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Hello everyone.

Its been a while since my last post and I’d like to say I’ve been busy creating new pages for my comic but unfortunately I’ve been mostly working. During my miniscule breaks from the wonderful world of signalling I’ve been watching as much as possible of Team GB at the Olympics. On a more creative subject I’ve been attempting to get some work done on my wife’s friends cupcake artwork. The main logo went down well and I’ve been asked to design business cards and leaflets. Here is a link to Sweet E’s Cupcakes on Facebook for anyone who lives in and around South East Essex. She makes some cracking cakes and will probably bring me some for including her in this post.

I was also given the task of sorting kits for the 7 a-side football team and designing a logo for the club badge. I’ve added the badge below.

When I’ve had a few spare minutes at work I’ve been practicing various drawing styles and subjects with a view to actually drawing the next page of Bionic Eyed Snail and being happy with it. Hopefully I’ll get out of the slump I’m in and get back to the comic. All the drawing I’ve been doing has led to a colleague asking me to design him a tattoo. He wants a day of the dead style sleeve and this is something I’m going to crack on with in the next couple of days.

With my 30th birthday fast approaching my wife had arranged with a friend to have Sir Michael Caine sign some Italian Job related goodies for me at the premiere of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. Unfortunately he couldn’t make it after hurting his leg in New York. It just so happened that my wife revealed this to me while I was looking longingly at the Kickstarter campaign set up by Jason Brubaker for ReMIND Vol. 2. I stumbled across this site during a bored google session. Without this site and the amazing artwork on it I would probably never have been inspired to rekindle my love of drawing. As far as I’m concerned this guy is a genius. Anyway I’m getting carried away.

The whole idea of Jason’s Kickstarter is to raise money to be able to self publish the second volume of his graphic novel. Fans can pledge money and receive rewards depending on the amount. I excitedly went for the top option (at the time) and pledged $120 and a bit of postage which guaranteed me a box set including a signed, sketched and numbered copy of volume 2 and a signed and numbered copy of the first volume which was kept back from the first Kickstarter. This option had a very limited run which sold out on the 2nd day. Jason wanted to raise $24000 in 30 days to cover printing costs etc and after 9 days he is up to $52000+ already. There are still plenty of pledge options to go for and if you are a fan of comics, graphic novels or amazing artwork then you should have a look at the site and the Kickstarter. I’ve included links below to both sites so please take a look and support a great project.
Jason Brubaker’s ReMIND kickstarter.

Jason Brubaker’s ReMIND graphic novel

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With England’s’ Euro 2012 campaign kicking off tomorrow Bionic Eyed Snail has decided that it would be a good opportunity to gain the upper hand against the natural enemy of all snails – The French. Here he is showing his support for the Three Lions (except Stuart Downing because he’s rubbish and JT because he is a massive prat). I’m tempted to stick this on a tee-shirt as I’m quite pleased with how it came out.

Cheers

Greg

People cheering, waving flags and having street parties. As much as I was looking forward to the ninth page of Bionic Eyed Snail I didn’t expect the entire country to go mad like it has. I’m not sure who organised it but the pageant on the Thames with the Queen in attendance was a really nice touch.

Click here to see what all the fuss is about.

While sitting there watching the rather unexpected but much appreciated celebrations I did notice a familiar little gastropod hitching a lift on one of the boats in the flotilla. I tracked a picture down on the web and I’ll keep my eyes peeled over the next few days to see if he pops up elsewhere.

Here is an extra little picture of what people were waving in the crowds.

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This is a special update for all the snail fans on the other side of this rock we call home. I’ve had quite a few hits from round there so keep them coming and spread the word. The UK should all be tucked in bed so you lovely people get the first look at the latest Bionic Eyed Snail news.

Bionic Eyed Snail has been up to his old tricks again and has adopted a rather cunning disguise while visiting New Zealand. You could have walked past him numerous times and not noticed him.

Page 7 of his story is complete will be online later today (UK time).

Please come back and visit and also follow on twitter, like on Facebook and subscribe via email. By doing this you’ll help spread the word about this slimy little terror.

The wonderful world of Google images has thrown up another appearance from Bionic Eyed Snail. It is not clear from the photo if Mr Ross is displaying his support for the war against humans or if he is just browsing his favorite website. Maybe we will never know. I must add though that he is looking rather fetching with his latest hi-tech gadgetry.

‘A bad workman always blames his tools’. Well I am a bad workman then. I said yesterday that I would have page 6 ready for today. The actual page is finished and I’m rather pleased with it even if I do say so myself. However I can’t seem to get it to upload to the site for everyone to view. I’m not really sure what is going wrong as I used the same computer to upload a picture yesterday. I’ll try again later and if its successful I’ll annoy you with another post. Also I lightened up pages 3 and 5 to make them a bit easier to see.

Sorry and cheers

Greg

Bionic Eyed Snail has been sneaking around Berlin as he heard that his following in Germany is growing. People have started to spray  bionic eyed graffitti on famous monuments. He is now bigger than The Hoff.

Here is a photo taken by a Japanese tourist at the Berlin wall. Mr Takeshi Sukasaki was later found rolled into a small ball inside a vending machine.

Page 6 of the main comic will be uploaded later today so keep your eyes peeled on Facebook and Twitter for news on the updates. Remember to like, follow and all that jazz.

Hello Snail fans,

I’ve just added the next page of the comic onto my WordPress site. Please click on the link and take a look. http://wp.me/P2lCMC-3m. Feel free to like the page or site on Facebook or retweet on twitter so I get more hits. Its becoming a bit of an obsession now, I check far too often how many people have been on the site and where they were from. If you want news and updates then there is a box on the left menu bar that allows you add your e-mail or you could sign up to the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BionicEyedSnail.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy it.

Cheers

Greg

Page 5 is all drawn and scanned in ready to be coloured. I’ll do that over the weekend and then it’ll be uploaded for Sunday evening ready for you all to read.

Here is another postcard from Bionic Eyed Snail’s world tour.

I’ve been having a scout around on the internet and have turned up a few more images showing how Bionic Eyed Snail has infiltrated our lives already.