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Hi, welcome to my blog, which is essentially a showcase for my illustration work. Please note my 'more professional' Cargo Collective website is only a click away (see the link on the right). All work is under copyright to me, so get in touch if you want to use it.

Friday, 23 December 2011


A seasonal single-framer. Have a good Xmas and NYE!


Tuesday, 20 December 2011

The Phable of Phobic Phil

Another strip I have been working on lately...I plan to colour this one too.


Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Colour version...the story so far.

This is the first page of the colour version so far...not sure I've got the colour scheme quite right yet...hmmm...

Monday, 12 December 2011

'The Cavities of Doom'

A very silly comic strip I have been working on lately...kind of a work in progress, as I'm planning to colour this, but thought I'd slap it on here (it's good for morale).

I've practised a bit of hatching on this...I think it needs to be a bit more consistent though in terms of gaps, direction etc.

There's a bit of a continuity error too...hopefully not too obvious!


Thursday, 10 November 2011

Photoshop fiddling...

Been playing around with photoshop as a colouring tool this week. Here's a couple of simple images I produced this evening.


Thursday, 3 November 2011

Glorious technicolour!

The first fruit of some photoshop colour tuition...reckon this is at least up to greetings card standards!

We've all been approached buy urchins asking us to buy them booze, haven't we? Well, one day, the urchin may come in handy!

Signing off, Alex.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Method Football

Another cartoon that emerged from a brainstorming session with my mysterious collaborator, the sinister bureaucrat Noor Salik.

This ended up having a bit of a retro feel, probably because the players (and ball) look a bit old fashioned...it seemed sensible to put in an industrial looking background.

Alex Bean.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

DaVinci vs Dragon's Den

This is the result of a brainstorming session with a friend, during which the theme 'invention' came up.

Hope this works and makes sense...if you're not sure re the invention, google 'DaVinci's flying machine'!

Alex von Bohne.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

The Free Rangers

A new Free Rangers...was thinking here about how they might respond to the recent riots in London.

For a couple of previous Free Rangers strips, see earlier in this here blog (late 2009).

Alex Bean.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

U2 in a U2

The strip manifestation of a silly idea I had featuring everyone's favourite Irish rock behemoth.

I've done two versions of this, the second being a result of some messing about on photoshop.

Alex van der Bean

Saturday, 19 March 2011

First Storyboard

Another bit of Storyboard, this is a whole scene so a better example of 'shotflow' (if that is a word!).

Alex Bean

First Storyboard...

Recently worked on a storybaord for a short film, which is, I am reliably informed, going to be screened on TV at some point this year.

Here's a page of storyboard.

Alex Bean.