Thursday, 13 December 2018

In the shops now!

As well as The Daft Dimension in Doctor Who Magazine No.533 (mentioned the other day) I also have two other strips in print this week. 

There's Team Toxic in Victory or Defeat in the latest issue of Toxic (No.315) in which the now-powerless Team must somehow defeat an invasion of their greatest villains!

Then there's a new Hygiene High story in Epic No.154, written by Niall Murray, drawn by me, which sees the stinky kids in a school dancing competition! 

Toxic, Epic, and Doctor Who Magazine are all available from newsagents and supermarkets across the UK. 


Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Thanks, Phil!

My thanks to Phil Boyce for his glowing review of Combat Colin No.3. 

"40 pages of mirth and guaranteed laugh-out-loud moments throughout, it's a bargain at only £3.50 and it brought back many happy memories of reading these strips every week in the pages of Marvel UK's Transformers, after Colin had made the transition from their cancelled Action Force title."

You can read his full review over on his Oink! Blog and Beyond site:
http://the-oink-blog.blogspot.com/2018/12/combat-colin-3-continuing-lewniverse.html

...and if you're intrigued enough to buy a copy you can order one from me here:
http://lewstringer.com/page7.htm



Sunday, 9 December 2018

Christmas Doctor Who!

There will be a Christmas episode of Doctor Who after all this year! 

Well, as a comic strip anyway, not on TV. The next issue of Doctor Who Magazine features the regular Daft Dimension strip from me, and this time I decided to have the Doctor, Yaz, Ryan, and Graham celebrating Christmas Day! (There's a snippet from one panel above.)

See the full strip, and more in Doctor Who Magazine No.533, on sale Thursday 13th December!

The current season of Doctor Who concludes tonight on BBC One, and will be off our screens until the special on New Year's Day. 

Monday, 3 December 2018

Derek the Troll and the Christmas GOOF!

The Christmas issue of digital comic Goof! is now available, and I've done a seasonal Derek the Troll episode for it. 

As Derek's adventures are set in pre-history I couldn't do a Christmas story as such of course, but it does feature some festive elements and a winter setting. After all, I couldn't resist putting snow on the logo could I?

You can read more about Goof! on my other blog here:
https://lewstringer.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-christmas-goof-is-here.html

...and you can subscribe to Goof! here:
https://www.goofcomic.co.uk


Sunday, 2 December 2018

Christmas Kate!


A last reminder that I have a few pages of Keyhole Kate in The Dandy Annual 2019 and that it's available in the shops now! A perfect Christmas present, as always! Don't wait until the January sales and risk missing it, - it's already discounted in supermarkets, and part of a special offer in WH Smith. 

I love creating new stories for Keyhole Kate, and being the latest in a line of artists who have drawn her adventures over the past 80 years! What's happening to Kate in the panel above? Find out by buying the book! 


Saturday, 24 November 2018

Combat Colin original drawing on eBay

If you'd like an original Combat Colin drawing to buy someone for Christmas, or for yourselves, I've just put one on eBay. It's a brand new piece of original art in black ink on sturdy Bristol Board measuring 19cm by 17cm, and is signed.

Bidding runs for seven days, unless someone uses the Buy It Now option to snap it up sooner. 

To find out more, see my eBay page here:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COMBAT-COLIN-original-artwork-by-Lew-Stringer/202513631742

Good luck if you're bidding! 

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Birthday Boil!

Thanks to Phil Boyce of The Oink! Blog for reminding me that this week 32 years ago, Pete and his Pimple began his regular series in Oink! comic. The strip only ran for just under three years but I had a blast creating the character and writing/drawing the series. That's the first episode above...

...and here's a later one, from the Christmas 1986 issue of Oink!...
A mistake at the printers left the speech balloons off the BANG! panel.

Along with Tom Thug, Pete and his Pimple later moved over to Buster when the two comics merged in October 1988. In this episode, from May 1989, I put both characters into one strip...


A particular favourite was this illustration I did for the UKCAC '88 convention booklet. The original art was auctioned off for charity. I wonder where it is now?