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Private Eye cartoonist (Forgotten Moments in Music History), book illustrator (Where's Dennis and Gnasher), and comic stripper for The Beano (Billy Whizz), The Dandy (Winker Watson, Jack Silver, Mr Meecher the Uncool Teacher), and The Phoenix (Useleus). Please use the tabs above to browse my portfolio of cartoons, illustrations, comics, and strips. Home page for my latest news, sketches, and other miscellany.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

minimalist blog round-up

A bunch of stuff I've done/contributed to/been included in recently/not that recently but haven't mentioned on here before due to overwork/blogging fatigue. The Monster Sale is a book of poems I illustrated on the inside (not the cover), the greeting card is part of a new range of Forgotten Moments In Music History cards launched earlier this year. 

As you can probably tell, my blogging fatigue is ongoing...
 

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Annuals plug!

Don't forget your annuals this Christmas folks! I drew (but not wrote) some Billy Whizz in the Beano book, but the stuff I'm proudest of is in the Dandy book, six pages of Winker Watson and a 10-page Jack Silver extravaganza wot I wrote and drew. 
 Copyright DCThomson -- The value of your investment may go down as well as up.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Useleus on cover of this week's Phoenix

Our ancient Greek idiot makes the cover of the Phoenix this week. There's a 4-page story inside, plus loads more great comics by, y'know, other people. 

Friday, 5 April 2013

New Useleus in The Phoenix

Yup, it's Useleus time again in the super-smashing story comic The Phoenix.
In this one, the Argonauts come to the island, and our um, hero meets that well-known bebop combo The Sirens.
Penned, as usual, by the mighty Alexander Matthews. Find a copy in Waitrose, comics shops, or get the app.

Friday, 8 March 2013

More Jack Silver

It's been a crazily hectic start to the year for me, I've been too busy to blog, but things are calming down a bit, so it's time to tell you a bit about what I've been up to.

For starters, remember I did a one-page Jack Silver strip for the final print issue of the Dandy?
Well, following on from that I was asked to do an 8 page Jack Silver story for the Dandy annual 2014 to go with the three Winker Watson two-pagers I've already done for it.

It's a bit of a mad story, full of wacky Marsuvian gizmos, high drama, and Lesser-Spotted Floogly Flaaatstipplers. I had a ball.

Oh, there's also a related extra double-page spread.

Here's a pic. The book should be out in August. It'll fly by.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Monday, 31 December 2012

Review of 2012

Yep, it's time for my annual selection of topical pocket cartoons from the past year, some published, some not.

Let's dive straight in...

A bit of technology that caught my eye...

The government carried on with its privatisation programme...
(They've privatised the yellowbrick road!)
...and its war on drugs...
A new building was unveiled in London, as the weather closed in (Cartooning pal Royston Robertson beat me to this one in Private Eye, the blighter, with the very same gag)...
Newspapers continued to struggle, as the recession rumbled on...
Bankers remained unpopular and discredited...
And the cuts to, well, just about everything continued...
That book (and more wet weather)...
Those Olympics...
(Me? I'm Legacy)


The big supermarkets squeezed the profit margins for dairy farmers ever tighter...
A film came out of one of my favourite books...
That Jimmy Savile business...
(Yes, Savile was my patient for many years. He talked a lot about his
sexual misdemeanours, but of course, you assumed he was joking...)
...and the fall-out from it...
That's all folks -- Happy New Year!