Sounds of the Past – now in colour

Another mini-comic back from the printer today. This one is a colourised version of ‘Sounds of the Past’ from 1988. According to my records, it was published in Phil Elliott’s Gag magazine #7. This is one of those one-off fable type stories where the characters, Douglas and Mary, never appear again in the Pinsent “universe”….

A Return to Mini-Comics

Herewith a couple of recent mini-comic publications. Well, actually neither of them are new strips, but I’m re-presenting and reworking these 1980s strips in an A5 8-page format. I used to put out xerox zines this size quite a lot, so for me it’s a welcome return to a favourite form. I’m planning to publish…

The Unity of Otherness

A few disjointed thoughts about Shelter: Early Doors by Lucy Sullivan. The comic’s been nagging away at me somewhere since I read it over a couple of nights. That’s a good start. I would like art to nag at me and disturb me. At first glance when picked up from Lucy’s stall at Leatherhead Library…

The Forgotten Batman Book 3 – out now

The Forgotten Batman Book 3 of 3 Published January 2024 The conclusion to this three-part story, started in July 2020. The first instalment appeared in 2021. In this conclusion, we see our hero make a triumphant return from the past and successfully puts everything right in Gotham City. The defeat of each colourful criminal is…

Rogue’s Gallery 5 & 6

Published November 2023: Parts 5 and 6 of The Rogue’s Gallery. A5 booklets of drawings and sketches, with colour covers. Click the links to purchase from Lulu.com Rogue’s Gallery Part 5 – Insects – £4.83 Rogue’s Gallery Part 6 – Birds – £4.97 I have always loved the way Magritte painted birds and made them…

Rogue’s Gallery 3 & 4

Published November 2023: Parts 3 and 4 of The Rogue’s Gallery. A5 booklets of drawings and sketches. Click the links to purchase from Lulu.com Rogue’s Gallery Part 3 – Skeletons and Skulls – £5.11 Rogue’s Gallery Part 4 – Demons and Devils – £5.39 The stuff of nighmares — John Harvey: sound, image, word (@johnharveyaber)…

The Collapse of False-Face

“This is a fondly teasing spotlight on the life of a colourful super-villain, with the main strip depicting him in a number of his trademark disguises commenting on his criminal schemes of the moment. This is sequential storytelling that asks readers not simply to fill in the spaces between panels but also entire possible narratives…

Night Parade – A5 book of Macabre Tales

Night Parade – short stories 1987-1992 Four unrelated stories, and years separate their creation. They weren’t really planned as a single volume, but I think they work together well. Each is a self-contained tale featuring an invented character, never used before or since. Coincidentally, they all happen to be drawn at A4 size instead of…

SLCZF 2023 – some impressions

Three days later I am still in a very buoyant mood after the day tabling and selling comics at the South London Comic and Zine Fair 2023. Everyone was so helpful. Tom Murphy had put in a word for me in the first place – that was back in November 2022 when I first made…

New Primitif Collection!

All of my PRIMITIF COMIX reprinted in a single volume, 136pp paperback with a nice colour cover. PRIMITIF is one of my earliest characters and first appeared in 1983. A lot of the stories here were drawn in what must have been a productive period, 1983-1985. Some of them appeared in the pages of FOX…