Thursday, 17 August 2017

The 13th Doctor!

Here's an advance preview of part of my comic strip for the next Doctor Who Magazine. Yes, it's the 13th Doctor in The Daft Dimension! I think this will be the first time the new Doctor will appear in a strip, albeit a spoof. Don't miss your collector's item Doctor Who Magazine (No.116) when it goes on sale next Thursday, 24th August!

New convention date: PRESTON COMIC CON

I can now reveal another date for my convention calendar as Preston Comic Con have just announced me as a guest for their event. It takes place on Saturday 23rd September at the Guild Hall, Preston, and you can find out more info here:
http://www.prestoncomiccon.co.uk

I have to point out that I did not draw the Beano cover shown on the advert. (It's by Nigel Parkinson.) I can only guess they used a Beano cover to grab people's attention. 

Here's the updated list of the rest of my convention appearances for this year...




INTERNATIONAL COMIC EXPO (ICE) - BIRMINGHAM
9th September 2017
Holiday Inn,
Birmingham
https://internationlcomicexpo.wordpress.com




PRESTON COMIC CON
23rd September 2017
The Guild Hall,
Preston
http://www.prestoncomiccon.co.uk




COVENTRY COMIC CON
1st October 2017
Sports Connexion,
Leamington Road,
Ryton On Dunsmore,
Coventry
CV8 3FL.
http://www.coventrycomiccon.uk




LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL
13th to 15th October 2017
Kendal,
Cumbria
https://www.comicartfestival.com




LOUGHBOROUGH COMIC-CON
22nd October 2017
Loughborough Leisure Centre,
Loughborough.
https://en-gb.facebook.com/loughboroughcomiccon2017/


To be announced. 
10th to 12th November 2017
More info soon.


READING COMIC CON
25th/26th November 2017
Rivermead Leisure Complex
https://www.facebook.com/readingcomiccon/


I've also been booked for two events for 2018 but I'll reveal those in due course.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

New interview

There's a new interview online that I did a few weeks ago. It's now been uploaded and you can see it here:
http://downthetubes.net/?p=39731

It's in relation to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, as I'll be a guest there this year when it takes place in October. Hope to see you there!

Monday, 14 August 2017

Hallie Tosis returns to cause TOXIC trauma

Evil scientist Hallie Tosis has been a blooming nuisance for Team Toxic for years, but this week she fits that description literally! Tending the flowers in the prison gardens, Hallie creates monster plants to smash her way to freedom. 

Can Team Toxic stop her? Find out in the new issue of Toxic (No.293) that goes on sale this Wednesday, 16th August! 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Combat Colin review on YouTube





Thanks to Rods Toy Box for reviewing Combat Colin No.1 on his YouTube channel! Be warned though; it does contain a massive spoiler for the end of the original series unfortunately, but thanks to Rod for his thorough review. 



If you want to buy a copy, they're available exclusively from me at my website (UK orders only at present):

http://lewstringer.com/page7.htm

Monday, 7 August 2017

Another great review!

Thanks to Stuart Webb for this thoughtfully composed review of Combat Colin No.1, over on his blog. Click this link to read it:
http://thesolarpool.weebly.com/addendum-17-combat-colin.html

If you've reviewed it, let me know! Hopefully some magazines might start noticing it soon too!

Combat Colin and my other comics are available exclusively from my online shop. (UK orders only at present.)
http://lewstringer.com/page7.htm

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Coming up this week...

There's a new issue of Epic magazine out on Wednesday 9th August, and that means more fun with the class of Hygiene High and Eric Fail

This time, it's the school sports day for the stinky kids of Hygiene High. What could possibly go wrong? 

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the magazine, Eric Fail enters a talent contest as a juggler. Can anything go right? 

Scripts on both strips by Niall Murray, artwork by me. 

Epic No.135, out this week! £3.50. To find out where to buy a copy, use the handy store locator on the website:
https://www.dcthomson.co.uk/brands/epic-magazine/


Like most UK kids' mags now, Epic comes bagged with gifts. In this case, a water blaster, stickers, and sweets! Here's what to look for in the shops on Wednesday...

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Updated convention listings

As some missed this the other day and have asked which events I'll be at coming up, here's a list of where you'll find me. Hope you can make it to some of these conventions!




