Monday, 27 May 2013

I'm in Viz Comic

Here's a photograph of a strip I've drawn that appears in issue 226 of Viz Comic which is out later this week, I think. The strip is called 14 Year Old Stand-Up Comedian.



I've been a long time admirer of Viz, ever since I bought issue 13 from a comic shop around 1985. I remember reading it on the train home and having to put it away into my bag because I couldn't stop myself from laughing out loud. My copy of the comic made its way around my friends so that when eventually it was returned to me it was in pieces. Shortly after, I submitted my first unsolicited strip called Greg Heath The Compulsive Thief. It was, of course, rejected but it was rejected with unexpected but appreciated respect. Since then, I've taken to submitting strips to Viz every couple of years, so I'm sure you can imagine how delighted I am to have at last succeeded after two and a half decades of trying.

4 comments:

sean michael Wilson said...

Good stuff, well done. I've been reading it since 1983, and same story - passed round to my pals in Edinburgh. Rude? I almost failed me exams.

Paul B Rainey said...

Thanks Sean.

Antony Kift said...

I actually laughed so hard at this one...the facial expressions make it, and the 14 year old walk...excellent stuff...hope to see some more

Paul B Rainey said...

Thanks Antony. The character is back in the next issue.