Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Midsummer Murders - Part 1

I wanted to do a parody of the famous tv series Midsomer Murders since a while; then I got the right occasion when the creator of the series said some things about the fact that the series wouldn't work with racial diversity in it, literaly saying that Midsomer Murders is the last bastion of Englishness. So that's what I did, a kind-of episode very full of this so-called "Englishness" in it. Clearly I know that fox hunting is now banned, that tea-time at 5pm doesn't actually exist etc., but I hope you get the meaning of this parody.

To be honest I'm not very satisfied with the result: John Nettles/Tom Barnaby ended up being difficult to draw to me, so what we have here is an approximation which doesn't completely satisfies me; and I don't like the scanned versions of the pages, maybe it's a little to bright. Maybe I'm going over it again in the close future, even for coloring... but not now, so enjoy the first part (the end of the story will be published in a couple of days).

Friday, 20 July 2012

The real Sherlock Holmes - The valley of fear

...and with this one, we have finished the comics based on the novels by Conan Doyle with Sherlock Holmes (but there are still plenty of short stories).
I went back on black & white, because even though colored comics look much better it is so much time consuming doing it. Also I did this comic in a hurry so I was not very accurate in doing it in details: take a look at the edges of silhouettes in the third frame on the second page, they are almost invisible XD I also went for the rounded rectangles for the balloons, to do them a little more quickly... But I hope you enjoy it the same.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The real Sherlock Holmes - The red-headed league

I'm not going to say what I wanted to homage with this comic, since I suppose all of you already know it (at least you should) :)

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Sherlock Holmes + smartphone

I know he doesn't really look like Benedict Cumberbatch, but I suppose the meaning of this drawing is clear.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Brunez at the 2nd International Alternative Press Festival

A couple of new adventures of The real Sherlock Holmes are on their way. In the meantime, I am delighted to announce that I will be at the 2nd International Alternative Press Festival, that is going to be on 4th and 5th August 2012 at the Conway Hall, in London.

I will be there only on the first day of the event, 4th of August, at the communal table, with some copies of The real Sherlock Holmes comic book; this will be basically an hard copy version of most of the comics you've read on this blog, in the form of a self-published booklet, containing also a new, unpublished adventure of my Sherlock Holmes that is going to be the end of the first season of this series (!!!)

More infos at the official website of the event.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

From the past: Starsky & Hutch

I have one last comic from the past to show you, in this case a fancomic devoted to one of my favourite tv series, Starsky & Hutch. Again, I have no specific date to precisely locate on the timeline this comic, it should be around 2004. And, again, it is an unfinished work: as you can see in the third page the story is suddenly interrupted. Note also the lack of professionality of inking a story that is not even finished not only with pencil, but also at the level of script, since I was inventing the story while I was drawing it and I didn't have a clear idea about how to carry on this adventure :D

Sorry to the non-Italian readers but today I am too lazy to translate this comic in English; I hope you can enjoy it the same.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

My homage to Banal Pig Comics

Steve Tillotson is a talented independent cartoonist from Leeds (the city where I live), and his series Banal Pig Comics is absolutely awesome, full of funny characters such as Banal Pig itself, Incompetent Shark, Fez Man, Cat Dad, Feeder & Wife etc.

His blog celebrated its 6th birthday on the 29th of June 2012, and for this occasion Steve opened a competition where the contributors are invited to submit their own personal interpretations of his characters (the deadline is tomorrow!)... so I decided to do something with Incompetent Shark - an unlucky office worker shark with a miserable life and self-esteem problems - in a kind-of mashup with one of my favourite cult movies, Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus.

[Originally posted here]

Monday, 2 July 2012

The real Sherlock Holmes - The greek interpreter

New adventure for the real Sherlock Holmes, introducing his brother Mycroft. This time I made Sherlock the kind-of winner of the situation, I think he really deserves it!