Saturday, 24 August 2013

Coming Soon...



Here's a taster a comic which is coming to you soon. Scripted by Gordon Robinson and art by me, discussions are proceeding with the publisher. It's an dark, action packed strip in the best traditions of British comics.
Will post again when we get more news.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Glasgow Comic Con 2013 Review

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’Im exhausted following my visit to the brilliant Glasgow Comic Con yesterday. The Con was held in the CCA which was excellent as a venue and packed to capacity. Alexi Conman and I were representing the Paperjam Comic Collective.

Luckily there were a couple of onsite bars, I had to rehydrate with cider every 30 mins or so thanks to the incredible heat. Think of having a sauna in a greenhouse. But I’m told Glasgow’s climate is very similar to the Sahara in July.

It was good to see plenty of small press comic creators including GLoW (Glasgow League of Writers), Luke Halshall, Gary Chudleigh, Black Hearted Press, Ed Murphy and my partner-in-crime Gordon Robertson. There were some excellent panels with some 2000ad mega stars, Cam Kennedy handles questions in his unique and dead-pan style as well as some local small press talent.  II was mesmerised watching Yishan Li’s manga style portrait drawing.  The queues for the signings lasted all day, the 2000ad stars; Carlos Ezquerra, John Wagner, Cam Kennedy, Alan Davis and Simon Bisley were all in demand.


As usual  there was packed with cosplayers, most of whom I had no idea  of. Luckily I spotted Catwoman and Wonder Woman so I offered to have may photo taken with them as they seem lonely as everyone was ignoring them.
 
I got some amazing comics, which I’ve only just started getting stuck into. But notable mentions from the top of the stack include AndEmily Was Gone and Vampire Vixens of the Wiermacht. And Emily… is by Iain Laurie and John Lees is a dark and sinister tail of an ex-cop who is haunted by visions of monsters. Iain’s distinct style suits the story perfectly and this is a masterclass on how horror in comics should be. Vampire Vixens… is an OTT romp involving almost Vampires, Hitler’s bodyparts and is definitely not for the faint-hearted or easily shock. Left me with a huge grin on my face, absolutely wonderful.

The evening event was excellent, a Chinese buffet eating too quickly and several pints too many meant I was very shaky in the morning. But it was worth it.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Comics on Sale at the Baltic

On 14 and 15th June I'll be selling some of my comics at the BABF event held in the Baltic. I'll be sharing a stall with Paul Thompson and Nigel Maughan. On sale will be Taxonauts and Giga comics. Come along for a chat or buy an armful of comics. Find out more about the event at the link below.

http://fabulousbooksfantasticplaces.wordpress.com/baltic-artists-book-fair-june-14th-15th-2013/

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Giga Comic now on Comicsy

My Giga comic is now available to buy digitally on Comicsy. For a small fee you experience the joy of owning a digital masterpiece about a giant monster's quest to leave his life of violence behind.

Click here to get your copy

http://www.comicsy.co.uk/cuttlefish/store/products/giga/

Go on, you know you want to.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Sam Slade Strip in Zarjaz



Mr Paul Thompson and I have just got a strip in Zarjaz comic due out soon. Titled 'The Best Man' it's our homage to Robohunter, the Sam Slade strip which originally appeared in 2000ad comic. Make sure you get a copy.

Sam Slade was a hero of mine during the 80's when Robohunter was a rgeular in 2000ad. I loved Gibson's art style and inking. The stories were great as well, with humour and action in equal message coupled with his group of pretty useless robot and infant human sidekicks.

Some of the inital sketches will appear on my Deviantart page over the next few days. Here's Sam and here's Hoagy.