Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Editing My New Comic


Last week I spent editing my comic in progress. Here's some cut scenes. I only cut out one page as the rest of it seems to fit together nicely. I changed a lot of the words though. I found a lot of missing beards and trousers that needed colouring in grey. I'm doing a new cover this week and trying to decide on the name of the story.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

November Deal - Free Copy of 'The Storytellers' With Any Order

Hello! I've got too many copies of my first book length comic 'The Storytellers' in boxes in my bedroom so I'd like to give some away. Until the 17th of November I will give one free copy of the book away with any comics order from the shop on my blog or from my Comicsy shop. Free postage in the UK, for the rest of the world please add £3 to your order with the button at the top of my comics shop. Cheers, Rob.


'The Storytellers' is an 80 page book, halfway between A4 and A5, black and white with colour covers. It tells the stories and myths of the Jackson family.

Review from Rob Clough at High Low-
The Storytellers is a labor of familial love, as Jackson weaves together family vignettes stretching over two hundred years. The story begins with Jackson’s great-grandfather (also named Robert Jackson) as a boy, just after his mother had died. He was sent to live with his grandfather in his pub, who comforted the mourning lad with tales from his days as a smuggler. He told stories about his father being shot at by Americans during the War of 1812 and having his ship confiscated by them, as well as a story about his grandfather in Canada, trying to hike his way to New York after abandoning the British army. It’s one of many colorful tales of Jackson run-ins with authority, including an uncle who was nearly executed in Chile, a relative who had to skip town after dropping some concrete on a cop, a female relative who skipped out on her husband to run off with a colorful salesman, a great-grandfather who drank way too much, another relative who demanded that that the men of his family have a drink and remember him at every pub en route to the cemetery (only to be thwarted by the women of the family who changed the route to avoid pubs), and a grandfather with grim war stories.
Structurally, the book (it’s a beefy 75 pages) is fluid in its storytelling, jumping back and forth in time in a way that makes sense. Jackson is careful to establish key members of the family and then work forward and backward as the focus switches from young Bob Jackson to his descendants. What I like best about this book is that these are clearly treasured family stories passed down as part of a tradition of pub storytelling. Jackson clearly put a lot of thought into how to properly record these family stories in print for posterity in a way that made sense and paid proper tribute to the best of the storytellers. It helps that the family has no censor whatsoever, relishing their scrapes with the law and their adventures just outside it. Despite that craziness, one can also sense a long tradition of love, support and continuity in the Jackson clan; despite the misadventures of many children, they were always welcome back. This may be my favorite of Jackson’s comics; it has the flourish of his fantasy stories with the unvarnished truth of his autobio.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Little Holiday in Salerno

We've just got back from a little holiday in Salerno near Naples in Italy. We went to Pompeii and to Paestum to see some Greek temples. Back to editing my Hanseatic comic once I've recovered and caught up on the admin. Here's a few photos to have a look at.







Saturday, 27 October 2018

Hanseatic Comic Finished

I've finished drawing my new Hanseatic set comic now. I've done a hundred pages which is a pleasing number, as I wasn't counting as I went along. I'm going to leave it for two weeks and then go through and edit it all. It might end up shorter once I've finished. I don't know what it will be called yet.

Monday, 22 October 2018

At The Wedding

Here's todays row of panels from my comic in progress.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Wedding Fayre

Here's todays row of panels from my comic in progress. It really is near the end now.

Monday, 15 October 2018

'Brr....'

Here's todays new row of panels.

Monday, 8 October 2018

'Huff Huff'

Here's todays row of panels from my comic in progress.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

'Doo Dee Doo Dee Do'

Todays row of panels from my story in progress.

Monday, 1 October 2018

The Warehouses


Todays row of panels from my comic in progress.

Monday, 24 September 2018

'Wait a Minute...'

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

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

New Review of 'Behind Thick Glass'

Here's a new review of my 'Behind Thick Glass' comic from Optical Sloth. Thanks Kevin!

The comic is still on sale at my shop on the blog. Cheers!

Monday, 17 September 2018

'There's Sempsdorf'


Here's two more rows of panels from my comic in progress. I wonder how it will end?

Monday, 10 September 2018

A Hurdy Gurdy Man

Here's todays row of panels from my comic in progress.

Monday, 3 September 2018

'Good Luck Edwardo!'


Here's todays panels from my comic in progress. The end is nigh with this comic.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Cover Painting

This is going to be the cover of my comic in progress. I'm going to put the writing in the big brown space at the top.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

'Whats Going on Down There?'

Here's todays row of panels from my comic in progress.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

New Comic Painting

Here's another painting for my new comic, this time with weird curtains.

Monday, 20 August 2018

The Hospital

Here's todays row of panels from my comic in progress.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

New Comic Painting

Here's another painting I'm trying for my comic in progress.

Monday, 13 August 2018

'Oof. Lute Music'

Here's todays row of panels from my Hanseatic set comic in progress.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Another Hanseatic Comic Painting

Here's another painting I did for my Hanseatic comic. Maybe it'll become a cover once I work some more on it.

