Bruichladdich - Classic Laddie Whisky

A rare opportunity to research in the field, when I was invited to the Bruichladdich Distillery, on the Isle of Islay, to tour the facilities.
They wanted a novel way to highlight their values – purity of ingredients, openness as to their sources, and the traditional methods used in producing their signature single malt whisky, The Classic Laddie, and decided on a comic book format as a way of highlighting this in an, I hope, entertaining way.

Adam Hannet, the chief distiller, was a good sport about being turned into a time-travelling action hero, and several other actual people from the Bruichladdich distillery also make an appearance in the strip. With advertising work it’s sometimes necessary to… stretch the truth a tad, but everyone I met there really believed in what they were doing, and I had a great time on the island. The free samples didn’t hurt either.

Client Bruichladdich Distillery
Date  2021

Hook Jaw

Alternate cover for Titans Hook jaw 
Details Created in the style of the original violent 80’s weekly comic
Client Titan Comics


Extract from Titan comics press release See full article

‘Following up on our previous post featuring the covers of the first issue of Titan Comics Hook Jawp roject, we have this exclusive for you – Brian Williamson‘s stunning retro-styled Diamond Comics UK variant, complete with Action comic-styled masthead!

Launching this December the five issue mini-series, published under license, is written by Si Spurrier (Cry Havoc, Weavers, Doctor Who, Numbercruncher) and illustrated by long-established independent comics talent Conor Boyle, with colours by Giulia Brusco and edited by legendary British comics editor and marine life expert artist, Steve White.

A classic scene from the original "Hook Jaw" strip in Action. Art by Ramon Sola

A classic scene from the original “Hook Jaw” strip in Action. Art by Ramon Sola