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.

Why self-publish? Ed responds to 10 questions

In 2003, I responded to ten questions sent to me by Marc Baines. As I recall he was studying for an arts degree and I think this may have contributed to his thesis in some way. Marc Baines was more of a music journalist at the time when we somehow connected at the Westminster Comic…

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…

Drake 2019 – work in progress

Here are two scans from a new Drake Ullingsworth story which is underway. I’m trying out this blue non-photo pencil which is new to me. It’s supposed not to show up in the scanner / photocopier. Not completely perfect I’m finding, but a little bit of tweaking in the GIMP seems to help.  

New comic: Ramollo vs Illegal Batman

New for May 2019. This collection reprints all five Ramollo stories to date, showing in painful detail the decline and misfortunes of this luckless fellow. Starting out in life as a lowly bank clerk, Ramollo starts off embezzling funds via his computer. This first act of crime is enough to put him on Illegal Batman’s…

Illegal Batman Reprint!

Here’s a limited edition reprint of my “greatest hit”, Illegal Batman, originally published in 1990. Only 50 copies printed; 5 went to Gosh Comics London, 5 to my collection, leaving 40 copies available for sale now. The book is A4, 20pp b/w interior. The pages were scanned from the original art. The cover was scanned…

Readers react to Illegal Batman

“This fucking comic truly disturbs me, and I don’t know why. There’s something so completely and utterly wrong with, yet I can’t define it.” “I don’t understa–aah?? I have so many questions. Can Illegal Batman solve my confusion?” “he’s dank as a motherfucker and more besides” “Is this the guy who did Silver Age Superman?”…

Sean T. Collins reviews Illegal Batman

Webcomic Wednesday: Illegal Batman by Ed Pinsent Deconstructions of the Batman, even excellent ones, are nothing new, but I’ve never seen anyone or anything break it down to the molecular level and reassemble it into a wondrous and haunting new form the way Ed Pinsent does in Illegal Batman. Or should I say the way…