I've been interviewed by Tom Mortimer for the Dirty Rotten Comics website. In it I talk about There's No Time Like The Present, Why Don't You Love Me and my despondency with the current comic convention scene. You can read the entire interview here.
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Volume 21 of on-line comic, ACES Weekly, is now complete and with it the opening run of my current big comic-strip project, Why Don't You Love Me. All twenty-one episodes, spread over the seven issues, can now be streamed in one go from here.
I'm delighted to announce that the next run of Why Don't You Love Me has been scheduled to be appear in Volume 23 of ACES Weekly beginning on July 18th. I hope to see you there.
In the meantime, here's the second episode as a teaser for you.
Monday, 18 April 2016
I understand that There's No Time Like The Present is listed in Diamond Distributors current Previews catalogue in the UK section. If you haven't got a copy of my graphic novel yet, it would be brilliant if you ordered it through your local comic or book shop. Perhaps they'll order one or more copies for the shelves if you do.
Saturday, 9 April 2016
You probably noticed that over recent weeks, I have been posting daily updates to my website called Hasty Comics. I've been feeling particularly fertile creatively this year so far and eager to share some of these swiftly drawn comic-strips from my sketchbook with you here. I've not been entirely sure that this is the best place to share them given that, often, Hasty Comics are quickly drawn ideas that may, at a later date, be used as fodder for something I make that's more substantial. Also, part of the point of this website is for it to be a more definitive repository of my work that people can refer to if necessary. So, I've decided to reign in the experiment which saw me posting a new cartoon or comic-strip everyday.
This doesn't mean that this is the end of you seeing Hasty Comics. Often I draw something that feels particularly in tune with the Zeitgeist and so keeping it hidden away in my sketchbook seems a waste. However, on these occasions, I will post these strips to my Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook pages (links below) and not to here.
My Hasty Comics are drawn in a notebook I bought for £3 from The Works. It is not a proper sketchbook, the paper is porous, but I'm really enjoying drawing in it, just the same. When the book is filled up, I'm considering how to make it available for people to read in one go. Perhaps I'll dump it on-line somewhere or self-publish it. I'll let you know what I decide.
Sunday, 13 March 2016
For the last year, I've been working on my current big comic-strip project, Why Don't You Love Me? If you live in Milton Keynes, you may have seen the original artwork for the opening pages appear as part of the MK Calling exhibition at the MK Gallery last year. Now, the first twenty-one episodes are being serialised in Volume 21 of on-line comic, ACES Weekly, beginning Monday March 14th and running for seven weeks.
ACES Weekly is a digital comic edited by David Lloyd, the co-creator and artist on one of the most influential books of the last fifty years, V For Vendetta. It's incredible to me to think that the artist who also drew Night Raven and those Cybermen strips for Doctor Who Weekly during my childhood has asked me to contribute to his comic.
I am very excited about the opening episodes of Why Don't You Love Me being made available for readers of ACES Weekly. I'm reticent to say too much about the strip in case I undermine it in some way but each episode is a page long and be readable on their own but they, in turn, should ultimately lock together to form a cohesive whole.
Above is the very first episode.