Wednesday, 21 January 2009

The Two Cartoonist Rule

There I was, yesterday, happily reading this interview with Darryl Cunningham on the Forbidden Planet Blog, thinking to myself, "I'm going to save that picture (low res version below) and use it as my wallpaper for a while", when in response to a question about what comics he's been enjoying recently he responds, "At Caption I picked up copies of Paul Rainey's There’s No Time Like The Present. This is an ongoing series which I can’t believe doesn’t get more attention. It’s wonderfully drawn. It has rich characterisation. It’s funny and has an intriguing plot. It’s domestic and naturalistic in its style, but it also has a surreal science fiction edge. Imagine a well-written comedy-drama, set in modern Britain, where people from the future are inserting themselves into our society by setting up businesses. The BBC should snap this up."
Another cartoonist, Rob Jackson, whose work I also enjoy, wrote about TNTLTP part 8 back in November. "There’s No Time Like the Present Part 8 is another excellent read in this series." As you know, one cartoonist can be wrong but two? It's impossible. So, why not visit The Shop and buy a copy.


Thursday, 15 January 2009

Thomas Wogan is Dead

I really enjoyed Dave Hughes new comic, Thomas Wogan is Dead. It's the story of a group of animals, including human Thomas Wogan, sitting in the after life's waiting room. It's funny, charming and perfectly paced. In fact, I kept imagining it as a Wallace and Gromit film except with more subversive content and not as many chase sequences. I don't know if Dave has a website but you can email him for details here.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Daily Tingley

My friend in comics, Richard Tingley, has returned to producing a regular diary comic strip. He started the current wave on his website January 1st and is posting a new entry every week day. Richard's strips are always upbeat and never fail to make me smile.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year

I thought I would take the start of a new year as the opportunity to regularly post something new to pbrainey again. On Monday 5th January I will post the first page to Goddard & Prisk are Now Investigators of the Paranormal. The strip will run for six weeks with a new page appearing every Monday. So, see you then hopefully.