Thursday, 21 September 2023


I don't often sell my Christmas pages but I've put my original art up for sale of the 1988 Combat Colin Christmas page which is quite a collectable piece. There's even the traditional snow on the logo! 

All bids appreciated! You can see more photos at this link: 

PLUS... If any of you are toy collectors you might be interested in an original 1960s Dinky Toys' Captain Scarlet Spectrum Patrol Car I'm selling. It's in excellent condition. I've had it since a child and always looked after my toys but now it's time to let it go. More info here... 



Wednesday, 20 September 2023

FANZINE FUNNIES - The comic for fans of The Prisoner (and anyone else who likes funny comics)

Apparently it was 40 years ago yesterday when Channel 4 began repeating the run of The Prisoner TV show, the enigmatic and allegorical series that fans are still discussing today.

Being ancient, I saw the series on its original run in 1967/68, and again in the 1970s when it was first repeated. Anyway, the reason I'm mentioning it here is that my Fanzine Funnies comic is still available to buy. Fanzine Funnies collects all the satirical comic strips I did for Prisoner fanzines years ago, mainly Rogue Rover and Alistair Sadgitt AKA Mumbler Six.

Fanzine Funnies sold out of its initial print run of 100 copies within 24 hours of release, so I immediately had another 100 printed. There are still some left if you wanted to nab one quickly! 

Even if you're not a fan of The Prisoner I hope you'll get a kick out of it. Printed on quality paper with a matt laminated cover it's only available from my eBay page at this link...


Monday, 18 September 2023

Original artwork from the 1980s/90s up for auction

I've added a few new items to my eBay listing this week, including original comic art you may be interested in.

First off, there's a page from Oink! No.33 entitled The Weightlifter. This full colour page was written by Graham Exton (of Sweeny Toddler fame) and drawn by me. The art is from the year 1987 and you can see more info and photos at this link: 


Secondly, a Tom Thug's Skooldayz full pager from Buster (January 1989). Tom once again receiving the just desserts of his bad behaviour (as should always be the case in a Tom Thug story). You can see more about it here: 


Thirdly, although I thought I'd sold all my Robo-Capers strips I found this very early one from 1985 that appeared in Marvel's Transformers comic. Find out more about it at this link: 


Last but not least, something that should interest all fans of Sonic the Comic! One of the original pages to the story The Monster Wakes that appeared in Sonic the Comic No.94 back in 1997. Script by me, art by Rob Corona, colours by Andy Pritchard, lettering by Tom Frame. Features Shortfuse the Cybernik and the Freedom Fighters vs a dragon. See more at this link: 


PLUS... I'm selling a couple of highly collectable first issue comics from the 1960s. Iron Man No.1 (1968) by Stan Lee and Gene Colan... 


...and the first Fleetway Super Library digest-sized book featuring The Steel Claw from 1967... 


All items in great condition! All bids welcome! Auctions end on Sunday 24th September.






Thursday, 14 September 2023

Comics! Comics! Comics!

Just a reminder that I still have some of my self-published comics in stock and you can buy them exclusively from me at this link... 

There's Combat Colin Nos.3 and 4, the Pedantic Stan special, and my latest, Fanzine Funnies, all collecting comic strips I did in the 1990s. 

Limited edition print runs and not available in shops! Grab 'em while you can! 


Tuesday, 12 September 2023

Preview: Doctor Who Magazine No.595

Doctor Who Magazine No.595 (fast approaching issue 600!) will be in newsagents, comic shops, and supermarkets from this Thursday, 14th September. The cover feature is the return of companion Mel Bush to the show (played by Bonnie Langford) and I've also included her in my Daft Dimension strip.

If you have any difficulty finding the mag you can order it directly from Panini UK at this link: 



Monday, 11 September 2023

ZOWIE! New comic for a good cause

Tim Quinn and Liverpool Heartbeat have produced a new 24 page comic entitled Zowie! The physical comic is given to patients at Manchester Children's Hospital, hopefully to cheer up the kids and transport their minds to a place of fun and imagination.

Several comics creators were asked to volunteer some material for the comic and I submitted a two page Tough Guy and Scruffy strip, which had previously appeared in Triffik! comic over 30 years ago. 

Other contributors include Nigel Parkinson, Steve Parkhouse, Russ Leach, Dicky Howett and more providing previously-published strips. 

The print edition of Zowie! is only for the kids in hospital, but if you want a digital version for free you can find it at this link: 


Wednesday, 6 September 2023

Comic Con Updates

I've been a guest at five enjoyable comics conventions this year, and there are three more to go!



More info:



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...and a new announcement...



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 ...and after London that'll be it for me for 2023, but I already have two shows lined up for 2024. More info on those in the months to come.

I hope to see some of you at the above conventions. Comic cons are fun, informal events for pros and fans to meet each other so I hope you'll support them.


Tuesday, 5 September 2023

The complete BRICKMAN saga PLUS new original art - up for auction

A new listing from me on eBay; the complete Brickman package PLUS a brand new original sketch by me. Auction ends next Monday (11th Sept). All bids appreciated.


Monday, 4 September 2023

Bedford Comic Con was AWESOME!

