Thursday, 22 October 2020

TIME PANTS!

What happens when mad scientist Black Hole Bert gives Postman Prat a pair of Time Pants to help him deliver his letters on time? Find out in The Dandy Annual 2021.

This is just one of four double page Postman Prat stories I did for the book, plus eight Keyhole Kate mini-strips. Cheer yourselves up this winter with the latest annuals, in the shops now!

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Terry Knowle, - Telly Knowall

Here's a strip of mine you may not have seen before. Terry Knowle, Telly Knowall was a one-off character I created in 1996. His only appearance was in the back of a Combat Colin special I self-published that year. 

If you're familiar with 1960s British television shows you might recognise a few faces. If not, you'll probably get the joke anyway 'cos it's not that subtle. :)

As always, click / tap on the image to see it full size. 


Saturday, 17 October 2020

HALLOWEEN-O!

Here's a quick glmpse at my next Ellis's Great Escapes strip, which will be in the Halloween edition of the Beano. See the full story and loads of other spooky strips in Beano No.4058, on sale Wednesday 21st October. 

Here's the cover to look out for, drawn by Nigel Parkinson... 

 

Friday, 16 October 2020

Beano strips - free to read!

The Beano have made a load of their old mini-strips free to read on their official website. It includes several Rasher strips I did for the comic a few years ago. (I always enjoyed doing those.)

Follow this link to see one of the strips and explore the page when you get there to see more:

https://www.beano.com/posts/rasher-new-diet 

 

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Clowning Around

As I mentioned a while ago I was asked to draw a clown for a new illustrated book and the book is now in print. Circus De Niro is written by Michael Powell with artwork by Phil Elliott, with bonus illustrations of the circus performers at the back of the book by Paul Grist, Robert Wells, and me. (My illustration was coloured by Phil Elliott.)


Circus De Niro tells the story of Edgar and Elsa, two twins who escape the sinister grip of their father to discover a strange new world. Not a comic, but an illustrated story, it features some of Phil's best artwork to date, showing his mastery of black and white illustation. You may remember Phil Elliott's work from the days of Escape comic in the 1980s. He's been in the business a long time and has honed his craft. Here's an example of his work in the book:

To buy a copy of the book, contact Phil via his Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/phil.elliott.589/

...or e-mail him directly at phil@elliott-design.com 

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Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Beano No.4057 preview

Here's a preview of my contribution to this week's Beano. It's a panel from the latest Ellis's Great Escapes strip (script, art, colouring and sfx lettering by me). The comic will be in the shops on Wednesday 14th October. 

It also includes loads of other strips of course from today's top cartoonists. Here's the cover to look out for by Nigel Parkinson...

Monday, 12 October 2020

The Daleks are back!


The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine cover features the invaders from Skaro, relating to the launch of the new Daleks! CGI series coming to YouTube next month. 

If you want to see a trailer it's here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaEvHnMPeH4

Other contents include the next comic strip chapter of Monstrous Beauty by Scott Gray and John Ross, a feature on Doctor Who Annuals and much more...

...including another Daft Dimension strip from me. Naturally, with this issue's Dalek-centric features I couldn't resist putting Daft Daleks into my strip, which also has an appropriate Halloween theme.

The official BBC Doctor Who Magazine No.557 will be in shops on Thursday 15th October. Accept no inferior imitations or you will be exterminated!