Chris Reynolds and Mauretania

I received a copy of this new Chris Reynolds hardback book at the beginning of June this year. It’s from the French publisher Editions Tanibis. Chris’s stories from the 1980s and 1990s have been translated into French, and the presentation is immaculate; looks gorgeous, doesn’t fall into graphic novel design cliche, and has a suitably…

Dilworth Does Drake

The UK cartoonist Ben Dilworth sent me the artwork for these two pages in 1985. I see from the letter he was living in Clacton, Essex at the time, although I seem to recall he was associated with small press artists in Bristol. As it happens, Ben’s story is his continuation of the ‘Unnatural Disasters’…

The End of Dead Duck

Here are two drawings by me of the Savage Pencil character, Dead Duck, dated 1995. I collaborated with Savage Pencil on two serial stories published by the English comics magazine, Deadline, under the editorship of Frank Wynne at the time. I did the writing on the stories, and later on provided Sav X with rough…

Drake and the Concrete Collapse

Here you may download the complete story of Drake Ullingsworth and the Concrete Collapse, originally published in 2010. All around him the city is apparently crumbling away; buildings falling down, homeless people roaming the streets and turning hostile, while his own Dog alternatively reprimands him or ignores him in a drug-addled haze. Drake the detective…

Primitif Volcano Mask

Here you may download a PDF of this 1987 mini-comic. Download PDF of Volcano Mask (17 MB) The story follows a simple rise-and-fall theme, showing what happens when Primitif gains a magical power by accident, and immediately abuses it in order to seize power in the village. As usual, it turns into a private struggle…

Ioren and Marja

Here you can download a PDF of Ioren and Marja (1985). Download Ioren and Marja PDF (4 MB) A strange and sad story. The look of it was directly influenced by a Lorenzo Mattotti story shown to me that year by Paul Gravett; the story was in Italian and I couldn’t understand it, but I…

Five Astorial Stories

Here you can download a PDF containing all five of the original Astorial Stories. This is one of many books formerly available on Scribd. Download Astorial PDF (44 MB) These five stories were written and drawn fairly quickly over a few months in 1986. I had just moved to London and was finding the experience…

A Bone In Heaven’s Sky

Here you can download a PDF of this story which originally came out as a small press comic in 1987. Bone in Heaven is one of my “poetic” stories, by which I mean it doesn’t make much narrative sense, but it does follow its own internal logic. The main character is a nameless undertaker, apparently…

New! Drake in The Reign of Numbers

The latest comic book by small press comics artist Ed Pinsent is a 56-page story featuring the detective Drake Ullingsworth and his Dog. The story is a continuation of the shocking events chronicled in Drake Goes Into The Underworld, a story published in 2017. Following the death of King Shop, the city finds itself facing…