now magazine will be putting it in the December issue, and today I read on Starburst’s site a positive and insightful review of The Factory Menace, written by […]

The Mice to go in the December issue of Previews UK

The Mice in The Factory Menace, the first graphic novel in the series, will be in the December issue of Previews UK. This is Diamond Comics Distribution’s catalogue which supplies the comics and specialist bookshops across the United Kingdom. This is very exciting to me, it means the book will be on the stands in […]

The Making of Next ‘Home’ by Framestore

Mike McGee of Framestore, left, and Roger Mason working on the storyboards for Next ‘Home’ commercial in 2013. Here’s a short film by Framestore, detailing how they made their TV commercial ‘Home’ for Next and on which project I drew the storyboards. At the very beginning of the film you can see me working with […]

How to market a graphic novel

Well, one way of doing it anyway. For a few years I have been friendly with Matt and Fanos at Big Smoke Media, a south-east-based marketing company who specialise in distributing postcards across the London area. When you are next in a bar, cinema or restaurant, keep an eye out for a postcard rack promoting […]

A short article about naming the characters in The Mice

Diana attempts to rescue Rowling from the soup vat in The Mice: The Factory Menace The two lead humans are called Mulligatawny and Diana. Subsequent characters I have tried to name after obvious contemporary celebrities, although with mixed success (problems with readers making the link.) Diana is named after Princess Diana, Harry after Harry Potter […]

An article about The Mice and Scar Comics

The Mice graphic novels available from Scarcomics.com/shopfacebook/scarcomics The Mice began life when I was spending Summers working in a canning factory in Lincolnshire, while studying illustration at college in 1998. At the time a dead mouse had been found in a can of baked beans so I started thinking about an environment where humans were […]