Monday, 11 September 2017

Leeds Thoughtbubble

It's not long till Leeds Thoughtbubble now. It's Saturday the 23rd of September and Sunday the 24th of September. I'll be at table 85a in the Comixology Tent in Millenium Square. Here's a plan. Please come and say hello.

I'll have 'Volunteers' issue One and the brand new issue Two, all the 'Flying Sausage Academy' series, my 'Japan Sketchbook', 'Corporation Pop' and lots of older comics too. If you are not going to Leeds why not check out my shop? Thanks!

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Passing Trains

A few more panels from 'Volunteers - Issue Three'. I am starting page thirty today.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Gourmet Food Day

Here's a few more panels from 'Volunteers - Issue three'.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Comics for Sale

As it's September here's a reminder that all my comics are for sale at my online website shop and at my Comicsy shop too. Why not have a look, there are loads of them.  Here's a selection of covers.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Two Diesels

Here's another long panel from 'Volunteers - Issue Three'. I've finished twenty nine pages of it now.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Toot! Toot!

Another long panel from 'Volunteers - Issue Three'. I'm up to page twenty eight now.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Little Engine

Here's another long panel from 'Volunteers - Issue Three'.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Bus Garage in the Night

Another panel from 'Volunteers - Issue three'

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Night Train

Another panel from 'Volunteers - Issue Three'.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Carriage at Night

Here's a new panel from 'Volunteers - Issue Three'. I am up to page twenty one now.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

'Volunteers - Issue Two' Now On Sale

My latest comic 'Volunteers - Issue Two' is just back from the printers and is now on sale. It is priced at £4.70 with free postage in the UK (please add £4 to your order for the rest of the world) at my website and at my Comicsy site. It has 36 black and white pages and is halfway between A4 and A5 in size.

This is the second part of my 'Volunteers' series and continues the story set amongst the volunteers at a preserved steam railway. This issue contains romance, intrigue and lots of drawings of trains. Thanks!

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Re:alloted Exhibition at Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

The illustrations I did for my Dad's stories about allotments are up in the allotment themed Re:alloted Exhibition at Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal.  It's on from Fri 28 Jul - Fri 1 Sep.  Here's a couple of the illustrations.

Lawyer in a Tracksuit

Here's another row of panels from 'Volunteers - Issue Three'. Issue Two should be back from the printers on the 1st of August, so then I'll get it on sale.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Robert Wells - Back, Sack & Crack (& Brain)

 I really enjoyed Robert Wells new graphic novel 'Back, Sack & Crack (& Brain) which has just come out. I leant it my brother, who doesn't read a lot of comics, and he really liked it too.

 As it says on the cover it is 'a rather graphic novel about living with embarassing health problems'. Robert has lots of awful problems and chronic pains with his balls, his digestion and his back and unsurprisingly gets really depressed at times as he tries to deal with them. He has terrible trouble trying to find out what is wrong with him. He goes to see loads of doctors and specialists and they all treat him very differently, some don't believe him at all and think he's making the whole thing up. Others give him perscriptions for many different drugs or send him for operations, some of which seem to make things worse.
It is written with a great sense of humour and is very funny, even though it has the most drawings of balls and the most and harshest descriptions of chronic ball pain I have seen in a comic.

I really liked it, very highly recommended. It is the best comic I have read so far this year.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

'Click Click Click Click'

Here's a big panel from 'Volunteers - Issue Three'. I've had to get a new computer this week as my old one died, but things are working again now.

Film Festival

Here's another row of panels from 'Volunteers - Issue Three'.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Covers for 'Volunteers - Issue Two'

Here's the front and back covers for 'Volunteers - Issue Two'. It's at the printers now.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

'Volunteers 2'

I'm getting 'Volunteers 2' ready for printing this week. I've scanned and cleaned all the pages, so today's job is doing the front and back covers. Here's a page I like from the comic.

Sunday, 2 July 2017


Crowds are coming to a special event in 'Volunteers - Issue Three'. If it stops raining today I'll go down to the photocopiers to start the process of getting 'Volunteers - Issue Two' ready for printing. I want to have it on sale before ThoughtBubble, but that should be easy.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Sunday, 25 June 2017

'What do you Reckon, Mark?'

More panels from 'Volunteers - Issue Three'.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Train in the Woods

Here's a panel from the first page of 'Volunteers - Issue Three'.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Japan Sketchbook Pages

As it's Japanese season on BBC4 at the moment here's a few different pages from my Japan Sketchbook that I drew in January and February this year. It's still on sale at my website if you would like a copy.

Monday, 12 June 2017

'Hi Sally!'

More from 'Volunteers - Issue Two'.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Engine with Signals

More from 'Volunteers - Issue Two'.

Monday, 5 June 2017

'What's On Your Butties, Mark?'

More from 'Volunteers - Issue Two'.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

'How's the Campaign Going?'

Here's some more panels from 'Volunteers - Issue Two'.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Panels from 'Volunteers - Issue Two'

Here's some panels from 'Volunteers - Issue Two'. I'm up to about twenty eight pages.

Friday, 12 May 2017

'Volunteers - Issue One' Now on Sale

My new comic 'Volunteers - Issue One' is just back from the printers and is now on sale at my website and at my Comicsy site. It is 36 pages, black and white, sized halfway between A4 and A5. It is priced at £4.70 with free postage in the UK.

For overseas sales please visit my website shop and click the add postage button at the top of the page, it is £4 postage for how ever many comics you buy so why not buy a few to make it worth while.

This is the first part of my new comics series set amongst the volunteers on a preserved steam railway. I think it will have three volumes in total. Here's the first three pages so you can have a look. Thanks!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Comic Pop Up Shop in Brighton - Saturday 13th May

Simon Russell is running a pop up comic shop in Brighton this Saturday. Here's the website. It's a great idea and he is kindly selling some of my comics along with work from loads of other creators. He will have some copies of 'Corporation Pop', 'Ragnar the Cheesemonger' and 'Flying Sausage Academy 1'. Why not go along if you live anywhere near Brighton, there are lots of things happening on the day too.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Covers for 'Volunteers - issue One'

Here's the front and back covers for my latest comic, 'Volunteers - issue one'. I'm sending it off to the printers today. This is the first thirty six pages of my new story. I think it will have three parts.