Simon Sherry

Joined September 2007

Raised on a diet of Doctor Who, Tolkien, Dungeons & Dragons and comic books, Simon Sherry has been making monsters from the moment he...

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Full Deck: House of Diamonds royalty completed

Those of you out there that have been checking out my work for the past year or so may have seen my tee series Full Deck, which started with this guy. Well, after a fair bit of blood, sweat and a wacom stylus, I’m proud to announce that the royalty for the third suit is complete. Once the final of the four main suites are complete, it’s on to the numbers themselves.

Until then, I present you with the House of Diamonds:


To view any of the other royals I’ve completed so far, simply click on the thumbnails below.





Full Deck: House of Hearts royalty completed.

Those of you out there that have been checking out my work for the past year or so may have seen my tee series Full Deck, which started with this guy. Well, after a fair bit of blood, sweat and a wacom stylus, I’m proud to announce that the royalty for the second suit is complete. Of the four suites, this is the only one based (very loosely) on an existing story – I’ll let you guess what it is :o)

the House of Hearts:


To view any of the other royals I’ve completed so far, simply click on the thumbnails below.





Full Deck: House of Spades royalty completed.

Those of you out there that have been checking out my work for the past year or so may have seen my tee series Full Deck, which started with this guy. Well, after a fair bit of blood, sweat and a wacom stylus, I’m proud to announce that the royalty for the first suit is complete.

I give you the House of Spades:






One hundred tees

Howdy,

Thank you again to all who helped me win the London Calling tee challenge (go check out the entries if you haven’t already). Thanks to the sales from that win in combination with a few others this weekm I’ve now made my first tonne!

Cheers, and thanks again to al of you who have supported and encouragd me during my time at the Bubble both through buying and commenting on my work. Your contribution to my artistic growth really has been staggering.

Cheers
Si

Stunned, humbled, and extremely grateful

Hi all,

Just a quick note to say thank you to everyone who voted, favourited, commented and just plain helped me get over the line in the London Calling challenge. I’ve got a bit more to say, but right now I’m a tad smashed from the impact of it all.

For now, simply head to the nearest mirror, take a good look and remind yourself just how incredibly awesome you are.

Cheers,
Si

Anyone else feel slightly delirious?

I know I do – probably due to all that sleep I’ve missed over this

If you haven’t checked out the entries or voted, time’s a wasting – so get to it. There’s a bunch of forum threads detailed here where you can see some of whats in the running.

Pip pip, and all that, over and out.

Oh,

Last time, I promise ;o)

Vote 1 - Cruel Britannia!

Howdy,…

Well, we’re down to the pointier end of the contest, and my entry, Cruel Britannia appears to have become a bit of a contender.

But, as neither I, nor any other fat lady, have burst into song, nothing’s set in stone. So, if you dig my design, and like the idea of it representing the bubble in "Demo’s ":http://demostores.co.uk/ shopfront, then please head on over and shoot it a vote

I’m extremely grateful to all of you who have voted for me, left comments on my design and in some cases favourited it. Thanks also to all of you who stepped up to the plate and contributed to the various group forum threads and discussions that we’ve tried to get off of the ground. This competition has really brought out some fantastic work and put quite a few new faces on my radar that I’ll be keeping

Showreel spotlight

One of the things that really excites me about being involved in any creative community is the way in which the ideas and work of others helps spur my own creativity.

A perfect example of this that crossed my facebook inbox today is the showreel of one of my wife’s cousins. His name is Stephen Elliget, and I highly recommend you head over to check it out right here What impressed me the most is the variety of techniques and styles on display. That, and the fact that he’s only 19, so I can’t imagine where he’ll be at once he clocks in a few more years experience.

Putting out the call for product shots

Howdy,

I’ve recently been asked to provide photos of some of my tees being worn by people. Unfortunately, until I put in an order myself (hooray for birthdays!), I’m bereft of my own shirts.

Given that I’ve sold a few around the place, I’m hoping that some of you out there who own one could do me a favour and take a snap or two and send them my way. They’ll be used for promotional purposes, so if you’re shy, feel free to request that I crop faces, etc. Alternatively, please also be as creative as you like – it would be cool to see what people could come up with.

Anyway, if you own one of my shirts, and are willing to either step in front of the camera or get someone else to while wearing it, send the pics my way and it’ll be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Simon

Loondon Calling - group forum threads

Hi all,…

In an effort to get people talking about and showing off their entries to the “London Calling”: tee challenge, I’ve been starting up threads in the groups I’m involved in. If you’re a member, and have an entry in the comp, or want to bang the drum for someone else’s entry, head on over and post. Even if you’re not a member, I highly recommending checking out what people have to offer.