INTERNATIONAL COMIC EXPO (ICE) - BIRMINGHAM
9th September 2017
Holiday Inn,
Birmingham
https://internationlcomicexpo.wordpress.com




To be announced (Up North).
23rd September 2017
More info soon.




COVENTRY COMIC CON
1st October 2017
Sports Connexion,
Leamington Road,
Ryton On Dunsmore,
Coventry
CV8 3FL.
http://www.coventrycomiccon.uk




LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL
13th to 15th October 2017
Kendal,
Cumbria
https://www.comicartfestival.com




LOUGHBOROUGH COMIC-CON
22nd October 2017
Venue to be announced soon.
https://en-gb.facebook.com/loughboroughcomiccon2017/


To be announced. (Even further up North.)
10th to 12th November 2017
More info soon.


READING COMIC CON
25th/26th November 2017
Rivermead Leisure Complex


Friday, 4 August 2017

Aylesbury appearance cancellation, sorry

I'm sorry to say that due to work commitments I'm going to have to pull out of the Aylesbury Comic Con this weekend. My apologies to those who were expecting to see me there. I really shouldn't have committed to doing two long events on consecutive weekends as it sets me behind with deadlines. (I should get more bloomin' organised really. Entirely my fault.) 

David Leach and Lee Townsend will still be amongst the guests though, along with others and a bunch of guests from TV, so if you're in the area, go along and support Aylesbury's first comics/media con.

https://www.facebook.com/aylesburycomiccon/

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Next on the "road trip"...

Here's my "gig guide" for the conventions I have coming up. Hope to see you there...

AYLESBURY COMIC-CON
5th/6th August 2017
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre,
Exchange Street,
Aylesbury,
Bucks.
HP20 1SL
https://en-gb.facebook.com/aylesburycomiccon/




INTERNATIONAL COMIC EXPO (ICE) - BIRMINGHAM
9th September 2017
Holiday Inn,
Birmingham
https://internationlcomicexpo.wordpress.com




To be announced (Up North).
23rd September 2017
More info soon.




COVENTRY COMIC CON
1st October 2017
Sports Connexion,
Leamington Road,
Ryton On Dunsmore,
Coventry
CV8 3FL.
http://www.coventrycomiccon.uk




LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL
13th to 15th October 2017
Kendal,
Cumbria
https://www.comicartfestival.com




LOUGHBOROUGH COMIC-CON
22nd October 2017
Venue to be announced soon.
https://en-gb.facebook.com/loughboroughcomiccon2017/


To be announced. (Even further up North.)
10th to 12th November 2017
More info soon.


READING COMIC CON
25th/26th November 2017
Rivermead Leisure Complex
https://www.facebook.com/readingcomiccon/

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Before and after

A panel from my latest Team Toxic story in Toxic No.292 (out now) before and after I'd coloured it in Photoshop. 

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

PONG!

I've been so busy with work, posting orders, and attending conventions that I completely forgot there was a new issue of Toxic out last week. (It's published every three weeks and I lost track.) In Toxic No.292, Team Toxic venture into the jungle and encounter Pong, the giant gorilla! See what happens inside! (But leave a copy for me 'cos I haven't bought mine yet!) 

A great time at LFCC2017!

The London Film and Comic Con was a great success, and you can read all about it on my Blimey! blog here:
https://lewstringer.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/london-film-and-comic-con-2017.html

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The next show I'm guesting at will be Aylesbury Comic Con this coming weekend, 5th/6th August. For more info, see their Facebook page:
https://en-gb.facebook.com/aylesburycomiccon/

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Daft preview!

Here's part of my latest Daft Dimension for Doctor Who Magazine No.515. You can see the full strip when the mag goes on sale on Thursday 27th July, which is either tomorrow, today, yesterday, or a lifetime ago, depending on when you read this post. 

Here's the cover to look out for. Don't miss it!

Brickman Begins is SOLD OUT

Published in 2005 by U.S. company Active Images, Brickman Begins! collected all my earliest Brickman strips from 1979 to 1996, along with a stack of all-new guest art pages by comics royalty such as Alan Davis, Tim Sale, Hunt Emerson and many more.

