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…

The evolution of a cover drawing

I’m quite pleased with the cover drawing to this recent Astorial Compendium book. It depicts Tamblyn The Secret Architect dashing through the corridors of the imaginary Astorial Hotel. But the scale, the proportions, and the perspective, are all wrong – no building like this could possibly exist, and no human being could possibly be running…

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…

New Illegal Batman Serial!

Illegal Batman in “The Forgtten Batman” Book 1 of 3 My first new Illegal Batman story since 2016’s The Man Behind The Curtain. The projected story is going to be quite long, and I anticipate two other books after this one. A strange time for an Illegal Batman who finds himself somehow infected by a…

Vladimir the Medico – 2020 reprint available now

Vladimir The Medico in Anarchic Hospital Tales Vladimir The Medico is summoned to America as a visiting dignitary. In the large and complex Fortran Hospital, he delivers a lecture reminiscing about his early struggles in his homeland of Prague. At first, he is superficially impressed by the apparent freedom and opportunities in the “harmonious states…

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.

Drake and the Concrete Collapse

Here you may download the complete story of Drake Ullingsworth and the Concrete Collapse, originally published in 2010. All around him the city is apparently crumbling away; buildings falling down, homeless people roaming the streets and turning hostile, while his own Dog alternatively reprimands him or ignores him in a drug-addled haze. Drake the detective…

New! Drake in The Reign of Numbers

The latest comic book by small press comics artist Ed Pinsent is a 56-page story featuring the detective Drake Ullingsworth and his Dog. The story is a continuation of the shocking events chronicled in Drake Goes Into The Underworld, a story published in 2017. Following the death of King Shop, the city finds itself facing…

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.