Friday, 29 July 2016

Sniffy the Cat!?!

Here's a preview panel from my next Pup Parade page. Sniffy decides he'd be more successful as a cat than as a dog. The other Bash Street Dogs beg to differ! See the full story in The Beano next week!

I must admit I'm really enjoying writing and drawing Pup Parade. I never thought I'd have the opportunity to draw a strip that was created in the 1960s, my favourite era. From feedback I've received online and at conventions it seems to be popular with the readers. I don't know how long it'll continue but I hope it carries on for a good while yet!

Anyway, I'd better get on with the latest page, in which Sniffy and 'Enry build a... wait and see in the weeks to come!

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Bash Street on the Beach

Summer's here, so in this week's Beano, the Bash Street Dogs take to the beach, - with disastrous consequences for all around them. See what happens in my latest Pup Parade in The Beano No.3845, out now!

Also out today are Toxic No.275, also featuring Team Toxic at the beach, and Doctor Who Magazine No.502, with another Daft Dimension strip from me. All three of these titles are available now from newsagents and supermarkets.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Con Cancellation

With deep regret I'm afraid I'm unable to attend the London Film and Comic Con this coming weekend. I have to meet deadlines and I'm running behind schedule. I often take pages with me to events, to draw between meeting readers, but with the best will in the world I still wouldn't get as much done as I would if I stayed at home. 

With juggling so many events and deadlines this year I suppose it was inevitable that it'd affect things eventually. Work has to take priority in these situations and I couldn't risk being away for four days at the moment. My apologies to everyone who was hoping to see me there.

The next event I'll be at will be the Bristol Comic Expo on Saturday 6th August. A one-day event. For more info, see here:

By the way, if you're at the Manchester MCM con this weekend, my Beano pals Nigel Parkinson and Nika Nartova will be selling copies of my Brickman Returns! comic for me. Drop by and say hello.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Summer Horrorday for Team Toxic

It's the 275th issue of Toxic this week, and Team Toxic are off on their summer holidays! It starts off in Blackpool (as many of my summer strips have over the years) but the Team's demands to go elsewhere see Doc Shock pilot them into the depths of space. What happens? Find out in Toxic No.275, on sale Wednesday 27th July from newsagents and supermarkets.

It's another Daft Thursday this week!

Here's a preview of part of a panel for my next Daft Dimension strip that you'll see in Doctor Who Magazine No.502, on sale this Thursday. One good thing about the gap between seasons of Doctor Who is that the strip doesn't have to reflect the recent episodes. In this case, it gave me an opportunity to do a Daft Dimension with the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith. 

Don't miss the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine, on sale from 28th July. 

Sunday, 24 July 2016

POSTMAN PRAT is back, and so are KID COPS!

Here's the final reveal of my contributions to The Dandy Annual 2017, which will be out in a few weeks. Postman Prat is back, and Kid Cops too, in all-new stories! Those characters were created for the 2010 revamp of The Dandy and proved to be popular with the readers so I was very pleased to be asked to revive them for this annual. Some scripts on Postman Prat are by David Mason, some by me.

There will be several full page Postman Prat stories in the book, and five Kid Cops mini-strips.

The characters join other strips I've done for the annual that I've previously announced, The Smasher and Korky the Cat, along with many favourites from other artists and writers of course. (I can't give more info right now as I haven't seen the book yet.)

According to Amazon, The Dandy Annual 2017 will be available from 1st August.  
Cover by Nigel Parkinson.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

KORKY returns!

Here's another sneak preview of one of the strips I have in the upcoming Dandy Annual 2017. Korky the Cat is back, and it was a pleasure to write and draw one of my favourite British comics characters. I designed the logo too. See the full page strip when the annual goes on sale next month!