The 152 page book was sold worldwide in comics shops and online, and I had several hundred myself to sell by post and at conventions. As from today, Brickman Begins! is SOLD OUT. My thanks to all of you who bought a copy over the years! It's long out of print so no longer available from Active Images either.

I'll be honouring the orders I've received up to today of course with the few remaining books, but I've now deleted it from my online shop.

There's a possibility I may do a reprint of sorts at some time next year, via Amazon's Print On Demand service. There will be differences from the first printing though, as I won't imitate Active Images' design and bonus pages obviously as that was just for their edition. Any new edition I do of the book will just focus on the comic strip pages, but at present that's only a plan for the future. 

All my other comics are still available though! You can order those from my online shop at this link:
http://lewstringer.com/page7.htm

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

30 year flashback

Thanks to Phil Boyce of the Oink! Blog for reminding me that it was 30 years today since my first cover for a mainstream comic appeared on the shelves, back in 1987. Oink! No.33, with Tom Thug leading the charge for the school break. 

See the white smudges in the top right that look like clouds? That was a result of the Oink! office roof having a leak and rainwater dripping onto the artwork. I was lucky, as the logo covered most of the damage, but I think some other pages suffered more water damage.

They were happy days, and Oink! was a great comic to work for!

Monday, 24 July 2017

Down the Tubes reviews Combat Colin

My thanks to John Freeman of the Down the Tubes comics news site for this glowing review of Combat Colin No.1!
http://downthetubes.net/?p=39213 

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Where to find the comics guests at LFCC

Next weekend is the London Film and Comic Con at Olympia, a three day convention over 28th to 30th July. It's a huge event, so this handy floorplan that Showmasters have devised should help you find the comics guests. 

As you can see, we'll be on the first floor, just up the stairs (or lift) from the ground floor level. 

There will be at least 50 comics creators as guests, plus loads of stars from movies and TV, numerous authors, and even a few wrestlers! This is going to be a massive show!

For the full guest list and all the info, check out the LFCC website:
http://www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com

I'll have a table selling my comics and sketches, and I think I may be on a panel too, but I'll post more information about that this week.


Dandy Annual preview!

The Dandy Annual 2018 is available to buy now from online booksellers such as Speedyhen, and will be in the shops next month. 112 pages, with all-new material from various creators. You can read my preview of it here:
https://lewstringer.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/the-dandy-annual-2018-is-here.html

I did nine pages for this book, comprising of two Kid Cops pages, two Postman Prat pages, and no less than five Keyhole Kate pages. I scripted six of them, with Nigel Auchterlounie writing the Postman Prat and Keyhole Kate pages that are part of the huge 33 page story at the back of the book. The Postman Prat page that Nigel wrote involved Prat meeting Desperate Dan, which was a privilege to draw!

The weekly Dandy folded five years ago but it's great that the annual keeps going. I'm currently writing/drawing pages for the 2019 edition. Living in the future!
COVER ART BY NIGEL PARKINSON.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

COMBAT COLIN, - ready for action!

Combat Colin No.1 is selling very well but if you missed the news about it, here's the details again...

Combat Colin No.1 features 40 pages and collects the entire run of Combat Colin strips that were published in Action Force in 1987/88. (From issue 2 onwards, the comic will begin reprinting the Combat Colin strips from The Transformers.) At the moment it's only available directly from me, and you can order your copy here:
http://lewstringer.com/page7.htm
Originally published by Marvel UK, the Combat Colin strip ran from 1987 to 1991 and featured the comedy adventures of gormless-but-heroic Colin and his assistant Semi-Automatic Steve battling robots, monsters, alien warlords, and anyone threatening the peace of Wallytown and neighbouring Skegpool. When The Transformers comic ended in 1991, Marvel UK returned all rights to the character to me, and I've since featured Combat Colin in various comics over the years. 

