Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Dead Trees

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012


G Johnstone is one of my most loyal readers. We’re pleased to note he has a new website where he’s developing a new full-length work called Curse of the Yellow Book. We first saw Johnstone’s work in 1982, when his two-page Camus experiment was first published in the Scots zine Aka (I think issue #7; covers can be seen here. The editor Bob Napier also published a text analysis of the strip, which as it turned out was a bit of a mickey-take, but the target of the satire was pretentious critics, rather than Johnstone’s work. Johnstone went on to edit his own compendium of comic art, called Dead Trees.

Planet 4 is small and mean

Sunday, September 9th, 2012


Chris Reynolds goes digital…computer lettering, digital colours and airbrush effects in his new comic book Planet 4. Described as “meditative science fiction”, the story features Monitor revisiting an old planetary haunt and experiencing many bittersweet and conflicting emotions. As ever, Reynolds imagines and visualises some astonishing tangible details, poised between the banal and the beautiful, and renders them in bold outlines with superb, restrained colours. More than ever with the work of this genius, each panel is a painting.

Planet 4 is published on Smashwords.

More additions to the galleries

Saturday, August 18th, 2012


Found some more A4-sized zines to scan into the galleries. This upload includes the remaining issues of ZUM!, the UK small press review zine of the 1990s; plus most of my collection of Savage Pencil comix. Links below.

Additions to cover galleries

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Some more comic cover scans added to the following galleries today:

Ramollo-Speak

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012


Starts today. Ramollo-Speak, a 15-page comic from 2003, and the last installment in the Ramollo cycle of stories. Once again Illegal Batman looms large in the picture. 15th August update: story now fully online, plus explanatory notes.

Batman copyright and trademarks are owned by Warner Brothers and DC Comics. Ramollo-Speak was written and drawn by Ed Pinsent in 2000-2003 and is a work of fan art offered free of charge to my readers. Please direct any questions to the artist.

MagoMago Society by Eze Chimalio

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

MagoMago Society

Published today on Scribd.

“MAGOMAGO SOCIETY is about people in transit. It deals with the conflicts and contrasts that constitute life in itself. Here, the African in man pulls at the drawbridge of common desires, of food, shelter, love, peace and harmony only to be met with pain, frustrations, rebuttals, danger and death. The society is only saved by that spirit that is intrinsically human. The phantom of hope and survival.”

Eze Chimalio is A Nigerian artist, filmmaker and avant-garde jazz trumpet player.

Russell Willis video

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Russell Willis flips through the pages of his collection of Fast Fiction zines, with added commentary.

Beware The Egg

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012


The great Chris Reynolds has a new website dedicated to his Cinema Detectives series. From here you can purchase new Cinema Detectives stories for your Kindle. Rosa Pleck tracks down Gan at Sheffield Hallam University and is puzzled by the sight of a large egg sitting on the stairs of the halls of residence…and that’s just the opening pages! Essential reading!

Protective Geometry

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

New work out now! A collaboration with the American performance artist / writer / poet Bryan Lewis Saunders. Protective Geometry is a string of images drawn to accompany a transcript of one of Bryan’s sleep-talking sessions. It is very odd and disturbing. Not a comic as such, more like an illustrated text, but a must for Pinsent fans.

£3.00 plus post from the print on demand service Lulu.

Video from the Comica Festival 2010

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Here is a video made by Stephen Poulacheris of last November’s Comica event. I turned up to sell books, do a live drawing, and I also took part in a short interview with Stephen. I appear from around 8:30 on this YouTube video.