Saturday, 25 December 2010
Happy Christmas Day one and all. Take a break from immobilising yourself with mince pies and chocolate...

Brendan: "Pitched this one to one publisher a while back. Sadly, this bird didn't fly with them... I thought this was one they'd go for. It was meant to just be a little book, like those illustrated books by Tim Burton or Dr Suess, text and pictures. Something along the lines of the Gaiman/McKean kids' books. This was my "Emily The Strange" outsider-goth-girl piece, a little urban fable: She lives in the rafters of her Dad's house, in the attic, and falls in love with Faraway Boy, who lives in the next door house. The two of them elope at night onto the roofs... The designs are based on those little bald, baby birds that fall from nests, that you see on the pavements in spring."

Friday, 24 December 2010
Remix by online digital artist SYDELIC of the Flash sketch featured a few weeks ago

Monday, 20 December 2010
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Saturday, 18 December 2010
Brendan: "I just came across this rejected DC Comics pitch artwork for a LORD OF NOTHING series from a year or so ago. It didn't fly, for whatever reason... but I had some good ideas for a LON comic.

His character was a bit mysterious, kind of like a 'Sandman' of Trash and Garbage and of the Discarded and Unwanted. I was going to use a lot of litter picked up from the street to create a graphic 'trash' look, as suggested in the story that appeared in SOLO 12. I'd use a lot of big graffiti lettering, as well as sprays and stencils to get a unique look to the comic. Print it on rough paper.

I thought he might possibly hang out with the Kubert version of Ragman."

Wednesday, 15 December 2010
It's almost that time of year. This year's Christmas Greeting from Brendan is a vintage card he drew back in 1985 of the infamous slacker superhero, Paradax!

Merry Christmas

Saturday, 11 December 2010
Some bigger versions of the FEVER 2 pictures posted last week. Including this one which is part of Brendan's Big Xmas Art Sale...

Brendan: "An outtake page from FEVER which I decided not to use, painted on canvas, the only known representation of the Realm of Agamotto, with Dr Strange in it."

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

The comic book art dealer Albert Moy has acquired a large cache of my art from all periods of my career. It includes outtakes from my DC SOLO book, Marvel's FEVER, character designs like The Spark and Battery Girl, some great concept art for a Beatles' project and many other rare and bizarre pieces.

He's doing an online sale of the work, on the run up to Christmas.

Below, two sheets previewing some of the art for sale. This is a real one-off, as this stuff will never be available again.

Contact Santa Claus at:

Merry Christmas!"

Saturday, 4 December 2010
Designs for a possible Spider-man:FEVER sequel...

Brendan: "Some pitch images from a recently rejected proposal for a sequel to FEVER called CARNIVAL OF LIGHT, for Marvel Comics. They are tightening their line up and stuff like FEVER is probably a bit "fringe" and sales aren't likely big enough in these recessionary times... "

Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Running up to Christmas Brendan will be releasing numerous pieces of artwork from his vaults, all to be sold through art dealer, Albert Moy. More details to follow. In the meantime here's an exclusive look at some of the pieces going on sale...

Brendan: "An outtake page from SOLO 12 that DC Comics published in 2006. it features a cartoon Johnny Rotten extolling the magnificence of an idea for an underwater hero called CORAL, and all the merchandising that will flow from its inevitable success. It didn't really fit the overall tone of SOLO, so I scrapped it.

Some years back, I approached Apple about doing a graphic novel sequel to The Beatles' Yellow Submarine. I wrote a pitch and drew some loose concept art pages. Only two of them survive, as the rest of the art got ruined in damp storage place"

Brendan McCarthy is one of Britain's most talented comic book creators and designers. His unique and distinctive style has influenced a generation of artists and writers. He has produced some classic UK graphic novels, written and designed some ground-breaking TV series and worked on many successful Hollywood movies

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