Now, at last, he's in his very own title for a six issue series that will collect the original Marvel run and subsequent appearances. My intention is to publish two issues a year. (Issue 2 is currently scheduled for December 2017.)
The stories in issue one show the development of the strip from its early half-page gag strip beginnings to its evolution to full page serialised stories. You'll see Combat Colin encounter his first foe, Doctor Nasty, and other villains such as Aunt Arctic of the Antarctic! Colin's adventures take him from his back garden to the pyramids of Egypt and beyond, and this is just the beginning! 
The strips are scanned from the original artwork, where available, or from the actual comics. Although originally published in colour (with colours added by the Marvel UK staff) the collected strips will appear in black and white (or greyscale for the pages scanned from the colour comics).
To buy Combat Colin and/or any of my other comics by mail order, check out my online shop:

You can also buy it from my table at the following comics conventions I'll be attending around the country:


LONDON FILM AND COMIC CON
28th - 30th July 2017
Olympia,
Hammersmith Road,
London
W14 8UX


AYLESBURY COMIC-CON
5th/6th August 2017
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre,
Exchange Street,
Aylesbury,
Bucks.
HP20 1SL




INTERNATIONAL COMIC EXPO (ICE) - BIRMINGHAM
9th September 2017
Birmingham Conference and Events Centre,
(Part of the Holiday Inn),
Hill Street,
Birmingham
B5 4EW




T.B.A.
23rd September 2017
More info soon.




COVENTRY COMIC CON
1st October 2017
Sports Connexion,
Leamington Road,
Ryton On Dunsmore,
Coventry
CV8 3FL.




LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL
13th to 15th October 2017
Kendal,
Cumbria




LOUGHBOROUGH COMIC-CON
22nd October 2017
Venue to be announced soon.


T.B.A.
10th to 12th November 2017
More info soon.


READING COMIC CON
25th/26th November 2017
Rivermead Leisure Complex



Monday, 17 July 2017

Epic laughs

There's a new issue of Epic out on Wednesday 19th July, and here's a quick preview of a couple of strips I have inside. Those mucky kids from Hygiene High are up to their tricks again, this time in the science lab. What could possibly go wrong?

Then there's Eric Fail, deciding to make a smoothie. What happens next? Buy Epic No.134 on Wednesday and find out!

Scripts by Niall Murray, artwork by me, published by D.C. Thomson. 

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Aylesbury for August!

I'm pleased to say that I'm on the bill for the first Aylesbury Comic-Con, which takes place on two days, 5th and 6th August. 

Venue:
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre,
Exchange Street,
Aylesbury,
Bucks.
HP20 1SL

Hope to see some of you there!

Ticket info:
https://secure.atgtickets.com/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=3C79D182-3075-4252-A637-8E807518533A&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::promocode_access_code_url=DEMO10

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Combat review!

Phil Boyce has posted a glowing review of Combat Colin No.1 over on his Oink! Blog and beyond. Thanks, Phil! I'm honoured.

See what he says about it here:
http://the-oink-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/combat-colin-1-semi-automatic-review.html

Saturday, 8 July 2017

New event for August

I'm pleased to be able to announce that I'll be one of the guests at Aylesbury Comic-Con, a two day show on Saturday 5th August and Sunday 6th August. This is a new event for me (never even been to Aylesbury before) so I'm looking forward to it. 

More info on the convention Facebook page:
https://en-gb.facebook.com/aylesburycomiccon/

Friday, 7 July 2017

Combat Colin is on his way

I've just posted the first stack of orders for Combat Colin No.1 so hopefully some of you will receive your copies tomorrow. My apologies for the delay. It's been a busy week and orders had exceeded expectations so I'll be posting a stack like this every day for the next few weeks on a first come, first served basis. I hope you enjoy the comic when it arrives!

My gratitude to all of you who have bought the comic so far. There's still copies left, and when it looks like I'm getting down to the last box of 100 I'll have a second print done. Don't miss out! Copies are only available to order directly from me at present:
http://lewstringer.com/page7.htm

Next stop: Olympia!

Click to enlarge.
The next comics event I'll be at will be the gigantic London Film and Comic Con at Olympia. It runs across the weekend of Friday 28th July to Sunday 30th July; a three day event! 

I know some people criticise such shows as not being "real" comic cons, and it has to be said there are a lot of actors heading the bill, but just take a look at the huge list of comics guests! Personally, I've found that these multimedia shows attract some who wouldn't usually attend a comics-only event, and who are pleasantly surprised to meet creators of comics they remember from their childhood, or are intrigued to discover comics they won't find in newsagents.

