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Plok comic panel process

Blog posted by Ste Pickford on Mon, 30 May 2016

Plok comic panel processI saw somebody over in the Facebook webcomics group post a gif of the different stages of the process of making a comic panel, and I was so impressed I thought I'd do the same with a panel of the Plok comic. I still do the very early stages on paper, st...

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Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint goes ...

Blog posted by JPickford

Wed, 04 Sep 2013

As of today, our iOS game Magnetic Billiards is now free for the main game (20+ levels). We've also dropped the price of in-app purchases to the lowest tier (69p / $1) for level packs and the Skeleton Key which gives you all the content plus access to pr...

Poposity #15

Blog posted by JPickford

Sun, 30 Dec 2012

Poposity #15

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Poposity #13

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Fri, 28 Dec 2012

Poposity #13

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Poposity #11

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Wed, 26 Dec 2012

Poposity #11

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Poposity #9

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Mon, 24 Dec 2012

Poposity #9

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Poposity #7

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Sat, 22 Dec 2012

Poposity #7

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Poposity #5

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Thu, 20 Dec 2012

Poposity #5

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Poposity #3

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Tue, 18 Dec 2012

Poposity #3

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Poposity #1

Blog posted by JPickford

Sun, 16 Dec 2012

Poposity #1

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Is fairness the first casualty of b...

Blog posted by JPickford

Tue, 01 May 2012

Over the last few weeks I've heard of a business practice amongst indie developers that I found quite shockingly unfair. This lead me to thinking about the concept of fairness in business. I suppose, along with my brother Ste, I've been a businessman ...

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Dream comic

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Sat, 21 May 2016

Dream comic

I had what seemed like a profound dream so I made a comic out of it, but it all seems a bit daft now. Click the image to read the full page.

DRM cassette inlay

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Mon, 14 Mar 2016

DRM cassette inlay

Last year I did the cover artwork for a videogame for the first time. Rob Fearon kindly asked me to do a cover painting for his lovely little arcadey shooter Death Ray Manta. I enjoyed doing the work, and I thought it came out pretty well. It was nice t...

Plok on Comixology!

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Thu, 25 Feb 2016

Plok on Comixology!

Good news everyone! Plok comics are now available on Comixology! Volume 1 and Volume 2 are available to buy right now. Volume 3 has been submitted and approved, so should appear for sale in the next few days or weeks. The books are also available in...

Plok Volume 3

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Fri, 12 Feb 2016

Plok Volume 3

The Plok Volume 3 comic book was released this week, and the trade paperback* version looks lovely. People have been sending me photos of their new Plok books, and their collections, so I thought I'd show you what the full set look like in all their gl...

Illustrating Deg

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Fri, 22 Jan 2016

Illustrating Deg

I'm really excited to be able to talk about the fact that I'm illustrating a novel. The book is called Deg, and is the debut novel by Patrick Garratt. Pat asked me last summer if I'd be interested in doing on some illustrations for a book he was working...

Another new friend for Plok!

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Thu, 19 Nov 2015

Another new friend for Plok!

We were delighted to receive some more coloured in pages from the Plok Bumper Colouring Book this week. Thanks to Albert in Spain for showing us his fabulous creation. Love those jowls, and are those wheels for feet? Also, Albert showed us his inkin...

Plok's new friend

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Fri, 13 Nov 2015

Plok's new friend

We've had our first response from the Plok Bumper Colouring Book request to send us your best coloured-in page, from Connie from Scotland. She's created a lovely new friend for Plok on the special 'pixel page' in the book, complete with smashing eyelash...

Another True Story

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Wed, 21 Oct 2015

Another True Story

I've been getting to grips with Manga Studio recently, and this is a daft little comic strip I did as an exercise to get my head around some of the features, particularly colouring. Mango Studio is great for drawing with (despite the low quality of the ...

Grandpappy's Lair

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Tue, 20 Oct 2015

Grandpappy's Lair

Yesterday's Plok comic strip contained a secret 'easter egg', a close up map of Grandpappy's Lair matching the one that Xöb finds hanging in a frame on the wall. You have to click on the comic strip itself to see the giant image, but I suspect most of yo...

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