Sunday, 30 December 2012

A POP ART painting I sold a couple of years ago; acrylic on three canvasses

Thursday, 20 December 2012

A rendition of one of my favourite comic series ever...MASTER OF KUNG FU.

Sunday, 16 December 2012


Airship 27 Productions proudly announces the release of their 16th and final title of the year; PROHIBITION by Terrence McCauley. 

The year is 1930 and New York is a city on the edge. The Roaring '20s ended with the Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression is only beginning. Banks are failing. Companies are closing their doors. Breadlines grow longer by the day. The only market making money is the black market: racketeering, rum running, and speakeasies.  But when even those vices begin to weaken, the most powerful gangster on the Eastern Seaboard, Archie Doyle, sees the writing on the wall. He launches a bold scheme that, if successful, will secure his empire’s future beyond Prohibition. Beyond even the Great Depression. 

But when a mysterious rival attempts to kill Doyle’s right hand man, a dangerous turf war begins to brew. With his empire under attack, Doyle turns to his best gun, former boxer Terry Quinn, for answers. Quinn must use his brains as well as his brawn to uncover who is behind the violence and why before Doyle’s empire comes crashing down. 

New York based writer Terrence McCauley whips up a fast paced pulp thriller ripe with Tommy-gun blasting hoods, corrupt cops and deadly dames in this original novel reminiscent of the classic gangster movies of old.  “This is pure, unadulterated gangster pulp,” cheers Airship 27 Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “When I first read it, I immediately found myself thinking of all those great black and white Warner Brother film classics starring Edward G.Robinson, James Cagney, Humprhey Bogart and George Raft. McCauley captures the feel and atmosphere of those rambunctious outlaw days when the mobs were battling each other for control of the Big Apple.”

Beautifully illustrated by Rob Moran who also provides the cover as colored by Shannon Hall with designs by Rob Davis, PROHIBITION is a tough-guy blow to the literary gut readers will not soon forget.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – Pulp Fiction for a New Generation!

Now available at Create Space – (

Within a week it will be on-sale at Amazon proper and in two weeks at (

Sunday, 9 December 2012

A page from a strip I'm drawing for BLOKE'S TERRIBLE TOMB OF TERROR #6!

Friday, 2 November 2012

I'm putting together a new book called'- NOIR - THE ART OF ROB MORAN' - this collects together all my noir artwork, book covers and illustrations as well as new also features a well cool intro by my bud Jasper Bark. This is the cover design.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Here is the full page featuring the panel I posted yesterday.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

A panel from a page I'm inking...took bloomin AGES to do!

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Bloke's Terrible Tomb Of Terror #5 will be available to order this weekend from the Blokes Tomb Etsy store! $8.95 + $2.50 shipping in the US, International shipping costs will be listed too... Link up at the end of the week for those who want to order a copy. Featuring another gorgeous painted cover by Mike Hoffman who also illustrated an amazing 15 page story inside!. I will be mailing them myself within 1-3 business days of receiving orders. Back issues also available at the store if you want to order them at the same time with reduced shipping! Link up in a couple of days! Cheers!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Marco Bianchinis new White Termite collection - FANTASIA TERMITE BIANCA - is ready to come out, with many wonderfull illustrations by fantastic illustrators...even one by ME!

Look out for it peeps!

Saturday, 29 September 2012

This is a companion piece to my TOM BAKER DOCTOR WHO; my second fave Doctor, Jon Pertwee, I did a while back..I've had it pencilled for yonks but just gor around to inking it last night to wind down after working at the board all day.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

This is the cover of my new calendar if any of you lovely people who like my art want to pre-order a copy please let me know by contacting me via the blog or alternately go to my website ROB MORAN ART

Monday, 10 September 2012

My piece for the Tribute to Moebius book...took forever to get this done but only because I've been so busy.
This is a pin-up I did for BLOKE'S TERRIBLE TOMB OF TERROR #5 comic...coming out soon!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Two pages from something I'm writing and drawing which has the working title of 'THE S PROJECT'; this has been bouncing around my brain for a while so I thought it time to clear some space.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

A cover illustration I did recently...sort of Lovecraftian noir.

Monday, 12 March 2012



Airship 27 Productions dons its tough-guy mantle, as it premiers its newest pulp star in THE RUBY FILES.

... It was the 1930s and America was locked in the grip of the Great Depression. Gangsters controlled the major cities while outlaws roamed the rural back country. It was a time of Speak Easy gin-joints, Tommy-guns, fast cars and even faster dames. This is the world of New York based Private Investigator Rick Ruby, a world he is all too familiar with. From the back alleys of Gotham to the gold laden boulevards of Hollywood, Ruby is the shamus with a nose for trouble and an insatiable appetite for justice. So if you’ve got a taste for hot lead and knuckle sandwiches, tug your cuffs, adjust your fedora and light up a Lucky, a brand new pulp detective is coming your way.

Created by pulp masters, Bobby Nash & Sean Taylor, Rick Ruby echoes the tales of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe while offering up his own brand of two-fisted action. Joined by fellow pulp smiths Andrew Salmon & William Patrick Maynard, these modern scribes of purple prose present a quartet of tales to delight any true lover of private eye fiction. This instant classic features a gorgeous Mark Wheatley cover and eight evocative black and white illustrations by Rob Moran.

This is a book that harkens back to the classic black and white Warner Brothers gangster movies that featured James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson to name a few. The atmosphere is gritty with a no-nonsense hero pulp fans are going to applaud from the first story to the last. And when that last tale comes to a close, you can bet we haven’t seen the last of Rick Ruby, Private.


$3 digital copy available here –

From Create Space here -

POD version from Indy Planet

Saturday, 10 March 2012

R.I.P. JEAN GIRAUD (aka GIR and MOEBIUS) 1938 - 2012.

Moebius has gone to join the Pan-Galactic Pantheon of Art Gods and we are all so much poorer for that loss...adieu Arzach...goodbye Blueberry.

Monday, 16 January 2012

A newly completed commission piece - THE GREEN HORNET- influenced by the old film serials more than the TV show and certainly NOT by that God awful film that came out last year. The client wanted a sultry female version of here she is, 'KATA', Kato's sister. A lot of work went into this one.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

My mate Tim Perkins, great writer/artist and all around great bloke has the first book of his WORLDS END series up for order on his blog RIGHT NOW!!! Do yourself a favour and buy this folks...go on, you know you want to!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Page 1 of WHISPERS FROM THE VOID coming from Silver Pheonix Entertainment.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

I just learned that one of my ART GODS, a true graphic genius and one of the greatest draughtsmen of his or any other generation, RONALD SEARLE has passed away at the grand old age of 91. While this affects me greatly at a personal level for Searle is the artist who has had the greatest influence on my own line work since I was 12 years old I cannot be too sad because in his long and distinguished career he achieved more than most artists would in ten lifetimes. Searle’s work was the benchmark against which all others were set and his influence has passed down through generations of cartoonists and illustrators…we will truly never see his like again.

R.I.P. Mr. Searle and thank you for the inspiration and joy you’ve given through your pen.