Wednesday, 12 August 2015

The Complete Charlatan Tales

From 2012 to 2014 I created and self-published three issues of anthology-style comic 'Charlatan Tales'. The title was a clear indication that I was largely making things up as I went along. The collected material is now available through Comixology Submit and can be found here. It's 80+ pages of material for only 99c.

Charlatan Tales no.1 - released 2012 - blog post here.

Charlatan Tales no.2 - released 2013 - blog post here.

Charlatan Tales no.3 - released 2014 - blog post here.

The material varied from one-page humour pieces to full-length full-colour sci-fi satire adventures, taking in dystopian poetry and kitchen sink supernatural shenanigans along the way.

I rambled at a bit more length about my experiences creating material for 'Charlatan Tales' over at a guest post on Colin Smith's fantastic 'Too Busy Thinking About My Comics' blog.

It feels good drawing a line under this, collecting it and pushing it down the river in a digital Moses basket. It's good to look forward to fresh projects now.

Thanks to all who picked up, stocked and said nice things about these issues as they came out. Big shout outs to Camila in Orbital Comics London, Tony Ezoyeh and Mark Kardwell. It's all good.

Rip it up and start again.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Friday, 24 July 2015

Too Busy Thinking About My Comics - guest post

Colin Smith, curator of Too Busy Thinking About My Comics blog was kind enough to ask me to do a post highlighting my work. It comes along with a rambling essay covering life, music, comics and drawing. TBTAMC has kicked back in to life recently after being dormant for a year or two and has a really rich collaborative aspect this time around, with guest posts, interviews etc.

Saturday, 11 July 2015


During last week I created this original ink drawing to gift to my 500th Twitter follower as a tip of the hat to all followers so far. It happened to be @cannonhillcomic (

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Monday, 29 June 2015

FutureQuake - Retirement Day

Have done the artwork for 5-page strip 'Retirement Day' in latest edition of FutureQuake no.27.

It's written by Daniel Bell (who's no slouch when it comes to the art department also), lettered by FutureQuake supremo Bolt-01 and was a lot of fun to do.

I wanted to keep the pages direct, clean and simple black and white ink art, no greyscale shading or Photoshop twiddlings involved.

It can be bought here, along with previous issues.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Crouch End Cartoon Arts Festival - 2015

Poster design: Sean Azzopardi

I'm attending CECAF for the second time this saturday, 6th June 2015 at the Earl Haig Hall, Crouch End, North London. The inaugural event was last November, now it's been moved to summertime to appear as part of events in the Crouch End Festival, the area I'm currently living in in London.

The event is curated by Sean Azzopardi. He did a great job last year creating an event that was fun, relaxed, had a great sense of community and was accessible to everyday non-comic book civilians. So I'm looking forward to taking part again.

I'll be selling comics, prints, original art pages and will have comic pages on display of current projects that are either in progress or have yet to see print. Come and say hello y'all!

A link to a review of last years event by Antony Ezoyeh for the Down the Tubes British comics site, which has a mention of myself, can be found here.

Image: Antony Ezoyeh/Down the Tubes

NOTE 08/06/15: It's all done and dusted, good day out, met some great people from first CECAF and some new faces, so all good. Here's a review of the event from Down the Tubes by roving reporter Antony Esmond (including a gormless photo of me).