Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween!

Hope you've all had a spooktacular weekend! Me and Dylan watched The Haunted Pumpkin of Sleepy Hollow, I was going to put The Killer Shrews on yet again too but he fell asleep :)

And you owe it to yourselves to watch this:

But mostly, here's a sneaky peek at this year's Spine Chillers Halloween Special, which is one of the first episodes of what I laughably call Season 2. Expect thrills, chills, drills, hills, the lot. And new characters and (maybe) new jokes and plotlines and that :) It should be up to read imminently my friends!

Smell You Later, Comicspace.

Right, I've officially given up on Comicspace and their redesign. So next week I'll be starting to upload my comics somewhere else, and you will actually be able to read them again! Just thought I'd say...

Saturday, 30 October 2010

BICS Beiderbecke

I had a proper great time at BICS!
It was a superb weekend, and it was great to see everyone again and to make some new friends too, it feels like I've been out of the game forever but its only been about a year. It was a bit of a disastrous start like, the stock for the Renegade table didn't turn up in time, and the bloody car broke down on the way to the station. But the good folks of comic land saved the day, I managed to get some comics posted to my hotel on saturday morning, and Paul and Britt brought me down a table cloth. Extra special thanks to Gentleman Jim Campbell though, for making some banners and posters for the table at the last minute, he's a star, as you all know anyway. And I didn't eat that much at the Chinese! Well ok, I probably did... Jo was unsurprised, she says I eat that much all the time. At least I didn't want to go out for a kebab at 4 in the morning afterwards like Timson... Didn't really buy that much, Sgt Mike Battle Vol 1, London Calling (Keith Page! KEITH PAGE!) Dark Judgement, and Laura Howell's Adventures of Gilbert and Sullivan off the top of my head, haven't even unpacked yet. Oh and I love my Zombo mask quite passionately :) And I got two sketches for the boys, a fab Scooby Doo from Bolt 01, and Timson's interpretation of Iggle Piggle is a joy to behold, Dylan loves it. So thanks to you all for making it a fantastic weekend, when I was alternating between drunken euphoria and missing my family terribly. And thanks to everyone for the kind words about Spine Chillers and for buying my comics and that :)
Can't wait for Thought Bubble now!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

BICSward Bound

This weekend I'll be heading to Birmingham for the British International Comics Show. I'll be manning the Renegade Arts Entertainment table all weekend in the main hall, so pop by and say hello if you're there! There's a brand new BICS themed Spine Chillers postcard for you if you do...
I've got a bag of chocolate and a good book, some new tunes to listen to on the train, and then three days of comic book nonsense to enjoy... I'm really looking forward to this weekend! But at the same time I already miss Jo and Dylan terribly and I haven't even set off yet, sniff... :)

Monday, 11 October 2010

Sneaky Peeky

Here's a brief first look at my 24 hour comic, MIKE NEVILLE FOREVER!

What's that? Big Triangle and Terry Futuro... working together?! I think Mike is in some serious trouble here kids... :)
All will be revealed at Thought Bubble!

Friday, 1 October 2010

It's 24 Hour Comics Day!

All around the world a bunch of crazy people are making entire 24 page comics in the next 24 hours, and once again I'll be one of them! I was going to be joining my friends from the Paper Jam Comics Collective at their 24 HCD shindig at Heaton Methodist Church, but in the end decided I'd better do mine from home, there's a small boy who needs his milk regular, dig?

So keep an eye out here and on the Newcastle 24 Hour Comics blog through the day for updates, photos and sleep deprived nonsense!


9AM It begins! Here we go folks!

3PM It's going really well so far! I've only had six cups of coffee so far too! Got 7 pages in various states of completion, and the whole silly story worked out in my head. Having a break now to have tea andfeed Dylan and stuff...

7PM Flagging a bit. Ninth cup of coffee almost gone...
Likelihood of Hitler appearing in my comic now almost certain.
Dylan's just gone to bed, now the real work starts!

8.30PM Displacement activity. Need break, reading Gods of Riverworld by Philip Jose Farmer.

10PM Page 14 begun. Chocolate spread on toast. Hitler.

2.30AM Dylan wants his milky. Lost count of how many coffees I've had. Not making much progress.

7AM Gah! Fell asleep on Dyl's playmat. Not sure if I'll have time to finish now.

9AM Just about salvaged things. The last four pages exist in sketchy form only, and there's still a bit of work to do overall, but I have the basis of a pretty good comic I think.

THE VERDICT: Moderate success!

It'll be out in time for Thought Bubble folks, and it's called...


Thanks for all the support and that, and if you've been 24 hour comicing yourself, I hope it went well!

Now sleep...