Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Actual Version of Dear Robert


I am currently putting the finishing touches to a printed version of my strip Dear Robert and Partner. The actual reality copy will include behind the scenes extras and a new colour cover. My intention, in addition to selling it from here and at events, is to send a free copy out to subscribers to There's No Time Like The Present with number seven to thank them for their patience between issues. I'll let you know when it's ready but, if you would like a free copy, now is a good time to go to the Shop and subscribe to TNTLTP before they are both available.



Saturday, 12 April 2008

Part 7 of There's No Time Like The Present; Nearly There...


Not a dream! Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story! Part 7 of There's No Time Like The Present is finished. Eighteen months in the making, part 7 took so long because of a couple of side projects and other distractions. It will be another fortnight or so before it is available to buy as I have the preparation and printing to do yet but, in the meantime, here is the cover in glorious black and white for you to look at.

Monday, 7 April 2008

I am Fiction

Thanks to Martin Shipp for making me aware of this, a review of the novel London and The South-East by David Szalay for the Independent. It starts, "Paul Rainey, 40, is in sales" and continues, "When Paul isn't trying to sell thin air, he's smoking too much, drinking too much, eyeing a barmaid on whom he has a childish crush, or conducting meaningless banter with colleagues". I have spent my entire adult life trying to prove that I am not a fictional character and now this ruins everything. I've been trying to talk about how this makes me feel with my friends Albert Steptoe, Brian the Snail and Harry Potter but they all think I'm over reacting.

pbrainey