Thursday, 3 December 2020

'Rip'

 Here's another row of panels from my 'Edie Blenkinsop's War' comic. I've done the front and back covers now. 



Monday, 30 November 2020

'Dring! Dring! Dring! Dring!'

 Here's another row of panels from my 'Edie Blenkinsop's War'. I'm working on the chapter headings this week. 



Thursday, 26 November 2020

'The Kitchens...'

 Here's two rows of panels from this story in progress. I've finished drawing all the pages now, I've got to do three chapter heading pages and the covers next. 



Monday, 23 November 2020

'Brrrm'

 Here's another row of panels from my 'Edie Blenkinsop's War' comic. Just two more pages to draw. 



Thursday, 19 November 2020

Airplane

 Here's another row of panels from 'Edie Blenkinsop's War', my comic in progress. Only a couple of pages more to draw in this and then I'll go on to making some chapter headings and covers. 



Monday, 16 November 2020

'Putt Putt Whirr'

 Here's two rows of panels from 'Edie Blenkinsop's War', my comic in progress. 



Thursday, 12 November 2020

'Brrm'

 Here's another row of panels from 'Edie Blenkinsop's War', my comic in progress.



Monday, 9 November 2020

'Rat-A-Tat-Tat'

 Here's a row of panels from my comic in progress, it is now called 'Edie Blenkinsop's War'. 




Wednesday, 28 October 2020

'Pests' at Fact Liverpool

 The artist Shonagh Short has created a new artwork for Fact Liverpool. It's called 'Pests' and is part of their Living Planet series of artworks. It's a choose your own adventure style art computer game and I've done the drawings for the backgrounds of the game. It is really cool. You can play it online here. Here's a few of the drawings for the game. It was a lot of fun to do these drawings.






Friday, 16 October 2020

'Trashcan Private Eye' Now on Sale

 My new comic 'Trashcan Private Eye' is just back from the printers and is now on sale. 


It is an A5 minicomic, black and white with colour covers, 36 pages. It tells the story of a singing private eye creature who lives in a bin and takes on a new and exciting case. £4 with free postage in the UK. 

Buy it here


Or at my comics shop on the blog. For rest of the world please add £3 postage to your order with the button at the top of the shop. 

Here's the first two pages so you can have a look. Thanks!




Thursday, 15 October 2020

Review of 'The Woodsman'

Rob Clough has written a review of my last comic 'The Woodsman'. It's up on his patreon site here but I'll paste it in below in case people aren't a patron. (I asked and he said that was ok). Please sign up to Rob Clough's Patreon if you can for lots more exclusive reviews, lots of interesting stuff on there! Thanks Rob!

 The Woodsman

For over fifteen years, the UK's Rob Jackson has been delivering a dizzying array of bizarre and hilarious comics that skirt the line between genres like horror and fantasy with the most mundane of elements. His simple but grotesque art is easy to parse, because he goes to great lengths to make his layouts clear. No matter how silly the premise of his strip, Jackson always follows it to its logical end and beyond.

The Woodsman is particularly demented, as it follows a wunderkind novelist named Bill Greasom who is desperately trying to write his second novel. He travels to a cabin in a remote location, but he still struggles to come up with any ideas. When he meets a bizarre "woodsman," he's offered a chance to write something specifically for him, as it might help his writer's block. After the woodsman offers him a mushroom dish and moonshine, Greasom blacks out and wakes up with the inspiration to write and finish his new novel.

Obviously, this was going to be some kind of deal with the devil, right? Well, it did turn out to be a horror story, only it hinged on the most ridiculous detail possible. The Woodsman claimed that he liked very specific kinds of stories, and it turned out that he made a string of famous novelists write him porn. "The Old Man And The Sex Party" by "E.H.", "Catcher In Her Pants" by "J.S.", etc. Greasom discovered this and was horrified that he had been used in this way, and tried to find ways to get out from under his deal.

The rest of the comic explores a series of horrific scenarios where Bill tries to escape, recruits other writers to work against the Woodsman, and repeatedly finds himself back at the cabin. The caped Woodsman, wearing a stovepipe hat, cuts a ridiculous figure until the moments where Jackson unleashes completely unexpected horror. 

That's the secret to Jackson's success. He has such a firm understanding and appreciation of genre comics that the backbone of his stories is always cleverly ensconced in those worlds. His art has such a gloriously shabby approach that the worlds his characters live in all seem vaguely but permanently soiled. His characters look like ordinary schlubs with bad posture and spotty skin. Whatever absurd element Jackson introduces into his narrative somehow always makes sense within the context of the plot and doesn't take the reader out of it. Indeed, his service to the plot of whatever he's writing is unshakable. However, his eccentricities as an artist and his willingness to tweak genre conventions make each new story a delightfully fresh and strange experience. 

