Monday, 31 October 2011
I've known for a few weeks now, and I think that I'm allowed to tell you, that I am a runner up in the Dundee Comic Prize. The presentation took place yesterday but unfortunately I was unable to attend because I had work to do. My entry, Jack The Robot, was joint runner-up with three other entries which, as far as I am concerned, puts us all in joint second place.
Two of the strips will appear in in print in a DC Thompson title, probably The Beano or The Dandy; the winning entry and one of the runner-up entries. Unfortunately, it isn't mine. This means that even when, technically, my strip is free to them, The Beano or The Dandy still refuse to publish my work! Sheesh! I'm not gonna have to pay them, am I?
You can read Jack The Robot here.
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
I am a long time admirer of writer Rol Hirst's comics and I'm delighted to be able to inform you that I am involved in his latest project, Too Much Sex & Violence. Rol describes the comic on his website thus; "Welcome to the northern seaside town of Fathomsby; home to retired super-heroes, monster DJs, mutant prostitutes, pier-owning gangsters, disgruntled policemen and a woman who knows exactly what you're thinking about, whenever you're thinking about...S-E-X."
For Too Much Sex & Violence, Rol has used different artists for each scene including Andrew Cheverton, Kelvin Green, Nige Lowrey, Mark Renhard, Martin Eden, Adrian Bamforth, Rob Wells and Davey Metcalfe-Carr. For issue one, I have drawn a three paged scene.
Copies of issue one can be ordered from Rol's website for a surprisingly good value £2.50. (Seriously, I don't know how he gives so much for so little.)