Colour me in


If it’s seemed like I’ve been a little absent from the blog over the past week and a bit, there’s been a reason. I’ve been colouring my old ‘Lean Years’ cartoon strips to practice for a big project I’m about to launch off on.

I’ve had it in mind to do a graphic novel for a few years now but I had to learn a few digital colouring techniques before I was ready to start. These strips have been a very handy vehicle for said practice.

Here’s an example of what I’m talking about.

Lean years 8 001 colour 2

I’ve tried to be a bit adventurous in my approach and, if you’re interested in seeing the rest of them with the added dimension of colour, I’ve replaced all the old BW posts with the new and (hopefully) improved versions.

You can let me know here if you like (or hate) what I’ve done with them.






The Lean Years 15


This is the end…

Sadly (for some, happily for others) this is the last remaining Lean Years strip. The rest have been lost to time. I’ve enjoyed reliving those days with Y’all – self-indulgent as it’s been – but now it’s done. Gone like the 90s.


Lean years 15 001colour2.jpg

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