Saturday, 20 January 2018

This weekend...

...deadlines beckon, and I'm staying in to draw monsters and... things I can't talk about yet. Can't even give you a clue, sorry. You'll find out what's what in March, but for now, here's a close up of another thing I'm working on today that's not related to the thing I can't talk about. 


Friday, 19 January 2018

Combat Colin's journey through cyberspace

I've just sent all the pages to the printer for Combat Colin No.2. Thanks to the miracle of technology, they've been sent electronically, so no need to parcel up the pages and carry them to the post office like in the old days!

Hopefully the completed comic will be ready by the end of the month, or more realistically early February. I'll announce more info here when it's available to order! 


Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Toxic No.300 is here!

Issue 300 of Egmont's TOXIC is in the shops now. An impressive achievement for a kids' mag to last so long and it's still going strong! It's been a pleasure to have contributed to it since issue No.1 way back in 2002. 
The publishers tend not to make a fuss about such anniversaries, but I think it's worth shouting about so I've posted a piece on my Blimey! blog about it today...
https://lewstringer.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/toxic-reaches-issue-300-today.html

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Toxic No.300 is coming!

Egmont's Toxic magazine reaches its milestone 300th issue this Wednesday. A remarkable achievement for a kids' mag these days. The title began in 2002 and it's been a pleasure to contribute to every issue (apart from about 14 months when it went reprint, but even then they reprinted my material). 

I'll be posting more about Toxic No.300 on the day of publication, but, for now, here's a preview panel from my Team Toxic strip, with the gang having a slap-up feed in their own fashion.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Postman Prat in production (2010)

From 2010, a photo of a page of my original Postman Prat artwork and the colour version I was working on in Photoshop. No, I can't remember what the story was about either. Postman Prat appeared in The Dandy and was a real pleasure to draw. I later wrote episodes as well. He still appears in The Dandy Annual every year, but not next year I'm afraid. 


Saturday, 6 January 2018

Preview: EPIC No.141

Here's a panel from my Hygiene High strip in the next issue of Epic magazine, No.141, on sale in supermarkets and newsagents from this coming Wednesday, 10th January. Script by Niall Murray, artwork by me, published by D.C. Thomson. 




Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Things to come...

A new year sprawling ahead is always unpredictable but here's a few things I can show you that I've worked on and will be arriving over the coming weeks...

January 10th sees the next issue of Epic (No.141) on sale, and the stinky kids of Hygiene High go for a swim! Script by Niall Murray, art by me. (Preview above.)

Comic collector Grumpy McGrumpychops returns in the Team Toxic story for the milestone 300th issue of Toxic, on sale Wednesday 17th January. More on this significant issue soon!

The following issue of Toxic, No.301, introduces the pompous new mayor of Spud City in the Team Toxic strip, and his plans for space!

There'll be no Daft Dimension strip in the next Doctor Who Magazine as it's been squeezed out for space, but it'll be back in the February issue.

Looking further into the year, I've written and drawn a few Keyhole Kate pages for The Dandy Annual 2019, which will be out around August 2018.

In case you missed the news earlier, Combat Colin No.2 is scheduled for late January, collecting the early Combat Colin strips from The Transformers comic of the late 1980s. More info about that here:
http://lewstringercomics.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/preview-combat-colin-no2.html

I've been invited as a guest to five conventions this year, with more to be added soon hopefully. The latest addition is Oldham Comic Con in May. 


BATH COMIC-CON
Saturday 17th March 2018
Bath Pavillion
Bath

To be announced:
24th/25th March 2018
More info soon.


OLDHAM COMIC CON
Saturday 12th May 2018


MACC-POW! No.3
Saturday 23rd June 2018
Macclesfield.


ICE2018 International Comic Expo
Saturday 15th September 2018
Birmingham

More dates added soon.

There's also a few things I can't talk about yet, but when I can, this blog will be the first to announce the news!

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