I'm back from Bedford Comic Con (aka NICE) and what a fantastic weekend! Thanks to Jeff Chahal, Bub Chahal and family for organising such a great celebration of comics and for being a brilliant host, looking after all the guests. A truly nice convention. So good to catch up with friends Mike and Bernadette Collins, Aneke, DaNi, Pete Doherty, Alan Davis, David Hine, Dylan Teague, Dave Elliott, Ryan Brown, Sean Phillips, Mark Buckingham, Ben Cullis, and many more too numerous to list. 
NICE is a genuine comics celebration organised by genuine comics fans, focusing on comic art and the friendship and cameraderie within the comics community. Many thanks to those who bought comics, sketches, and art!
Wish I'd taken far more photos but here are those I do have....
Awesome artist Anya Morozova at her table.

Top class artists Dylan Teague and Ben Oliver.

From Athens, friend and fantastic artist DaNi.

Comics and storyboard artist Mike Collins, a friend for 40 years!

On a panel remembering the late Garry Leach.

Mike Collins, Alan Davis, me, David Hine, Chris Thompson, Dave Elliott.

The convention hall on Saturday morning.

Great to see artist Peter Doherty again.

On our way for a slap-up feed!

A multitide of comics creators having a slap-up feed.
(Above image is a screen grab from a video clip by Vikki Lee.)
Con sketch of The Pathetic Sharks!

Thursday, 31 August 2023

COMBAT COLIN No.4 and PEDANTIC STAN - Back in print in time for NICE Comic Con!

New printings of Combat Colin No.4 and Pedantic Stan The Comic Fan will be available to buy from my table at Bedford Comic Con (NICE) this weekend! 

Originally published in 2019, Combat Colin No.4 won the Comic Scene Award for Best Small Press / Independent Comic that year. 

It has 32 pages (28 interior black and white plus four full colour cover pages) reprinting my Combat Colin strips from February 1990 to August 1990 that originally appeared in Marvel UK's Transformers comic. (Marvel returned the rights to the strip back to me in the Nineties.)


Pedantic Stan The Comic Fan is the creation of John Freeman and Lew Stringer and the strip ran in Speakeasy magazine in 1990/91. All of those strips are collected in this edition, a 16 page A5 size landscape comic, along with a special strip I did for the UKCAC 1990 convention book. This new edition has a different colour cover (gradient red instead of blue) and a new editorial. (The first printing appeared in 2018.)

Pedantic Stan reflects the comic fan of the 1990s, in that he's a superhero-obsessed fanboy with a bulging rucksack full of back issues and a wants list a mile long. (May be a slight exaggeration for comic effect.) Scripts were written by John Freeman and drawn by me, although I wrote some myself such as the Christmas episode and the UKCAC episode.

I'll be bringing copies along to Nice Comic Con in Bedford this weekend or you can buy them from my eBay page (including postage) at this link and I'll post them to you when I'm back next week:


Link for NICE Comic Con:

Here are the comics I'm bringing along to NICE, including the last 5 remaining issues of Combat Colin No.2. I'll also bring some original art for sale from Doctor Who Magazine, Buster, etc.


Tuesday, 29 August 2023

Bury Comic Con - 29th October

Bury Comic Con is coming in eight week's time and I was asked to design the logo for the event. It takes place on Sunday 29th October and you can find out more info at their Facebook page at this link:

Hope to see you there!

Before that though I'll be at NICE Bedford Comic Con this weekend (2nd / 3rd September)

...and Comic Expo Bristol on 7th October

There's also another show for November but I'll wait until they announce the official guest listings.



THIS COMIC IS HAUNTED! Kickstarter for issue 3 has launched!

The third issue of the UK's new horror comic This Comic Is Haunted is coming soon and the Kickstarter campaign for it launched yesterday. You can find out more info and pledge at this link:

Once again I'll be writing a drawing another full page Short Sharp Shocks for the comic! I'm keeping the plot under wraps for now but there's a (redacted) glimpse of my script at the top of this post.

I'm looking forward to seeing what my fellow contributors do too! Here's the cover for starters, by Andrew Richmond...

Cover art by Andrew Richmond.

I hope you'll support this independent comic which will be out in time for Halloween!


Monday, 28 August 2023

UK Comic Cons: It All Started 55 Years Ago...

This coming weekend will be the 55th anniversary of the very first Comic Convention in the UK! It took place at the Midland Hotel In New Street, Birmingham (since renamed the Britannia Hotel, now closed down) and was organised by Phil Clarke and the late Steve Moore. You think cosplay is new? Nah, back in 1968 Phil Clarke was dressed as the original Captain Marvel, Carl Brookes as The Black Terror, and Nick Landau (now publisher of Titan Books) as Captain Cold. 

It even had pre-publicity in Smash! and Fantastic comics at the time (thanks to Steve Moore being on staff back then). Several years ago Crikey! magazine ran a photo-feature on the con (shown here). Guests included Paul Neary and Mike Higgs. (I wasn't there. I was only 9.)

So... comics conventions began 55 years ago and that legacy continues this weekend with the nifty NICE Comic Con in Bedford! See you there!


Sunday, 27 August 2023

Sketch Roulette cartoons for NICE Bedford Comic Con

Bedford Comic Con (AKA NICE) has an interesting offer where for a higher ticket price, attendees are entered into the Sketch Roulette and they'll receive a sketch by one of the guests. They won't know what it is until they get it, hence the 'Roulette' part of the name.

Here are the ones I've drawn for this year's Sketch Roulette. NICE Bedford Comic Con 2023 will take place in a few days time over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd September. I hope you can make it!

More info here... 

I'll have a table there on both days and will be doing sketches on request as well as selling my comics. See you there!