Vladimir’s Memoirs

Here you can download a scan of the opening page from an unpublished and unfinished story featuring Vladimir The Medico. I started this in 2001; I recall it was a very depressing and sour story, of which the crucial narrative points depended on misunderstandings and a serious lack of communication. Vladimir feels trapped in his…

Hello There Tom Tiffin

Tom Tiffin did lively and splurgy small press comics such as The Big Lift – entertainingly combining painterly artwork with parodies of film noir, and liberally borrowing from cartoon and comics “tropes”. Later, he created hand-made greetings cards – he may still be doing that, for all I know. He managed to make it into…

Two more Artist’s Postcards

Here we have scans of postcards from Luke Walsh and Russell Christian. Oddly enough they both have a musical connection. Russell sent me this in February 1993 from his Brooklyn address. It’s a proper printed card called “Old Friends” and was drawn on ledger paper. “Have an exhibit coming up at this experimental music club…

Silver-Age Superman: back in print

Silver-Age Superman 2020 reprint! Back in print: Silver-Age Superman by Ed Pinsent and Mark Robinson. Available now from the artist, £8.00 plus postage and packing. This book originally appeared as an A4 sized comic book in 1993. This 2020 reprint is a facsimile edition with extra pages. Not long after my Illegal Batman book appeared,…

Vladimir the Medico gets a makeover

I’m planning to reprint an old (1994) story featuring Vladimir The Medico, previously published as Anarchic Hospital Tales. As part of this process, I thought it would be nice to add halftones to the drawings. To show work in progress, here’s a before and after of page 11.

Club Dog 1987

As mentioned recently, here’s my Club Dog drawing for City Limits magazine from March 1987. Somehow, I found this image was being reproduced by the club owners on their flyers, without my permission. I think I even saw one of them, and was struck by what an amateurish job they had done. I telephoned Savage…

Forbush-Man

Here’s a drawing by me of Forbush-Man from 1994. This was for a UK small-press publication edited by Darryl Cunningham, where independent artists were invited to draw a sketch of their favourite Marvel Comics character. (You can see a scan of the cover in this gallery.) I don’t say this is a particularly good drawing,…

Club Dog in Colour

Here you can download three separate drawings for an unfinished and unpublished comic strip, from around 1988. I had just come back from a comics festival in Treviso, courtesy of Paul Gravett who kindly asked me to join him at this amazing event, and I met some friendly artists and lovely people. I must have…