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New Drake Ullingsworth Comic!

Monday, July 24th, 2017

New Drake Ullingsworth comic!
Published July 2017
36pp, A4 size, glossy covers, interiors with halftones

“Drake Goes Into The Underworld, Becomes a Demon and Also Meets King Shop”

Price £5.00 plus post
Click the Lulu icon to order your copy now

Drake Ullingsworth, the psychic detective with the talking dog, is one of Ed Pinsent’s oldest characters, originally invented in 1983.

This all-new story takes a wry look at the modern world encroaching on Drake, who now feels himself to be an old relic and out of step with society. He is beaten up and taunted by young people in society and alienated from the joys of shopping. Despite this, the forces of monopoly capitalism embrace Drake as one of their own, and he’s recruited by the mysterious King Shop to serve time in the Iron Mall, a new shopping development. Simultaneously the agencies of the underworld, as epitomised by streetwise kid “Mor”, drag Drake into their subterranean world, eventually transforming him into a flying demon. Drake’s Dog, aloof from all of the action, observes life from the safety of his lair in the cloud.

This story’s got everything…violence, urban decay, flying devils, mobs running riot in the streets, supernatural dark forces, an overpowering television presence in the sky, and ubiquitous mobile phones. Only Drake can see what’s really going on, or so he thinks. Here we see the sense of doubt.

Illegal Batman Reprint!

Monday, February 27th, 2017

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 from a copy of the original 1990 small press edition. Even the side staples from the original are visible! However, I’ve added typeset quotes and stuff to the front and back covers.

Each copy is hand-numbered on the inside back cover.

Only available from the artist. Email me for enquiries, or if you’re ready to buy, go to my Shop Page. All prices are in GBP. Please indicate if you want your copy signed.

Prices are for Royal Mail International Standard.

  • UK customers: GBP 4.00 post paid
  • Europe customers: GBP 6.00 post paid
  • USA and ROW customers: GBP 7.00 post paid

All customers: for GBP 10.00 I’ll send you the book with an original sketch on the inside cover.

Batman copyright and trademarks are owned by Warner Brothers and DC Comics.
“Illegal Batman” is a work of fan art.

New Illegal Batman Comic

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

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Available now at Lulu.com

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Batman copyright and trademarks are owned by Warner Brothers and DC Comics. Illegal Batman Meets The Man Behind The Curtain was written and drawn by Ed Pinsent in 2016 and is a work of fan art. Please direct any questions to the artist.

Please note: I am making zero profit on any sales, and the cost of ordering / shipping reflects the prices Lulu.com charge for creating the book and sending it to you.

New Sun Ra comic out now

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

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New comic book available now! Windy Wilberforce Meets Sun Ra. A 28-pp comic which proposes Windy Wilberforce performing as a free jazz saxophonist in New York in the early 1960s, making a critically-acclaimed album called Provenance for the Prestige label. But commercial success eludes him, and by a chain of coincidence he enters the orbit of the mysterious Sun Ra.

In the alternative-reality fantasy story that follows, Windy becomes the curator of Alton Abraham’s library, wears an elaborate space-age costume created by June Tyson, plays with The Arkestra, travels in outer space, meets John Cage and Chris Cutler, visits the Egyptian pyramids, and works on a telescope that can see backwards in time. And more…

The story is constructed as a series of one-page, six-panel episodes, some of them expanding into full-page spreads.

Written and drawn June-August 2015 and published early September 2015. This is my first all-new story of this length for a long time.

Available now from www.lulu.com priced £5.00. Click the logo below to purchase same.

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5th October update: positive review from Tom Murphy at Broken Frontier (Exploring The Comics Universe). I am particularly touched that he regards Windy as an old acquaintance; I should be happy if the character is becoming real for other readers.

26th October update: Chris Reynolds writes “Just bought Sun Ra along with my latest test samples. It’s a good “fiat”, “let-it-be-so” comic, as shown in the part of the dream where they are walking down the street in their finery and meet the drongos. Thanks for publishing this!”

Coming soon – new Sun Ra / Windy comic

Monday, August 31st, 2015

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A taste from WINDY WILBERFORCE MEETS SUN RA – due to be published September 2015.

Readers react to Illegal Batman

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

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“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?”

“Ouch. Shot right in the feels.”

