It’s back from the printers and ready to mail out to buyers so I can now announce that Lew Stringer’s Fanzine Funnies is my latest self-published venture.
It’s a collection of my comic strips from the 1990s that satirised aspects of The Prisoner TV series, and the material originally appeared in Prisoner fanzines such as Camera Obscura.
As those fanzine strips from 30 years ago were only seen by a limited audience I thought I’d collect them into a new comic. The humour is quite in-jokey, but hopefully even if you only have a basic acquaintance with The Prisoner TV show and its fandom you’ll still enjoy it.
The 32 page A5 landscape-format comic includes two series that I did in the early Nineties; Rogue Rover tells the story of what happened to “that big white balloon” after the events of The Prisoner, with the roving, and unusually articulate, sphere becoming a jobbing actor and then a time traveller!
The other series in the comic, Mumbler Six, features Alistair Sadgitt, the most intense fanboy in the world! Let’s face it, as enthusiasts of genre TV or comics, we’re all a little offbeat to certain degrees but Alistair Sadgitt dials up the eccentricity to 11… and beyond!
Bonus material in the comic includes Number Six and his Unmutual Tricks (What if The Prisoner had been a
traditional British humour strip), two full page satirical cartoons, and two
examples of my combining traditional cartoons with CGI models.
All in all, a fun package printed on quality paper stock. This initial print run is limited to 100 copies but there will be more printed if it sells out.
Note: Contains some scenes that aren't suitable for children so I recommend this for late teens upwards.
Only available exclusively from me at comic cons, or from my eBay listings at this link (Updated link):