Monday 28 December 2009

The Ballad of Hatty Jack - page 3

I am happy with this half page I've drawn today for 'The Ballad of Hatty Jack'.

Sunday 27 December 2009

First World War Era Cartoons by James Calvert

First World War Era Cartoons by James Calvert

First World War Era Cartoons by James Calvert

My mum's got a little sketchbook of these First World War era cartoons that were drawn by my great-great uncle James Calvert. He died some time soon after the war, possibly of influenza. At the front of the book is written 'Our Jim's sketches out of the newspapers' so whether he just copied the faces from the newspaper or copied the whole cartoons from them I don't know but I thought I'd put them up here on the internet as they are very interesting.

Wednesday 23 December 2009

Saturday 19 December 2009

The Ballad of Hatty Jack

I've got started on my story for 'Gin Palace'. It's 'The Ballad of Hatty Jack'. Expect a lot of hats.

Wednesday 16 December 2009

Best of The Year

Here's a link to my list of my three favourite books of the year, from the Forbidden Planet Blog.

Monday 14 December 2009

Two More Books I Really Liked this Year

I really liked both these books that I have read over the last couple of weeks. I will definately read both of them again as they need lots of thinking about and careful reading. The drawing in 'Footnotes in Gaza' is amazing, its Sacco's best drawing yet.

Sunday 13 December 2009


Grrrr... I wonder who these people are.

Tuesday 8 December 2009

Brooklyn Comics and Graphic Arts Festival

Oh look, Secret Acres were selling my comics at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphic Arts Festival. Cool, thanks Secret Acres! Here's a link to the Daily Crosshatch report.(from where I found this photo)

Monday 7 December 2009

TCAF Toronto 2010

Bloody hell I've been accepted for the Toronto Comics Festival! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! I am very happy.

Gin Palace Anthology

Here's Dave Hughes excellent back cover for the 'Gin Palace Anthology'. Still plenty of room for anyone else who wants to be in this anthology, deadline is next February but I'd like to get a good number of pages together before that so I can work out how long it's going to be. Get in touch if you'd like to do something...

Friday 4 December 2009

Great Deeds Against the Dead - PART TWO - OUT NOW

'Great Deeds 2' is back from the printers tonight. I've put it on the shop page of my website for sale or contact me for details. Only £2.50 with free postage in the UK. 32 pages with a little story on the inside covers too, and colour covers.

Wednesday 2 December 2009

Random Nonsense

Hmmm this is the only thing I've drawn this week. I don't know why. I'll try and get going again soon. I was busy all of last week with my anthology cover but have run out of ideas for a bit.