Thursday, 29 May 2008
Monday, 26 May 2008
I'm still in the process of rolling out Part 7 and Dear Robert and Partner to retailers. In the meantime, you can order copies directly from here by visiting the Shop or by other methods. Contact me directly for details.
Monday, 19 May 2008
Friday, 16 May 2008
What I feel is the most impressive thing about The Girly Comic is that it has been running for as long as it has and still maintains a high quality. I picked up a copy of number 17 at Bristol, as usual, and, after reading it last night, enjoyed it a lot, as usual. Its only downfall might be that we all start taking it for granted.
If anything, issue 17 is an improvement. Regular features Spacegirl by Motodraconis and the strips by Lee Kennedy seem to be getting better. However, one off Sisters of The Head written by Daniel O'Mahoney and illustrated by Terry Wiley is a particular stand out. Seeing Terry back in The Girly Comic anthology feels a bit like when a Brian Bolland Judge Dredd story used to appear in 2000 AD; It didn't happen as often as you would have liked but you knew that 2000 AD was the only place that you could guarantee this was going to happen.
Publishers Selina Lock and Jay Eales are rolling out all the strips that have appeared in The Girly Comic and guy equivalent, Violent, onto their website. There is some good stuff there. I recommend that you take a look.
Thursday, 15 May 2008
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
Undoubtedly, Crazy Pants is a lovely looking comic containing great artwork, excellently reproduced, usually with some toning at least and often in colour. How they managed to do all of this, along with the free editions, and charge just £2.50, I would love to know. Some strips, such as Wong-Tong work as intriguing and visually impressive openers to longer stories whilst others, such as Over-Reacto, are entertaining tales in their own right. What I find particularly compelling is the dynamic between the two Peters. At least one strip is obviously a jam but others look to me like they've helped each other out with the art, the story or both. The result is a comic greater than the sum of its parts by two very accomplished writers and artists.
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Monday, 12 May 2008
As regular visitors to this website will know, West creators Andrew Cheverton and Tim Keable have been my convention-table buddies for the last few years. However, just because we are friends it doesn’t mean that I am only just saying what a good comic West always is. Its considered dialogue, beautiful pacing and classic artwork make it not just a necessity for those with an inclination towards good westerns but also for anyone who likes good comics. Highly recommend by everyone here at pbrainey.
Thursday, 8 May 2008
Monday, 5 May 2008
You can buy a copy directly from me using the Paypal button at pbrainey (non UK residents, please visit The Shop for your button). The price includes postage to the UK. Alternatively, you can contact me directly for details on how to order a copy via the post. It will be rolled out to retailers, such as OK Comics in Leeds and GOSH in London, over the next fortnight or so. I will also be selling copies at this year's Comics Expo event in Bristol on May 10th and 11th.
Saturday, 3 May 2008
If you're new to There's No Time Like The Present and feel a little bit interested then you can sample the opening pages for free here. If you like what you see then parts 1 to 6 are kept in print and can be ordered from The Shop. You can even subscribe if you want to ensure that you don't miss an issue (the free copy of Dear Robert and Partner offer is now closed, I'm afraid.)