Thursday, 30 July 2009

Book of Lists at Collaberama

I am exhibiting at this Saturday's Collaberama where Book of Lists will be making its exhibition premier. The event starts at 11 AM at The Millar pub close to London Bridge and is part of The Alternative Press festival currently taking place in the capital. As well as small pressers exhibiting their wears, Collaberama is a day of activities where visitors and exhibiters are encouraged to collaborate on creative activities together. Speaking for myself, the reason I write, draw and publish my own comics is that I am a control freak who doesn't like working with other people. So, if you're in the area, please pop by, even if it's only to see how long it is before I start shouting at very nice people because they've drawn something wrong.


Wednesday, 29 July 2009


Just because I've been busy with the actual reality version of Book of Lists, it doesn't mean that I've forgotten about There's No Time Like The Present. No siree bob! Work continues on part 10, about which I'll have news for you soon. In the meantime, Richard Bruton writes a review of part 9 for the Forbidden Planet blog. "It’s so rare in comics to see such issues dealt with, we’re far too concerned with the wonder of youth to really concern ourselves with the end of lives. But it’s something Rainey does very well, with a complexity and realism that never allows us to see these characters as an old stereotype." All nine parts of There's No Time Like The Present are still in print and can be ordered from The Shop.


Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Book of Lists is go Go GO!

Suicidal birds. Edible guitars. Licky dogs. Smelly saddles. Selective helloers. These are just some of the real events from my life which I have ordered into lists and then drawn up as comic strips. Now available to buy, Pbrainey's Book of Lists collects over fifty of the popular internet strips in actual reality book form. Copies can be ordered using Paypal from my website, or contact me here for alternative methods. 112 pages in full colour for £10.95. (Price includes post and packing to UK. International customers please visit The Shop for your button).


Financial Assistance is acknowledged from Arts Gateway MK.

Monday, 20 July 2009


The third issue of one of my favourite comics, Rol Hirst's PJANG, is out now. This issue features art by Andrew Cheverton, Nigel Lowrey and Dave Metcalfe and is, according to Rol, the best yet. Copies can be ordered from here.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Book of Lists Ad

Here's an ad I've put together promoting the actual reality Book of Lists book. Pretty good, isn't it? I imagine it'll appear in the next issue of There's No Time Like The Present or be printed up as a leaflet to annoy visitors with at events. Meanwhile, the book itself is scheduled to be dispatched from the printers on July 22nd and, barring some unforeseen catastrophe, will be available to buy a day or two after. Watch here for updates.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Book of Lists Cover

I have just approved the cover to the actual reality Book of Lists book with the printers. This has got me so excited that I've decided to share the finished cover art with you today. I hope you like it.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

The Pasty Anthology and Other Cool Comics I Own

Rob Jackson's Pasty Anthology arrived in the post yesterday. It features contributions from some of the best small press creators about at the moment including Francesca Cassavetti, Jim Medway and, of course, Rob. And the theme? Greggs Parties, of course. If you're interested, copies can be ordered from here. I also picked up a bunch of great comics at the LUC @ 176 event last week. I wanted to give them all a special mention but I haven't had the time to do that. Instead, here's a list of what I got accompanied by a lame photo.
The very funny Schmurgen's Uncompromising Comic!
Rocket Science
featuring contributions by Gavin Burrows and Ralph Kidson
The dreamlike Bloc by Oli Smith and Oliver Lambden
Necessary Monsters number 4 by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey and Sean Azzopardi
At last! The reason why women love shoes so much! Sole Searching by Francesca Cassavetti
The Rule of Death 1 by Douglas Noble and Daniel Merlin Goodbrey
A Music Paper by Alistair Maceachern
Los Astrochicos by Camilla Torre Notari
and Andy Bleck's Abstract Comics

Friday, 3 July 2009

Dalek Invasion of Milton Keynes

Here's an illustration called Dalek Invasion of Milton Keynes I did for Darryl Cunningham's new blog, Exdrawminate. On Exdrawminate, cartoonists and comic artists get to contribute their illustrations of daleks which are nearly always imaginative and witty. My drawing didn't turn out as well as I had hoped as I drew it on a really hot day earlier this week and the paper kept sticking to my arm.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Pbrainey on the Radio

I recently did an interview with Alex Frith where I talked about my comics including There's No Time Like The Present. Alex is good, very good, but I think I was over excited because of the attention I was getting. You can listen to it on Resonance 104.4 FM in London or streamed here. Alex will also podcast it here.