Friday 26 December 2014

New Panels from 'Corporation Pop'

New panels from 'Corporation Pop' part nine.

Tuesday 16 December 2014

Ice Cream

Subliminal advertising from 'Corporation Pop'.

Tuesday 9 December 2014

On The Beach

More from 'Corporation Pop' Part Eight.

Monday 8 December 2014

Comics for Sale

There's lots of comics for sale on my website. If you'd like any for Christmas they would need ordering soon. My shop will stay open, so why not visit after Christmas and I'll post them when the Post Office opens again. Thanks!

Tuesday 2 December 2014

Strange Machinery

Here's a row of panels of strange machinery from 'Corporation Pop' part eight.

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Most People are Asleep

Most people are asleep in this row of panels from 'Corporation Pop' part seven. I've started part eight today.

Thursday 20 November 2014

Tiny Holiday in Lincoln

Me and my brother have just got back from a tiny holiday in Lincoln. Here's some photos I took of the cathedral. We went on the roof tour, which was great.

Monday 10 November 2014

Latest page of 'Corporation Pop'

Here's the latest page of 'Corporation Pop', which I was happy with.

Friday 7 November 2014

Comics In Shops

London based peoples, you can now buy copies of 'RhiZome 1 & 2' at Orbital Comics. Thanks!

Thursday 6 November 2014

More from 'Corporation Pop'

Here's a row of panels from part seven of 'Corporation Pop'.

Wednesday 29 October 2014

More From 'Corporation Pop'

Here's a row of panels from part six of 'Corporation Pop'. I've finished part six now so I'll start part seven next week.

Monday 20 October 2014

Lakes International Comics Art Festival Report

Here's my little report on the bits of the Lakes International Comics Art Festival that I saw...

It was my first time at the Lakes festival so I wasn't sure what it would be like. To save money I was commuting up each day, which was knackering, so I missed out on all the evening drinking. Next time I think I would try and stay on the Saturday night. I had a table in the Comics Clock Tower in the Town Hall.

The Saturday started very quiet, I sold a few in the afternoon but I became very worried. I haven't done a show for a while, and this is the only big one I'm doing this year so I was a bit panic-y. Luckily the Sunday was much better and I did well in the end. So that was a massive relief. The room was pretty busy all the time, but never impossible to move around which was good. I met a lot of great people and caught up with everyone I knew, it was easy to find people. I didn't buy many comics due to poverty but traded Lydia Wysocki's 'Pancho and Lefty' which looks cool.

The show was very well organised and run. All the exhibitors got free coffee, tea, biscuits and fruit which was really nice. It made a lot of difference and made the show feel a lot more friendly and inclusive, and not like we were second class to the guests, which sometimes bothers me. We also got really nice chocolate tarts in honour of the 24 hour drawing marathon.

I didn't manage to go to any of the talks as I was behind my table all the time, or go to the How Viz is Drawn exhibition which I had wanted to see, but I did make it to the two Oliver East exhibitions.

The first one was at the Brewery Arts building just down the road. It was pages from his 'Homesick Truant's Cumbrian Yarn' comics. The pages looked really good on the walls. Some had a really different looking sort of spray paint style for the greys.

Also we went to his exhibition of huge paintings in The Factory just over the river. They were really great, and impressive. His drawing has changed a lot, especially the people, and they worked very well in black and white, and on the massive scale. They looked a lot of fun to have done. There was a lot of very interesting lines and textures.

I enjoyed the show in the end and would go back next year, if I can get a table. Hopefully it'll get a little busier for sales as it was a lot of fun.

Monday 13 October 2014

Lakes International Comic Art Festival

I'll be at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. I'll be in the Comics Clock Tower at table 69.  Why not come along and see me if you're there. I'll have copies of my new comic trilogy 'Slaves of the Megapode' (probably Rob's best comic yet - Rob Clough) and 'RhiZome volumes 1 and 2'. Also I'll have plenty of copies of 'The Storytellers', 'A Handful of Groats', 'The Gods Must be Bastards' and my earlier comics too. Let's hope it goes well, this is my only big comics show of the year. I'm looking forward to it, as I haven't been to any shows for ages.

Friday 10 October 2014

'Slaves of the Megapode' Reviews

Optical Sloth has reviewed the three issues of my 'Slaves of the Megapode' series. Here's part one, part two and part three. Thanks Kevin!

