Tuesday, 26 May 2015

The End (not really)

So it's been a while since I last posted here, and there is a reason. This blog has been my first web presence as a UK-based cartoonist, and a lot of things happened since I started it three years ago. Not that now I am a completely different person or I suddenly became famous or successful, but I hope as an artist I have evolved a bit since then.

Despite my love for blogging I found myself not updating this blog very much because I would make it time consuming, spending more time than needed on every new post trying to find the best words or the most appropriate tags to accompany my new creations... and that way I ended up not posting at all. So I decided to opt for a quicker and more immediate way of posting about my illustration activities: from now onwards I will have a slimmer and more minimal blog on Tumblr.

So if you want to keep in touch with me, here are the options from now onwards:

My official website http://brunez.co.uk

Tumblr http://brunezcomics.tumblr.com

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/brunez

Twitter http://twitter.com/brunez

Instagram http://www.instagram.com/marcobrunez

Pinterest http://pinterest.com/marcobrunez

Shop on Etsy http://etsy.com/shop/brunezcomics

Shop on Comicsy http://www.comicsy.co.uk/brunez

Also if you want to contact me directly for a commission my address is still marcobrunello84@gmail.com, or come and see me around Britain's zine fairs and comic events (I will post which ones I'll be attending in the bottom right of my website).

See you soon everyone! :)

Friday, 5 December 2014

Pints of Cake

Hi everyone, sorry for disappearing for a while but I had a PhD to finish in these last few months, but now I start having again some time for my illustration activity.

In particular this time I wanted to talk about Pints of Cake, a new blog I started contributing to in the last few weeks. The blog opened after being successfully funded through crowfunding on Kickstarter (here is the featured contributor update about me), and my contribution consists in a weekly comic strip belonging to a series called Brunez vs. Pop Culture, where I explore my conflicting relationship with popular culture.

The first strip went live last week, the second one today, so if you fancy following it add www.pintsofcake.com to your favourites/bookmarks, and do not forget to like the Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Dockfield Road Open Day

Just a quick announcement, this Saturday I will be in Shipley at the Dockfield Road Open Day in Shipley, here are the details about the event:

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Steampunk photoshoot

So, not much activity on this blog recently eh? I have to say I have been busy with my studies, but hopefully soon I will have again time to dedicate to my illustration activities. In the meantime, I want to show you some photos of me taken by the very talented photographer Clinton Lofthouse: I got in touch with him because he was looking for steampunks for a photoshoot, and this is the result of our collaboration: http://clintonlofthousephotography.com/blog/morning-steampunk-pt1/

I think the final photos are amazing, I never thought I can look so cool :D But this is thanks to the great job made by Clinton, so if you want to check out more of his work:

Website: http://clintonlofthousephotography.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClintonLofthousePhotographyNewAccount
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Clphotogs

PS: as you may have noticed, in the main article about this photoshoot there are some information about the plot of Tales from Elsewhere, with some preview of what is going to happen in the next episodes. I am working on them at the moment, more information about them is coming soon.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Upcoming anime zine!

Just a quick announcement, since I recently thought about doing another minizine in the style of Zombies before they went mainstream. I made this teaser/promo image (which will be most probably also the cover of the booklets) as a preview... I'm working on the content of the zine itself which will be available next month.

Also I want to remind that this weekend I will be at Steampunk Doncaster, and the following weekend at the Summer Steampunk Market (which is part of the Leeds Waterfront Festival). See you there!

Friday, 30 May 2014

Bridges, krakens, cowboys and steampunks

I enjoyed doing this drawing so much that I did another one, once again based on an original drawing by Canaletto which I filled with retrofuturistic characters - and a kraken. It is available as A3 poster on Comicsy.

Another thing I've been working on recently is a poster for an academic workshop about western cinema. I came up with this poster, inspired by the colourful intro sequences and movie poster of old spaghetti westerns and more recent homages like Django Unchained:

To conclude, a quick reminder: tomorrow I will be in Morecambe selling my comics, zines etc. (including the above mentioned Rialto poster) at A splendid day out: https://www.facebook.com/events/601064069960615/

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

New events: Otherworlds Convention and A Splendid Day Out!

Just a quick announcement to let you know about two events I'm going to attend as a trader: the first one is the Otherworlds Convention, at the Chester University campus in Warrington. More infos at http://www.otherworldsconv.co.uk and the official event is here.

The other event is A Splendid Day Out! in Morecambe, a steampunk event in my favourite British seaside city... how can I miss it? :) The official event is here.