So, head over to:

animation domination
agro tees
Melbourne and Victoria
Vector Goodness Lounge
Pulp Faction
Vector t-shirts
Monsters ink
Designers United
Masterpiece – clothing
Challenge Cafe
Clever Designs
Drawn to Cotton:Art on t-shirts
Retro Tees – we’ve got the funk
WTF are you wearing?
Illustration – artwork for narrative content

Better yet, you could start threads up in groups you are involved in – this is a

Cruel Britannia - a t-shirt tryptich

Some of you out there may have noticed the current London Calling comp that RB and Demo are running (if you haven’t, follow the link above for the goodness).

Well, I found myself so inspired by both the theme and the other entries that I couldn’t stop with one design, so I present you with…

Cruel Britannia – the series


There are a LOT of excellent entries on display, and there’s a conversation on some of them right here, and a journal of mine detailing some of my picks here.

London Calling - my personal faves

In case you’ve been living in an alternate dimension lately, the Powers-That-Be have launched an awesome t-shirt comp based around the theme This is London Calling.

Having taken a digital-mosey through the current crop of entries, I have to say that the challenge is really pushing entrants to produce high-quality works. Here are a selection of my personal faves:

I Live by the River: fixtape

First black cab off the rank, and it’s a stunner. The combination of digital pattern work and hand-composed collage really shine. The inksplattered overlay and stark contrast within the silhouette add a nice Ralph Steadman vibe, further amplifying the clash of clean lines and punk.

London Calling, You Have Been Disconnected: SBlundell

Now this is beautiful stuff – the sense of depth generated by the

Wall-Mounted-Death-Machines: Part Deux!

-BEGIN TRANSMISSION-…

Well, it’s been a long time coming, but we here in the lab believe that the general populace is ready for wall-mounted killbots.

In order to ensure that we meet your particular killratio requirements, our factories have just released the latest models into the market. Whether you need a straight-forward one-target-elimination, or total-global-slaughter, we have the right bot for your needs.

This latest release includes:

Killbot 04 – Psiclops and CRABS

Killbot 05 – SliceNdice

Killbot 06 – The Bot WIth No Name

Killbot 07 – Ramshackle

As always, each bot comes with it’s own unique set of kill functions and our iron-clad guarantee that if you want it dead, our bots will get it done.

(no liability is taken for any injury or death incurred by the owner or their loved on

Wall-Mounted-Death-Machines!!!

-BEGIN TRANSMISSION-

Well, it’s been a long time coming, but we here in the lab believe that the general populace is ready for wall-mounted killbots.

So, without any further ado, we are pleased to announce the following models available for your home…

Killbot 01 – SnickerSnak

Killbot 02 – Porcelain King

Killbot 03 – Bitter Pill

As always, each bot comes with it’s own unique set of kill functions and our iron-clad guarantee that if you want it dead, our bots will get it done.

(no liability is taken for any injury or death incurred by the owner or their loved ones should their killbot malfunction.)

For details on our full range of killbots, please visit our showroom here

Have a happy day.

-TRANSMISSION ENDS-

Holy Crap - 50 tees sold!

Many thanks to all of you out there on the interwebs who have bought one (or in some cases more) of my t-shirts. After having a squint at the sales section I noticed that I’ve clocked in at 50 tees!

The awesome community aspect of this site and the way in which its members help and encourage each other is fantastic on its own. Knowing that people out there not only enjoy my art, but want to own and wear it is one hell of a slab of icing on the cake.

If you do own one of my designs, I would love to hear any feedback you have. If you can take a shot of yourself or someone else in said tee, that would be even better.

To those of you that have commented on my work, offered helpful crits, and helped me out when I’ve needed it, thank you – you all rock!

Cheers,
Si

Nine T-shirts in one sale!!!!

Just wanted to send out a massive MASSIVE thankyou to the person who purchased NINE of my Ace of Clubs shirts.

If you happen to be part of the RB community and see this journal, I would love to hear what you’re planning on using them for.

Hope you enjoy them!

Pulp Faction Profile: BMB

Well, it’s been over three months since the last installment, and it’s time to catch up.…

For those of you unfamiliar with this series, the Pulp Faction Profiles are used to spotlight some of the awesome talent on display in the Pulp Faction group here on RedBubble. Today’s profile features the one and only BMB, gentleman, scholar, and madman behind the Stark Reality webcomic and graphic novels (available for sale here).

So, without any further ado, heeeeeeeeerrrrrrreeeees BMB…

Occupation: Housewife (…But I have a penis)
Secret Occupation: Art monkey
Hometown: I’ll have to ask my parents.
Currently Residing: East of Melbourne…but not so far east that it actually becomes west. That would be silly.

