Wednesday 26 July 2017

Re:alloted Exhibition at Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

The illustrations I did for my Dad's stories about allotments are up in the allotment themed Re:alloted Exhibition at Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal.  It's on from Fri 28 Jul - Fri 1 Sep.  Here's a couple of the illustrations.

Lawyer in a Tracksuit

Here's another row of panels from 'Volunteers - Issue Three'. Issue Two should be back from the printers on the 1st of August, so then I'll get it on sale.

Monday 24 July 2017

Robert Wells - Back, Sack & Crack (& Brain)

 I really enjoyed Robert Wells new graphic novel 'Back, Sack & Crack (& Brain) which has just come out. I leant it my brother, who doesn't read a lot of comics, and he really liked it too.

 As it says on the cover it is 'a rather graphic novel about living with embarassing health problems'. Robert has lots of awful problems and chronic pains with his balls, his digestion and his back and unsurprisingly gets really depressed at times as he tries to deal with them. He has terrible trouble trying to find out what is wrong with him. He goes to see loads of doctors and specialists and they all treat him very differently, some don't believe him at all and think he's making the whole thing up. Others give him perscriptions for many different drugs or send him for operations, some of which seem to make things worse.
It is written with a great sense of humour and is very funny, even though it has the most drawings of balls and the most and harshest descriptions of chronic ball pain I have seen in a comic.

I really liked it, very highly recommended. It is the best comic I have read so far this year.

Thursday 20 July 2017

'Click Click Click Click'

Here's a big panel from 'Volunteers - Issue Three'. I've had to get a new computer this week as my old one died, but things are working again now.

Film Festival

Here's another row of panels from 'Volunteers - Issue Three'.

Monday 10 July 2017

Covers for 'Volunteers - Issue Two'

Here's the front and back covers for 'Volunteers - Issue Two'. It's at the printers now.

Wednesday 5 July 2017

'Volunteers 2'

I'm getting 'Volunteers 2' ready for printing this week. I've scanned and cleaned all the pages, so today's job is doing the front and back covers. Here's a page I like from the comic.

Sunday 2 July 2017


Crowds are coming to a special event in 'Volunteers - Issue Three'. If it stops raining today I'll go down to the photocopiers to start the process of getting 'Volunteers - Issue Two' ready for printing. I want to have it on sale before ThoughtBubble, but that should be easy.