Wednesday 25 August 2010

Gin Palace 2

I had a new submission for 'Gin Palace 2' today from Brad Foster. Here's a little bit of one of the pages he sent in, they are one page stories so I don't want to show a whole one and give them away. There's still a month and a bit for submissions as I'd like to have them all in by the 1st October so I can stick them all in order and send it to the printers in time for Thought Bubble.

Have a look at how many comics Brad Foster has contributed too! It is amazing, he has listed them in pages from A - Z and there are comics under every letter of the alphabet.

Friday 20 August 2010

Comical Animal

Have you signed up for Jim Medway's new project 'Comical Animal' yet? Go and have a look, it's a free subscription thing- a bi-monthly online publication for comic, cartoon and kids books afficianados. The preview issue is going to come out on Friday 3rd of September.

Thursday 19 August 2010

Kyle Baddeley - Silent V Part Two

Kyle Baddeley has just brought out the second part of his 'Silent V' series. He is influenced by early Chester Brown (Ed the Happy Clown) and Gary Panter so if you like their stuff why not give it a go. The characters remind me a bit of the Sonic the Hedgehog computer game. His drawing has got a lot better since the first one, which is reviewed here by Rob Clough at TCJ (just above my 'Goblin Hall'). You can buy them at his website here or from Good Grief in Manchester.

Tuesday 17 August 2010

Lost Scenes of Bolton

Round the back of the newsagents at the bottom of Chorley Old Road.

Monday 16 August 2010

Lost Scenes of Bolton

Here's a very messy drawing of the 'Sally Up Steps' pub, which is now a very nice Thai Restaurant.

Sunday 15 August 2010

Lost Scenes of Bolton

'View of Morrisons'. I was thinking of using this drawing as number one in my series '99 Views Of Morrisons Supermarket' but then I didn't bother.

Saturday 14 August 2010

Lost Scenes of Bolton

The place on the path where they built a kind of sewage treatment works.

Friday 13 August 2010

Thursday 12 August 2010

Sketchbook Stuff

I'm glad I never carried on with 'The Cove of the Liver Smugglers'.

Tuesday 10 August 2010

Old Korea Drawing I Found

A drawing I found from a couple of years ago when I was trying out some pencils.

Monday 9 August 2010

Review of 'Goblin Hall'

Here's a new review of 'Goblin Hall' from Richard Bruton at the Forbidden Planet blog.

Wednesday 4 August 2010

Monday 2 August 2010

Review of 'To Nail The Killer'

Here's a review of 'To Nail the Killer with all Efforts', one of my older comics, by Kyle who I traded comics with. He is drawing a cool and interesting comic called 'Silent V' and has just started a blog.

And here's a review of 'Train to Shanghai' I came across a few weeks ago. '365 zines a year' is reviewing a lot of interesting stuff, worth a look around.

Kolbeinn Karlsson - The Troll King

This is a great book, very highly recommended. It's one of the Top Shelf Swedish comics, I had ordered it in February but it just seems to have come out. Look at the second image, its great (there's a fold on it as its a two page spread so it looks much nicer in the book). It looks like it was drawn on flock or felt or something with felt tip pens, very interesting. The rest of the book is very clean with very bright colours. Reminds me a bit of Theo Ellsworth's work but in colour and with darker subject matter. I liked it a lot. It's a weird journey through fairy tales, forest creatures and monsters.