Covers and Conventions
Posted 4 years ago and submitted by Alex McArdell | Share link:


I’ve recently been lucky enough to be mentored by one of the big names of the comic art world.

Charlie Adlard is the lead artist on the hugely popular Walking Dead series and he’s been advising me on my work and giving me a few pointers. We have vastly different styles but he’s got a fantastic eye for detail and really knows his industry.
In September I’ll be making my first venture into the world of Comic conventions at the “Comics Uncovered” con in Birmingham where Charlie will be a special guest.

I’m going to be showing off my work to the pros and trying to break into the world of comic covers. Wish me luck!

Alex McArdell
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Mob: +447747776112

Alex is a professional artist and illustrator based in the UK. He has worked on published works in the fields of Children's books and Comics. His most recent work can be see… Show more.

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Hachette books, Hodder and Stoughton, Wayland Publishing, Mark Morrow, Jonathan Blank, Andrew Fusek Peters, Diane Frolov, Dailey Pike, Capture Films, Eight90 Group
"I CAN NOT WAIT for you to see the cover illustration (Alex did) for the next Jackson Speed novel. It is glorious. When my youngest son saw the first draft of the cover, he said, “You’re going to have to write a better book to go with that cover.”
— Rob Peecher,