Politically incorrect comic!
From 1992, here’s a seven-page strip which I also published as a landscape-format mini-comic of 24pp. The downloadable PDF (8.9 MB) is in the same format. The story was sent to Marc Baines for a comic he was editing at the time, who rejected it; later I sent it to the American publisher Monte Beauchamp for consideration in his Blab anthology. Monte also rejected the story, but said “your strip is very, very good”.
Perhaps I’m being ultra-sensitive, but I feel I need to warn readers the comic is probably best for an audience of broad-minded adults only. It contains some four-letter words, grotesque depictions of drunkenness, and politically incorrect stereotypes. It’s also very funny, if I say so myself.
Fact: Lord Mustard actually existed, a tap-dancing street artist who I saw still performing in Oxford Street in London in the late 1980s. He danced to a portable cassette player and had a hand-lettered cardboard sign describing himself as “The Famous Lord Mustard”. Later I learned that English painters from the 1960s likewise considered him a hero; I think he even have ended up as the subject of a pop-art era canvas. My Lord Mustard – no connection to the tap-dancing street artist – is a resourceful character who likes his brandy, but as a “bindlestiff” he allowed me to make one or two oblique comments on the homeless situation in London at the time.