Sunday, 14 August 2011

A new blog and a new Klaus comic


I've decided on a fresh start with a new blog - with a name I don't have to explain/justify (as it's my own). So it would be great if you could follow www.richard-short.blogspot.com and I will try and update it regularly to make it worth you moving.

Thank you,

Richard

Thursday, 30 June 2011

My Vivian Girls poster



Is running in the free music papers The Stool Pigeon (left) and Loud and Quiet.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

A few things of note (to me)

I moved to London in April and I don't yet have a working scanner so I can't show much new drawing. But I've recently contributed six Klaus/Otto pages to the next Two Fast Colour anthology, which can be followed on their new tumblr page. I think this one will have quite a bit about Toulouse comics in it.

Thanks also to Meathaus for putting some of my work on their site.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Bat bags - available soon

Red and black cord shopping bags, made in Bristol by Debbora Hall. Email me if you'd like one (richard.t.short@googlemail.com).

Friday, 15 April 2011

Image dump







From top: Vincent Sorel, Tommi Musturi, Crockett Johnson, Wrongwroks Doraemon t-shirt, Mameshiba advert, not sure (possibly something to do with Afro Ken), Massimo Mattioli and Larry Marder.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Horst



A 2006 strip, from a short comic I made called 'Snouts', re-drawn.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Influence, conscious and otherwise.






I started drawing 'Klaus' in or around October 2009, around the same time I found out about Philip Guston, in particular his later cartoonish work. I know that Guston is generally well known, and well known among cartoonists (I think a Guston character is among the population of Michael DeForge's cartoon-hell in Lose #1 (?)), but I'd not come across his work until late.
I also really like Shunji Sonoyama's drawings. I've been reading Frederik L. Schodt's book "Manga! Manga!" recently and I'm sure that's the first time I've seen Sonoyama's work. There's not a lot of Sonoyama on the internet, or I haven't been very good at finding it. I'd also like to see more of Yoshiko Tsuchida and Sampei Sato.