Monday 6 October 2014

More of 'Corporation Pop' Five

Here's another big panel from 'Corporation Pop' Five. I'm drawing Part Six now and it's getting nearer the end.

Wednesday 1 October 2014

'Corporation Pop' Part Five

Here's a big long panel from 'Corporation Pop' Part Five. I'm on the last page of it now.

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Norwich Zine Fair

Kyle Baddeley-Read will be at the new Norwich ZIne Fair on the 4th of October. Why not go along if you live near Norwich. Here's a link.  Kyle will have copies of 'RhiZome' and his solo comics.

Tuesday 9 September 2014

Big September Sale at Comicsy

I'm having a sale on lots of my comics at my Comicsy store till the end of September. Lots of good comics of mine have some money off, why not have a look? Comics in the sale include 'The Storytellers', 'The Gods must be Bastards', 'The Pasty Anthology' and 'Goblin Hall'. I'll end the sale on the 1st of October. Thanks!

Monday 8 September 2014

'Corporation Pop' Part Four is Finished Now

'Corporation Pop' part four is finished now. I was happy with this page. If you want to read the first two instalments they are out in 'RhiZome 1' and 'RhiZome 2' which are on sale at my website...

Monday 1 September 2014

'Corporation Pop' Page Ten

'Corporation Pop' Part Four is nearly finished now.

Thursday 28 August 2014

'Corporation Pop' Page Eight

It took me ages (and three attempts) to draw this canal. From 'Corporation Pop' page eight.

Monday 25 August 2014

'Corporation Pop' Page Five

Pedro is 'helping' here by slowing me down as I try to draw 'Corporation Pop'.

Friday 15 August 2014

'Corporation Pop' Part Four

I've started drawing part four of 'Corporation Pop'. The first two parts are in the two RhiZome anthologies. I'll finish the story and then think what to do with it, I might bring it out as a book or as a few little comics, or continue it in more RhiZome issues.

Wednesday 13 August 2014

Rob Clough Reviews 'Slaves of the Megapode II and III'

Rob Clough updated his post before on his High Low blog now he has read 'Slaves of the Megapode II and III'. He added-

UPDATE 8/11: I just got the second and third issues of Slaves of the Megapode, and what's interesting about it is just how closely it actually wound up hewing to police procedural shows. The comic isn't so much about the supernatural as it is about narcotics, government corruption, conspiracy and murder. At the same time, this comic kept getting funnier despite staying firmly within its own world and rules. This may be my favorite Jackson comic ever.

Thanks Rob! 

Friday 8 August 2014

Review of 'Slaves of the Megapode I' and 'RhiZome 2'

Rob Clough has reviewed the first 'Slaves of the Megapode' and 'RhiZome 2' on his blog today. Thanks Rob! All three issues of 'Slaves of the Megapode' and both issues of 'RhiZome' are for sale at my website.

Monday 4 August 2014

John Robbins - Unlucky Unlikely

I hadn't read a new comic for a few months so I was very pleased to get John Robbins new book. It's a proper 76 page book published by Phil Barrett's Black Shapes Books. You can buy it here.

It's a collection of the Tom Bennett stories from 'Curtains', 'The Well Below' and 'Inside Outsiders' so I'd read some of it before, but there's new chapters too and it is all repositioned and makes more of a single storyline. Putting all the stories together in a book makes it more dark and disturbing, but also funnier, with running jokes. I really liked it. It's probably John's best work and would be a great introduction to his comics if you'd never read any before.

Forty-something Tom Bennett meets a woman he used to fancy at school, a child has gone missing in Dublin and there's a death in the family. Tom tries to deal with his mother and make women see him as a sexual being. His habit of speaking lines from films and poems at exactly the wrong moment will get him into trouble.

Thursday 31 July 2014

'Shrieking Violet' Issue 23 Out Now

Issue 23 of the long running zine 'Shrieking Violet' is out now. My comic story 'Knott End' is in it, and Kyle Baddeley-Read (co-editor of RhiZome) has a story in it as well. It's on sale at Piccadilly Records and the Cornerhouse for £2 or you can read it online on the Shrieking Violet blog here.

