Monday 30 March 2020

Princesses Comic Pages 5 and 6

Here's pages five and six of my new comic in progress. Two more pages up on Thursday. 'Princesses' can be its name until I think of something better...
I managed to get universal credit, the job centre were very nice and helpful in the phone interview they gave me. That stops me having to worry too much about money. 

Thursday 26 March 2020

Posting My New Comic on The Blog

Hello. I'm going to start posting my new comic in progress up on the blog here. I've nearly finished part one so I'll definately put that up. It would be ages before I could afford to get it printed as I've got 'The Woodsman' sitting there to be printed first, once I start working again.

My day job of selling food at markets has completely stopped so I'm trying to get the Universal Credit, I'll see how that goes. My comics shop on here is still open if you want anything.

Here's the first four pages of the new comic, I don't know what it's called yet. Click on the images to see them bigger. After this I will put a page up every Monday and Thursday. Cheers, hope you like it!

Tuesday 17 March 2020

'Woodworking' Zine Now on Sale

My latest zine is just back from the printers so I'll put it on sale. It's 24 pages, A5 in size, black and white with lots of drawings of the woods and instructions of how to make things out of wood. There are instructions of how to make spatulas, reindeer and a stool, and how to chop down trees. It's all from a course I did last winter in green woodworking. I did the course in the woods at Dunscar Bridge and Barrow Bridge. It's priced at £3.10 with free postage in the UK. For the rest of the world please go to my shop on the blog here and add £3 postage with the button at the top of the shop.

       Woodworking Zine £3.10

Monday 16 March 2020

Page Six of My New Comic

Here's page six of my new comic in progress. 'Woodworking' is coming tomorrow from the printers now, I'll put it on sale once it gets here.

Thursday 12 March 2020

Page Three of My New Comic

Here's page three of the new comic I'm drawing at the moment. My 'Woodworking' zine is at the printers in production, so should be out soon.

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Proof Copy of 'Woodworking'

I got the proof copy of my new zine 'Woodworking' from the printer today, it looks great so it's on to the printing. Hopefully it'll be out for the end of the month.

Monday 9 March 2020

New Story

I am drawing a new comic story. It is a fantasy genre type of story. Here's the castle from the start. I've drawn ten pages now and am starting to work out what is going on.

Sunday 8 March 2020

Osamu Tezuka - Dr Thrill

Here's a classic Tezuka series from 1959. There's a boy solving mysteries and having adventures with his faithful dog, which saves him from lots of cliff hanging style dangers. It's got all the classic characters in it, like Inspector Mustache and lots of others I recognise but don't know their names. It's a good silly book.

Here's a bit of whats going on from the proper Tezuka book review site - "Along the way they encounter an evil group of assassins that plant a time bomb in the belly of a foreign dignitary in an attempt to kill his prince, and the leader of a gang of narcotic smugglers who dresses like a giant insect and hides their wares in honeycombs.  They duke it out the Black Tengu gang for possession of a treasure, come to the aid of a young boy with insomnia who witnesses a murder.  They even get kidnapped by an evil gang of international conspirators – and that’s just the beginning!". Cool.

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Taiyo Matsumoto - Sunny Volumes 1 and 2

I really liked the first two volumes of Sunny by Taiyo Matsumoto. It's about a big group of kids living in a children's home. The slice of life stories follow different ones of the kids, or different groups of them as they get up to things.

The drawing is amazing as to be expected.

Sunny is the name of a yellow car that's parked behind the childrens home. The children often sit in the car and think about things or imagine they are driving along. Matsumoto draws the best cars, bicycles and animals, which are about the hardest things for me to draw.

I'd really recommend this series, it's out in English too.

Monday 2 March 2020

Taiyo Matsumoto - Brothers of Japan and Zero

I got a few more Taiyo Matsumoto books in Japan too. Here's the first 'Brothers of Japan'. It's a book of his short stories. There's a wide range of different stories. Here's one about a gorilla riding in a motorbike race. The drawing is all great as usual with amazing lines, and great use of black and white.

Also I got 'Zero' which is about a boxer. Here's a double page from it.

This one is great too. I always like how he puts so many animals in his stories, just wandering about in the backgrounds. This one seems more like a standard comic, with more of a usual story, but it's still very idiosyncratic.