ANDREW JAMES – ’20TH CENTURY BOYZ’
What can I say about Andrew? Well first up, he’s yet another of my workmates who’s contributed to Japandex – I work with a lot of talented people, don’t I!
And secondly, I don’t know how he does it… He really is a talent. At work, he’ll do paintings for people’s birthdays or leavings…but he’ll most…ly just get on with it, often without telling anyone, and we suddenly get a work of art the next day. Incredible.
Andrew wrote and drew his own web-series Dubious Tales for several years, you can read it all here: http://www.dubious-tales.com/
Like most of us, he fancied a break from that long-running series, and now he focuses a lot these days on freelance stuff and doing the aforementioned stuff for work, and relaxing (?).
We chatted briefly at work about this picture. Andrew is a massive, massive fan of the 20th Century Boys manga, and he often wears the 20CB t-shirts at work. We had a chuckle about different title possibilities (ask your nearest Japanese chum what the lettering here actually means lol).
I was so pleased with this pic. He based it on this:
I think it’s stunning. Neon looks as cute and fluorescent as he always should – actually, he probably looks cuter than I’ve ever drawn him myself, curses!
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