This was originally going to be a birthday present for Claude [link]
but took so damn long it's become a Christmas present of sorts. Ewan Immortal is a character of his and appears in all sorts of stories but mostly as a contestant and eventual winner of Ebon Spire.
I drew this for a variety of reasons: as an excuse to draw a 1968 Ford Galaxie 500 (to be more exact, the KLF's car Ford Timelord), muck around with different techniques and to do one last pin up before cranking out pages of The Yorkshire Cowboy for the foreseeable future.
But the main reason was as a token of good will to my friend Claude. I've known him in one form or another for nearly 8 years of conventions and comics. In that time he's also been a much needed lighthouse of blunt cynicism in the fog of self celebration and complacency that making comics can often become.
Here's to you man, I totally buggered the levels on this but it gave me an opportunity to draw the Grand Canyon and thank you for years of doing con's and keeping me motivated.
EDIT: Played with the levels