The Big Sneeze by Phoenix

Here we have the cover for an early small press comic The Big Sneeze by Trevs Phoenix (now Woodrow Phoenix), published under his Catopants imprint. This “Sumo Conceptual Comic” comprised drawings of sumo wrestlers and starred Henry Sumo Sumo as the main character. The cover is brown A4 card folded lengthways, like a greetings card;…

Some Fear-Fraught Occasions

Original art for a one-pager “Some fear-fraught occasions of Charley Dome, related by himself”. I’m 90% sure this is Caspar Williams under an alias. From 1986, this is probably a submission to Fast Fiction magazine. Good gritty atmosphere in the drawings, nice shadows, use of Letratone. The Totally Evil Insect Kid is a potentially strong…

Sun Jam

Here we have scans of Sun Jam, which was an improvised comic strip made by Darryl Cunningham, Paul Schroeder, and myself. Drawn very quickly in one single session. No pencilling, just inking right onto the page (though some TippEx afterwards!) The rules were that each artist would start a page with the first two panels,…

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…

Flyer for Carol Swain book

Invasion of the Mind Sappers was published by Fantagraphics Books in 1996, and was I think Carol Swain’s first book for them. I reviewed it for the Comics Journal. This is evidently a promotional flyer produced by a PR agency in London, judging by the old phone number.

Ioren and Marja

Here you can download a PDF of Ioren and Marja (1985). Download Ioren and Marja PDF (4 MB) A strange and sad story. The look of it was directly influenced by a Lorenzo Mattotti story shown to me that year by Paul Gravett; the story was in Italian and I couldn’t understand it, but I…

Five Astorial Stories

Here you can download a PDF containing all five of the original Astorial Stories. This is one of many books formerly available on Scribd. Download Astorial PDF (44 MB) These five stories were written and drawn fairly quickly over a few months in 1986. I had just moved to London and was finding the experience…

A Bone In Heaven’s Sky

Here you can download a PDF of this story which originally came out as a small press comic in 1987. Bone in Heaven is one of my “poetic” stories, by which I mean it doesn’t make much narrative sense, but it does follow its own internal logic. The main character is a nameless undertaker, apparently…

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…

New Drake Ullingsworth Comic!

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 “Enjoyed the new Drake book. Very powerful. The art is Kirbyesque at times!” – JOHN BAGNALL Price £5.00 plus post Click the Lulu icon to order your…