Archive for the ‘Comics downloads’ Category

Ramollo reads his mail

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Starting today I’m going to try and scan all the Ramollo stories I’ve drawn, starting with his first appearance in Desperate Failure comics. Ramollo’s story became a convenient way for me to draw more of Illegal Batman, as he became a significant other character in the Ramollo “cycle”. The cover of Desperate Failure can be seen here.

First five pages of ‘Ramollo’s Talents’ scanned today. Check back later for some more.

Never-seen Henrietta story

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

I’m going to try and scan all of Henrietta, The Pirate of Love – this is a 36-page story in full colour from the 1990s. It has never been published, or for that matter seen by anyone except me, with the exception of Mark Robinson, who saw some of the early pages. It’s going up on the site in stages, so it’s just the cover and four pages so far. Keep checking back. It’s a highly erotic story and I can guarantee you will see Henrietta as you’ve never seen her before!

29/03/2012 update – the whole story is now uploaded.

Illegal Batman (1989)

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Here’s a digital version of Illegal Batman, written and drawn in the closing months of 1989, and published as a small press comic in early 1990. For this digital version I made new scans directly from the original artwork, and I have added new colours to the front and back covers. Batman copyright and trademarks are owned by Warner Brothers and DC Comics. Illegal Batman was written and drawn by Ed Pinsent in 1989-1990 and this 2011 digital edition is a work of fan art offered free of charge to my readers. Please direct any questions to the artist.

Illegal Batman PDF (10.2MB)

Update 17 February 2012: This link may work better for Mac users who have trouble with the above PDF: Ilegal Batman PDF (40MB)

Illegal Batman In The Moon

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Here’s a PDF of a new Illegal Batman story which I wrote and drew this summer. Batman copyright and trademarks are owned by Warner Brothers and DC Comics. Illegal Batman in the Moon was written and drawn by Ed Pinsent in August 2011 and is a work of fan art offered free of charge to my readers. Please direct any questions to the artist.

Some feedback received so far:

“Brilliant! Thanks Ed, not only did I enjoy that immensely but feel very privileged to be sent it before it’s posted publicly. Also, I don’t think I ever wrote to you to thank you for giving me a copy of Primitif at the Comiket last November. If I did, forgive me for repeating myself, but that really “clicked” with me, I guess that’s not surprising as I’ve done stuff with a similar prehistoric/primordial content. Great art style, with a real sense of that sort of permanence and barbaric power that very early examples of art and writing seem to exude. Sort of like Beanworld without the tweeness? Apologies if that’s an annoying comparison.” (John Miers)

“I’ve got it. This is really good. Pleased Illegal Batman got his inhabited moon in the end! And the use of Bat-stuff is fantastic. The pointers showing the gantry etc. and “I’ll land in a certain zone”. As I’ve probably said before Batman kind of dropped away for me after the Year One stuff because then they took that as the new template and now unfortunately I haven’t read a current Batman for many years. I did re-read the Steve Engelhart and Marshall Rogers run with Hugo Strange from the late 70’s the other day. Have you been watching the Adam West re-runs on ITV4? I wondered, ‘Is it retarded to like the same programme I did when I was six?’ – but it is great and you’d never guess it was nearly 50 years old. I think there’s a case for the US government to step in and say to DC comics, ‘Batman’s far too important to have mere publishers in control. We’re nationalising it and putting Ed Pinsent in charge.'” (Chris Reynolds)

“Hi Ed – this is beautiful! Another masterpiece. Let me know when it’s available in some public form, and I’ll spread the word.” (Dylan Horrocks)

“I read it. I really enjoyed it, it did weird things to my brain, and it has a lot of humour. A pleasure to read. Thanks.” (Luke Walsh)

“Wonderful comic!” (John Bagnall)

Serpent In Hell

Thursday, January 7th, 2010


Serpent in Hell, originally published in 1992 as a 36pp A5 comic, is now available as a digital download. A miserable and embittered fable of alienation and despair. Contains many obsessive images of a wretched, suffering snake and some disconcerting drawings of The Devil. The drawings are aspiring towards the condition of old engravings, and the book attempts to emulate the look of an 18th-century chapbook or pamphlet.

