Friday, 24 February 2017

Day of the Trolls!

Here's a quick glimpse of my next Team Toxic strip, entitled Day of the Trolls! yes, Techno Troll is back and he's invaded the surface world. 

Can Team Toxic stop him? Most likely, but how? Find out in Toxic No.285, on sale from newsagents and supermarkets from March 1st!

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Free Trump!

I usually write my own material but Beano editor John Anderson wrote the one for this week's Pup Parade as he wanted it to relate to the free gift of a Top Trumps card featuring the pups. I've always liked strips that tied in with the free gift so it was good fun to draw. It's right up the front of the comic on page 2 too, which is nice.

This week's issue also has another Ivy the Terrible strip written and drawn by me. I'm really enjoying being back on the Beano again! 

Sunday, 19 February 2017

New event, and updated convention list

Another one for my "tour dates" :). I'm very happy to announce that I'll be a guest at ROBOT: ILLUSTRATION AND CREATIVE ARTS CONVENTION on 25th March in Sheffield, along with my comic pals Bambos Georgiou, Fiona Stephenson, David Leach, Mychailo Kazybrid, and more! This is a new event for me and it sounds very interesting. I'll be bringing along my Brickman and Derek the Troll comics, plus sketching for attendees. Looking forward to attending and seeing some of you there I hope. More info at this link:

http://www.robotcon.co.uk


Here's my complete convention schedule for 2017. The three marked 'T.B.A.' are to be announced later. Hopefully I'll see you at one or two!

ROBOT: ILLUSTRATION AND CREATIVE ARTS CONVENTION
25th March 2017
The Millenium Gallery,
Sheffield
http://www.robotcon.co.uk


STOKE-CON-TRENT
9th April 2017
Staffordshire University,
Leek Road,
Stoke On Trent,
Staffordshire
http://stokecontrent.co.uk


ENNISKILLEN COMIC FEST
5th and 6th May 2017
Enniskillen,
N. Ireland
https://www.facebook.com/Enniskillen-Comic-Fest-1030761763641321/


INTERNATIONAL COMIC EXPO (ICE) - BRIGHTON
10th June 2017
Hilton Metropole,
Brighton
https://brightoncomicexpo.wordpress.com


T.B.A:
25th/26th June 2017
More info soon.


T.B.A.:
1st July 2017
More info soon.


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


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.
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/


T.B.A.
25th/26th November 2017
More Info soon.

Friday, 17 February 2017

See you at Stoke-Con-Trent!

I'm pleased to say that I'll be a guest at Stoke-Con-Trent again this April. I was there last year and the hospitality and organisation was great, and there was a good crowd of friendly attendees, so I'm looking forward to returning.

Stoke-Con-Trent is a convention that has actors and comic creators on its guest list but there's a nice equal balance to it. I'll be sketching and signing comics so come along and say hello. To find out more about the event, visit their website here:
http://stokecontrent.co.uk


My 2017 convention schedule so far. Hopefully I'll see you at one or two!

STOKE-CON-TRENT
9th April 2017
Staffordshire University,
Leek Road,
Stoke On Trent,
Staffordshire
http://stokecontrent.co.uk

ENNISKILLEN COMIC FEST
5th and 6th May 2017
Enniskillen,
N. Ireland
https://www.facebook.com/Enniskillen-Comic-Fest-1030761763641321/

INTERNATIONAL COMIC EXPO (ICE) - BRIGHTON
10th June 2017
Hilton Metropole,
Brighton
https://brightoncomicexpo.wordpress.com

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

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/



MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Lakes International Comic Art Festival

I'm pleased to be able to announce another convention date for this year. I'll be a guest at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal (13th to 15th October 2017) along with people of incredible talent such as Sergio Aragon├ęs, Stan Sakai, Brendan McCarthy, Emma Vieceli, Sean Phillips and many more. Hope to see you there! More info at the link...
https://www.comicartfestival.com

I was a guest at the Festival three years ago too, and was impressed with how well organised it was, and how it covered a wide variety of comic styles. I'm very much looking forward to returning in October!

My convention dates for this year so far. (Four more to be announced as soon as the official sites release the info.) Hope to see you at some of these venues!

ENNISKILLEN COMIC FEST
5th and 6th May 2017
Enniskillen,
N. Ireland
https://www.facebook.com/Enniskillen-Comic-Fest-1030761763641321/

INTERNATIONAL COMIC EXPO (ICE) - BRIGHTON
10th June 2017
Hilton Metropole,
Brighton
https://brightoncomicexpo.wordpress.com

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

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/


MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Valentine's Day Thug

Here's the Tom Thug strip I did for the Valentines Day edition of Buster way back in 1991. In hindsight I can see all the flaws in my style now, and I wish I had access to computer colouring in those days as I was never really comfortable with colouring with a brush. Nevertheless, Tom proved to be a popular strip in the comic so what do I know? Script, art, colours by me, lettering by Jack Potter.

Wishing a Happy Valentines Day to those of you in a relationship and a Happy Independence Day to those of us who are single! ;-) 

Monday, 13 February 2017

Convention timetable shaping up

I've been in discussions with three convention organisers this morning and will be announcing more con dates soon. I'm pleased to say I'll be attending 10 events so far in 2017, all over England, (and one, I've already announced, in Northern Ireland for the Enniskillen Comic Fest). 

I'll be doing at least one a month from April through to November, with the exception (so far) of August. More news soon.