Little sketchbook update, sorry its been a while! At the moment I’m preparing some ideas for new characters in the run-up to a live art battle in Camden in a few weeks. Ill post the event soon when the flyers are done. More soon!
Last week i teamed up with Darkmatter Collective to help with a mural at Boxpark Shoreditch to help with exposure following the DandAD Newblood events run by shellsuitzombie. It was great to work with Pete and Phil (dogboy) who showed me how they normally collaborate, sketching out the characters and buildings then drawing over eachothers work to create the feel of continuity. Because of a time limit we had to power through the drawing giving it a much looser feel than the tight linework we three seem prone to. overall was a great experiment and cant wait to do more like this. peace
OK. We’re back in London with ShellsuitZombie at Box Park Unit 56 for a week long drawing project with a graduate selected from the D&AD new blood show 2013.
Paolo Fiore check out his work at
July 2nd – 4th come down and say hi at the official D&AD New Blood Closing Party on Thurs 4th from 7.00pm!
Heres some snaps of my degree show at Plymouth University. I managed to win the Earl Richard’s Award for Narrative this year hence the trophy! (chuffed). Ill be at the D&AD new blood in a few weeks at the Plymouth Uni stand, come say hello if your about 🙂 If your interested in buying some prints send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://paolofiore.bigcartel.com/ for comics 🙂 peace
Just had a lecture on copyright infringement etc…here are my notes, imps have no mercy….
Sketch of cameron soon to be a part of a larger illustration incorporating words beginning with C ( Cameron’s Campaign)
Alkemo 24 hour comic available at my shop 🙂
Riso-graph pages on sugar paper and hand scree printed cover made by yours truly.
Its about a man with a notion, that he shouldn’t have drank the potion…I,ve shown you the first few pages.
Some limited edition print books, for sale soon! Keep your eyes peeled.
Some freaks i drew whilst watching pointless T.V.
I like tentacles 🙂
Hard Rains a comin’
Example of a good day in the sketchbook 🙂 look forward to doing more like this.
The Lizard King comic, as it stands is unfinished, but the way its going its pretty much the never-ending strip 🙂 Soon to be a mini-zine available from the Bristol art book event in april!
Top image is my Godfather Stanley Bowden who had to abandon ship when the HMS Somali was destroyed by torpedo attack during WW2 in the Arctic ocean, and below is a rendition of a human torpedo, a signature of the Decima Flottiglia Mas, an elite submarine squadron my Italian grandfather was part of in the same era. Both these people are the inspiration for my comic book in progress which follows episodes in both lives.
Flat-Plan for an on-going project for a comic book about my Italian Grandfather and English Godfather. This is showing key moments in the story, the next stage will be filling in the gaps 🙂 and re drawing!
I’ve caught the doodle-bug! Its a life long disease 🙂 Also a charcoal sketch from Venezia!
Bearded lady drawing in progress 🙂
Soon to be screenprints!
Working on a screen-print design on photoshop including anarchists, activists, aristocracy, autocracy and others, all in the shape of the letter A. Id love to do the whole alphabet right now, but uni work is a back breaker!
Illustration for Tony Beard’s “Last words” article in Dartmoor magazine about the terrible condition of many country roads in Devon. Still waiting to see if they will use it, fingers crossed!.
Been looking at some pre-columbian manuscripts, and the style of drawing is stylised in a similar way to many modern cartoons. So I decided to create my own Mayan/Aztec God. This guy likes to collect heads of those who are unworthy!!! which is everyone….so if you cross this guy, your head will be added to his selection 🙂
Work in progress, some underwater craziness! In the moleskine….
Some rainy day zombies…
Baba Yaga’s house, if you can call it a house…..
http://paolofioreinks.blogspot.co.uk/ i posted these guys up a while ago on my old blog, still want to do a series of similar bike men. watch this space!
Couple of Sketchbook pages I banged out the other day.
This is pretty much complete now, just need to add text, and maybe some colour… this spread shows the Italian manned torpedoes heading towards a british destroyer.
One page for your viewing pleasure. The character in this page is my Godfather Stanley (R.I.P.) and his ship, HMS Somali is about to be destroyed.
Some close ups of a comic I’m currently working on about my grandfather and godfather’s time in the navy during WW2. Stay tuned!!!!