Thursday, 20 December 2012

MERRY XMAS FROM TEAM BUDDHA

Buddha meets Santa webcomic from Alan Grant ,Jon Haward and Jamie Grant
 a five page comic strip Christmas special
a very merry christmas and a happy new year to all our readers from the Buddha crew and Renegade arts entertainment.


Thursday, 1 November 2012

Sketching for FISH 4 COMICS Sunday at the Cardiff Comic Expo

hi Buddhaful chums ,i'll be sketching Sunday at the CARDIFF COMIC EXPO , you'll find me at the fish 4 comics table .

I'll also bring my laptop with me so you can see how fab the Buddha ebook looks , see you there


p.s a big THANK YOU to  Gibson Quarter for his Buddha book plug , plus you can see his line art for a pin up he's drawn for the collection print edition coming out in 2013.

Monday, 22 October 2012

a peek at a few things Buddhaful

BIGFOOT STUDIO says '' Jon Haward's knockout art and Alan Grant's sharp scripts are a perfect marriage. Stand out series!''

 BUDDHA MEETS PRINCE HARRY


 BUDDHA MEETS SANTA


 BUDDHA MEETS SHARKY PIN UP


The strips will be coloured and lettered by Jamie Grant 
the full pin up of Buddha vs Sharky should be appearing in a tpb collection 
of Sharky next year
Sharky copyright Dave Elliott and Alex Horley

Tales of the Buddha before he got enlightened copyright Alan Grant,Jon Haward, Jamie Grant  Renegade Arts Ent 2012

Saturday, 6 October 2012

BUDDHA EBOOK NOW ON ITUNES

ITUNES LINK FOR IPOD IPADS & IPHONE

Also if you have enjoyed the book please recommend to your pals and loved ones
thank you

art copyright Alan Grant /Jon Haward Renegade Arts Entertainment 2012

Monday, 24 September 2012

Buddha gets ace review from Starburst magazine

Inside the latest issue of Starburst magazine issue 381
Tales of the Buddha before he got enlightened get's reviewed by P.M.Bucan
a fantastic full colour page review where he ends the article by saying '' Absolutely recommended.''


Wednesday, 19 September 2012

BUDDHA PAGES FOR SALE COMING SOON

Hi i've decided to put some Buddha pages up for sale, please check out the blog in the coming week for uploads and prices.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

sample page from the ebook

make someone happy and buy them the ebook from Renegade Arts Entertainment , i loved taking the micky out of Arnie on this by crom.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

EBOOK REVIEWS SO FAR

NEWSARAMA REVIEW 9/10

DALLAS EXAMINER.COM

UNLEASHTHEFANBOY.COM

JAZMA ONLINE REVIEW 5/5 STARS

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE GEEKS

TALKCOMIX.COM

BIRMINGHAM MAIL U.K

COMICBASTARDS.COM

GEEKSYNDICATE.CO.UK

THE LOTTERY PARTY.COM




photos from Glasgow Comic Con Scotland 30th June-1st July 2012

Buddha cake made by Sharon King based in Aberdare Wales, the cake was made to celebrate 10 years of Tales of the Buddha before he got Enlightened i cut the cake on stage with Dave Alexander and Jim Stewart co founders of Northern Lightz first publication that Buddha appeared in .

bottom panel left to right me , John Wagner, fan Carol Blackly and Alan Grant, always a thrill to sign along side these amazing legends of comics
best
Jon


Monday, 9 July 2012

EBOOK OF TALES OF THE BUDDHA OUT NOW TO BUY

Renegade Arts Entertainment store page for Buddha

so the wait is over my thanks to Publisher Alexander Finbow for seeing the full potential of the comic strip , the ebook is in pdf format priced at $4.99
27 classic tales in full colour with extras and pin up's by super star talent Cam Kennedy (Star Wars Dark Empire, Judge Dredd) Glenn Fabry (Preacher, Slaine) Simon Bisley (Lobo, Batman, Judge Dredd Judgement on Gotham) Dave Taylor (Judge Dredd, Batman)

ADULT HUMOUR NOT FOR CHILDREN.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

comments about Tales of the Buddha before he got Enlightened

It's now looking that the Ebook release will be out in June , so to wet your appertite here are some odd panels and wonderful comments to read ...

John Wagner writer Judge Dredd, Darkies Mob, History of Violence

''Buddha is OM-TASTIC''

David Lloyd artist/writer Kickback artist V for Vendetta

'' Fantastic and Funny! ''



Frank Quitely All Star Superman, WE3, The X-Men, Batman and Robin

"Jon Haward's art has never looked better"



Mike Deodato Jr artist New Avengers, Secret Avengers

''Great work! Epic adult humor!''




Liam R Sharp artist,novelist and Publisher. CCO at Madefire.

" If this doesn't raise a smile it can only mean Botox abuse, death, or dentistry."



Duncan Fegredo artist Hellboy

'' So it turns out the road to enlightenment is paved with levity, thank God for that! ''



Dave Taylor artist Batman, Judge Dredd

'' more hilarious than the Bible and far better illustrated.''



