- Gary Mackean
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, 16 November 2015
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
Thursday, 29 October 2015
A new superhero that I created while thinking about Halloween.
Super-Zombie is a normal zombie (of which there are many) captured by a shady government operation and given the ability to think for himself. His time as a member of the undead has driven him insane and given him a strange outlook on life/death. The organisation that kidnapped him turn Super-Zombie into a living weapon with the ability to absorb small amounts of people's lifeforce and transform it into concussive energy blasts transmitted through his gaunlets. The energy he absorbs also feeds his hunger for brains and gives him the ability to fly.
Super-Zombie thinks of himself as the world's greatest hero and therefore makes his own crimefighting costume to further distinguish himself from the monsters he battles on a daily basis.
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Back in January of this year, I illustrated the popular bootleg toy/cheap knockoff of Batman- Silverbat- http://garymackean.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/bootleg-toys1-silverbat.html with the intention of creating a series of illustrations based on cheap versions of popular toys and characters. As usual, I got distracted with my webcomic work and commission based work.
The above image is based on a photograph featuring cheap knockoff versions of popular Disney characters- Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy.
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Here is my poster for The Night of the Hunter, a 1955 American horror film directed by Charles Laughton and starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish. The film follows religious fanatic and serial killer Rev. Harry Powell as he obsessively hunts down two young orphans who may know where a large sum of stolen money lies.
The Night of the Hunter is my all time favourite film ever since I watched it back in 2004. If you haven't seen it then I strongly urge you to do so.