Saturday, 24 December 2011

TUESDAY 10th January is the next Comix Meeting!

So as not to be too near New Years Eve, the next Comix Meeting is a week later than usual, on Tuesday 10th January at The Victoria, Grove Road, Mile End (the same pub as last time).

Thursday, 8 December 2011

The Stool Pigeon 35

The awesome cover for The Stool Pigeon 35. It's free, distributed everywhere, and has a COMIX SECTION.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Next *TUESDAY* is the December Comix Meeting!

The next Alternative/Underground Comix meeting is Tuesday 6th December at The Victoria, Grove Road, Mile End... we'll be checking it out as a possible launch venue for issue 3. Come along and meet other lost souls who dig alternative & underground comix. Bring some comics or art to talk about if you like. Drink too much because you're nervous and don't get out much. Pretend to read the comics you brought with you because you're too shy to talk to anyone. It's all good. I should be able to get there for 8.30. I hope a few people can make it.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Monday, 14 November 2011

Back online....

I called Talk Talk about 2 weeks, trying to find out why I could only get online half the time. After navigating their sales team I got put through to a technical advisor. I spent over an hour going through various possibilities .... then the phone went dead. I called back, and after resisting a new upgrade to my service (which would cost more), I was put on hold.... for 20 minutes.... until finally being put through to.... a customer service questionnaire! I answered the questions thinking that it might help me get through to an advisor, but instead the line went dead. I called back the next day, and after going through the same tests and procedures as the day before, I was told I needed a line test. This test was to be done over the phone and was booked for the following afternoon. The next day I was asked to test the router in a different socket. Unplugging the router though meant also unplugging phone, so the call connection was broken. They didn't call back. I plugged the router back into the old socket, but now there was no internet connection at all. I called again the next day, and after going through the same tests and procedures as the days before, I was told it was probably the router. I could get a free router if I upgraded my service.... etc..... etc..... etc......
I'm now back online with a new router, but it's the same shitty, half-working connection I started with.

Here's an old strip :

Sunday, 23 October 2011

South East London Zine Fest

Saturday 12th November 2011

12 – 6pm

The Amersham Arms

New Cross


SE14 6TY

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Friday, 14 October 2011

REAL MEN Part 18

The latest chapter! If you want to know what's going on you should read these other pages.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

The Strumpet Lives!

Indy mainstay Whores Of Mensa lives on as.... The Strumpet! Featuring the usual gang of Ellen Lindner, Mardou, Jeremy Day, plus more recent members Patrice Aggs and Tanya Meditzky, new contributors, and the return of Lucy Sweet from Whores issue 1!
You can see a preview of The Strumpet here and you can pre-order on

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Next *TUESDAY* is this month's Comix Meeting! Not at The Crown... at The MILLER!!

Yep, we're moving the day AND the pub! The next Alternative/Underground Comix meeting is Tues 4th October at THE MILLER near London Bridge.
So that's TUESDAY October 4, 8ish until closing at The Miller Pub, 96 Snowfields, London Bridge.
The Crown was cool when we could sit upstairs, because there was lots of room & and it was easy to circulate and talk to everyone. But now they keep closing that part of the pub at 9pm... and if we're sitting in the regular bar downstairs it just ain't so spacious.
So our monthly get together for Comix Kids picks itself up, blows the dust off, and hops a freight train to London Bridge, from where it's but a short walk to The Miller.
So do come along.... it's a chance to chat with people like yourself who dig alternative & underground comix. Bring some comics or art to talk about if you like, or just sit in the corner hunched over your latest obscure comix finds.
Also, it should go without saying that these meetings are a bullshit free zone, with zero tolerance for any kind of abuse. Cool people only!

Art by Dan Clowes and Hurk.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Pic Lit?!

Ahhhh Distro…. taking the comic stall on the road with Gareth and Julia… on

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Monday, 12 September 2011

Harold Gray on Comic Book Legends Revealed

There is a really entertaining all Harold Gray/Orphan Annie edition of Brian Cronin's Comic Book Legends Revealed over on Did Gray have Daddy Warbucks kill himself rather than to live through another Presidential term of Franklin Delano Roosevelt? Find out!

Sunday, 11 September 2011

The Elusive Butterfly of Love

Richard Sala's original art for his story in Kramer's Ergot #7
(and an example of how photoshop's potential to make minute corrections to artwork can get out of hand!)

Wednesday, 7 September 2011


If you want to know what's going on you should read these other pages.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Dennis Worden

Here are some strips from the great Dennis Worden (which I nabbed from Along with Kaz, Pete Bagge, Drew Friedman, Charles Burns, J.D.King, Chester Brown, Richard Sala, Glenn Head, etc, Worden was one of the many great cartoonists who got started in the early 80's. This was the first big wave of comix talent to come through since the original underground comix explosion of the late sixties. They were comics' punk generation, and the vitality and creativity of those times shines through the work.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Tuesday, 23 August 2011


Tobias' second volume of collected short stories.

Btw, Tobias' first solo comic Upside Down, which featured earlier adventures of Gaboon and his friends, is one of the greatest underground comics of the last 20 years.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

REAL MEN Parts 2C & 2D

The latest chapters! If you want to know what's going on you should read these other pages.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Crumb's open letter

Why I can't visit Sydney (they use about the worst Crumb photo available to illustrate this article).

And here is the Telegraph story that did all the damage (the title says it all) : Smutty show a comic outrage.

Stoopid Azzholes!

Monday, 15 August 2011

Stool Pigeon comics exhibition

Launch party on Friday 19th August.
Babak’s playing live and there will be DJ sets from the Pigeons, Krent Able, No Pain In Pop...

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Tuesday, 9 August 2011


The latest chapter! If you want to know what's going on you should read these other pages.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Monday, 1 August 2011

Comix Meeting this Wednesday (3rd August)

(Image from here).

Hi Strippers and Comix Fans!
This Wednesday (i.e. Wednesday 3rd August) is the first Wednesday of the month, which means it's time for our monthly Comix Meeting at The Crown, New Oxford Street!
More info here.
It'll be the usual thing : drinking, talking about our latest dreams & projects, and whatever else we're up to, and relaxing in a comix-friendly crowd. Have a drink, read some comix-paper, and discuss underground and alternative comix of the past, present & future.

We're usually there from 8-ish on the first floor (some people arrive earlier). Call 07790048479 if you can't find us.

1975 "Famous Cartoonist" Button Set

"Pinback Jack issued this "Famous Cartoonist Series" of self-portrait buttons back in 1975. All of the participating cartoonists were alive and created self-portraits specifically for this button set. With very few exceptions, the images have not appeared elsewhere in print. The buttons were distributed by Krupp Comic Works and Phil Seuling. This set was originally announced as 52 buttons, and the alphabetical numbering reflects that. However, two artists (Neal Adams and Rick Meyerowitz) turned in their self-portraits late, after the first 52 had already been designed. They were included in the set, but numbered 53 and 54 respectively, out of alphabetical sequence."
Found here (where there's also nifty bios of each artist):

Wednesday, 20 July 2011


This is an old strip re-edited for the Forbidden Planet website, who run a weekly strip by me. The strip I send them is usually the continuing Real Men story, or DownTown (which also appears in The Stool Pigeon). Over the last 3 weeks though I've been somewhat preoccupied - namely by the birth of my son Edward, who was two weeks old last Monday!!