The evolution of a cover drawing

I’m quite pleased with the cover drawing to this recent Astorial Compendium book. It depicts Tamblyn The Secret Architect dashing through the corridors of the imaginary Astorial Hotel. But the scale, the proportions, and the perspective, are all wrong – no building like this could possibly exist, and no human being could possibly be running…

New Astorial Compendium!

Astorial Compendium published December 2021 A collection of all-new Astorial Stories, set in the imaginary Astorial Hotel. This collection revisits a number of stories I wrote in 1992 for other artists to draw. Since that project didn’t turn out as planned, I recently revisited the scripts and drew them up myself, thus resulting in five…

Five Astorial Stories

Here you can download a PDF containing all five of the original Astorial Stories. This is one of many books formerly available on Scribd. Download Astorial PDF (44 MB) These five stories were written and drawn fairly quickly over a few months in 1986. I had just moved to London and was finding the experience…

Another new “Astorial Is Astral” story

Fremantle and The Astorial Apes Here’s a brand new Astorial story from July 2009. It features Arthur Fremantle in his younger days. To see him as an older man, read Fremantle and The Faceless One. The pages you see here were shot with a camera from the original art, which is why some straight lines…

New Astorial Story

Fremantle and The Faceless One A new Astorial Story which I wrote and drew in April 2009. Here’s a preview at a low-ish resolution (although not so low that you can’t read it).