Saturday, 10 October 2015

Planet of the Lakes.

I will be at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal, signing copies of Between the Billboards & The Authoring of Architecture on the Avery Hill Publishing table.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

'Between the Billboards & The Authoring of Architecture' ORDER NOW!

I am very proud to announce that my book; Between the Billboards & The Authoring of Architecture, is now available to pre-order from Avery Hill ahead of it's official release next week. I think you should get yourself a copy, but don't just take my word for it...

There’s so much to enjoy in Between The Billboards, the deep melancholy is tempered by Pomery’s ear for naturalistic and funny dialogue, the minimalism in his art tempered by some absolutely gorgeous architectural design elements, such as this really impressive pull away shot of Ebner’s lonely home, Pomery utilising all the best of architecture and comic page design to give us this…  - Richard Bruton [Forbidden Planet International]

As an incentive to get in there quickly, the first 100 copies come with a limited edition bookplate. I have begrudgingly numbered and signed every one, and each features a unique misanthropic quote from the protagonist; James Ebner.

Between the Billboards is very important and personal project to me. It marked my first foray into the medium comics and through the process of writing, drawing and producing the six part series, I learnt a huge amount, not only about the craft, but also about self-publishing generally. The story is itself is also a very personal one, reflecting on choices and the cause and effect of our actions within our environment and the opportunity to explore this in comics, has been cathartic and illuminating experience.

Billboards had always been conceived as a single volume, but releasing it in separate parts was the only way it seemed viable to me as a self-publisher, so when it was complete, it seemed only natural to collect it as one piece. Through collaborating with Avery Hill Publishing, we both agreed that simply reprinting the work was not something we could get that excited about, we wanted to create a new book and at the same time, expose the original story to people who may not have been aware of it. This how we conceived; Between the Billboards & The Authoring of Architecture. The original story is there, but reformatted and redesigned to really make it the best it can be. In addition to this, the book contains a collection of other short form comics, which are all linked by an architectural approach; one of the principle themes recurring in Billboards. Through additional writings, annotations and a new bespoke comic that binds all the work and ideas together, we have created a book of which I am immensely proud.

I have been overwhelmed by the support and interest in my comics so far, so I am very pleased that this book will be found by a new audience, as well as providing something exciting for those who made it all possible in the first place. I take great pleasure in casting a dim light on those areas of life we do not always acknowledge, but so many of us relate to and I hope this book goes a little way to exploring that.

Owen D. Pomery. 2015.

Friday, 1 May 2015

The Canadian Dream.

I have currently relocated Canada for a while.

All being well, I will continue to work drawing comics, architecture and everything in between. In the meantime here are some of things I have been up to recently.

Between the Billboards & The Authoring of Architecture.

My previously self-published, six part comic series is to be released by Avery Hill Publishing. The original story has been reformatted and collected alongside other architectural short form comics I have made and bound together with annotation, writings and bespoke Benson comic. There will be more on this soon, but suffice to say, I am very excited. Get your pre-orders in NOW!

Here is what the cover will be looking like...

The Megatherium Club vol. 2.

The second volume of The Megatherium Club is being serialised and released as a four part run in Avery Hill's house anthology; Reads. Part I and II (Skeleton Crew and Bear With Me) have already been released in Reads 1 & 2 respectively. Reads 2 even gets a superb Megatherium Club cover, courtesy of the amazing Eleni Kalorkoti.

The third part will be out soon in Reads 3, so I very much suggest you pick up the first two, to really get into the swing of things. Below is picture of the disastrous camping trip that featured in Bear With Me...

Analogue Vision.

There has also been plenty of architectural work happening over at my sister site ANALOGUE VISION. If this interests you, I urge you to go and check it out, as it now includes much of the work I have done with landscape designer Diarmuid Gavin, a recent commission for the Young Vic theatre, and this illustration I made of the Airstream caravan/cafe; The Flying Cloud.

Other Work.

Of course, there are always other things I am working on and all will be revealed in the fullness of time, but for now, here are a couple of pieces.

As luck would have it, I found I will be in Toronto for a talk by Roman Mars, of the podcast 99% Invisible (if you are not aware of it, I highly recommend listening), so I took the opportunity to draw this alternative poster for the event. 

And finally, while taking a break from exhibiting and comic shows, I made this illustration that sums up my experiences...I'm joking of course...

Friday, 27 February 2015

Blade Runner.

I should be working on many other things right now, but found this private commission I did of the origami unicorn from Blade Runner and turned it into this alternative poster.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015


I have been pretty quiet for a while, but fear not, I have been working on various projects and hopefully some of which will be revealed soon.

In the meantime, I found this drawing for a short comic I now realise will have to go on the back-burner for a while, so I thought I would share it with you now, rather than just have it lurking on my hard drive.

