Tuesday, 21 March 2017

'Flying Sausage Academy' Reviews

Optical Sloth is reviewing all the rest of my 'Flying Sausage Academy' series.

Here's a new review of 'Flying Sausage Academy 2' from Optical Sloth. Thanks Kevin!

Here's a new review of 'Flying Sausage Academy 3'

Here's a new review of 'Flying Sausage Academy 4' 

I'll have all the issues for sale at Sheffield RobotCon on Saturday or you can buy the whole series from my website.

RobotCon Sheffield on Saturday


I'll be at RobotCon in Sheffield on Saturday at the Millenium Gallery in the city centre. I'll have lots of comics with me, such as 'Ragnar the Cheesemonger', all four issues of 'Flying Sausage Academy', 'RhiZome' and my new 'Japan' sketchbook. Why not come along if you live nearby, it was a really good show last year.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Nekojiro - Nekojiro Udon 1


This is the last of the manga books I bought on holiday. I remembered Nekojiro from 'Secret Comics Japan' or 'Sake Jock', one of those early books of underground Japanese comics. Do you remember when that was the only way to see any weird manga? This collection has the story from there, the one where they hold a court to judge insects in their backyard. The other stories are all different types, a lot are dark, weird or philosophical. The stories usually star the brother and sister cats. They can be cruel, but they are cats after all.


Here's a double page from a story about priests trying to convert the cats, but they are not keen.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Talking on the Train


There's a lot of talking in my new comic.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Matsumoto Taiyou - No. 5 Volume 1

 This is a very fancy manga from Matsumoto Taiyou. It has lots of colour dustjackets and fold out paintings. It's about a group of global security masters who are protecting the world. One of them goes rogue so the others decide whether to kill them or what else to do. It's a lovely looking book so well worth buying for the artwork, as always with Matsumoto. This was the hardest of my manga purchases to follow so I didn't understand the story properly, the first two came out in English but they never finished the series which is a shame.

 It is full of drawings of animals, nearly every page has at least a few.

 There's a lot of violent fights in some sections as the masters try to kill each other with assassins or by battling in the thick dark forests.
There is a very fancy colour fold out painting at the back of the book, with a lot more animals.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Illustrations






I've been drawing a load of illustrations for my Dad's new longer allotment story. Here's half of them. I hope he likes them.

Wagon and Signal Box


Another panel from my new comic.