Cartoonist, comic stripper, and book illustrator. Appears every fortnight in Private Eye (Forgotten Moments in Music History), has also worked for Penguin, Random House, The Times, Spectator, Reader's Digest, The Beano (Billy Whizz) and The Dandy, to name but a few.
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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Never seen before Bodkin and the Bear pages!!!

(...unless you've already found them in the new comics section)

Yes, among the new stuff i've added to the revamped site are these two previously unseen pages from B&B, which ran towards the end of the life of the ill-starred DFC comic.

Twelve pages were published in the comic before it folded, and then three on the DFC website, but these last two were never seen, and they're probably my favourite two pages of the lot (i was getting better)

(Click to enlarge)


  1. Beautiful stuff! Love that fungusy dwelling.

  2. thankyou kind sir! and congratulations on being the first to leave a comment on my new blog. i was even thinking of giving you a prize.
    (decided against)

  3. Great to see Bodkin and co back... So, any progress on recovering the rights? I'd love to see a book version.

  4. thanks dave!
    but alas, no. i haven't really tried, to be honest, but your tale of the difficulty in wrestling back the rights to mirabilis -- even with a personal contact at random house -- was not v encouraging..
    so unfortunately B&B is in limbo. with the rights issue so murky i'm not inclined to put all the work into finishing it.
    of course, if they said they'd like to do a book, that'd be different..
    anyway... onward -- some brand new and exciting projects on the go... i'll keep ya posted.

  5. Can I have all your pens so you can't do any more pages this good as my prize?

  6. eerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrmmm -- no.