Sunday, 16 September 2012


As Ratfink has been reprinted in the recent Judge Dredd Megazine, I thought I'd post these roughs as  I drew trying to work out how he looks. The bottom lot were an attempt to find how he moves, I find this often gives me as much clue to a character as what he looks like.
And here's John Wagner's initial notes for me:
"I see Ratfink as a cross - a  very sinister cross -between Catweasel and Albert Steptoe. Obviously younger, more lithe and physically dangerous, but the same kind of posture, the same range of expressions as Steptoe - perhaps he even wears a pair of fingerless gloves like Albert.  He's a magpie, a collector, and has filled his underground home with an amazing and absurd collection of scavengings from ambushed travellers - he'd have an assortment of clothes hanging up, stuff like a long blonde wig which he could try on in a pic wherever it fits, kiddies' toys - whatever you think fits.  Lots of purloined weapons too. Hope this helps."

1 comment:

  1. Hi Graeme,

    I'm fan from Barcelona. I have four friends that they will go to Leeds Comic Con, and we are interested in buy a convention sletch or comission.

    I can't go to Leeds because my wife is pregnant of two children, but I'm very interested in a your comission or convention sketch. Family is the first.

    If you want we might say to you that character we want. And this way you can draw his sketches in home and my friends would gather it in Comic Con. We can pay via paypal.

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    All the best and thanks for your time;