Monday, 6 August 2018

'Time for Pudding'

Here's todays row of panels from my comic in progress.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

No More Website

Hello! I've deleted my website so from now on everything will be here at my blog. For the rest of the year I've put a re-direct on it so going to the website should bring you here. I'm going to make a new shop on the blog, which is here, or you can also use my Comicsy shop.

Thanks!

Hanseatic Comic Painting

Here's a painting I'm working on for my Hanseatic Comic.Maybe it will be a cover.

Monday, 30 July 2018

'Is This Hat Alright Mistress?'

Here's todays row of panels from my comic in progress.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Old Comics Sale

 ALL SOLD NOW, THANKS EVERYONE!

Hello! I was looking through my cupboard and found a pile of my older comics that I didn't know I had. I've put them all together for a sale at my Comicsy site. Here's the special sale bundle. It's eleven of my earlier comics for only five pounds. Free postage in the Uk, please add £2.50 to your order for the rest of the world.


There's some good comics in there, and a lot of them aren't normally on sale as I thought they had sold out.

Also I'm having a sale on packs of all four issues of 'RhiZome Anthology'. They are also five pounds instead of the usual ten. Here's the special sale bundle on Comicsy.


Cheers!

'Who ... Who Are You?'


Monday, 23 July 2018

'No Blades, Heinrich'

Todays row of panels from my comic in progress.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

'How'd it Go, Cap'n?'

Here's todays row of panels. It's been hard work to get anything drawn in this heat.

Monday, 16 July 2018

'Shut'


Here's todays rows of panels from my story in progress.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

'Von Falke'

Todays row of panels from my comic in progress.

Monday, 9 July 2018

'Well, There's Klappen Village'

Here's todays row of panels from my comic in progress. I'm now up to page forty three.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

'Get Up You Reprobates'

Here's todays row of panels from my comic in progress.

Tim Bird - 'The Great North Wood'

I enjoyed Tim Bird's new book 'The Great North Wood'. It's just come out from Avery Hill. It's all in colour with a nice pallette of pink, blue and brown. It's about the big wood that once stood in South London between Croydon and Deptford.
The book uses a fox as a framing device, the fox wanders around in the modern remains of the wood, and looks into the past when the wood was much bigger and more magical. The book has some good stories from the wood about gypsies who lived there and told fortunes, and bandits and outlaws who hid in the woods and robbed passers by. It talks about how the names of the places came from the woods that once stood there like Gipsy Hill, Honor Oak and Norwood.

I liked the drawing a lot and especially the use of colour. Here's Tim's website.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

'Graaaa!'

Here's todays row of panels from my comic in progress.

Comics Shop

 Postage is free in the UK, for the rest of the world please add £3 once to your order with this button

'Behind Thick Glass'


It is 52 black and white pages with colour covers and is halfway beteween A4 and A5 in size. It is priced at £6.40 with free postage in the UK. It follows the adventures of a gang of gnomes.



'Volunteers' Issues 1 to 3

A three part series set on a preserved steam railway. 36 pages, black and white, half way between A4 and A5 in size. £4.70 each.
Issue One


Issue Two


Issue Three


'Ragnar the Cheesemonger' 


‘Ragnar the Cheesemonger’ is a 52 page black and white comic with colour covers. It is halfway between A4 and A5 in size. It is priced at £6. 
It’s about the troubles of a Viking cheesemonger and cheese maker.


                                                      'Flying Sausage Academy'

This is a four part series of 24 pages long, A5 sized, black and white comics with colour covers. They are £3 each. This is a comedy series set in a school.

Issue One


Issue Two


Issue Three


Issue Four


'Corporation Pop'

This is my new graphic novel or long comic. It is 148 pages, black and white, with colour covers. It is halfway between A4 and A5 in size. Priced at £9.68.



'RhiZome Anthology' Volumes 1 To 4

Science fiction and fantasy anthology edited by Rob Jackson and Kyle Baddeley-Read. Halfway between A5 and A4 in size. Black and white with colour covers.

 Volume One   £4.00    Also you can buy all four together for a cheaper price at my Comicsy shop


Volume Two  £4.50


Volume Three £4.00


Volume Four £4.50


'A Handful of Groats'

44 page, black and white with colour covers, A5 sized comic. A medieval spaghetti western story. £3.50




'Slaves of the Megapode'

A three part Roman detective story. They are all 24 pages long, black and white and A5 sized.

Volume One


Volume Two


Volume Three


'The Storytellers'

 It is an 80 page book with a spine, halfway between A4 and A5 in size, black and white with colour covers. It is the story of the myths and legends of the Jackson family.  £7



'California'

A four part series, each is 24 pages, black and white, A5 sized. A horror story. £2 each
 Volume One


Volume Two


Volume Three


Volume Four


Other older comics are available at my Comicsy site. Thanks!