Tuesday 30 June 2009

Michael Kupperman Poster

click here it's very funny

I am well looking forward to the great big 'Tales Designed to Thrizzle' book. I hope it comes out soon.

Jim Medway (Editor) - Garden Funnies 2

Jim Medway has brought out a second issue of his Garden Funnies. It's very good, and it has rounded corners! Buy it here once his shop is fixed, it seems to be broken at the moment.

Monday 29 June 2009

Emmanuel Guibert, Didier Lefevre, Frederick Lemercier - The Photographer

This is a great book. It's a really interesting subject and is beautifully drawn by Guibert. His drawings a lot different than in 'Alan's War', it's much more tintin-esque looking (he says this himself in the book by putting the words into the mouth of Didier) but not with a clear line. It's his thick inky expressive lines. The tintin-ness is probably also from the way its coloured in flat colours instead of being black and white like 'Alan's War'. The most interesting thing about the artwork is the way the drawings really seamlessly combine with the photos of Lefevre. The book uses the contact sheets for the photographs so they are already in a sort of strip format. Many are marked with crosses by the photographer and are not quite perfect, every so often there is a big half page photo to show something important which is the photo that has come out just right. There are several whole pages of loads of little tiny photos showing all the moments in a scene.

Sunday 28 June 2009

Tom England & Christopher Bernard Leahy - Fragments

'Fragments' is a good name for this small press comic from the Mallard Small Press. It has three cartoons about people sitting by rivers and watching them, and then some written pieces. Its very poetic. The cartoons are very Porcellino-esque, nice simple drawing. It's all about rivers, some of the text pieces seem to be about the evil of rivers which is something I've not seen before. One of them is the tale of Mellweg, a short oily river beast.

Jeremy Dennis, Ellen Lindler & Mardou - Whores of Mensa 4

Whores of Mensa 4 is subtitled 'Les Dames de Paris', it's got a great cover with all the famous women of Paris on it, there's a guide on the back page so you can find out who they all are which is nice. This is a very good issue of Whores of Mensa, all about Paris obviously. It has three long stories in it and a couple of one page stories too, also an interview with Vanessa Davis. I've not read anything much by her yet, but she is on my list to get something from...
I enjoyed Jeremy Dennis' 'Les Chthulettes' about dancing Lovecraft monsters. Ellen Lindler tells the story of Lee Miller (I knew her for her photojournalism, but I didnt know much else about her before this) and Mardou tells the story of Anais Nin. Well worth buying.

Saturday 27 June 2009

8 Stories Review

Here's a review of '8 Stories' by Rob Clough on his ex Sequart High-Low blog. Here's a link.

Bog Wizards 2 Review

Hello, I'm back now from my holiday, hopefully I'll have The Pasty Anthology soon to sell. Maybe even today, there is a parcel waiting for me at the post office I have to go collect later... you never know.

Richard Bruton gave a good review of Bog Wizards 2 at the Forbidden Planet Blog. Here's a link to it...

Thursday 11 June 2009

Pasty Anthology

Here's the proof copy for the Pasty Anthology. I'm going to get it printed now as it looks great. I had it done by Fallen Angel Media who have done a great job, and very quick too.

Wednesday 10 June 2009

Bog Wizards 2 Review

There's a new review up of Bog Wizards 2 at Rob Clough's High-Low (used to be Sequart) blog. Here's a link to it...

Tuesday 9 June 2009

Colonial Amusements

My new story is coming along well, here's a picture from page 4. I've changed it's name now from 'A Nice Walk, Spoiled ' (that was a rubbish title) to 'Colonial Amusements'. It will be 8 pages long.


Can you find the adverts I have secretly placed in the free classifieds section of the newspaper years ago when bored? Click on the pictures to make them bigger.

Friday 5 June 2009

Pasty Anthology Finished

Today I got the last piece in for The Pasty Anthology, a really nice piece of writing from Matt Badham. I'm going to spend the weekend sticking it all together and scanning and organising all the pages. Then it's off to the printers for it's July release date. The full awesome line up is, in no particular order-

It is 28 pages long with colour covers and will cost £2.50. Release date in July...

Thursday 4 June 2009

Pasty Anthology

Today i got an awesome page for the Pasty Anthology from Jim Medway. Thanks Jim! Now the anthology is almost finished, and hopefully I'll be sending it off to the printers next week.

Monday 1 June 2009

Matt Badham's Bog Wizards Fan Art Badge

This week it was badge making day at the Manchester Comix Collective Drink and Draw. The top picture is Matt Badham's Bog Wizard fan art badge. At the bottom are some of the badges I drew, and another one of Matt's saying 'Don't Worry'.