Lew Stringer cartoonist artist/writer comics historian of blimey another blog about comics

'' Tales of the Buddha delivers witty scripts and meticulous artwork that makes it a pleasure to read. Like many of the great comics it's irreverent and non conformist, but most importantly it succeeds at being very funny. Jon Haward goes the extra mile to give value for money in every page he draws. Enlighten yourselves and buy it! ''




Simon Williams artist Spider-man, Incredible Hulk vs Deaths Head

'' Buddha-mania running wild in 2012 via Alan Grant & Jon Haward ''




Joe Gordon Forbidden Planet International

"the path to Enlightenment can be fun''


Terry Hooper-Scharf Publisher Black Tower Books and comicbitsonline.com

"Tales of the Buddha before he got Enlightened" is a fun thing to read. Great gags. Great artwork -one of the few things that I can read and get a smile from! It has long deserved a solo volume of its own.

Monday, 16 April 2012

DEDICATIONS




This book has taken 10 years in all to come out in that time i have made friends lost friends had health issues have moved several times lost my parents had career highs and career lows.
so i would like to dedicate my efforts for Tales of the Buddha before he got enlightened to the following people:
 my Mother  & Father , my comic collector Brother James my art tutors Mick Sparksman and John Reay, friends John Burrell , Mark Burrell , Debbie Eastwood , Andrew Luker , Stuart McCallum ,
Steve Branson , Glenn Hindes , Paul Margetson , David Lloyd , Tim Perkins , Mike Perkins, Dave Taylor , John Stokes , Nigel Dobbyn , Steve Pugh , David Pugh , Simon Williams , Gordon Songer , Chris Meyhew , Cliff Leftwich , Pudsy, Dave Alexander , James Stewart & Clive Bryant

creative inspiration for Buddha's art style Robert Crumb and Moebius
and lastly Alan Grant and Jamie Grant

all have helped me grow as a person and as a artist - Jon Haward

Dedicated to King James VI, whose translation of The Bible made me the man I am today. -- Alan Grant

I dedicate this book to the lesser gods of lettering, colouring and long lunches! -- Jamie Grant





Thursday, 12 April 2012

EBOOK ALMOST READY TO LAUNCH....

Had some amazing quotes sent for the book launch can't wait to share :-)
TEN YEARS IN THE MAKING!
THE FUNNIEST EPIC YOU'LL EVER READ COMING SOON
TALES OF THE BUDDHA BEFORE HE BECAME ENLIGHTENED

SAMPLE PANELS COPYRIGHT ALAN GRANT JON HAWARD RENEGADE ARTS ENT 2012

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Saturday, 17 March 2012

BUDDHA AND JIMMY STICK AROUND...

Well the collection is being still worked on with Jamie Grant colouring and lettering the pages , it's looking fab here's 3 panels of Buddha with Jimmy Osmond, the lettering has been done but the colouring tones still need to be added , i liked drawing these panels and it's another sneek peak at the process of creating the book , the next blog update will i hope be a link for you to buy and download the finished ebook version of TALES OF THE BUDDHA BEFORE HE GOT ENLIGHTENED.

ART COPYRIGHT ALAN GRANT /JON HAWARD RENEGADE ARTS ENTERTAINMENT 2012

Sunday, 11 March 2012

JEAN GIRAUD AKA MOEBIUS AKA GIR R.I.P


Yesterday one of my all time icons sadly passed away Jean Giraud aka Moebius aka Gir, this has hit me hard like a thump to the heart, you see I have loved this man's work for almost all my life.

He showed me magical worlds beautiful people incredible creatures and inspired me on so many levels, one being you don't have to draw only in one style, Jean was successful at what ever he drew be it westerns, sci-fi, fantasy.

He designed for animation, movies, computer games and had such a huge impact on me growing up via his stories alot of fellow creatives over the next few weeks will say in better words than me how great he was , he was and is a culture icon , we have lost someone truly special and that makes me so sad the world needs more visionaries like Jean.

Thank you Jean for giving me such enjoyment and entertainment and for showing me how wonderful art and the imagination can be.

I will always love your work.

Jon



Thursday, 23 February 2012

PRESS RELEASE FROM RENEGADE ARTS ENTERTAINMENT




PRESS RELEASE: February 15th 2012


'Tales of The Buddha Before He Became Enlightened'

By Alan Grant, Jon Haward, & Jamie Grant.

Renegade Arts Entertainment are very pleased to announce that they will be publishing

the first ever complete collection of Alan, Jon and Jamie's long running humour strip

'Tales of The Buddha Before He Became Enlightened.'

Collecting the entire 66 page saga initially for digital release in April, followed by a print

release in the autumn. 'Tales of the Buddha' answers the much asked questions about just

what this holiest of men got up to before gaining enlightenment.

The strips take a very lighthearted approach to Buddha's journey of discovery as he

samples other religions and hangs out with well known religious icons, as well as getting

the chance to experience life's pleasures along the way.