Monday 28 July 2014

Comics For Sale

There's lots of recent comics for sale in my website shop. There's the 'Slaves of the Megapode' series, volumes one to three (my Roman detective series, now finished with volume three),  'RhiZome' volumes one and two (me and Kyle's co-edited weird science fiction and fantasy anthology), 'A Handful of Groats' (my medieval comedy spaghetti western) and 'The Storytellers' (my first book with a spine, and my family history). Why not have a look? Thanks!

'RhiZome' volumes one and two are also now available to buy at 'Head in the Clouds' the Norwich based original head shop.  Why not pop in if you are in Norwich?

Monday 21 July 2014

'Slaves of the Megapode III' Review

Here's a very nice review of 'Slaves of the Megapode III' from the Forbidden Planet Blog. Thanks Richard! The whole series is for sale at my website.

Thursday 17 July 2014

'Slaves of the Megapode III' Now on Sale!

'Slaves of the Megapode III' is now on sale at my website shop. It's the final part of the series. Its 28 black and white pages, A5 sized. I've kept the price at £3, same as the rest of the series. Free postage in the UK, please add £2 to your order for the rest of the world. Thanks!

Thursday 10 July 2014

Hawkshaw Gala Scarecrow Competition

Scarecrows from Hawkshaw Gala Scarecrow competititon that we came across on a big walk yesterday.

Sunday 6 July 2014

'Slaves of the Megapode III' Cover

Here's the cover for the final part of 'Slaves of the Megapode'. It's all drawn now so I'll bring it out in a week or two. This one is 28 pages long.

Thursday 3 July 2014

'RhiZome' Interviews

Here's the final 'RhiZome' interview, with John Robbins. Its a good one.

Wednesday 2 July 2014

'RhiZome' Interviews

Here's Kyle's little interview with Dave Huxley. You can buy both issues of 'RhiZome' from my website.

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Rob Clough Reviews Three of my Comics

Rob Clough has reviewed a lot of my recent comics here on his blog.He reviews 'A Handful of Groats' , 'RhiZome 1' and my webcomic 'Bradley the Tree Leaf'. To see Bradley on my blog, click here, you'll have to scroll down right to the first page.

'A Handful of Groats' and 'RhiZome' volumes one and two are for sale in my website shop.

Sunday 29 June 2014

Landslip Sign at Krugers Tissue Factory

A nice sign we saw on our walk today, near Krugers Tissue Factory, Belmont.

Monday 23 June 2014

'RhiZome' Interviews

...and here's the second interview, with Nick Soucek.

'RhiZome' Interviews

Kyle is once again running interviews with all the contributors to 'RhiZome'. Here's the first one, with Tyler Stafford, on the RhiZome tumblr.

Tuesday 17 June 2014

'RhiZome Volume 2' Now on Sale

'RhiZome Volume 2' has just arrived back from the printers and is now on sale at my website shop. It's priced at £3.00 with £1.50 postage in the UK. Please add £2 postage for the rest of the world. It's 48 black and white pages with colour covers, halfway between A4 and A5 in size. It looks really good!

It's got stories by S Tyler Stafford
Kyle Baddeley-Read
Rob Jackson
A text story by John Robbins

A story and back cover by Dave Huxley

A story from Nick Soucek

and an interview with Tony Husband about Oink!


Monday 16 June 2014

My Ice Cream

Here's all my current ice cream flavours on my black board. Am I missing any good ones? Soon to come is gooseberry.

Saturday 14 June 2014

Little Holiday in Bilbao

I just got back last night from a little holiday in Bilbao. Have I missed anything interesting? It was a very nice little holiday, I didn't think about comics at all. Here's a picture of the Guggenheim. Sadly there was a Yoko Ono show on, and a big show of Braque didn't start till we left. The permanent exhibitions were very good though. Back to work tomorrow at Hoghton Tower Farmers Market. Hopefully it'll stay sunny and warm and I'll sell some ice cream.

Tuesday 3 June 2014

'Good Lead Pipe'

More from 'Slaves of the Megapode III'.

Friday 30 May 2014

'I'm Scared, Octavian'

A row of panels from 'Slaves of the Megapode III'. I'm up to page thirteen now.

Wednesday 28 May 2014

Reject Story

Here's a story I drew to try for the Kus Villages anthology, but it got rejected. Then I sent it to Off-Life but didn't hear anything from them. I was trying a different sort of drawing, but it doesn't have much of an ending. I like the third page though.