Influences:

2000AD, Judge Dredd Megazine and Heavy Metal (The U.S anthology comic) These would

Pulp Faction Profile: Rhys McDonald

Hello and welcome to the latest Pulp Faction Profile, spotlighting the talent in the Pulp Faction: Comics and Sequential Art group here on the Bubble.…

Our next artist is one Rhys McDonald, a NSW-based illustrator with a folio full to the brim with robots, wrestlers, bloodnuts and pin-up girls.

So, without any further ado, we give you…

Rhys McDonald

Occupation: illustrator – editorials mostly

Secret Occupation: Astronaut (kind of still working on that one)

Hometown: Sydney, NSW Australia

Currently Residing: Shoal Bay, NSW Australia.

Influences:
I never really thought about comics until my late teens and picked up Jim Mahfood’s 40oz comics and had a lightbulb type moment in the comic book shop and it grew from there (Eightball was my other lightbulb moment). Now I’m a big fan of Stephen

Comic Book Funny - part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

For those of you in Melbourne during the Comedy Festival with an interest in local comics, I highly recommend trying to get over to Trades Hall for this. It’s free to go, and features some fantastic local talent, including Nicki Greenberg, author of the highly-publicised graphic novel adaptation of The Great Gatsby.…

Nakedfella Productions Presents

Stand-up comedy is lovely, but it’s got a Twilight Zone-style mirror world which lives on paper and feeds on ink: the world of the underground cartoonist.

Australia’s vigorous community of independent comic book makers spend their days as clerks, shopgirls, students, teachers, ad artists, animators and telemarketers. By night the spotlight drops onto their drawing boards and their pens and brushes come out to play.

Their work is angry, scatolog

Pulp Faction Profile: David J Cunning

Hello and welcome to the second Pulp Faction Profile, where we aim to spotlight the amazing talent coming out of the Aus. independant comic scene and beyond.…

Our second factioneer is an oz comics dynamo – not content merely to produce and promote his own work, David has started what could arguably be one of the most prolific publishers of local content in recent memory through the formation of Local Act Comics.

So, without any further ado…

David J Cunning

Occupation: Business Manager

Secret Occupation: Local Act Comics Director, comic artist and writer

Hometown: East Ringwood, Vic Australia

Currently Residing: Bayswater, Vic Australia.

Influences:
I grew up on Peanuts, Wizard of Id, Andy Capp, Garfield, Dick Tracy and the old Gladstone Disney comics. From there it was Spiderman, Batman

Pulp Faction Profile: Caanan

Hello, and welcome to the first Pulp Faction Profile. The aim of this journal is to help spotlight some of the stellar talent on display in the Pulp Faction: Comics and Sequential Art group.…

First cab off the rank is the whimsical stylings of Caanan…

Caanan

Occupation: Illustrator – storyboards and kid’s books, mainly

Secret Occupation: Comic Strip Artist

Hometown: Ballarat, Vic Australia

Currently Residing: Toronto, ON. Canadia.

Influences:
I grew up on Peanuts, Archie comics, and the old Gladstone Disney comics – Carl Barks, Don Rosa, etc. They remain my strongest influences, but as I got older – as a teenager, I was a big fan of Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Erik Larsen, etc, then threw that all away. And after that, took in animated films and all the behind the scenes concept art and st

Come join the Pulp Faction...

Howdy,…

Just thought I’d take the opportunity to let you all know about a new group I’ve started here on the RB, called ’Pulp Faction: Comics and Sequential Art":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/pulp-faction/

As the title suggests, the group’s main focus is on art and writing about and involving comics and sequential art. Superheroes, manga, newspaper/editorial cartooning, experimental/indie stuff – it’s all welcome here!

The other aim of the group is to raise awareness of the awesome Aussie comickers out there, a lot of whom are also members of the site that lends us it’s name Pulp Faction – an online community that’s been helping promote oz comics for the last few years. While it’s Aus-centric, it’s more than open to the wider global community (and is in fact run by honorary Australian, M

Looks like someone wants to be a dinosaur...

Many thanks to the person who bought one of my RAAAAAR!!! I’m a dinosaur!!! tees, available right here

May you terrify as many people as possible while trashing the occassional city!

Cheers,
Si

EDIT: Awesomeness – looks like someone else has joined the dino-army!!! Thankyou again to the people who bought it – would love to see photos once you’ve got ’em!

Cheers,
Si

Removing some of my shirts AKA: Fun with colour!

Howdy,

Some of you may have noticed that the previews for tees have been adjusted to better reflect printed output. As a result, I’ve noticed that a few of my designs are a leetle too dark for my liking, and have taken them down until I can sort the problem. Fortunately for me, of the two I’ve sold so far, the report has been positive.

Cheers,
Si

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