Thursday, 18 October 2018

Combat Colin No.3 is here!

To confirm what I hoped in my previous post, I will have a limited number of copies of Combat Colin No.3 on sale exclusively from my table at Nottingham Comic Con this Saturday, 20th October. (It will be available to order online next week when I've received more copies.)

Combat Colin No.3 is another 40 page issue reprinting classic Combat Colin strips that originally appeared in Marvel UK's Transformers comic. This issue covers the period from July 1989 to February 1990 when the strip hit its stride, with Colin (and his assistant Semi-Automatic Steve) encountering monsters, aliens, and new bad guys. 

The comic also has a few back-up bonus features, including a look back at the comics that inspired me to create Combat Colin!

Come along to Nottingham Comic Con on Saturday to buy a copy!

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

See you in Nottingham!

It's Nottingham Comic Con this Saturday (20th October) and you'll find me there, on the lower level at table 49. (See above.) The venue is the Nottingham Conference Centre NG1 4BU. 

More info at their website:

This is the first time for me at this event so I'm looking forward to it. I've heard good things about this show and it's totally dedicated to comics, so you know that everyone who attends is interested in comics, not actors or wrestlers!

This will be my final convention appearance for this year. My next one is a long way off yet, April of next year.

I'll be bringing along my comics to sell, and hopefully launching Combat Colin No.3 at the event! Another 40 page issue packed with lunacy, collecting stories from 1989 into early 1990. They're only available from me so come along and buy one! (Mail order will be available next week.)

Monday, 15 October 2018

In the shops this week...

I have strips in three titles this week. Here's a brief preview...

Team Toxic star in Game On! in Toxic No.313, on sale Wednesday 17th October, published by Egmont. (Preview above.)

That same day, Hygiene High, the stinkiest school kids on Earth, are back again in Epic No.152. Script by Niall Murray, art by me. Published by D.C. Thomson.

The following day, Thursday 18th October, sees Doctor Who Magazine No.531 hit the stands, and another Daft Dimension from me featuring more Daft Daleks! Published by Panini UK.

All titles available from newsagents and supermarkets across the UK.  

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Combat snippets

Here's a brief preview of a few snippets from Combat Colin No.3, - on sale soon! More news this week. 

In the meantime, if you haven't bought the first two issues yet, you can order them directly from me here:

Saturday, 13 October 2018

In the next Team Toxic story...

The next issue of Toxic goes on sale Wednesday 17th October and is a bumper edition with a games theme, packaged with various extras. My Team Toxic story gets into the spirit as they're plunged into a video game dimension! See what happens in Toxic No.313 next week!

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

This week's Beano...

...has a page in it that I drew. The Helter-Skelter of Doom is a puzzle page featuring several Beano favourites who are always fun to draw. The issue goes on sale from tomorrow, Wednesday 10th October. 
This will be my last contribution for the Beano for the foreseeable future but I hope to be invited back again some day. I'd guess they're working on the Christmas issue now so it probably won't be until next year before (if) you see any of my work in the comic again. 

I'm still contributing to Toxic, Epic, Doctor Who Magazine, and Goof! though, so you'll still find my work in newsagents (or online in the case of Goof!).

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Have you subscribed to GOOF! yet?

First Saturday in the month means a new issue of Goof! comic is online, including all-new Derek the Troll and lots of stuff by other cartoonists. The strips are creator-owned and the idea is we'll receive an equal share of the profits... but no sales will mean no money, so we need your support! 

Subscriptions are just £12 for all 12 monthly issues, and whichever number you start subscribing with you'll still have access to the back issues so you won't miss a thing! 

Have you subscribed yet? If not, what are your reservations? If you have, what do you think of the comic? Post a comment below, pro or con, and let me know.

Support independent comics! 

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

See you at Stoke-Con-Trent this Sunday!

Just a reminder that on Sunday 7th October I'll be one of the guests at Stoke-Con-Trent. It takes place at Staffordshire University, Stoke-On-Trent, and you'll find me alongside the other comics creators in the Science block.

Details here:

I'll be bringing along copies of Combat Colin 1 and 2, Derek the Troll, Pedantic Stan, and Brickman Begins, - plus doing sketches on request.

Yes, it's the same day that Doctor Who returns to our screens, but the con runs from 10am to 4pm so you'll still have time to get home to switch on the TV at 6.45. (That's my plan anyway!) 

Come along and join us at Stoke-Con-Trent this Sunday!

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Geeky Brummie radio show

If any of you missed our Beano panel at ICE 2018 you can listen to it on the Geeky Brummie podcast, as it was recorded for Brum Radio on the day. Nigel Parkinson, Laura Howell, Hunt Emerson and myself talking all things Beano...