Friday, 15 August 2014

'Corporation Pop' Part Four

I've started drawing part four of 'Corporation Pop'. The first two parts are in the two RhiZome anthologies. I'll finish the story and then think what to do with it, I might bring it out as a book or as a few little comics, or continue it in more RhiZome issues.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Rob Clough Reviews 'Slaves of the Megapode II and III'

Rob Clough updated his post before on his High Low blog now he has read 'Slaves of the Megapode II and III'. He added-

UPDATE 8/11: I just got the second and third issues of Slaves of the Megapode, and what's interesting about it is just how closely it actually wound up hewing to police procedural shows. The comic isn't so much about the supernatural as it is about narcotics, government corruption, conspiracy and murder. At the same time, this comic kept getting funnier despite staying firmly within its own world and rules. This may be my favorite Jackson comic ever.

Thanks Rob! 

Friday, 8 August 2014

Review of 'Slaves of the Megapode I' and 'RhiZome 2'

Rob Clough has reviewed the first 'Slaves of the Megapode' and 'RhiZome 2' on his blog today. Thanks Rob! All three issues of 'Slaves of the Megapode' and both issues of 'RhiZome' are for sale at my website.

Monday, 4 August 2014

John Robbins - Unlucky Unlikely

I hadn't read a new comic for a few months so I was very pleased to get John Robbins new book. It's a proper 76 page book published by Phil Barrett's Black Shapes Books. You can buy it here.

It's a collection of the Tom Bennett stories from 'Curtains', 'The Well Below' and 'Inside Outsiders' so I'd read some of it before, but there's new chapters too and it is all repositioned and makes more of a single storyline. Putting all the stories together in a book makes it more dark and disturbing, but also funnier, with running jokes. I really liked it. It's probably John's best work and would be a great introduction to his comics if you'd never read any before.

Forty-something Tom Bennett meets a woman he used to fancy at school, a child has gone missing in Dublin and there's a death in the family. Tom tries to deal with his mother and make women see him as a sexual being. His habit of speaking lines from films and poems at exactly the wrong moment will get him into trouble.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

'Shrieking Violet' Issue 23 Out Now

Issue 23 of the long running zine 'Shrieking Violet' is out now. My comic story 'Knott End' is in it, and Kyle Baddeley-Read (co-editor of RhiZome) has a story in it as well. It's on sale at Piccadilly Records and the Cornerhouse for £2 or you can read it online on the Shrieking Violet blog here.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Comics For Sale

There's lots of recent comics for sale in my website shop. There's the 'Slaves of the Megapode' series, volumes one to three (my Roman detective series, now finished with volume three),  'RhiZome' volumes one and two (me and Kyle's co-edited weird science fiction and fantasy anthology), 'A Handful of Groats' (my medieval comedy spaghetti western) and 'The Storytellers' (my first book with a spine, and my family history). Why not have a look? Thanks!

'RhiZome' volumes one and two are also now available to buy at 'Head in the Clouds' the Norwich based original head shop.  Why not pop in if you are in Norwich?

Monday, 21 July 2014

'Slaves of the Megapode III' Review

Here's a very nice review of 'Slaves of the Megapode III' from the Forbidden Planet Blog. Thanks Richard! The whole series is for sale at my website.