Tuesday, 27 March 2012


This week I am finishing off my work for the next episode of Rise Of The Mekkosapiens. For this first panel I was aiming for a John Blanche vibe; a few heroes fighting off impossible odds, continually missing missiles exploding behind them in such a way as to never obscure the action.

Maybe that's why villains never hit the goodies in these stories. Perhaps they would have more luck if they used hitiles rather than missiles.   

Monday, 19 March 2012

Vanguard 2 Is Here!

The previously promised preview of the next Mekkosapiens...

Will not be seen this week, because Vanguard 2 has erupted onto the net!

Demonic editor Redbats is back, bringing with him the fruits of many months of torturing creators in a dark room without food or light, and with music, too loud music, and big buckets of water, and...

*Ahem,* anyway, as has already been reported on Down The Tubes, Vanguard issue two not only continues the exciting adventures of all your favourite Vanguard characters, but also cuts a violent swathe into the land of digital distribution!

Yes, you can read Vanguard 2 right now, just by clicking on this biased link! Did I mention it's absolutely free? You can buy a physical copy here should you like it, and buying a copy will get you free gifts!

I'll be pimping this a few more times over the next few weeks, but first of all it's back to Rise Of The Mekkosapiens, more on that next week!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Melting Robots And Other Such Delights

Things are going from bad to worse for G-127! Anyone paying close attention will be able to see how this is a bit of a cheat as far as artistic captions go, but to find out the full story, you'll have to check out the forthcoming 10th issue of Paragon. More details on that soon!

In other news, I have recently received the contributor's copy of Dr WTF?! 2012. Here is a sneak preview of the cover, by a certain esteemed Colin MacNeil. Why is the preview wishing you a merry Christmas? Oh, I don't know, let's put it down to some sort of wibbly-wobbly-timey-whimey-ness.

This will be going on sale at the Inverness comic and sci-fi convention  Hi-Ex, which takes place at the end of this very month! If you can't make it to such far flung Arctic tundra, I'm sure editor Owen Watts would love to help get a copy into your grasping hands, so hop over to his blog and drop him a line. The price will be around the £4.50 mark.

'Tis the season for chronologically confused celebration, for fresh on the heals of Christmas wishes comes a whole heap of Halloween! Indie horror comic Hallowscream has now been released in tree-terrorising printed glory! Don't worry if you still find your soul wracked with existential uncertainty though; you can still download all three issues, absolutely free!

That's all the signal boosting for this week. I must now return to finishing my work for Paragon; tune in next week for more previews of what I've been drawing!

Monday, 5 March 2012

Billy And His Bike

This is Billy. If he looks like he's not having a good time of it, then you should see the other guy.

You can find out what's troubling Billy in the forthcoming anthology from Disconnected Press. You may remember I worked with Lizzie Boyle on a strip for the last Hallowscream. This one is even better! More news to come...