Monday, 11 December 2017

'Let's Go Careful, Boys'

Here's another row of panels from my story in progress.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

'It's So Bright'

Here's another row of panels from page six of my new story.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Hardware Store


Here's a row of panels from page four of this new story.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

More of the Gnomes



Here's a couple more rows of panels from the gnomes story I'm drawing this Winter. I'll do some more today.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Photo Comic

Here's a photo comic I made on the way to work on Sunday. It was a very cold day.






Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Start of a New Story

I've started drawing a new story now. Here's a row of panels from the first page. These gnomes are stealing hubcaps.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Planning for 'The Volunteers' from my Sketchbook




Here's all the planning and sketchbook ideas I did before I started drawing 'The Volunteers'. My sketchbooks are very messy and scribbly these days, they are mostly full of writing.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Fraser Geesin - The Cleaner (Man of Destiny) Issues One and Two


I really enjoyed these two comics from Fraser Geesin. I hadn't heard of him before but I saw some recommendations for them on twitter, and then that he was having an October sale.

The comics are mainly about his job as a cleaner, which he has been doing for about ten years at the time of  the first comic. He mainly cleans peoples houses and doesn't have to go back if they annoy him too much. It sounds quite a good job. He goes off on a lot of tangents and daydreams, talking about other low paid jobs he has had, such as traffic surveying, street sweeping and selling tickets to fairground rides. The comics are very funny and interesting too. Comics about people with different jobs are cool, and he has plenty to say, even if it's only about how boring bits of his jobs can get. Highly recommended.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Painting to Music

I was doing some painting to music yesterday. It is a nice fun thing to do. I did a night course in it once at Manchester Uni, 'Chinese Painting to Music' which was great. You need music without many words and a load of paper in big long strips (scroll style). Get some nice black ink, water and a bunch of different brushes, pens, sticks etc.

 Gone a bit Jackson Pollock here.

It was a lot of fun. I am not doing these for any reason except that I enjoyed it. Doesn't even matter how they come out. I like Aphex Twin as the music.






Monday, 13 November 2017

Thessaloniki Holiday

I've just got back from a little holiday in Thessaloniki. It's a very nice place. I was meaning to do some drawing while I was there but in the end all I drew was this Ancient Greek statue from the Archaeological Museum that made me laugh.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Review of 'Volunteers'

Here's a new review of my 'Volunteers' series from Rob Clough at his High-Low site. Thanks Rob! They are all on sale at my website.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

'Volunteers - Issue Three' Now on Sale


My latest comic 'Volunteers - Issue Three' is now back from the printers and on sale at my website and at my Comicsy shop. It is 36 pages, black and white and halfway between A4 and A5 in size. It is priced at £4.70 with free postage in the UK (for rest of the world please add £4 to your order on my website with the button at the top).

This is the final part of my series set amongst the volunteers at a preserved steam railway. Thanks!

New Story Part Four


Here's the fourth and final part of this little story.

New Story Part Three


Here's the next two pages of this new short story.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

New Story Part Two


Here's a couple more pages of this story. I'll carry it on for a bit and see what happens.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

New Story


Here's the first two pages of a new story.

Monday, 16 October 2017

'We Work in the Warm Arts'




Here's a four page story I drew last Wednesday to play around with my coloured pencils.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Proof Copy of 'Volunteers - Issue Three'

I got the proof copy of 'Volunteers - Issue Three' back from the printers today. Everything looks fine so it won't be long now till it comes out.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Train Drawing


For some reason I drew this 'Rat Fink'-esque train drawing this afternoon. Next person to buy a Volunteers can have it for free. Here's my website.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Train Painting

Here's a train painting I did yesterday, I'll give it to the next person who buys a copy of 'Volunteers'. Here's my website shop. Cheers!

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Front and Back Covers for 'Volunteers - Three'


Here's the front and back covers for 'Volunteers - Issue three'. It's all done now so I'm going to send it to the printers this week.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Leeds Thoughtbubble 2017


I was at Leeds Thoughbubble this weekend. I did better than the last time I went. I made back my travel and expenses, but I did not make my table back. It was great to catch up with everybody, I'd not seen a lot of people for nearly two years. 

Though there were loads of attendees walking past, very few people opened my comics to have a look. I think I get more people reading them at Sheffield Zine Fest than I did here, even though the crowd is so much bigger.

Here's my haul of bought and traded comics, I'll read them soon. Thanks everyone who bought something or traded!

Monday, 11 September 2017

Leeds Thoughtbubble


It's not long till Leeds Thoughtbubble now. It's Saturday the 23rd of September and Sunday the 24th of September. I'll be at table 85a in the Comixology Tent in Millenium Square. Here's a plan. Please come and say hello.

I'll have 'Volunteers' issue One and the brand new issue Two, all the 'Flying Sausage Academy' series, my 'Japan Sketchbook', 'Corporation Pop' and lots of older comics too. If you are not going to Leeds why not check out my shop? Thanks!

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Passing Trains


A few more panels from 'Volunteers - Issue Three'. I am starting page thirty today.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Gourmet Food Day


Here's a few more panels from 'Volunteers - Issue three'.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Comics for Sale

As it's September here's a reminder that all my comics are for sale at my online website shop and at my Comicsy shop too. Why not have a look, there are loads of them.  Here's a selection of covers.