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Dan Bowden
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The Comic strip...What's it about?

Russy and Nutty are trapped together as pets, Rus hates Nutty as he represents everything he detests and is gradually being driven insane by the antics and poor hygiene levels of his fellow cell mate. Nutty on the other hand is perfectly happy within his environment due to the fact that he is thick as shit.

I love drawing these characters and it is my ambition to get them placed in a major publication....I'd have to tone them down a bit first.

They were appearing weekly in The Camden New Journal from October 2011 and also it's sister papers, The Islington Tribune and The West End Weekly until they were unceremoniously dropped due to lack of space in June 2012. They're now looking for another physically printed home. In the mean time they're residing in cyberspace.

Feel free to leave comments. The more feedback the better.

I also draw illustrations of various kinds, mainly gothic as I'm a big horror fan. I have a seperate folder showcasing these. Again, any comments are most welcome.

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As far as I go....
I spent most of my money on booze girls and gambling, then WASTED the rest....Just kiddin', happily married to Vamperin ( )with two gorgeous daughters, Shayla-May and Alana and recent additions our Twin boys Eben and Elis.

Current Residence: North London
Print preference: Potato
Favourite genre of music: indie/rock
Favourite style of art: Surreal
Operating System: Scalpel, Laughing gas
Skin of choice: Human
Favourite cartoon character: snoopy
Quote:“Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.”
― Groucho Marx


Pencil study. Pic 2 by DannoGerbil
Pencil study. Pic 2
A pencil tonal study of an old man sitting ouside a cafe' in Covent Garden. Old College work.          

Pic 1 Water colour study. Pic 1 by DannoGerbil 

 These studies were found in an old folder that I'd stored in a garage and date back more than 20 years! I'd totally forgotten about them.
Water colour study. Pic 1 by DannoGerbil
Water colour study. Pic 1
Picture 1 of 5. Originally painted as part of a study for my exam work at a night College I went to.  

These studies were found in an old folder that I'd stored in a garage and date back more than 20 years! I'd totally forgotten about them. This studies skin tones from light to dark. 
Gothic wall mural by DannoGerbil
Gothic wall mural
 My wife asked me to paint a mural of a spooky tree with a witch, some bats and a full moon on our bedroom wall, and that's exactly what she got with a crow and spider thrown in for good measure! She was totally blown away by it. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out too. I started it Friday and put the finishing touches on it today.(Sunday) The crow was a last minute thing added to even it up. My references were googled stock shots of silhouettes.


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Sass-Haunted Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for fav  and watch dude! :D
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Belated thanks!!! :iconnuttygerbilplz::iconrussygerbilplz:
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DannoGerbil Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015   General Artist
Belated thanks for the B day wishes! :iconnuttygerbilplz::iconrussygerbilplz:
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Thanks for the watch!
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~Hey, thanks so much for the faves, comments & watch  :D  ~Really appreciate it...  :)
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