Alexander Finbow: Publisher

I've been aware of the strips for a long time thanks to Wasted magazine and working with

Alan, and I was intrigued when the guys suggested we release the collection through

Renegade. I sat down with the strips to get up to speed and found myself laughing out

loud which was reason enough to say yes straight away.

Alan Grant: Writer

"I am overjoyed that Renegade will be releasing Tales of the Buddha as an e-book. I

consider it to be my funniest work since the sad demise of Lobo Monthly. It contains

some of Jon Haward's most beautiful and delicate art, with colouring and lettering by

Jamie Grant of Superman fame. Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll...with a smattering of

violence. My copy is already ordered!"

Jon Haward: artist

“Very pleased that after 10 years, the Buddha's tales has a publisher with 'faith' in the

crazy funny tales written by my inspirational friend Alan Grant. It's been a total joy and

honour to work on these stories, I have laughed at every story and I hope the collection

will entertain & raise a smile for all readers, let the enlightenment begin!”

About the creators


Alan Grant

Alan is without doubt one of the most successful and prolific comic book writers in the

industry. Having written many stories for the UK's 2000ad including the man himself,

Judge Dredd. His work then found an international audience at DC Comics, with Lobo,

Batman and The Demon amongst his many successes

Jon Haward

In 25yrs in the publishing world Jon has worked on iconic comic titles including: Judge

Dredd, Dan Dare, Spectacular Spider-man, Shinobi, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles,

Warhammer, Mutant Chronicles, Thunderbirds, Classical Comics Macbeth, and Dr Who.

ABOUT RENEGADE ARTS ENTERTAINMENT


We are a creator owned publisher of comic books, but only a few and we are very

discerning with our choices. Our mix so far has been from experienced A list writers and

artists and newer blood who pitched projects just too good to turn down.

http://www.renegadeartsentertainment.com/

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

RENEGADE ARTS ENTERTAINMENT TO PUBLISH TALES OF THE BUDDHA



Canadian based company Renegade Arts Entertainment ltd are the new Publishers of
Tales of the Buddha before he got Enlightened
they will produce this year a digital version and a printed version of the collection of humour comic strips by Alan Grant and Jon Haward coloured and lettered by Jamie Grant.
the Renegade team

Thursday, 19 January 2012

CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL COMIC AND ANIMATION EXPO


HOLLAND HOUSE MERCURE CARDIFF 25-26TH FEB 2012
SAT 10am - 6pm
SUN 10.30am - 5pm

great news guys a new publishing agreement has been signed for Tales of the Buddha !

Jon Haward will be attending the Cardiff International Comic and Animation Expo on both days to sign and sketch plus sale art and prints to start celebrating his 25yrs in the business of comic art .

Noon Sunday at the expo

NEVER MIND THE QUALITY
The British Indie comics scene is currently busier than it has
ever been, and it seems that every month new small
publishers and titles are announcing their arrival. But is this
really a good thing? Now that anyone with internet access
can publish their work worldwide does that mean there are
now more creators with less raw talent producing British
comics than ever before? Join Peter Rogers and creators
Michael Carroll, Chris Lynch, Steve Tanner, and Jon Haward
in this spirited debate!



Wednesday, 4 January 2012

HOW TO DRAW BUDDHA THE HAWARD WAY ...

STAGE 1
BASIC SHAPES OF HEAD BODY ARMS AND LEGS, NOTICE THAT THE HEAD CHEST BELLY KNEES AND HANDS ARE ALL CIRCLES AT THIS STAGE.


STAGE 2
START TO ADD EARS AND LINE UP THE FACE AS SHOWN ALSO ADD HIS CHEST.


STAGE 3
AS YOU CAN SEE I'VE ADDED BUDDHA'S FEATURES NOW AND ADDED HIS HAND SHAPES.


STAGE 4
NOW I'VE ADDED FEET AND HAND DETAILS.I ALSO SPOT BUDDHA'S BELLY NEEDS TO LOOK BIGGER.


STAGE 5
I INK THE FIGURE USING UNI- BALL VISION ELITE PENS MADE IN JAPAN.
AS YOU SEE AS I INK I MIGHT CORRECT THE FIGURE MORE BY MAKING HIM MORE FAT AROUND THE WAISTE AND MAKE HIS TOES LONGER.


STAGE 6
I REMOVE PENCIL LINES AND ADDED FEET DETAILS AND SHADING ON THE
FIGURE , SO THERE YOU HAVE THE WHOLE PROCESS OF DRAWING BUDDHA !

Sunday, 1 January 2012

banner art for new strips drawn recently

so nearly finished the last 3 strips for the Buddha collection, so i thought i would share with you some banner art before it gets lettered by Jamie Grant, so here's Elvis, Jimmy Osmond and some Spainish barbarians for you to see.




Also thanks for showing such great interest in this blog we've now had over 10,500 views !

ARTWORK COPYRIGHT ALAN GRANT /JON HAWARD 2012