 

'The Woodsman' is on sale at my website shop here, thanks! 

 

Saturday, 10 October 2020

News

 I got the proof copy of 'Trashcan Private Eye' back from the printers and it all looks fine. Now for the printing!


I've been on a little holiday, four nights in a caravan in Somerset. It was very nice. 



Now back to doing markets and drawing my Edie Blenkinsop story.

Thursday, 1 October 2020

'Crump Crump Boom'

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



Monday, 28 September 2020

'England is So Beautiful'

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



Thursday, 24 September 2020

'I'll Just Clean My Face'

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




Monday, 21 September 2020

'Oh, Miss Blenkinsop'

 Here's todays row of panels from my story. 



Thursday, 17 September 2020

'Come On Ladies'

 Here's another row of panels from my comic. I'm finishing page thirty now, so I reckon that's about halfway through. 




Monday, 14 September 2020

'Owls, Pellets... Mouse Skulls'

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




Thursday, 10 September 2020

'Squeek'

 Here's another row of panels from my World War Two set story. 



Monday, 7 September 2020

'Do You Remember?'

 Here's another row of panels from my World War Two story in progress. Click the image to see it bigger.



Thursday, 3 September 2020

'Miss Edie Blenkinsop'

 Here's page twelve of my World War Two set story. Click on the image to see it bigger. 




Monday, 31 August 2020

'Cock-a-Doodle-Do'

 Here's a row of panels from page eight of my World War Two story. Click on the image to see it bigger.



Thursday, 27 August 2020

Back Cover of 'Trashcan P.I.'

 Here's the back cover for 'Trashcan P.I.'. It still needs cleaning up. 




Monday, 24 August 2020

Front Cover of 'Trashcan P.I.'

 Here's the front cover of my little comic 'Trashcan P.I.'. I'm planning to bring this out in the Autumn. 

Click on the image to see the whole thing



Tuesday, 18 August 2020

'Intel 6'

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



Thursday, 13 August 2020

'Edie Blenkinsop' Story Page Two

 Here's the second page of my new comic. I'm up to page six now. I won't be putting all this comic up on here as it's going to be a print comic eventually. 



Monday, 10 August 2020

'Edie Blenkinsop' Story Page One

 I'm drawing a new story now. It's set during the Second World War. 'Edie Blenkinsop' is the main character, but I'll think of a better name for the story later. Here's the first page. 


Thursday, 6 August 2020

'Trashcan P.I.' Page Twenty

Here's page twenty of my 'Trashcan P.I.' story. I'll draw the covers for this next week.


Monday, 3 August 2020

'Trashcan P.I.' Page Eight

Here's page eight from the story I've been drawing recently, 'Trashcan PI' about a private detective thing that lives in a bin. I'm on the last page today. It will be a 36 page minicomic. There's some editing to do once I finish it.


Wednesday, 15 July 2020

'The Woodsman' Now on Sale

My latest comic 'The Woodsman' is now back from the printers and on sale.

It is the story of Bill, a writer struggling with writers block who goes to a remote cabin near a lake and meets a mysterious character called 'The Woodsman'.

88 pages, black and white with colour covers, halfway between A4 and A5 in size. £10 with free postage in the UK, for the rest of the world please go to my shop and add the £3 overseas cost with the button at the top of the page. Thanks!



Here's the first four pages, click on them to see them bigger.





Wednesday, 8 July 2020

'Trashcan P.I.'

Here's page two of a new story I have been drawing called 'Trashcan P.I.' about a private detective thing who lives in a bin.

'The Woodsman' should be back from the printers on Tuesday next week so I'll put that up on sale as soon as it arrives. Cheers!

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Princesses Cover

Here's a cover I drew for the Princesses comic I've been putting up on my blog. To read all the Princesses comic click on the princesses label under this post, but you would have to scroll down to the earliest post. Thanks!


Thursday, 25 June 2020

Princesses Comic Final Pages

Here's the last three pages of my Princesses comic. Hope you have enjoyed it. I enjoyed drawing it.  Different stuff coming to this blog in a bit.




Monday, 22 June 2020

Princesses Comic Pages 76, 77 & 78

Here's todays pages. The final pages will be up on Thursday.