“WE CANNOT SOLVE OUR SADNESS.”

“This looks like it belongs in that Bizarro World anthology.”

“I’m not even sure.”

“2bizarro4bizarro”

“I like how Batman casually walks through doors without explanation.”

“batman is against the fucking law”

“thank you for introducing me to Ed Pinsent’s work. I fucking love it. The guy’s a real artist/poet.”

Source: https://archive.moe/co/thread/66194534/

Windy’s Alchemical Days

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

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New comic book available now! This 44pp book brings together all of Windy’s “alchemical” adventures under a single cover. There is also one previously-unpublished 8pp story “St Withold and The Witch” and a new two-pager where Windy meets Robert Fludd. Plus new cover art drawn for the occasion.

On and off these episodes have occupied Windy and myself for about the last ten years, although there are inklings of the ideas from further back. The Scorpion King, mentionned fleetingly in A Book Of Signs, is one character resurfaces in the ancient Egypt story. The stories have come to me haltingly and slowly, and (much like the sprawling array of The Saga of the Scroll) they may not add up to a completely coherent whole, but there are some common themes.

Available from www.lulu.com priced £5.00. Click the logo below to purchase same.

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New Primitif Comic!

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

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Primitif Revenge Mask

Out today! A new Primitif Story, written and drawn summer 2014!

The artwork is all full colour. It was produced through a labour-intensive method – the gouache colour painting, the ink outline and the lettering all exist as separate artworks, assembled in the computer.

I think the last Primitif story I did was Sting of the Arrow, which was published in the Kingly Books volume in 2006. The text for Sting was deliberately very sparse and the story that emerged was broken and hard to understand. I’ve tried to reverse that trend with Revenge Mask, and have made the accompanying prose about as clear as I’m able to write it. The theme is a supernatural one; Primitif is “possessed” by a magical mask against his own will.

I was going to make it available as a free PDF but then decided to publish it as a square-shaped mini-comic through Lulu. It’s 20pp long and costs £6.00 (plus postage). I am making a profit of precisely 88 pence per sale. A sample page is below.

Available now from Lulu.com

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Sean T. Collins reviews Illegal Batman

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

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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 Ed Pinsent did—though it’s now available for viewing and download on his website, Pinsent made this comic in the pre-Internet, extremely Batman-heavy days of 1989. And yes, it’s as unauthorized as a bootleg Batman t-shirt from roughly the same time period, but you’d have to be a very, very strange reader to mistake it for the real thing. In Pinsent’s hands, and in his warm and shaky black-and-white line, Batman becomes an avatar of inaction — he takes days on end to do nothing but think about each clue before he acts — and un-action — he arrives at the scene of the crime, eventually, by transmitting himself through the air as a sort of thoughtform-cum-lightbeam, the usual physical process of being Batman completely eschewed. His arrival at the criminals’ castle headquarters is in the form of a graffiti-like mural they unsuccessfully attempt to efface from the walls; when he finally materializes physically, his body has somehow been painted white, and he must lurk in the shadows to regain his customary dark coloring. He’s here to save a young mother who, the criminals have informed him via a VHS tape mailed to the Batcave, has had her face carved off in front of her confused children for reasons apparent to no one. But Batman sees through the ruse, and reveals to the woman that she is in fact whole and intact. She asks him for answers, asks what his happening, asks where her children are, and his non-response is a bullet to the heart of the Batman mythos: “The damage is done. We cannot solve our sadness. Remember that…We cannot solve our sadness.” And yet, when he and the woman re-materialize in the Batcave after dodging a days-long siege by an army of “strong-arms” and briefly becoming a constellation in the night sky, her children — now labeled “his children” for reasons unknown — are with them. For all the tough-guy posturing and grim’n’gritty iconography of the original, Illegal Batman reveals the central tenets of the Dark Knight idea: a gossamer fantasy of the possibility of justice, a form of contemplative comfort in a world that too often provides no comfort of its own.

Sean T. Collins

From Vorpalizer

Jamka T-Shirt

Saturday, December 1st, 2012


Limited edition T-shirt which I drew this year for the Slovakian electronics duo Jamka. This is my first T-shirt design and I’m very pleased with how it turned out. News should be appearing on Jamka’s site soon, with details of how you can buy yours.