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…

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…

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…

Silver-Age Superman: back in print

Silver-Age Superman 2020 reprint! Back in print: Silver-Age Superman by Ed Pinsent and Mark Robinson. Available now from the artist, £8.00 plus postage and packing. This book originally appeared as an A4 sized comic book in 1993. This 2020 reprint is a facsimile edition with extra pages. Not long after my Illegal Batman book appeared,…

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.