Wednesday, 1 January 2014

New strips for the New Year

The New Year kicks off with a new issue of Toxic in the shops today, and it contains the first in a new series of Team Toxic adventures that I've done. As you may recall, Team Toxic went to reprint about ten months ago, but the editor recently commissioned me to produce new stories for the characters. The first one in the new series sees the Team encounter a new baddie, - Guffzilla, the living fart! 

Toxic No.231 is out now, priced £2.99.

2013 was a very bad year for me with the fairly sudden death of my mum. (Details in this earlier posting.) After being her carer for years (and part carer of my aunt before that) it's taken me a while to adjust, considering I saw or spoke to my mum almost every day of my life. She wasn't just my mum, she was my best friend too, and the last member of my family. So it's been quite an effort to get back on track but I'm getting there, thanks to the support of good friends. 
My mum, Summer 2012 outside her bungalow.

Of course, none of us know what the next 12 months will bring. We can only hope for good fortune and try to make the best of it. Work-wise, as well as the aforementioned strip for Toxic, I have a new mini-strip starting in The Beano next week; Doctor Flu. And those of you who are fans of Dennis the Menace's pet pig will hopefully be pleased to hear that I'm also doing a new series of Rasher mini-strips that will also appear in The Beano soon. Hopefully, you'll see the return of Combat Colin soon too, in the digital pages of Aces Weekly!

Beyond that? Not sure yet, but I have a few ideas. I'll also be selling more of my old pages from Oink!, Buster, Viz and the like, so stay tuned!

Best wishes to all readers for 2014 and as always, thanks for your interest and for visiting this blog.


James Spiring said...

Not just Doctor Flu in this week's Beano. You're on all three mini-strip pages, with Celebs on a Sledge and Rubbish Robots on the other two.

Lew Stringer said...

That's right (although I see RR and COAS as 2013 strips as they started last year). I'm just about to mention them all in a new post though.