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 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…

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…

Astorial Cutaway mini-comic

This just arrived. Drawn earlier this month, after a discussion with publisher Tom Murphy in November last year. That’s more like it – I mean the speed of delivery which is something I like about the small press (in the 1980s, Fast Fiction really was aiming to be fast). Colossive Press has this unique range…

Illegal Batman new reprint!

2023 reprint of Illegal Batman, 40pp book with extra pages Another reprint of my “greatest hit”. Originally drawn in late 1989 and published early 1990. Started out at 100 copies I think; it went through a few small reprintings at the time. I put a PDF online for a while, and there was a 2017…