Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Painting to Music

I was doing some painting to music yesterday. It is a nice fun thing to do. I did a night course in it once at Manchester Uni, 'Chinese Painting to Music' which was great. You need music without many words and a load of paper in big long strips (scroll style). Get some nice black ink, water and a bunch of different brushes, pens, sticks etc.

 Gone a bit Jackson Pollock here.

It was a lot of fun. I am not doing these for any reason except that I enjoyed it. Doesn't even matter how they come out. I like Aphex Twin as the music.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Thessaloniki Holiday

I've just got back from a little holiday in Thessaloniki. It's a very nice place. I was meaning to do some drawing while I was there but in the end all I drew was this Ancient Greek statue from the Archaeological Museum that made me laugh.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Review of 'Volunteers'

Here's a new review of my 'Volunteers' series from Rob Clough at his High-Low site. Thanks Rob! They are all on sale at my website.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

'Volunteers - Issue Three' Now on Sale

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

This is the final part of my series set amongst the volunteers at a preserved steam railway. Thanks!

New Story Part Four

Here's the fourth and final part of this little story.

New Story Part Three

Here's the next two pages of this new short story.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

New Story Part Two

Here's a couple more pages of this story. I'll carry it on for a bit and see what happens.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

New Story

Here's the first two pages of a new story.

Monday, 16 October 2017

'We Work in the Warm Arts'

Here's a four page story I drew last Wednesday to play around with my coloured pencils.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Proof Copy of 'Volunteers - Issue Three'

I got the proof copy of 'Volunteers - Issue Three' back from the printers today. Everything looks fine so it won't be long now till it comes out.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Train Drawing

For some reason I drew this 'Rat Fink'-esque train drawing this afternoon. Next person to buy a Volunteers can have it for free. Here's my website.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Train Painting

Here's a train painting I did yesterday, I'll give it to the next person who buys a copy of 'Volunteers'. Here's my website shop. Cheers!

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Front and Back Covers for 'Volunteers - Three'

Here's the front and back covers for 'Volunteers - Issue three'. It's all done now so I'm going to send it to the printers this week.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Leeds Thoughtbubble 2017

I was at Leeds Thoughbubble this weekend. I did better than the last time I went. I made back my travel and expenses, but I did not make my table back. It was great to catch up with everybody, I'd not seen a lot of people for nearly two years. 

Though there were loads of attendees walking past, very few people opened my comics to have a look. I think I get more people reading them at Sheffield Zine Fest than I did here, even though the crowd is so much bigger.

Here's my haul of bought and traded comics, I'll read them soon. Thanks everyone who bought something or traded!

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.