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.

Monday, 25 June 2018

'Behind Thick Glass' Review

Here's a very nice review of 'Behind Thick Glass' my latest comic, from Rob Clough at his High Low blog. Thanks Rob! This comic is still on sale at my website.


Comico at Bradford Literary Festival

This Saturday and Sunday I'll have a stall at the Comico event which is part of Bradford Literary Festival. I'll have my new comic 'Behind Thick Glass', the 'Volunteers' trilogy and lots of my older comics. please come along and say hello if you are near Bradford. Thanks!


'Reports!'

Here's todays row of panels from my Hanseatic set story in progress. I have done forty pages now.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

'As It's the Night Before your Trial...'

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

Monday, 18 June 2018

Near the Wharfs


Today's panels from my comic in progress.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Review for 'Volunteers - Issue One'

Here's a little review for my 'Volunteers - Issue One' at the Syndicated Zine reviews site. Thanks for the review!

Still plenty of copies of all three issues of this series for sale at my website. Cheers!

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

'Plang Plang Zing'

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

Sunday, 10 June 2018

'This is Pretty Damn Sweet'


More rows of panels from my comic in progress.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Lydia Wysocki - 'Everyone With a Nose Should Picket'


This is a collection of comics Lydia made while on strike in the University and College Union strike for fair pensions. It was in February and March this year, so it was very cold and snowed a lot. It seems a very long time ago now, but the pensions dispute is not settled yet.

It was a proper strike with picket lines and placards, and signs saying 'Beep for the Strike'. Some people are very nice to the strikers, others make excuses. It's a diary type of comic going on for the first fourteen days of the strike, mainly with stick figures and very nice stamped lettering. They worry that no one will turn up some days as the snow gets really deep, but they carry on picketing. It's very good and interesting.

Here's Lydia's website and shop.
 On the website is the whole series of her diary comics of the strike so you can carry on reading it after the pages from the comic, for all the rest of the strike.

I've never had the chance to go on strike, we had one days strike back when I was a student but all we did was go to the pub early in the morning and then stayed there all day.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Rathaus

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

Monday, 4 June 2018

'This is an Outrage!'


More panels from my Hanseatic story. I am now up to page twenty seven.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Simon Moreton - Athens (Αθήνα)



I liked this little square travel zine Simon has just brought out about his holiday in Athens. It's lots of different kinds of drawings and a few photographs. The sink fellow on the front cover is a nice character. I went to Thessaloniki last year, which was my first time going to Greece, so its fun to look at the drawings and see if I recognise similar things. He also sees a tortoise and a hoopoe and I never saw any of those.
Highly recommended, I really like the square format, it works very well for these drawings. Here's a link to Simon's shop.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Michael Kupperman - 'All the Answers'


I really enjoyed Michael Kupperman's new book 'All the Answers' which has just come out. I have always liked his work, especially 'Tales Designed to Thrizzle'.

This book is a biography / autobiography about his father who was called Joel Kupperman and was a very famous child star on a weird radio and then very early tv show called 'Quiz Kids'. His dad met all the famous people of the time like Orson Welles, Harpo Marx and Abbott and Costello. Being on the show really messed his dad up and the family never spoke of it during Michael's childhood. Michael tries to work out what happened and how it affected his own childhood and his relationship with his father.

Here's a good review of the book from Rob Clough. I really enjoyed the book and so it's highly recommended.The surreal-ness of his father meeting all the famous people in odd situations (and often not caring, as he doesn't know who they are) makes it seem a lot like Kupperman's other books at times. It also has a lot of emotions in it as Kupperman tries to work out why his dad was like he was.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

'Behind Thick Glass' Now on Sale

My latest comic 'Behind Thick Glass' is now on sale at my website and at my Comicsy site.

It's 52 black and white pages with colour covers, and is sized at halfway between A4 and A5. It follows the adventures of a gang of gnomes. They are for sale at £6.40 with free postage in the UK. For the rest of the world please add £4 to your order using the button on my website shop page.

Thanks! Here's the first four pages so you can have a look. Click the images to make them bigger.





Monday, 21 May 2018

'Are You Feeling Any Better, Wullenwever?'


More rows of panels from my comic in progress. I am starting page twenty today.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

'Huff Huff'


Here's todays row of panels from my comic in progress. I was happy with these three panels.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

In The Pub

My characters are in the pub trying to find out information, in this row of panels from my comic in progress.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

'Pling Plong Pling'

Another row of panels, featuring the first appearance of an ominous lute player.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Street Scene

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

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Northwest Zinefest on Sunday

I'll be at the Northwest Zinefest this Sunday in Manchester. It's at Partisan on Cheetham Hill Road so not far from Manchester Victoria, and it's from 12 till 5:30. It's my first show of the year. I'll have lots of comics for sale including the third and final part of 'Volunteers' which has never been to a show before. Also I'll have lots of my older comics and zines. Please come along if you can, cheers!

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

A Damp Merchant

Another row of panels from my work in progress.

Monday, 23 April 2018

'Plap Plap'


Here's two rows of panels from page three of my new Hanseatic set story.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Characters


Here's a page of character designs from my new Hanseatic set story. They have come out nice and medieval, as I have copied them from paintings. If you are going to borrow character designs it might as well be from Hans Holbein.

Monday, 16 April 2018

New Hanseatic Story


I've started thinking about a new story, set in Hanseatic times. I don't know what it's about yet but here's a couple of early drawings.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

'Behind Thick Glass' Painting


Here's another little painting of a scene from my 'Behind Thick Glass' comic.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Heeyyyyy!

'Behind Thick Glass' is off at the printers now. I was going to start trying to think of a new story but I've got some sort of flu-y cold so I can't think. Instead I have been doing a few paintings of the gnomes. Here's the first one.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Front Cover for my Gnomes Comic

Here's the front cover for my gnomes comic before I clean it up. It's called 'Behind Thick Glass' as it needed a pretentious title, so I think I got that alright.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Back Cover for the Gnomes Comic

Here's the back cover for my gnomes comic.