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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Gary Mackean also known as The Boy Who Draws Monsters. The creator of weekly webcomic- Barnaby and Loaker, The Scottish superhero Angus the Haggis Slayer and other characters and designs which are all subject to Copyright. Gary Mackean has been published in The Scotsman On Sunday newspaper, Edinburgh Review Journal, London's Open Doors Gallery's online ArtZine and several others and is always looking for more work and commissions...

Friday, 8 August 2014

Tribute to the Sky Baby


The Great and Mighty Sky Baby demands a blood sacrifice from the Teletubbies....

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Sick Sonic



Being a blue hedgehog isn't necessarily a good thing....

Saturday, 26 July 2014

War of the Teletubbies! Eh-Oh!



Hardly anyone talks about The Last Great Teletubby War and even fewer remember it. 

It was the war to end all wars. 

It started as a civil war between two separate groups of Teletubbies fighting for control of Teletubby Land and the entire planet. 

In the last years of the Great War, The last alliance of peaceful Teletubbies and their hoover like creatures marched against their former brothers in an attempt to put an end to the war and to save what remained of their race...but ultimately they would fail.
 
It ended in bloodshed, horror and almost the complete obliteration of the Teletubby race. 

 It is said that only four Teletubbies survived the thousand year war.... 

"The horror ... The Horror ..Eh-Oh...Eh-Oh..."

Thursday, 24 July 2014

"Solitude For A Zombie"

I was recently traveling on a train back to Edinburgh after two long weeks of self exile in the middle of Grantown-On-Spey and Advie. I looked at the two weeks as a quest to find myself although what I found wasn't all that pretty, It was profound...Walking ten miles in search of beer will do that to a man.

The train was between Perth and Kirkcaldy when I looked out at a nearby field and saw a man in the distance walking aimlessly. The sun was setting and he looked lost but he also looked like he had a purpose of some kind. By purpose I mean that maybe he was meant to be in that field for some unknown reason (In reality he was probably just a farmer staggering home after a long day in the fields).

Anyway, The darker side of my imagination took over and I began picturing him as a lone zombie maybe the last zombie wandering in a post apocalyptic countryside looking for something to sate his hunger. Below is my visual response to this thought....
  (slightly darker version) (Slightly lighter version)

The scans don't really do this painting justice but they are still a fair depiction of the original. Prints and the original (A2 size) painting are available to buy.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Ba-boom the Giant Baboon God.



After working on my web comic "Barnaby and Loaker"- http://barnabyloaker.blogspot.co.uk/ over the last fifty weeks or so, I've finally got some spare time to work on a few older projects that I've had in the pipeline for sometime now.

 Here is a fully coloured and resolved painting of the character Ba-Boom, An ancient but forgotten animal god. Ba-Boom is a character I've had for a while now and providing I get enough time in the near future, I hope to use him in a book or two.

Although Ba-Boom has physical aspects of a both a Mandrill and a Baboon, He is a God that has the physical appearance and behaviour of the whole Baboon family (Also known as Cercopithecidae)

Ba-Boom is pictured alongside an ancient stone tribute depicting himself and some of the other elder gods during the time when he was still believed in and worshiped.

Here is the original sketch of the stone tribute-


Thursday, 24 October 2013

Haggis Character design- Scab



Character design for a Haggis named Scab that will feature in the redesigned Angus the Haggis Slayer book which is simply entitled- The Haggis Slayers.

Scab is a particularly vicious haggis that has sustained severe burns to one side of his face. This leads to him being called Scab or "The Hawf Burnt Haggis"....

Monday, 21 October 2013

Cornelius the Unicorn Lad



Cornelius the Unicorn Boy

Cornelius the Unicorn Boy also known as Charles Chufflechuck was originally from a family of ranch handlers in the Midwest. He was born with albino coloured skin, pink eyes and a large spiral horn on his head. Due to these deformities, He was soon sold off to the owners of the world famous R.B Farrel Carnival Show. It was there that he finally found a home and fame as the headline act of the freak show- Cornelius the Unicorn Boy. However as much as he had grown used to the show, He always longed to be as accepted as a normal looking boy.

After the collapse and tragic burning down of the R.B. Farrel Carnival, Cornelius traveled with one or two low rent freak shows before settling on the West Coast with his wife and Carer. In later years he filed down his horn and soon grew very ill with pneumonia like symptoms. His white translucent skin was said to have developed into a subtle shade of grey. He died in his home at the age of 64, He is survived by three children and four grandchildren- None of which possess his trademark “unicorn” frontal horn. However his youngest grandchild has a tail.