Monday 28 October 2013

Dundee Comics Prize 2013

Over the weekend, the winners of this years Dundee Comics Prize were announced and I'm happy to be able to tell you that my friend Robert Wells and I are one of the runners up with our entry, Connected.

The mock-cover Rob drew as part of our entry

You may remember that my strip, Jack The Robot, was a runner up in the competition in 2011. The strip later appeared in the University of Dundee's comic anthology, issue one of Thunder Brother: Soap Division and, very nearly, The Beano

One of the pages from Connected.

This year's prize required entrants to create a new science fiction comic for children up to eight pages in length plus a cover. Because of these demands, I only wrote the strip and persuaded Rob to draw it. He did an extraordinary job, which goes to show that he produces his best work under pressure from me.
My runner-up entry from 2011, Jack The Robot.

Thursday 17 October 2013

Viz 230

The biggest comic release of the week, Viz 230, is out today for sale from the top shelves of most newsagents across the land. This issue features a full-page strip drawn by me called Peter The Slow Eater. Any similarities between Peter The Slow Eater and my friend, cartoonist Peter Clack, are purely intended.