The Erotic Other Stuff of SPACE BABE 113
Apart from Space Babe 113, I have worked on a number of comics over the years.
In the early 1990's I did some work for small press comics where I attempted to make up for my lack of drawing skills by using ever more flashy layouts. Eventually my artwork got so far up itself, it could tickle its tonsils. Fortunately, a friend introduced me to the Comics Creators Guild, who saved me from a fate worse than artistic death. ( NB - there is no apostrophe in Comics Creators Guild, I think that's because it is the guild of more than one creator, not the guild belonging to the creator, if that is correct and if you care about such things! ) In the CCG, I quickly learned that less can be more and stuff...
Since then, stories with John Maybury artwork have appeared in Soaring Penguin's Meanwhile #4, in the Traitor's Gait football comic: Foul! and more recently in the Comics Creators Guild Annuals for 2006 and 2007 ( which I also helped edit - OK, I confess - I shamelessly deemed my submissions worthy... ). Here are some examples:
Above is a page from the CCG Annual, from Gio Spinella's romance "The Depths Of The Heart".
Whilst below is another CCG Annual page, this time from my own SF story, Escape From Baik Ekra III.
I also did some production work for Win's graphic autobiography, Salamander Dance. Basically, I took the scanned pencil art, adjusted the contrast and tidied up a few construction lines to get it ready for printing.
It is a great look at Win's ( presumably ) formative years at school and also some of his thoughts on more modern life and is very well drawn ( despite what he says ), funny, moving and thought provoking. Here are some small examples:
Above is an extract from the "I Like Cats?" story.
Below is an extract from "A Tale Of Revision":
The Salamander Dance extracts are (c) 2007 Stephan F Wiacek and Winning Streak, the extracts from the CCG annual are (c) 2006 John Maybury.