Thursday 31 January 2013

'The Storytellers' now on sale

My latest book 'The Storytellers' is just back from the printers and is now on sale at my website. Its an 80 page book, halfway between A4 and A5 in size, black and white with colour covers. Its priced at £7 (including postage) in the UK and £10 (including postage) for the rest of the world.
It is a book of the myths and legends of the Jackson family. Above is the cover and the first four pages. Thanks!

My Books are Here!

My books are here! More news soon, including how to buy them...
Thanks to Stuart Gould at UKCOMICS for doing a lovely job of printing them.

Wednesday 30 January 2013

A Row of Panels from Page Twelve of 'California 3'

Here's a row of panels from page twelve of 'California 3'.

My First Comic

Simon M posted one of his earliest comic pages the other day so I thought I'd post up some of mine. This is from my first comic which I drew at University in about 1998. It's called '5 and a Half Hours on Milton Keynes Central'. Here's the first three pages...

It's pretty bad, good to see that I've got better. What was going on with the eyes?

Friday 25 January 2013

Proof Copy of My Book 'The Storytellers'

Here's the proof copy of my book 'The Storytellers' which just turned up in the post today, look at it's spine... Its looking good to me so I'm going ahead and getting them printed.

Arne Bellstorf (editor) - Orang #7

My brother bought me this anthology from Reprodukt when we went to the comic shop in Munich. I chose it as it looked cool, and was happy to find out when I started reading it that it has English subtitles at the bottom of each page, so I can read it all. Its got some good stories by Amanda Vahamaki, Ron Rege Jr and Arne Bellstorf who I have read comics by before, and a lot of people who are new to me too. The theme is 'the end of the world' but its a very loose theme. There's a really good story by Hok Tak Yeung from Hong Kong, with beautiful drawing, about a prisoner about to be executed. Amanda Vahamaki's story is great too.

Thursday 24 January 2013

A Bit of Page Three From 'California 3'

Here's a row of panels from page three of 'California 3'. I'm just finishing page six today. I can't show the more exciting bits as I don't want to give too much of the story away.

Monday 21 January 2013

Josh Simmons - Flayed Corpse

This tiny minicomic from Josh Simmons is great. Its only very short but its very dark. It's so dark that it made me laugh, like a properly nasty horror film. Here's a proper review of it from the Comics Journal. Its for sale from Oily Comics. I bought some other comics from Oily too so I'll have a read of them soon. This is the first Josh Simmons comic I've read but I'll look out for some more.

Saturday 19 January 2013

Review of 'Segway'

Here's a little review of 'Segway' from Optical Sloth. Thanks Whitey!

Review of 'California 2'

Here's a good review of my newest comic 'California 2' from the Forbidden Planet blog. I've been away for a week in Munich for a little holiday but I'm back now and will get on with some new drawing.

Wednesday 9 January 2013

Derf Backderf - My Friend Dahmer

This is Derf Backderf's book length comic about going to school with Jeff Dahmer, the serial killer. He wasn't really friends with him, as Dahmer was a really strange messed up kid, but Derf and his friends treat him as a kind of mascot. They find him really funny in his weird ways. The book is sympathetic to Dahmer until he finally gives in to his horrible urges and kills someone. There's a lot about growing up in Derf's small town and the way everyone passes the time, and there are some very funny scenes too, as well as a lot of very sinister ones.

This is a really good book. The drawing is great, the people are really strange looking and drawn in Derf's own style, but totally believable. Before this I'd only seen some of Derf's stories about being a binman in his home town online, but I'd definately want to check out his other books now.

Here's a review from the Comics Journal and here's Derf's Blog about how he drew and researched the book.

Thursday 3 January 2013

'California - Part Two' Out Now

My newest comic 'California - Part Two' is out now. It's for sale at the paypal shop on my website. Its 28 pages, A5 sized, black and white and I am selling it at £2. Free postage in the UK, please add £1 using the button at the top of my shop for the rest of the world.