Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Well folks it's all done. I finally finished the last pages of Big Robots in time to save my ass!

This has been quite a trip...from dreaming up the idea over two years ago to this point where I can lay the story to rest. My first big project since I came back to comics and my first ever major job where I had full control of the finished page...something I've been longing to do for many years. Much of it I'm surprisingly happy with. If I could draw it all again I'd certainly change quite a few of the pages, some of which I can barely look at! But then I was learning as I went along. Exactly how DO you draw mile high robotic buildings?! The best thing about all this has been achieving a long time goal of producing fully realised pages for my all time favorite comic book. I'm now hoping to do much more work for 2000AD...if I can convince Tharg the mighty that I can turn in pages at the rate expected of a well oiled art droid!

I'd like to thank Alan Grant for scripting this for me and Alan Barnes for accepting the job in the first place. Also many thanks to Matt Smith for being so understanding and patient. My biggest thanks go to my beloved partner who came along just at the right time to inspire me and who gave me the strength to get the job finished before our baby girl is born (two weeks to go!).

I'm now off to contemplate being a father.



9 comments:

Ian Mayor said...

Congratulations Dave (and get some sleep for the next two weeks).

PS: By the by, I'm the mate of Kristian Jones who put me in touch with you with a script ages back. Hello

Andrew Glazebrook said...

He must be knocking on a bit now that Tharg the Mighty bloke !! Great work Dave !!

Chris Weston said...

Make the most of your freedom, Dave... get drunk, go to the cinema, see a gig, have a walk in the countryside...
'cos you're gonna haveta kiss that all goodbye soon!
:)
Hope it all goes well, though mate, seriously.
Best wishes, Chris

D.TAYLOR said...

Cheers Ian...and Hi! How are things?

Andrew...yes, but just as Mighty!

Chris...bless you sir. Tried to get to see a few gigs before the big day...unfortunately Rush and Motorhead are playing just after so we'll see. I might be putting some tickets your way if ya interested! Oh no...you have kids of your own!!! Never mind then!

Lee said...

Congratulations Dave! Loved Big Robots, looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future...

Antonio said...

I want to see the pics, oh Celtic brother...

And speak to you when it's time to congratulate you and Pauline.

Ciao

Sketchybeast said...

Hey Dave, it's been a real thrill seeing your work in the Megazine - a cross between your sexy continental vibe and old skool 2000ad glory days! Really lovely stuff. Tharg's gotta send you back to the Big Meg!

All the best for a fortnight from now mate, keep us posted!

Chris

D.TAYLOR said...

Cheers guys. And don't you worry...you'll be kept up to date for sure!

joelmead said...

Dave,
just checking you got my email regarding Studio Space last week. I imagine you must be very busy with the whole impending fatherhood thing…
please let me know