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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Friday, 28 October 2011

Dandy Halloween special!

Yes, comics fans, it's time to rush out to your local newsagents (or possibly Sainsbury's) and purchase The Dandy, a Halloween special this week featuring lots of great stuff, including the return of Andy Fanton's Boo in a one-off (I gather) double-page spread, plus Rocky's Horror Show (one of the few strips NOT to be a Halloween special, but then it's pretty much Halloween all year round at Rocky's HQ...), and a Meecher Halloween story.

I spent quite a long time on the final panel of this one, here's a glimpse at it (I'd feel a bit naughty posting it bigger as it isn't far off half the page -- if you want to have a better look, you know what to do!)
(EDIT: 8th November: I've now put the whole strip in the comics section, so you can see it at a decent size)
I've always loved this kind of cartooning (see here, for example), so it was nice to have a go at something like this in a Meecher strip.

Bonus for Meecher fans: Here's a little video of me drawing Meech, which those fine folk at The Dandy have put on their youtube site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suoLb9Y1aCw

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Friday, 14 October 2011

My kids in the Dandy

Had a lot of fun doing this week's Mr Meecher strip in The Dandy -- it features drawings of Mr M by my children, including this title panel by my seven-year-old son:

I love the way he made his eyes a bit red -- dunno what that was all about!
I also put some other youngsters' work in it, including Dandy superfan Harry Rickard (a talented young cartoonist in his own right )
I'd have been super-thrilled to have been published in The Dandy at the age of seven, but my own kids, of course, took it in their stride. Oh well. Harry and I enjoyed it anyway. 
Rocky's Horror Show continues this week with Psycho Demon Kid From Hell (Exorcist spoof in The Dandy? Why not -- your kids'll love it!) -- all the usual other good stuff, too. Buy one if you can find one.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Swamp Bloke!

My strips Rocky's Horror Show and Mr Meecher the Uncool Teacher both continue in this week's Dandy.

Rocky's Horror is now at its regular one-page format. This week's story, Swamp Bloke, is already easily the most talked about individual comic page I've ever produced! Thanks to all those who've tweeted, or sent other messages and comments of appreciation!

And if that's got you curious -- get down to Sainsbury's and buy yourself a Dandy!