The Hat Maker and the Heron Master – A Graphic Novel (Sample Scenes)

THMATHMinked5detailAmong my current endeavours is providing the illustrations for a graphic novel project written by Mike Keller (author of “Charles Darwin’s on the Origin of the Species: A Graphic Adaptation,” nominated for two Eisner awards). “The Hat Maker and the Heron Master” is an epic tale set in New York City and the wilds of Florida from the 1850s to the 1890s. Here is a brief presentation of the story from Mike:

“The Hat Makers and the Heron Master” is a story about Karl Schulze, a simple man who suffers through his family’s murder at the outset of Florida’s last Seminole War and recedes from society into the embrace of the deadly marshlands. Searching to feel again, his heart connects with the wetlands’ wading birds. He appoints himself their protector against the onslaught of commercial hunters and development flooding the state during that period. Continue reading

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Cartoon for Aklasu Magazine

yogamanThis cartoon appears in the latest issue of the online culture and men’s fashion magazine Aklasu, for which I only created the cover illustration ( see previous post). The cartoon accompanies the following article aimed at convincing men of the benefits of yoga:


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Aklasu Magazine Cover

Check out the latest issue of the online culture and men’s fashion magazine Aklasu, featuring a cover image by yours truly:

Aklasu is also a purveyor of high quality handmade Italian neckties, bowties, ascots and pochettes, available for purchase at their online store:


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New Rimbaud T-shirt from Bareknuckle Poet!

Bareknuckle Poet has now put out a third t-shirt design featuring one of my drawings of Rimbaud. Why not collect them all?


As you can see, my drawing (from 10 years ago now!)  is closely based on two contemporary drawings of the boy wonder, by Félix Régamey and by Verlaine, filtered somewhat through the sensibility of Hergé (Tintin).

Find all three Rimbaud t-shirts here:

along with many other fabulous literary-themed t-shirts available from the Bareknuckle Poet here:

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Julian Peters Comics now on twitter!

Please follow me so that I don’t feel like a loser!

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Rimbaud bares his knuckles for Bareknuckle Poet

BareknuckleRimbaudI’m pleased to announce that a specially comissioned drawing of a roughed-up-looking Arthur Rimbaud by yours truly is now being used as an official header for Bareknuckle Poet, the fantastic Australian on-line journal of letters:

This design is now also available as a t-shirt design, along with the Bareknuckle Poet logo, which you can purcase from their on-line store:

Here you can also find other t-shirts feauturing my drawings of Rimbaud, and many more beautiful literary-themed designs.

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Rimbaud t-shirts now for sale!

Rimbaud1When I was in my early twenties, an older friend handed down to me a beloved old blue t-shirt of his featuring a passage of poetry by Arthur Rimbaud, whose writings and person I had recently become obsessed with. I wore it so frequently as to render its already less than pristine fabric threadbare and tattered and the quote completely illegible. Then a few years later, another friend gave me another Rimbaud-themed t-shirt, which I also adored, and continue to wear to this day, although it has long since become faded and shapeless through countless washings. I guess what I’m saying is, everybody needs a Rimbaud t-shirt of their own to love and wear down to the ground, and now you can have just that, a t-shirt featuring a drawing of that great “Tintin of poetry” by yours truly. The folks over at the brilliant Australian online journal of letters Bareknuckle Poet are releasing a series of shirts featuring my pen and ink portraits of Rimbaud, the first of which is presently available in a wide variety of sizes and colours. Shirts are Non-sweatshop with high-quality fabric, to stand up to obsessively repeated wearings.

Also check out their many other wonderful literary-themed t-shirts available from the Bareknuckle Poet store (printed through Redbubble):

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