Gag back cover

Following on from previous post’s example of hand-separation, here’s another one from 1988. This is the back cover for an issue of Gag!, a comic book anthology edited by Phil Elliott and published by Harrier Comics. It featured work from many of the Fast Fiction artists, and included some reprints of old favourite stories which…

Dennis Dewprat

Here you can download a scan of “The Transfiguration of Dennis Dewprat”. This was printed as the back cover to The Big Lift #3, edited by Tom Tiffin, in 1988. Tom was able to get proper litho printing for his A4 books (even though he wasn’t averse to small-run photocopies too). I tried to take…

Vladimir’s Memoirs

Here you can download a scan of the opening page from an unpublished and unfinished story featuring Vladimir The Medico. I started this in 2001; I recall it was a very depressing and sour story, of which the crucial narrative points depended on misunderstandings and a serious lack of communication. Vladimir feels trapped in his…

Hello There Tom Tiffin

Tom Tiffin did lively and splurgy small press comics such as The Big Lift – entertainingly combining painterly artwork with parodies of film noir, and liberally borrowing from cartoon and comics “tropes”. Later, he created hand-made greetings cards – he may still be doing that, for all I know. He managed to make it into…

Two more Artist’s Postcards

Here we have scans of postcards from Luke Walsh and Russell Christian. Oddly enough they both have a musical connection. Russell sent me this in February 1993 from his Brooklyn address. It’s a proper printed card called “Old Friends” and was drawn on ledger paper. “Have an exhibit coming up at this experimental music club…

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.

Club Dog 1987

As mentioned recently, here’s my Club Dog drawing for City Limits magazine from March 1987. Somehow, I found this image was being reproduced by the club owners on their flyers, without my permission. I think I even saw one of them, and was struck by what an amateurish job they had done. I telephoned Savage…

Forbush-Man

Here’s a drawing by me of Forbush-Man from 1994. This was for a UK small-press publication edited by Darryl Cunningham, where independent artists were invited to draw a sketch of their favourite Marvel Comics character. (You can see a scan of the cover in this gallery.) I don’t say this is a particularly good drawing,…

Club Dog in Colour

Here you can download three separate drawings for an unfinished and unpublished comic strip, from around 1988. I had just come back from a comics festival in Treviso, courtesy of Paul Gravett who kindly asked me to join him at this amazing event, and I met some friendly artists and lovely people. I must have…