Thursday, 23 October 2014

Zoony lives!

Here's a quick preview of the Zoony the Lazoon strip I did for the brand new issue of TV21
My original pencil roughs for the strip.
What!?! A new issue of TV21? B-but didn't that merge into Valiant in 1971? Yep, but for one issue only, Network have brought it back! Editor Martin Cater has professionally produced an all-new, 24 page full size paper edition of the comic as an exclusive part of Network's Supermarionation blu-ray box set, which is out now. More info on my other blog:

TV21 was my favourite comic of the sixties so to be asked to contribute to this one-shot revival was a dream come true! FAB!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Today's TOXIC preview

Here's a preview of panel one from the two page Team Toxic story I did for the latest Toxic magazine, out today. Doc Shock has a plan to tidy up his room, but it all backfires in A Small Problem. Buy the mag to see what happens next! Toxic No.245, available from newsagents and supermarkets. (And don't forget that the first Toxic Annual is also on sale now!)

Thursday, 16 October 2014

New interview

John Freeman of Down the Tubes has interviewed me in advance of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival which I'll be attending this weekend. If you're interested in reading it you'll find it here:

Please excuse the huge close up photo! Hope it doesn't put you off your lunch. 

See you at the Lakes! Full details here: 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Beano Halloween-o

Here's a quick preview of the Ivy the Terrible strip I drew for today's Beano! It's a special Halloween issue. A bit early, but that's the strangeness of modern publishing for you. I'm sure it all makes sense from a sales and marketing viewpoint. 

Here's the cover to look out for. A brilliant Minnie the Minx illustration by Nigel Parkinson and a logo dripping with red stuff! In the shops now!   

Monday, 13 October 2014

History of Humour

This coming weekend I'll be at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival giving a talk on 100 years of British humour comics. (Actually, it'll be more like 130 years or more , but 100 was a rounder figure.) 

Researching the power point presentation I came to realize that it was more a case of what to leave out, than what to include, but I hope there'll be something in there for everyone. From Funny Folks to Funny Monsters, I'll be covering the history and development of UK funnies from over the years. Although I've done lots of panel discussions over the last 30 years this is my first solo presentation so I'm a bit apprehensive but I hope to see some of you there. Here's the details:

There will also be many more guests at the festival over the weekend of course. A virtual who's who of comics, with many events taking place in Kendal. Here's the guest list:

You can find out all the info on events, ticket prices, venues etc at the festival website here:

Sunday, 12 October 2014

These are the FACTS

Last week I was commissioned to write an article for an issue of Marvel Fact Files magazine, which I really enjoyed doing. I'll tell you more about it in January when the issue I contributed to is published! Meanwhile, here's a photo of some of the recent issues. It's published weekly at £2.99, although I think newsagents now only have it on standing order. (I think comic shops stock it though.) The best way of obtaining it regularly is by subscription from the Eaglemoss website:

Saturday, 11 October 2014

It's Daft week!

There's a few things I've worked on recently that I can't tell you about yet unfortunately but all will be revealed in the near future. Meanwhile, this coming Thursday (Oct.16th) , it's time for the next issue of Doctor Who Magazine to hit the stands. Above is a sneak preview of my Daft Dimension strip for that issue. Don't miss it! £4.99 for 84 pages of Doctor Who news, interviews, reviews, previews, and views! (Plus 12 pages of comic strip, not counting my own.)