Welcome to the Blood & Valour image gallery, where you’ll find behind-the-scenes photos, illustrations and other extras that reveal how our comic book was created. Click the images to expand and view the gallery under each heading.
Blood & Valour Issue Covers
Click through our gallery to see all four final cover versions for Blood & Valour Volume #1.
Filming with That’s Solent TV
Matt Beames and Cheryl Butler, who is Head of Culture at Eastleigh Borough Council, were interviewed in Eastleigh’s Tec Hub by That’s Solent TV. The interview covered everything about Blood & Valour and the project came to life.
SF Ball 2017
The Blood & Valour team attended the SF Ball 2017 at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton with official merchandise, ahead of the comics release. The team had a fantastic time meeting new people and gaining more fans of Blood & Valour.
Harry Usbourne and Matt Beames partake in the third photoshoot with our cover artist, Guy Stauber.
Heroes and Villains – Photoshoot #2
The second photoshoot was to create images of two of the comic’s heroic characters, Sir Guy and Sir Saber, and two of the villains, Sir Murdour and Lord Conrad. Our models for this shoot were Live Action Role Players: Adam Carter-Groves and Martin Rowe.
Realising The Countess – Photoshoot #1
The first photoshoot with illustrator Guy Stauber and dance practitioner Hayley Barker, during which they created the real world version of The Countess.
1st Edition Promotional Postcards
Produced for the Bournemouth Film & Comic Con 2016, Blood & Valour was previewed on the Tec Hub and Blue Donut Studios stands.
Matt Beames’ Instagram
Blood & Valour author Matt Beames’ photo blog. Follow Matt on Instagram @matt_beames.