Illegal Batman Reprint!

February 27th, 2017

Here’s a limited edition reprint of my “greatest hit”, Illegal Batman, originally published in 1990.

Only 50 copies printed; 5 went to Gosh Comics London, 5 to my collection, leaving 40 copies available for sale now. The book is A4, 20pp b/w interior. The pages were scanned from the original art. The cover was scanned from a copy of the original 1990 small press edition. Even the side staples from the original are visible! However, I’ve added typeset quotes and stuff to the front and back covers.

Each copy is hand-numbered on the inside back cover.

Only available from the artist. Email me for enquiries, or if you’re ready to buy, go to my Shop Page. All prices are in GBP. Please indicate if you want your copy signed.

Prices are for Royal Mail International Standard.

  • UK customers: GBP 4.00 post paid
  • Europe customers: GBP 6.00 post paid
  • USA and ROW customers: GBP 7.00 post paid

All customers: for GBP 10.00 I’ll send you the book with an original sketch on the inside cover.

Batman copyright and trademarks are owned by Warner Brothers and DC Comics.
“Illegal Batman” is a work of fan art.

New Illegal Batman Comic

August 9th, 2016

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Available now at Lulu.com

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Batman copyright and trademarks are owned by Warner Brothers and DC Comics. Illegal Batman Meets The Man Behind The Curtain was written and drawn by Ed Pinsent in 2016 and is a work of fan art. Please direct any questions to the artist.

Please note: I am making zero profit on any sales, and the cost of ordering / shipping reflects the prices Lulu.com charge for creating the book and sending it to you.

New Sun Ra comic out now

September 6th, 2015

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New comic book available now! Windy Wilberforce Meets Sun Ra. A 28-pp comic which proposes Windy Wilberforce performing as a free jazz saxophonist in New York in the early 1960s, making a critically-acclaimed album called Provenance for the Prestige label. But commercial success eludes him, and by a chain of coincidence he enters the orbit of the mysterious Sun Ra.

In the alternative-reality fantasy story that follows, Windy becomes the curator of Alton Abraham’s library, wears an elaborate space-age costume created by June Tyson, plays with The Arkestra, travels in outer space, meets John Cage and Chris Cutler, visits the Egyptian pyramids, and works on a telescope that can see backwards in time. And more…

The story is constructed as a series of one-page, six-panel episodes, some of them expanding into full-page spreads.

Written and drawn June-August 2015 and published early September 2015. This is my first all-new story of this length for a long time.

Available now from www.lulu.com priced £5.00. Click the logo below to purchase same.

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5th October update: positive review from Tom Murphy at Broken Frontier (Exploring The Comics Universe). I am particularly touched that he regards Windy as an old acquaintance; I should be happy if the character is becoming real for other readers.

26th October update: Chris Reynolds writes “Just bought Sun Ra along with my latest test samples. It’s a good “fiat”, “let-it-be-so” comic, as shown in the part of the dream where they are walking down the street in their finery and meet the drongos. Thanks for publishing this!”

Coming soon – new Sun Ra / Windy comic

August 31st, 2015

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A taste from WINDY WILBERFORCE MEETS SUN RA – due to be published September 2015.

Readers react to Illegal Batman

October 26th, 2014

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“This fucking comic truly disturbs me, and I don’t know why. There’s something so completely and utterly wrong with, yet I can’t define it.”

“I don’t understa–aah?? I have so many questions. Can Illegal Batman solve my confusion?”

“he’s dank as a motherfucker and more besides”

“Is this the guy who did Silver Age Superman?”

“Ouch. Shot right in the feels.”

“WE CANNOT SOLVE OUR SADNESS.”

“This looks like it belongs in that Bizarro World anthology.”

“I’m not even sure.”

“2bizarro4bizarro”

“I like how Batman casually walks through doors without explanation.”

“batman is against the fucking law”

“thank you for introducing me to Ed Pinsent’s work. I fucking love it. The guy’s a real artist/poet.”

Source: https://archive.moe/co/thread/66194534/

Windy’s Alchemical Days

September 7th, 2014

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New comic book available now! This 44pp book brings together all of Windy’s “alchemical” adventures under a single cover. There is also one previously-unpublished 8pp story “St Withold and The Witch” and a new two-pager where Windy meets Robert Fludd. Plus new cover art drawn for the occasion.

On and off these episodes have occupied Windy and myself for about the last ten years, although there are inklings of the ideas from further back. The Scorpion King, mentionned fleetingly in A Book Of Signs, is one character resurfaces in the ancient Egypt story. The stories have come to me haltingly and slowly, and (much like the sprawling array of The Saga of the Scroll) they may not add up to a completely coherent whole, but there are some common themes.

Available from www.lulu.com priced £5.00. Click the logo below to purchase same.

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New Primitif Comic!

August 20th, 2014

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Out today! A new Primitif Story, written and drawn summer 2014!

The artwork is all full colour. It was produced through a labour-intensive method – the gouache colour painting, the ink outline and the lettering all exist as separate artworks, assembled in the computer.

I think the last Primitif story I did was Sting of the Arrow, which was published in the Kingly Books volume in 2006. The text for Sting was deliberately very sparse and the story that emerged was broken and hard to understand. I’ve tried to reverse that trend with Revenge Mask, and have made the accompanying prose about as clear as I’m able to write it. The theme is a supernatural one; Primitif is “possessed” by a magical mask against his own will.

I was going to make it available as a free PDF but then decided to publish it as a square-shaped mini-comic through Lulu. It’s 20pp long and costs £6.00 (plus postage). I am making a profit of precisely 88 pence per sale. A sample page is below.

Available now from Lulu.com

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Windmill Slice

April 24th, 2014

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March and April 2014. Colours added in computer.

The Sun Plague

April 23rd, 2014

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A seven-page comic strip from 1995. The story and script are by Darryl Cunningham. I’m not sure where it was published, or if it ever was. It’s an apocalyptic science-fiction story which I tried to render in a slightly “oblique” manner. The artwork is inked on high-quality tracing paper; on page 7 you can see some of my original pencil drawing underneath, revealing something of the method. I decided to print the captions rather than attempt hand-lettering, and then pasted them on top. All of this is clearly visible in the scans.

Windy and the Two Magicians

February 20th, 2014

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A new Windy Wilberforce comic strip, written and drawn over the Christmas and New Year holidays 2013-14. Another installment in the “Windy’s Alchemical Days” series.

The original story is ten pages long. It has been cut into rows for this web display; the opening splash panel takes up two rows. The letratone effect was created in the computer.