Archive for the PJ Holden Tag

FERGUSON’S 7 QUESTIONS WITH… PJ HOLDEN

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Answering the 7 Questions is an artist who has worked on Judge Dredd for 2000AD and has moved into creator-owned waters with Dept of Monsterology and Numbercruncher… PJ Holden. [NOTE: I got the third question wrong but left it the mistake in as I, as a rule, never edit the answers to 7 questions apart […]

Dept. of Monsterology From script to print

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A short video showing the process of a page from script to print. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3_6eFofkiY

PREVIEW ARTWORK: Numbercruncher #4 (On-sale 10/23/2013)

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Synopsis: *The shock conclusion of the critically acclaimed temporal afterlife adventure! * *An epic battle of wits, wills and divine accountancy has twisted across decades and multiple lifetimes, and now the clash between Bastard Zane and the reincarnating Mathematician is coming to a head. * *Who gets what they want? Who loses everything forever? And, […]

EVENT: DUBLIN TO BELFAST DEPT OF MONSTEROLOGY SIGNING

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The creative team behind Dept of Monsterology (writer Gordon Rennie and artist PJ Holden) will be doing a mini signing tour on Friday 25th of October and Saturday 26th of October. Starting in Dublin at Big Bang Comics in Dundrum, Dublin at 4pm and then, the following day (and after a long old car journey), […]

MAKING COMICS: (NOT QUITE) WALLY WOOD’S 22 BATMANS THAT ALWAYS WORK!! (BY PJ HOLDEN)

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Posted by PJ Holden on Twitter but worthy of a posting here (follow him here)

PJ HOLDEN MANGA STUDIO WEBINAR VIDEO!

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Join PJ Holden in this one-hour webinar as he shows you how to create a dramatic gray wash effect for your digital comic. PJ will provide step by step instructions, including how to make custom textured brushes, so that you can create this technique for yourself. We will finish off the hour with a brief […]

CONFESSIONS OF A COMIC BOOK ART COLLECTOR

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“My name is David Ferguson and I am a comic book art collecting addict.” “Well done! The first step is admitting you have a problem!” “Who said it was a problem?” So, where does this piece come from? From sketches to commissions to original art pages, I collect the lot and, with DICE 2013 coming […]

ADVANCE REVIEW: Dept. Of Monsterology #1

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  Dept. of Monsterology #1 (of 4) Written by: Gordon Rennie Art: PJ Holden Letters by: Jim Campbell Published by: Renegade Arts Entertainment On Sale: October 16th  REVIEW: This October, Renegade Arts Entertainment will be releasing a four issue mini series focusing on the DunsanyCollege’s Department of Cryptozoology, Mythological Studies, Parapsychology and Fortean Phenomena field teams. […]

Dept. of Monsterology Pre-order now

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FROM: http://www.renegadeartsentertainment.com/_blog/News/post/dept-of-monsterology-pre-order-now/ October 16th marks the special date that Dept. of Monsterology issue 1 will be available in comic book stores across the world. The first monthly comic we’ve released since Channel Evil, is an adventure story with a supernatural backdrop from the imaginations of Gordon Rennie (Dredd, Sherlock Holmes, Killzone) and PJ Holden (Dredd, […]

2Dcast Episode 31: Belfast Comic Creators

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Were proud to announce that this episode of the 2Dcast is the first Irish comics podcast recorded  at a speed of greater than 35mph. As we travel to the monthly meeting of the Belfast comic Creators group aboard the 212 service from Derry we offer up our usual reviews and nonsense . We the discuss […]

REVIEW: Strip #1

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Cover by Alan Robinson and colour by Wamberto Nicomedes Strips: * KING COBRA (written by John Freeman, art by Wamberto Nicomedes) * BLACK OPS EXTREME (written by Richmond Clements, art from Stephen Downey) * WARPAINT (by Phil Hester and art by John McCrea) * CRUCIBLE (by John Freeman and art by Smuzz) * DENIZENS (by Miljenko Horvatic and art by Maxim Simic) * BLACK DRAGON […]

COVER ART: Numbercruncher #2

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Titan Comics have solicited PJ Holden, Si Spurrier and Jordie Bellaire’s  Numbercruncher #2 for an August  release. Titan have kindly provided ICN with the cover art to the issue which you can see below. Writer(s): Si Spurrier Artist Name(s): P.J. Holden Cover Artist(s): P.J. Holden Colorist: Jordie Bellaire Number of Issues in Series: 4 Full Color, B&W, or partial color: FC Page Count: 32pp […]

EVENT: PJ Holden will be hosting the Sketch Club at W5

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This Saturday, PJ Holden will be hosting the Sketch Club at W5 With help from the Emerald Garrison, PJ will be instructing a life drawing class with a difference! http://www.w5online.co.uk/whats-on/events/item/84/sketch-club/ 1.30 – 2.30pm & 3 – 4pm Introducing a brand new series of events to W5 – life drawing workshops with a difference – the […]

WHAT’S UP PJ Holden?

