You wait ages for a new comic written by Andrew Cheverton and then two come along at once. Sometimes, when I write these You Like Good Things, Right? bits, I wonder if you think that I'm being deliberately obscure by talking about comics you are usually unable to buy from a comics shop but I sincerely believe that self-published comics is where it's at these days. Cheverton is, I think, one of the best comic writers around at the moment and it's probably this ability that attracts such strong artists to work with him. In West: Autumn Dusk it's the always excellent Tim Keable and in The Whale House it's the accomplished Chris Doherty. If you're looking for a hint of how good he can be, then check out the West backup I drew that appeared in issue three of Thunder Brother: Soap Division. Anyway, copies of West: Autumn Dusk and The Whale House 2 can be bought from the Angry Candy website.
Saturday, 18 May 2013
Friday, 17 May 2013
John Maybury's erotic sci-fi comic, Space Babe 113, has always been good looking but this new issue, titled The Knights of Mars Episode One: Tan, looks the best it's ever been. The full-colour reproduction really suits John's deceptively simple art style. The new issue is a really nice product to read, look at, handle and just, you know, hang out with.
Monday, 13 May 2013
The fifth issue of Thunder Brother: Soap Division is available to order from my shop now. Just like the previous four issues, copies of which are still available to buy, it features a complete Thunder Brother: Soap Division episode, Mind Your Language, plus rare and previously unseen comics...
- Too hot for Shakespeare! XXIII, my comic strip interpretation of William Shakespeare's Sonnet 23.
Each issue of Thunder Brother: Soap Division is 24 pages long, is full colour throughout and costs only £3! (Price includes free P&P to the UK.) Please click the Paypal button below or contact me for alternative methods of payment. International customers, please visit my online shop.
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Thursday, 9 May 2013
I will be exhibiting at this weekend's Bristol Comics Expo in, well, Bristol. I will be sharing the table space with my good friend Peet Clack and selling copies of my comic Thunder Brother: Soap Division, including the all new issue 5. If you're in the area, please pop by and say hello, but be aware that Peet and I are only exhibiting there on the Saturday.
Sunday, 5 May 2013
Thursday, 2 May 2013
David O'Connell's Tozo is undoubtedly intricately drawn. There are pages in it that I could gaze at for hours. I recently picked up issue 5 (earlier cover reproduced below) and used it as an opportunity to re-read the entire series so far. What impressed me about reading this comic series years-in-the-making up to this point is how David has played the long game. As well as being beautiful to look at, it's also a totally satisfying read filled with rewards on several levels.