Military Observer

Recommended for your consideration, may we mention Dead Watch issues 1 and 2 by British-Russian designer Natasha Denezhkina Campbell. In this series (started in 2022), she proposes a fictional account of a very hot topic – the Russian invasion of the Ukraine. Her idea has been to recast it as vampire fiction, portraying The Enemy…

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)…

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…

Chris Reynolds: a tribute

Chris Reynolds passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday morning 4th May 2023. I heard the news from my friends John Bagnall, Harley Richardson, and Paul Gravett. We are all profoundly saddened. I’ve lost an old friend and the world has lost a unique cartoonist. We had an email exchange in early 2021. Even…

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…

Satanic Mojo Comix # 7 – a review

I received a package of comics from Jason Atomic in November – this was after my recent review of Ugly Mug # 6, in which he appears. So far I’ve read Satanic Mojo Comix #7, a US-sized book with a mini-comic insert. Just by looking at the cover alone you can see the E.C. Comics…

Ugly Mug 6 – a review (part 1)

This is a totally biased, partisan, non-objective review of the new issue of Ugly Mug comic, published by Harley Richardson…Harley is an old friend of mine, he helped me with the Fast Fiction service in the 1980s, and we’ve collaborated on other projects too. Also he happens to like my comic strip work, so my…

Fox Comics gallery

I made a new page to display my collection of Fox Comics. This was an Australian comics venture, edited by David Vodicka who was based in Melbourne, with his friends and co-editors Phil Bentley and David Bird. They did it through the mid-1980s up until the early 1990s. I think Fox (co-edited by Vodicka with…

Fast Fiction flyers and small ads

Here we have artworks and paste-ups for some flyers and small ads I put together, to help publicise the Fast Fiction distribution service for small press comics. I suppose these date from around 1986 to 1988. One would tend to do the lettering with a computer nowadays, but at that time I didn’t have access…

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;…