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.