Review of Magic Mirror by The Bedlam Files

The review below is by Adam Groves, a writer who’s a specialist in cinema and lietrature. But he reviews graphic novels too. I’m very pleased with the way he’s engaged with the content of my stories, and the annotations, that were published in the 2010 anthology Magic Mirror. Published on his site The Bedlam Files;…

Astorial Compendium Vol II

Astorial Compendium Volume II This volume reprints and collects pretty much all the Astorial Stories I could find for the period 1987-2009, set in the imaginary Astorial Hotel. Some of them first appeared in Fast Fiction magazine and other small press publications. Where Volume I explores space and depth inside impossibly large rooms, the stories…

The evolution of a cover drawing

I’m quite pleased with the cover drawing to this recent Astorial Compendium book. It depicts Tamblyn The Secret Architect dashing through the corridors of the imaginary Astorial Hotel. But the scale, the proportions, and the perspective, are all wrong – no building like this could possibly exist, and no human being could possibly be running…

New Astorial Compendium!

Astorial Compendium published December 2021 A collection of all-new Astorial Stories, set in the imaginary Astorial Hotel. This collection revisits a number of stories I wrote in 1992 for other artists to draw. Since that project didn’t turn out as planned, I recently revisited the scripts and drew them up myself, thus resulting in five…

Drake in Fox Comics

The editors of Fox Comics printed quite a few of my Drake Ullingsworth stories in the 1980s. Here are some selected pages, as printed, from the stories “Drake and His Dog Meet The Mariner Man” and “New Savagery In Jaystown”. They were serialised to some extent, long stories broken up into chapters. Later, I submitted…

Fox Comics gallery

I made a new page to display my collection of Fox Comics. This was an Australian comics venture, edited by David Vodicka who was based in Melbourne, with his friends and co-editors Phil Bentley and David Bird. They did it through the mid-1980s up until the early 1990s. I think Fox (co-edited by Vodicka with…

Henrietta, The Pirate of Love

Here’s Henrietta, The Pirate of Love in full colour. This is a 36-page story I wrote and drew between 1992 and 1995. It has never been published or seen anywhere before. The original artwork is A3 size and I’m providing quite large scans – each file is about 6-7 MB apiece. Please note the story…

New Illegal Batman Serial!

Illegal Batman in “The Forgtten Batman” Book 1 of 3 My first new Illegal Batman story since 2016’s The Man Behind The Curtain. The projected story is going to be quite long, and I anticipate two other books after this one. A strange time for an Illegal Batman who finds himself somehow infected by a…

The Factory of Death

Here you may view selected pages from “The Factory of Death”, a mini-comic from 1984. The script and idea for this slice of black humour came from Gary J. Brady, fellow Liverpudlian; we were both working for the Rescue Archaeology Unit at the University of Liverpool at the time, on one of the Government’s job…