Come along at the end of this month and join in the fun! Details here:
http://www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

TOXIC No.291 preview

You know when you go to the seaside, riding on the back of a giant robot rat and you forget it was programmed by a bad guy to shoot lasers out of its eyes? Well that happens in my Team Toxic story in the latest issue of TOXIC magazine, out now.

Macc-Pow! in the news

Photo by Irene Lea.
Today's Macclesfield Express carries a report on the Macc-Pow! comics event I was a guest at last Saturday. You can read it online, and see photos from the day, here:
http://www.macclesfield-express.co.uk/news/macclesfields-comic-convention-smash-hit-13281269

"Amongst the guests on the day was cartoon heavyweight Lew Stringer". Ha! Well that's accurate, but probably not in the way they intended! 

Monday, 3 July 2017

Catch up with the Lewniverse!

Thanks to all of you who have ordered copies of Combat Colin No.1 so far! I have a stack of orders to process and will be sending a pile of comics out every day to get through them. The first orders will go out tomorrow (Tuesday). 

The comic also sold well at Macc-Pow! last Saturday so I'm very pleased. (You can read more about that convention here:
https://lewstringer.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/a-successful-day-at-macc-pow.html )

For those of you who don't already have my previous comics I'm selling the three titles as a 'Comic pack' which works out cheaper than ordering them individually. You'll receive Brickman Returns, Derek the Troll, and Combat Colin No.1 together for £11 plus postage and you can order them from my online shop here:
http://lewstringer.com/page7.htm

(I know a couple of you ordered the set before I updated my shop so I'll refund you on the extra postage.)

It's been a busy weekend and today I'm catching up with mainstream comics work on Toxic and Doctor Who Magazine.

Friday, 30 June 2017

COMBAT COLIN to launch at MACC-POW!

Copies of Combat Colin No.1 have just arrived from the printers and the comic will launch at Macc-Pow! this Saturday, 1st July, at Macclesfield Town Hall! It's also available to buy directly from me by post at my online shop, (I'll be posting them out next week) or from my table at the other conventions I'll be appearing at around the country.

Combat Colin No.1 features 40 pages and collects the entire run of Combat Colin strips that were published in Action Force in 1987/88. (From issue 2 onwards, the comic will begin reprinting the Combat Colin strips from The Transformers.)

Originally published by Marvel UK, the Combat Colin strip ran from 1987 to 1991 and featured the comedy adventures of gormless-but-heroic Colin and his assistant Semi-Automatic Steve battling robots, monsters, alien warlords, and anyone threatening the peace of Wallytown and neighbouring Skegpool. When The Transformers comic ended in 1991, Marvel UK returned all rights to the character to me, and I've since featured Combat Colin in various comics over the years. 

Now, at last, he's in his very own title for a six issue series that will collect the original Marvel run and subsequent appearances. My intention is to publish two issues a year. (Issue 2 is currently scheduled for December 2017.)

The stories in issue one show the development of the strip from its early half-page gag strip beginnings to its evolution to full page serialised stories. You'll see Combat Colin encounter his first foe, Doctor Nasty, and other villains such as Aunt Arctic of the Antarctic! Colin's adventures take him from his back garden to the pyramids of Egypt and beyond, and this is just the beginning! 
The strips are scanned from the original artwork, where available, or from the actual comics. Although originally published in colour (with colours added by the Marvel UK staff) the collected strips will appear in black and white (or greyscale for the pages scanned from the colour comics).
To buy Combat Colin and/or any of my other comics by mail order, check out my online shop:

...or see you at Macc-Pow! tomorrow!

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Daft preview

Here's a sneak peek at part of my next Daft Dimension strip, coming up in Doctor Who Magazine No.514 this week. See the full strip when it hits the shops this Thursday!

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Next stop: Macclesfield!

Thanks to all those who attended the Birmingham Comic Art Show yesterday, (part of the Birmingham Comics Festival) and who dropped by my table. The next comics event I'll be at will be Macc-Pow! next Saturday (1st July) at Macclesfield Town Hall. 

Other guests will include Laura Howell, Emma Chinnery, David Leach, Paul Grist, Joe Matthews, the Missed Deadline team and more. 

I'll be posting more about it soon, hopefully with a special announcement, but for now, check out more info at their website:
http://maccpow.co.uk

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Why self-publish?