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HOW ARE YOU? I’m well!  Mentally exhausted, whoever thought having two kids and a career in comics was a good idea was an idiot. (Oh wait, it was me). WHAT ARE YOU DOING RIGHT NOW? Answering this email (the facetious answer) just finishing off an episode of Dredd and the cover to Numbercruncher ep3. WHAT […]

REVIEW: Numbercruncher #1 (of 4)

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Writer: Si Spurrier Art: P.J. Holden Colours: Jordie Bellaire Letters: Simon Bowland Published by: Titan Books Price: $3.99   ‘It’s all about numbers’. So discovers Numbercruncher’s (anti-)hero Bastard Zane on his arrival to the afterlife.

SURVEY: Pj Holden’s Comic Artist Survey

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FROM: http://www.pauljholden.com/blog/2013/02/28/the-comic-artists-survey/   In about 1998, an artist called Larry Dempsey did a small neat survey for inkers and built a massive and useful resource from it. Unfortunately he’s since removed all traces of the survey from the internet (even the wayback machine draws up a blank). But, there’s nothing to stop us building a […]

PRESS RELEASE: Titan Comics Release Details on PJ Holden’s Collected Numbercruncher

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*PRESS RELEASE* New Titan Comics imprint releases **Numbercruncher**, a creator-owned series by writer Si Spurrier (X-Men: Legacy, Crossed: Wish You Were Here) and artist P.J. Holden (2000AD), colored by Jordie Bellaire (**Captain Marvel, Rocketeer, The Manhattan Projects**). Titan Comics is pleased to announce the launch of *Numbercrucher*, a creator-owned series by writer Si Spurrier and […]

2000ad PJ Holden on drawing Dredd and going digital

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PJ Holden gets interviewed on http://pipedreamcomics.co.uk/?p=1031 about going digital and stuff. Hope you appreciate the irony of me posting a feature image of PJ drawing with a pen! From what I read on your website you seem to have a bit of a love/hate relationship with digital, so which side of the fence are you […]

EVENTS: TITAN-CON and Magnificient One Day Comic Book Factory!

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  Titan-Con begins tomorrow (and is featured in the Culture Night 2012 so is FREE on Friday) and runs for the weekend of 21st September until the 23rd September.  It proves to be an action packed weekend, and this brilliant not-for-profit science fiction and fantasy literature, media and gaming convention in Belfast will feature a […]

ICAW: WEDNESDAY’S COMPETITION JUDGE DREDD

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Everyday this week we will be running compettions to win some amazing artwork from some of the amazing comic talent that Ireland has produced. Today’s Competition is an original PJ HOLDEN Judge Dredd! Pj is currently working hard on this as I type, so here are some in progress pics:   HOW TO WIN THE […]

ICAW: PJ Holden’s 10 MUST DO Comic Creator Strategies

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The comics industry is a wretched hive of scum and villainy. And to help you get a leg up from wannabe to professional, I’ve compiled a list of 10 MUST DO strategies:   At a convention, who has time to shower? Make an impression by having some lingering BO. Portfolios are at their most impressive […]

EVENT: PJ HOLDEN’S Q-CON Workshop

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FROM: http://www.pauljholden.com/blog/2012/06/10/q-con-workshop/ “I’ve been asked to run a small workshop for Q-CON on sunday the 24th of June. My intentention is to a run a short “how to draw Judge Dredd” comic strip workshop. Hopefully I’ll have copies of a Dredd script for samples (you can download the scripts from  2000ad’s submissions guidelines here – I’ll be using the […]

NEWS: Top Selling Irish Creators Through Diamond For April

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Diamond Distribution have released the list of the top selling comics for April. With Avengers Vs. X-Men leading the way, we took a look at the list to see which creator was leading the way for Ireland. That honour befell Declan Shalvey with two issues of Thunderbolts on the list. Issue #172 was the only book […]

ART: PJ Holden’s Batman & Robin

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PJ Holden has posted a nice piece on his blog featuring the Dynamic Duo Batman & Robin. Take a look below. http://www.pauljholden.com/blog/

ART: PJ Holdens Hellboy Colour Sketch

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A fantastic warm up sketch from PJ Holden up on his blog this week, make sure to check out the rest of his work over on http://www.pauljholden.com