The temp, Wade, gets stuck into some serious data input in the forthcoming Mice book. Page detail. Art by Roger Mason So, major drag, orders for The Mice from UK retailers, through Diamond, were terrifically low so new readers may like to go to scarcomics.com to get a copy – as it won’t leaping off […]
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 […]
Mice t-shirt, art and design by Roger Mason 2013 Am getting down to some t-shirt design on Spreadshirt for The Mice, and this one I quite like.
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 […]
New Mice character, CJ Shakespeare. Art by Roger Mason Recently been laid up with the flu, or a rather watered-down version of it anyway, so i got on with some design for the new Mice graphic novel, working title Crash and Burn. These are initial sketches for Cameron Johnson Shakespeare, a mixed race SE Asian/caucasian […]
Aliens from book three of The Mice, currently in production. This is the full-length character study of the aliens who work in the offices of the factory Order Nine. From left to right: Wade, Lona, Myrl (seated), Q (sort for Quar) and as-yet unnamed. A lot of the action in the next book takes place […]
The first Mice graphic novel is going into Previews UK, either in December or January, which means it will be available for comics and specialist shops to order in the UK. For this reason I have souped up the original cover design and added some of the great quotes the book has been getting over […]
My mum and I attended the Jasper Fforde fan convention in Swindon, the Fforde Ffiesta, where we had a really fantastic time celebrating the vision and quirkiness of Fforde’s novels, among them The Eyre Affair, The Big Over Easy and The Last Dragonslayer. If you are reading this and are unaware of his work, I […]
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 […]
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 […]
Royal wedding illustration by Roger Mason Whoops, left it a bit too long since my last post, what with the Christmas period and taking time off. I also wanted to leave the advert for The Mice book at the top of the pile as well. Moving on into 2012, appropriately enough here’s an image I […]
Concept artwork for BBC Three re-banding, commissioned by Red bee Media. Art by Roger Mason Concept artwork for BBC Three re-banding, commissioned by Red bee Media. Art by Roger Mason Concept artwork for BBC Three re-banding, commissioned by Red bee Media. Art by Roger Mason Concept artwork for BBC Three re-banding, commissioned by Red bee […]
Talking of kapows, another one has come along. Quick plug to say please have a look at this flyer, I will be hosting a life drawing class in Bromley by Bow this Sunday afternoon, mixing observational drawing with cartooning techniques that will help approach the figure and get better results. All are welcome.
Judge Dredd by Roger Mason I have been drawing some Dredd-related imagery recently and will be posting it up here over the next few weeks. This week, Dredd sits on his bike gurning. Stay tuned for some deadly-but-slinky female judges.
BNI ‘Givers Gain’ cartoon by Roger Mason