Wednesday 28 September 2011

'Flying Leaf Creature' Review

Here's a review of the 'Flying Leaf Creature' from the Forbidden Planet blog.

Monday 26 September 2011

Bristol Comics and Zine Fair Report

This is 'Start the Bus' which was the venue for the fair. It was very rainy in the morning but cheered up later on.
Here's an obligatory shot of my table at the fair. My camera was running out of batteries so I didn't get anymore photos but don't worry I'll steal some soon.

I had a very good time at the Bristol Comics and Zine Fair yesterday. Thanks to Simon, Nick and Dave for organising it and sorting everything out. I went down on the Saturday and we had a good night out drinking bitter with loads of cartoonists. I sold a reasonable amount at the fair and did a lot of really good trades so I'll write about some of them in the future.

Here's a better picture, its Simon and Nick. Picture stolen from this much better written report on the day.

Thursday 22 September 2011

Bristol Comics and Zine Fair

Just a reminder that I'll be at the Bristol Comic and Zine Fair on Sunday. Why not come along if you live near there?

Also some of my comics will be on sale from the Rotherham Zine Library table at the Sheffield Zine Fair on the same day (Sunday 25th of September) if you live near Sheffield. There will be copies of my newest comic 'The Flying Leaf Creature' at both events.

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Part of Page 12 of Ice Cream Comic

Here's part of page 12 of the ice cream comic, chalkboards in the rain. I've done half this comic now as it will be 24 pages long.

Friday 16 September 2011

Part of Page 10 of Ice Cream Comic

I have been mainly drawing my ice cream comic this week, and making ice cream. Here's part of page ten.

Monday 12 September 2011

Ryan Cecil Smith - Two Eyes of the Beautiful 1 & 2

I really enjoyed these two minicomics I bought the other week from Ryan Cecil Smith. They are a reimagining and redrawing of Umezu Kazuo's 'Blood Baptism', a horror manga. The first one is good but the second one gets really great. I thought Ryan's drawing got a lot better, it gets really interesting and very creepy with all the horror scenes. The story is about a beautiful woman with a disfiguring disease who runs off to a small town with her daughter to start some sort of bizarre cure from a secretive doctor. Here's a link to his website. I'm looking forward to part three to see what happens next. They have great colour printed covers too.

Saturday 10 September 2011

Jesse Moynihan - Forming Volume 1

I enjoyed Jesse Moynihan's 'Forming'. This is the first part of a trilogy and has been published by Nobrow Press. its the first Nobrow Press book I have bought and as expected the printing, binding and book design are lovely. These all came out as a webcomic first.

The drawing is great and I love the colours. Its a mythological kind of story with all sorts of space aliens and superbeings from Zoroastrian, Christian and Dogon creation stories all landing on prehistoric earth. Then they all start mating with the earth people, messing around and fighting each other. Everyone talks in American stoner talk, a bit like in Multiforce or CF's work. 'Let me take him Dad, I'll unravel his balls into long parallel lines' says Cain. I'd like to find out where he goes with Volume 2.

Wednesday 7 September 2011

Ice Cream Comic Page 5

I think this might be page 5 of my new ice cream comic.

Monday 5 September 2011

Thunder Brother - Soap Division

Paul Rainey has started serialising his new comic Thunder Brother - Soap Division on a new website today. I am excited to see what it is about. Here's a link to it. He's going to update it with a new page every Monday and Friday.

Friday 2 September 2011

Comical Animal Issue 5

The new Comical Animal is up today and I have a story in it called 'Tib-by has the last Laugh' where I carry on from three panels of a cartoon from 1956. Have a look at it here.