Name

Red Knuckle

Alias

MG, Sargeant Old School, Prince of Whales, Spider (although it’s only Samwise who ever calls me that).


Inspirational Artists

Frank Frazetta, John Buscema, Rodney Matthews, Jes Goodwin, Mike Mignola.

Top Five Movies

The Decline of Western Civilisation Part II – The Metal Years, Aliens, The Matrix, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fight Club.

Favorite Books

Anything by Robert E. Howard or H.P. Lovecraft,
Glen Cook – Chronicles of the Black Company,
Motley Crue – The Dirt, 1st Edition Dungeons & Dragons
(it defined the direction my life has taken).

Killer Bands

If there’s a band with big guitars and pounding drums, there’s a good chance I’ll like ‘em. Anyone with their roots in down & dirty classic hard rock as exemplified by AC/DC. Pretty much any band that played the Whisky A Go-Go between 1981 and 1990. I also love the overblown pomp of ‘70s Queen. And my patron saint – Sir Tom Jones.

Greatest Games Ever

Ico (I cried at the end), Resident Evil, Doom, Half-Life, Tomb Raider (the original made me realise a career in the videogames industry was a possibility), Runequest (the finest pencil & paper RPG), and a little game called World of Warcraft.

Words of Wisdom

"Genius is 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration."
"Every day’s a school day."
"It’s such a fine line between stupid and clever."
"Never join any club that would be happy to have you as a member."

Hobbies and Interests

Big, impractical motorcycles; little tin soldiers.

Define your style of art

Overblown and muscular with an angular, comic book dynamic. Heavy on the chiaroscuro.

Where do you do most of your work?

In bed, fast asleep. Seriously, it’s all dredged up from the subconscious, which is hard at work when the conscious brain is resting. I’d recommend eating a big block of strong cheese just before turning in... and keeping a sketch pad by the bed!

What are your favorite things to create?

The bad guys. Actors often say that villainous characters are more interesting to play and I certainly find them more interesting to design and illustrate.

What tools do you use to create your artwork?

I wouldn’t be without my mechanical pencil and pad of Marker paper. I always start a piece with traditional media before scanning into Photoshop. And I still use Photoshop 5 (hence the Sargeant Old School handle!).

Color
Number
Element
Season

Black Cherry

13
Air
Autumn
Class
Race
Weapon
Animal

Barbarian

Egg & Spoon
Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
The one from the Muppets
Aspect
Alignment
Food
Drink

Courage

Lawful Evil
Thai
Amber Lager
Comic Dude
Star Wars Dude
Cartoon Dude
Game Dude

Slaine

Darth Maul
Earthworm Jim
Princess Yorda
TV Show

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Personal Links

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Designed by Samwise and Twincruiser
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