Self-publishing is now an accepted form of direct communication with the readers, with both long-time pros and newbies having hands-on control of their product. (Even the mighty Pat Mills is publishing his own books.) Nevertheless, I still occasionally hear criticism of self-publishing. Accusations of "vanity press" and things like "things must be bad if they need to generate extra income by self-publishing". Such mean-spirited comments should easily be ignored of course, but sometimes that only leads to others accepting such unwarranted criticisms as fact if they go unchallenged.

Truth is, a lot of us enjoy self-publishing simply because of creative control. As enjoyable as mainstream comics work is, it often involves working on characters created by others, following an editorial remit, scripts that can be altered editorially, and (most likely) characters that are owned by the publisher. Self-publishing gives the creator(s) complete freedom to do things their way, in their own style, in their own time, and to design the comic exactly as they wish. We're artists. We're all hippies at heart, and we like our freedom, man.

("Hang on a minute", some of you might be thinking. "Wasn't Combat Colin done to Marvel's remit in the 1980s before you regained the rights?" Kind of, yes, but my editors gave me so much freedom on the strip that it always felt I had near-complete creative control anyway.)

As for the accusation that self-publishing is a desperate attempt to increase one's income, well, amusingly that's kind of flattering and insulting at the same time. Print runs for self publishing are often small, so profit is minimal unless a character really takes off. The point of doing it is not one of financial gain, but I understand how that might be a hard concept to grasp for some coldly commercially-minded people. It's all about the enjoyment of creating a comic that's 100% by yourself, from the cover to the last page, including layout, logo design, and all. If it breaks even, great. If it makes a small profit, even better, but if you're doing it solely for greed then you'll be disappointed. It's for the love of the art, mate, innit.

I must admit there are some practical reasons why I'm self-publishing again. There are a number of characters that are my intellectual property that were just languishing in limbo. It seemed silly to devote all my time on strips I didn't have the rights to and let my own creations fall into obscurity. So, in 2015 I brought back Brickman, last year I revived Derek the Troll (with Rock Solid as back up) and this year Combat Colin finally gets his own comic (with Suburban Satanists No.1 to follow either later this year or in 2018). I know that each of those properties has a following, and hopefully their individual comics will generate new readers too. Apart from a few contemporary references, I've always tried to make my humour feel timeless, so my 1980s material should work for modern readers too.

Most of my working time has to be spent on mainstream comics work though, as that's what pays the bills. That doesn't make it less enjoyable of course. Toxic, Epic, Doctor Who Magazine, and Beano each have their own identities and are great to create strips for. It's a privilege to work on the top comics titles in the UK and long may it continue. 

In my spare time I'll continue to develop my self-published titles, and although I may only have time to do two (or three at a push) per year, the plan is for them to continue. I hope you'll enjoy what's to come, including Combat Colin No.1, out next month!
(If you're interested in my comics, and I guess you must be if you're reading my blog, you can buy them directly from me here:
http://lewstringer.com/page7.htm )

Getting back to my initial point, ignore the critics. Some people just want to nitpick and sabotage what others create, to drag everyone down to their own level of misery and hopelessness. Other people will support such projects, financially if they like them, or even just by spreading the word on comics that don't appeal to them personally. The comics industry has evolved from where it was 50 years ago, and self-publishing is as legitimate and slick as mainstream publishing these days. Check out the tables at the many comics conventions around the country and you'll find comics that appeal to all tastes. 

Come to Brum this Saturday!


My apologies for any delays with replies or e-mail recently. As Combat Colin No.1 has gone to press, and I'd completed my deadlines on mainstream work, I thought I'd take a few days off to enjoy the weather in sunny Blackpool! 

I'm back now, and cracking on with drawing Team Toxic for the next Toxic, then it's Hygiene High for the next Epic, and there's another Daft Dimension that needs writing too! 

Then on Saturday, it's off to Birmingham for the Birmingham Comic Art Show at the Birmingham Comics Festival at Birmingham City University. Other guests include David Lloyd, David Leach, Al Davison, Ron Tiner, Hunt Emerson, Mike Collins, and more! Come along and join us!
https://birminghamcomicsfestival.com/guests-bcf-2017/