Welcome to my new blog, lewstringercomics. Unlike my previous venture, Blimey!, this new blog will not be covering the history of British comics but will, as the title implies, focus solely on my own work. (More or less.) Most comic creators have their own blogs these days so I thought it time to join in. I'll try to keep it lively, so no nodding off at the back there.
Firstly, here's a preview of what I have in print this week. At the top of this post is one of the illustrations I drew of 'Fatty' from The Bash Street Kids for a feature in the latest issue of The Beano. Below is another feature page I did for the same issue; Ninjabread Men! I never expected to be asked to draw a cookery page for The Beano but it was good fun to do. D.C. Thomson supplied the script and I illustrated it and also designed the page so I thought I'd show the screen grab here. Look at the time I finished it; 3.00 A.M. in time for the deadline later that morning. We Beano artists are a dedicated bunch. Well, either that or insomniacs.
This is only a low resolution scan of course, for copyright reasons. If you want to see it in clear legibility, buy The Beano! Here's the cover to look out for, by Nigel Parkinson. Lots of good stuff in there these days for only £2.00.
|Cover art by Nigel Parkinson|
Blimey! took up a lot of time in researching old comics, writing reviews etc, and ran for six years. I don't really have time to devote to that any more but this new blog won't take up as much time. (Basically because the info is already in my head, if I can remember it!)
I won't be updating this blog as regularly as I did with Blimey! but I'll be using it to promote my latest comic strips and to look back at my work over the past 30 years. I'll be showing some of my old strips plus character sketches, previously unseen artwork and suchlike. There's a few obscure items I found recently that I'd forgotten about so I'll share those here in a few days. (And if there's any particular strips of mine you'd like to see, please let me know. Yes, I even do requests... within reason!)
Thanks for visiting the blog. I hope you'll stick around! Please leave comments if you wish.