Thursday, April 30, 2020

CLAP inks

Inking the final page for my next comic book today.

A twelve panel story. I swapped around the images in panels 9 and 10.

Colouring tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

CLAP pencils

I pencilled the final page for my next comic book today.

Tomorrow, I'll be inking it!

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

GLUE-MAN colouring

I'm colouring Glue-Man in Photoshop today.

There is one more story to write, draw, and colour, then I'll be starting production on the next comic book.

Monday, April 27, 2020

THAT COMIC SMELL: The Top Three Creators of All Time

The latest episode is online now.

This was a livestream video as part of the online SparkCon held over the weekend by Aaron Rackley and Fair Spark Books.

Have a watch on YouTube here.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Wednesday, April 22, 2020


Latest episode is up now!

From the web:

“What the hell is an internet?”
Hello everyone. That Comic Smell is joining the ranks of many other fine podcasts by going remote. Yes, we are unfortunately stuck like this for the next while so hope you all don’t mind our attempt at chatting over Skype. We finally get a chance to catch up and chat some good old fashioned comics. What we’ve been reading whilst stuck in doors. How we are all getting on with being indoors. How there are silver linings to every bad situation and a lot less chomping. None of us had any food. No Biscuits. No tea. It’s not right!

As a little bonus, head across to our Twitter (@ThatComicSmell) to get a daily recommendation from our very own Fernando (#NandosComicOfTheDay)

This and all the usual comics chat on…

That Comic Smell!

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Important Literary Journal (Kyle Baker)
Tetris (Box Brown)
Follow Me In (Katriona Chapman)
I am C3PO (Anthony Daniels)
Pyongyang (Guy Delisle)
Beam Me Me Up Scotty (Jimmy Doohan)
Ellerbisms (Marc Ellerby)
The Hulk #161 (Herb Trimpe, Steve Englehart)
Atomic Hercules (Tony Esmond, Adam Falp)
Whatever Happened To The World of Tomorrow (Brian Fies)
Apollo (Matt Fitch, Chris Baker, Mike Collins)
Kora (Chris Geary)
The Eternals (Jack Kirby)
Kamandi #23 (Jack Kirby)
The Sculptor (Scott McCloud)
Rom (Bill Mantlo, Sal Buscema)
Be Pure. Be Vigilant. Behave. (Pat Mills)
The Hands of Shang Chi - Master of Kung Fu (Mike Zeck, Doug Moench)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill)
Bell Time (David Robertson)
Secret Wars (Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck)
Kai and the Monkey King (Joe Todd Stanton)
Goblins 2 (Sloth Comics)

Monday, April 20, 2020


The Awesome Comics Podcast has reached its 250th weekly show, and to commemorate this, Aaron David Rackley has put together an anthology.

It features Zachary Cobb, Kevin Couling, Cliff Cumber, Tom Curry, Damian Edwardson, Alan Henderson, Dave Hingley, David Kennedy, Russell Olson, Tom Sparke, Kieran Squires, Tom Stewart, Gustaffo Vargas, and Sam Webster,

I'm in there too. Here's a wee preview:

You can read the whole thing here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020


Carl Doherty has written on Bell Time over at Shelf Abuse.

It's a new style of article for Carl, with thoughts on creativity, getting through life, and all manner of things.

Have a read here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020


I had a great time talking with Tony Esmond on his Never Iron Anything podcast.

We discussed Jim Starlin's Warlock comics from the 1970s.

Have a listen here.

Monday, April 13, 2020

TERRAHAWKS page 2 inks

I'm inking page 2 of my Terrahawks comic today.

Generally, when I'm inking, I do the lettering and panel borders first.

Above is the page, ready to start drawing the pictures.

Planning to finish the inks on this today and start painting colour on tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 08, 2020


I'm doing a Terrahawks comic for Sequential 21, which will be devoted to various Gerry Anderson TV shows, and published by Fred McNamara and Unity City Press.

I wanted to do Terrahawks based on a memory of liking it when it was on, and a couple of memories about the contents.

Yesterday I watched the first three episodes, and looked at some TV21 comic stories to get inspiration on how it will be.

So, two pages, full colour, painted. Straight ahead adventure story as if it's one weekly installment of a larger story.

I'm also going to include an ad for Terrahawks action figures.

Here are the page one pencils, completed today.

Monday, April 06, 2020

JEFF LYNNE - Preview

Enjoying working on this Jeff Lynne comic with the incomparable Olivia Hicks.

Saturday, April 04, 2020

SOMEONE ELSE'S STORY page 2 pencils

More pencils.

A lot of text, and a lot of ideas to fit on here.

I did a lot of juggling, and am pretty happy with the layout now.

I will be doing a couple of tweaks in Photoshop to create more space.

I will get down to inking pages 1 and 2 next.

Friday, April 03, 2020

Thursday, April 02, 2020


The new Star Jaws issue 33 is out now from Barnstormer Comics, featuring work from Robin Barnard, Martin Hand, Gareth A. Hopkins, and myself!

More information at the Images Degrading Forever website here.

Wednesday, April 01, 2020


Today's reading outside in the sun.
The first chapter of "Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?" by Brian Fies.

The story begins with a father and son's visit to the 1939 New York World's Fair.
We see their excitement and trepidation at the future presented to them (the city of 1960!).

At the fair they buy a comic book specially made for the fair called Space Age Adventures.
It is presented here as if it has been stuck into this book.
Space Age Adventures has its own paper stock different than the rest of Whatever Happened to...

Off to a good start. Hope it's sunny tomorrow, for another read outside.