Friday, 30 November 2012

Leeds International Film Festival - The BLOODY Brunez Report

A new Brunez publication! This is an "instant" A6 zine I did in the few spare time I had in the last couple of weeks, containing short reviews and cartoons about the movies of the Leeds International Film Festival I've seen this year. It is bloody because most of the movies contained a remarkable quantity of blood, so I decided to print it in black and red.
The titles you can find in these 16 pages are:
  • Django (1966) by Sergio Corbucci
  • Django Kill! - Se sei vivo spara (1967) by Giulio Questi
  • Antiviral (2012) by Brandon Cronenberg
  • Asura (2012) by Keiichi Sato
  • Judge Minty (2012) by Steven Sterlacchini
  • Electric man (2012) by David Barras
  • Nekromantik (1987) by Jorg Buttgereit
  • The Death King - Der todesking (1989) by Jorg Buttgereit
It is available in my comic shop here in the blog and in my Comicsy shop for the price of £1. If you buy the digital edition (.pdf file) or from me in person the cost is 50p. A couple of inside pictures:

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Journalism and new media

Another contribution for the Leeds Student newspaper (Volume 43, Issue 7, out from Friday 16 November 2012), this time the cartoon is supposed to be about the difficulties of television news with regards to the much faster circulation of news on the Internet, often leading to cases of incompetency (also mentioning the recent resignation of the director of BBC). This is the original strip but you can read it along with the article by clicking here.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Revengeful Squid

Last night I went to this Drink & draw event, part of the Thought Bubble comic festival, organised by Travelling Man Leeds, which I enjoyed very much having the chance to have a chat with some real comic artists and other comic enthusiasts. The randomly selected theme for the drawings was squids, and this is what I did, completely improvised on the moment and drawn straight with pen (on an A3 sheet so click on it for a bigger size image).

PS: I have to say thanks to Kristian Donaldson, who is a proper and much talented comic artist and one of the special guests of this event, since I've drawn the following comic with his ink pens he kindly shared with me. That was an honour for me :)

Monday, 12 November 2012

What if... Quentin Tarantino were the director of The Empire Strikes Back

A quick thinkg I did just for the taste of drawing (and awfully handcoloring... Luke's uniform completely changed colour after scanning, but whatever).

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Christmas German market in Leeds

Not exactly a new thing, since I did it one year ago (but posted only on Facebook at that time). Actually this cartoon can be 100% understood only by people living in Leeds, but let's say 80% by everybody so enjoy it.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Leeds Zine Fair 2012 and Django

So yesterday I went to the Leeds Zine Fair at the Wharf Chambers here in Leeds. And I have to say that this was another great experience, in the name of self publishing and its complete freedom of expression. You can see some photos I did yesterday here. As it happened at the Alternative Press Festival in August, also this time we did a zine in a day, an official anthology of the event collecting contributes made yesterday at the fair. And, since in these days I am in a "Django mood" for this reason, after  I ended up drawing this:

Many thanks to the Footprint Co-op which organised all this, hoping that we can have more of this kind of events around (actually I would like to have something like this to go to at least once of month).

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

Another contribution for the Leeds Student newspaper (Volume 43, Issue 5, out from Friday 2 November 2012), this time the request was to portray Obama and Romney for an article about the next USA elections.

I acknowledge that realistic portraits is not exactly my speciality, but it was nice to try something different from usual cartooning. I used as references two photos of the two candidates, and I know that there are plenty of realistic artists that could have done them much better than I did, but I'm quite happy of the results especially because realistic drawing is not what I usually do (actually I'm happier of the Romney portrait, it makes me think that this is how I would portray an Italo-american mafioso... but just to clarify I stand for Obama).

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Brunez on Comicsy

One thing I forgot to mention in my last post is that I opened an account on Comicsy, a recently established website aimed at becoming a gathering place for the UK small press community, where each artist/zinester/writer/whatever can open an online shop to showcase his artworks among the others. Mine is

and for now there is only The real Sherlock Holmes (I promise, I'll do something new soon!), available at the same conditions I'm selling it on the online shop here in the blog - £2 including postage to the UK. But on Comicsy you have the advantage to buy it together with a lot of other very good stuff from great comic artists from all around the United Kingdom (and not only, I suppose)... or else you can just buy comics on Comicsy from somebody else and not mine, as you prefer :D