Probably one of the funnest sketch commission jobs i'll ever do! A lovely person came up to me at Melbourne Oz Comic Con this past July with a list of movies of which i had seen and loved pretty much all of 'em! Well this person had actually been involved in each of the movies and wanted something of a keepsake for each one to put on their wall. Humbled that he'd chosen me for such a thing, i busted out the sketches before I left for India and i enjoyed the hell out of every single one!

If you're interested in getting an original sketch done drop me an e-mail at louiejoyce.art(at)gmail.com



I've recently just published the first issues of MISHMASH & HODGEPODGE, two companion books that i will be releasing annually.

MISHMASH, is a collection of comics i've illustrated (and some i've written too). HODGEPODGE, a collection of drawings, sketches and illustrations.

The first issues are available at my online store here: http://louiejoyce.storenvy.com/

Collected in this issue: 
The Many Harold Holts of Space & Time (Written by Ryan K Lindsay, lettered by Nic J Shaw)
The Corner Store (Written by Louie Joyce)
Buckets (Written by Alex Chung, lettered by Troy Peteri)

Got some fun things planned for future issues too, so keep your eyes peeled :)



Felt like working on something fast and fun this morning to loosen up. Chose American Vampire (Pearl in particular) as a subject because it's an amazing comic book series & Rafael Albuquerque's work on the series is incredible and inspiring. If you haven't read it, do it.

Started out with a quick sketch to get my overall image, trying to get everything in as fast as possible at this stage with as much energy & expression as possible.
Initial rough
With inks i'm refining the details/lighting/proportion etc. but always trying to maintain as much of that energy that was in the initial sketch as possible. It's always easy to get caught up in rendering & detail so much so that the image starts to look static & lifeless.
Then i'll experiment with colours and textures/brushes (that i've created with traditional mediums) to drive home the overall mood & feel i'm going for with the illustration.
Final illustration