|JezUK Ltd - The Coffee Grounds - Coffee Time Comics - Phil And Eddie|
I drew this comic nearly 10 years ago, while I was living in Milton Keynes and working at the Open University. Indeed, I probably drew some of it on campus, in my workshop. I've chopped it around a little for web presentation, but I've not otherwise cleaned it up.
Phil and Eddie is named for Phil Elliott and Eddie Campbell, two comics artists who have been significant influences on my own meagre work. Together with Glenn Dakin, they are (in no particular order) my own little comics holy trinity.
My initial idea was to draw Phil in the style of Phil Elliott and Eddie in the style of Eddie Campbell. I quickly realised that I wasn't anywhere near good enough with the pen to do this, and it was, in any case, a stupid idea that just wouldn't work. I do like to think, though, that the tone of the strip would, just about, fit into a Gimbley or an Alec strip. At a push. Maybe.
In the comic, Phil's speech was patterned on my then works-chum Phil Bland. Eddie's speech is mine.
We never really had this conversation. Not quite.
The axe swinging pose, and the sound effects are taken from Thrud the Barbarian, while the tongues-out-eyes-as-crosses thing comes from Fred Hembeck Destroys the Marvel Universe
All this in a comic nine panels long. I didn't have an original thought in my head.
hehe, that's a good strip
by ajbattrick on 8th Mar 2003
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