Friday, 13 December 2019

It's starting to look a lot like a Daft Christmas!

The Christmas issue of Doctor Who Magazine is in the shops now and amongst its many features you'll find a festive Daft Dimension strip from me. I always enjoy drawing the Christmas strips for any publication but this is the only one I've done this year. Here's a little snippet of it above, and below you can see  the original art. (After scanning it into Photoshop I then fill in the solid blacks and add colour.)
Doctor Who Magazine No.546 is out now in WH Smiths, Sainsbury, Asda, selected newsagents and comic shops. 

Thursday, 12 December 2019

COMBAT COLIN wins Best Independent / Small Press Comic Award

I'm very happy to reveal that Combat Colin has won the award for Best Independent / Small Press Comic in the 2019 Comic Scene Awards. Thank you to everyone who voted! There was some strong competition with some great comics out there.

Comic Scene No.11, where all the winners are announced, is available today in digital form, or in print next Thursday.

Combat Colin comics are available exclusively by post from my website: 

Thanks again to everyone who voted!

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Busy time

Postman Prat ©D.C. Thomson 
After what hasn't been a great year I'm very busy at the moment. Currently finishing off a strip featuring this character (above) that you may remember. Will also be embarking on a brand new strip very soon too, but you'll hear more about that in February.

And I should have some news to share tomorrow too! 


Monday, 9 December 2019

Pete's Pimple could be yours! (Update: SOLD!)

This is my ORIGINAL ART for the Pete and his Pimple strip that was published in an issue of OINK! comic in 1987. The artwork is drawn in black ink embellished with a grey wash and grey pencil. Drawn on Bristol board and then affixed to a sheet of cartridge paper underneath with Spray Mount, although the art can be easily removed from the backing sheet if required. (Personally I'd keep it fixed to the backing sheet as it's survived perfectly well for over 30 years like that.) 

I signed it in the last panel. See photos for more detail. 

Size 37cm wide by 32cm high. 

The art will be securely packaged between strong card for posting and wrapped in parcel paper. 
This item will only run until December 15th to try to avoid Christmas post delays so buy soon if you want it. Thanks. Update 10th Dec: SOLD!

See listing here:


Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Annual bargain

This year's Dandy and Beano Annuals are only £4.00 each, or two for £7.00, in Asda at the moment! Grab 'em now for Christmas!

I have three pages of Keyhole Kate in The Dandy Annual 2020, and I've contributed a lot more pages for next year's book. More news on that in the months to come. 

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Thanks again, Phil!

It's heartwarming when a reviewer really "gets" your work and understands where you're coming from and your style of humour. My thanks to Phil Boyce for this great review of Combat Colin No.4 on The Oink! Blog:

Monday, 2 December 2019


I don't usually sell my original Combat Colin art but I've put two of the very early ones up on eBay so this is your chance to grab yourselves a rarity for Christmas. One features the very first appearance of Semi-Automatic Steve! Both are from 1987 and appeared in Marvel UK's Action Force weekly. The auction runs until next Monday, 9th Dec. All bids appreciated!

UPDATE: Both sold within an hour with the Buy It Now option.