“Cover me up with squares of turf / And I will consort with my brother worm…”

Download Serpent In Hell as a PDF (14.96MB)
Contains some adult content and will probably not be suitable for young readers.

It’s Not Satin

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Now I Look Like SattinIT’S NOT SATIN takes an Ed’s-eye look at horror. Superficially, it’s not too far removed from EC territory, telling the story of a mad, reclusive artist who must possess the object of his love in much the manner of John Fowles’ ‘The Collector’, but who cannot in the end incarcerate his loved one’s spirit. But to read Pinsent’s work superficially is to miss the point; he is not merely a storyteller. He seems to me to be an artist who employs narrative as a structure, a framework intended to provide access to the meanings and possibilities implied by the ambiguous events with which it is embellished. Here, for instance, satin is not only not the material of which a ribbon is made – it is also not the name of the familiar horned image which is the “tortured” artist’s friend, sole communicant and inspiration.

That is a simple ambiguity, clearly explained within the narrative itself. Its deeper resonances, however, can only be probed and explained within the context of each individual reader’s experience and understanding. More than almost anything else in comics, Pinsent’s work defeats the techniques of objective analysis – all this review can do is tell you what I think of this tale. You, whoever you may be, will find other matter for digestion within its pages. Perhaps this is why Pinsent is generally held to be brilliant, but has never achieved wide acceptance; his work holds little that is susceptible to consensual understanding.

For what it’s worth, then my reading of IT’S NOT SATIN perceives a cold condemnation of art’s very artificiality. Its nameless protagonist does not (cannot?) communicate in words, only in symbols; caught up in an entirely private world of meaning, he (she?) interprets a moment of fleeting, trivial human communication as the trigger for a passion which can only be consummated dispassionately. With the help of artisan’s tools, the loved one is captured and objectified, adapted completely into the artist’s world and thereby removed from real life. From this chilling expression of a dichotomy between art and life, perhaps the closing pages, in which the artist feels compelled to release his loved one’s spirit, offer a means of redemption. Perhaps…but there the story ends.

And perhaps no-one else would read the story in this way. As with all reviews, you can read them but they cannot embody your understanding. Ed Pinsent reminds us that only you can do that. For the questions that he asks, give him your support.
Mike Kidson
From ZUM! No 3, January 1992

It’s Not Satin, written and drawn in 1990, was one of my rare full-colour stories. It has previously only been available in a black-and-white photocopied version, printed half the size of the original art. This web publication is the first time it has been released in its full colour version. (EP)

Download It’s Not Satin as a PDF (4.25MB)
Adults only! Not suitable for young readers!

Voice of a Dream

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Violent nightmarish comic!

Voice of a Dream from 1988, now available to download as a PDF (11.41 MB).

Adults Only! Not suitable for young readers! Contains images of sex, death, blood, mutilation, castration, nudity, and some nightmarish themes.

Creative Commons License
Ed Pinsent’s digital comics are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.

Vladimir The Medico new book on Scribd

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Vladimir The Medico: Report of Proceedings Vladimir The Medico: Report of Proceedings Ed Pinsent Vladimir The Medico in “Report of Proceedings”. Digital edition of a comic written and drawn by Ed Pinsent in 1986. Vladimir The Medico clashes with official state machinery after he witnesses a violent event in the street and seeks to learn the truth.

Astorial Floating Dan now on Scribd

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Astorial Stories: The Floating Dan Affair Astorial Stories: The Floating Dan Affair Ed Pinsent The Floating Dan Affair. A fable set in the Astorial Hotel, written and drawn by Ed Pinsent in 1986. The presenter of a television show attempts to discover the truth about a mysterious apparition in the Hotel. For more Astorial Stories, see the main volume at

Astorial Stories Compendium now on Scribd

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Five Astorial Stories Five Astorial Stories Ed Pinsent Digital compendium of five mini-comics written and drawn by Ed Pinsent. Originally published in 1986. Strange vignettes about life in the impossibly large and spacious Astorial Hotel.