Monday, 20 October 2014

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival & Process Podcast.

I attended The Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal at the weekend and it was superb. Excellently organised, well attended and populated by many of the finest comic creators working today. 

Great to speak to so many new people as well as good friends from the scene. If you would like to know more about my approach to comics, architecture, process, influences and more, you can listen to a chat I had with Steve Walsh on the third episode of his excellent new podcast, Process. The show can be found [HERE]

Thanks again to all who continue to support and enjoy my work and I shall hopefully have some new projects for you soon. In the meantime, here is a previously unreleased, one page archi-comic I drew called: We Don't know What It Was, But We Missed It When It Was Gone.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Opinion Poll #2: 'Flight MH17'

The second in my occasional web comic series; 'Opinion Poll'.
Topical news items explained and summarised in a sentence. By experts in their field naturally. This week it's an in depth analysis of Flight MH17, shot down over the Ukraine...

Friday, 18 July 2014

Opinion Poll #1: 'Heatwave'

The first of my occasional web comic series; 'Opinion Poll'.
Topical news items explained and summarised in a sentence. By experts in their field naturally. This week we've been having a bit of a heatwave in the UK...

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Avery Hill Publishing's Summer Party.

Avery Hill Publishing are releasing four new exciting titles and to celebrate this, they're having a party, taking place at Orbital Comics on Friday 11th of July. The latest volume of the anthology 'Reads' will be part of the launch line up, which excitingly features my latest Megatherium Club story; 'Skeleton Crew'. I will be there and happy to sign and draw in things if I'm not too drunk. 
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Summer Party Invites.

I Illustrated and designed these summer party invites for an upcoming riverside soiree at a design studio. There will be food, pimms and it will be by a river, so it was important to cover all bases with the illustrations.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Frederick Horniman.

I finally got around to visiting the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill and I have to say, it wildly exceeded my expectations. Such a great place and it inspired me to create this portrait of the man himself.
You can learn more more about the man and the museum by listening to Episode 83 of South London Hardcore, the indispensable South London podcast.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Lost In Translation.

I created this alternative poster of Lost in Translation for the Birds Eve View Film Festival poster competition.
I made the shortlist, top 14 out of 134 entries. I was pretty happy with that.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Between the Billboards pt.VI 'The Rise'

It's here; the final installment of my six part comic series Between the Billboards is now out.
Part I came out in 2011 and was my first foray into the world of comics, since then I feel I've learnt a huge amount and encountered a whole stack of lovely people who have inspired and encouraged me to keep on doing what I love doing. I have many exciting comic plans for the future, but Billboards has been a constant and very much feels like the end of that chapter.

Thanks to all who have bought it over the years, I've been overwhelmed by how many of you seem to enjoy the series. I would offer more personalised thanks, but I will surely miss people out, so before I get in any way sentimental, here it is, part VI 'The Rise'. 

As always, you can get it at GOSH! Comics and of course from me directly.



Monday, 13 January 2014

British Ice.

Here's a image for a project I am working on...

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Wu Wei Originals.

I produced a series of panels for my submission to the acclaimed Wu Wei anthology this year. As the perfect use from your Christmas money, I am now selling the originals as individual gifts. They are £40 each (including mounting + framing) and measure 180 X 230 mm when framed.


I have sold the two shown framed, but the remainder (shown below) are currently still available. Let me know which one(s) you would like and I can reserve them for you. Contact me in all the normal ways.



Sunday, 22 December 2013

Merry Christmas 2013.

Here's my Christmas image. Actually it's a version of an image that is part of bigger project I'm working on, but seemed to fit the season, so thought I'd post it up.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Drawer of Leaves.

Here's a quick silent comic, drawn with a 3B pencil.



Monday, 2 December 2013

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Thought Bubble 2013.

Thinking back on everything I've been involved with comics-wise, it kind of seems incredible it has all fitted into one year. Met so many great people and worked on such great projects, it will be superb to underline 2013 with the UK's most exciting comic date on the calendar; Thought BubbleNow, enough about me, what can I offer YOU?

Firstly, I will revealing the 5th and penultimate part of the Between the Billboards miniseries 'The Nothing That You Know'. It's been a while coming, but fear not, it is now complete!



I will also have The Megatherium Club vol.1 'The Great Ape' that was put out by Avery Hill Publishing earlier this year, of which I am very proud. Anarchic, comedic, historic and alcoholic; this is one for the amateur scientist in all of us.

And finally you can find me in all the following anthologies that should be available at Thought Bubble too. Worth whatever the cost for the fellow contributors alone.



Would be great to see of many of you who can attend, I shall be sharing with Elliot Baggott in the Allied London Hall on table 129, listed as 'The Comix Reader'.