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Gary Mackean, The Boy Who Draws Monsters, is the creator of the gremlin webcomic Barnaby and Loaker, The Scottish Superhero Angus the Haggis Slayer, The Baboon God Ba-Boom and many others. Gary is an Edinburgh cartoonist and illustrator and is available for commissions and projects. garymackean@aol.com

Monday, 26 January 2015

Wario Sketch

Here's a little simple coloured sketch of Wario from the popular Mario video game series. Not entirely sure if I'll do anything with it or work more on it. My Wario sketch was inspired by my love of evil doppelgangers of established heroic characters.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

The Tortoise and the Hare

My version of the popular Aesop's Fable "The Tortoise and The Hare".

This is a reworking of an old illustration I made in 2010 for Illustration Friday's word "Racing". Here is the original drawing- http://garymackean.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/if-racing.html

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Bootleg Toys#1: Silverbat

Bootleg Toys#1: Silverbat

Silverbat is a knockoff toy of the popular superhero character Batman. He wears a bright red cape and rides about on a horse. He's kind of like Batman crossed with The Lone Ranger only worse...

Monday, 12 January 2015

Monstrous Rivalry

Godzilla scoffs at King Kong's home Skull Island.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Lost in Middle-earth

A overly helpful orc gives Frodo, Sam and Gollum directions to Mordor....

"Super Sonic"

A little cartoon I made for Illustration Friday's word "Nefarious".

This character is called Super Sonic, an evil version of Sonic the Hedgehog, from the popular UK magazine Sonic the Comic. I was a massive Sonic fan growing up and an avid reader of the magazine which originally ran from 1993 until 2002 .

I have reinterpreted the character and made it similar to my previous Sonic illustration- http://garymackean.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/sick-sonic.html

Thursday, 8 January 2015

"Sometimes I just don't understand this world..."

I made this image as a mark of respect for the lives lost yesterday at Charlie Hebdo in France. Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical weekly newspaper, featuring cartoons, reports, polemics, and jokes.

The publication is strongly anti-religious and left-wing. Eight Charlie Hebdo employees and two police officers were killed by three cowardly and vile masked gunmen.

It has left me with an overwhelming sense of sadness and despair at the world. So much like Barnaby here, I just don't understand this world we live in. However the publication and the employees who lost their lives were never afraid to make things that others could interpret as offensive, I think this shows an incredible sense of courage and it's something we should all strive towards.

 "I would rather die standing than live on my knees..."- St├ęphane Charbonnier.