Thursday, December 15, 2011

Noodly Christmas!

Merry BOOF! everybody, from Nuke Noodle!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Interview with me!

Deathly exciting interview with me here.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Nuke again

I've been silent again for a while, so here's a Nuke from a recent issue of The Dandy to pass the time. This is one of my favourite episodes. Its from a suggestion by my brother. The problem with Nuke is that once he's done a particular time, I can't really go back there (at least for a while). I also struggle a little with thinking of famous characters from history or fiction to get Nuke to beat up. Any suggestions of who you want Nuke to fight are welcome! I'll give you a credit!

And as a bonus here is an amazing drawing of Nuke by the talented young Rory Williams. Absolutely loved seeing this in The Dandy!

Friday, October 7, 2011


I am having a ball writing and drawing Nuke Noodle in The Dandy. A lot has been written on various blogs about supporting this comic, which is having a desperate time in terms of sales. How is that a nation with such a rich cartoon heritage as Britain, can't properly support the only comic out there which has genuinely interesting kids strips? When I was young I was very spoiled: Whizzer and Chips, Buster, Whoopie and Wow!, Oink! (I became a cartoonist because of this comic and have a complete collection in my Mum's cupboard which annoys her intensely), The Beano, The Dandy, Nutty, Hoot!, The Beezer. I could go on..Topper, Shiver and Shake. Ok, I'll stop now. Well, the point is-what the hell happened? It's a criminal shame that kids these days with an artistic bent can't pick up decent comics cheaply like I did.

Reverie is setting in...I started a comic at school with my friends Daniel Cole and Andrew Nowell called Meep! (Dan's idea-never happy with the name). It was a brilliant thing to have done and I am proud of the effort we put in. We photocopied it and handed it out to our friends. Then big school came along and comics were no longer a thing to do-nerdy. Dan and Andy no longer drew them, but I did. I have no idea why I had such a passion compared to my peers, but here I am, 24 or so years later doing it for real.

Here's an uncoloured panel from a Nuke I am currently drawing. He meets Houdini, although this panel is a bit of a red herring.

Please buy The Dandy! It's only £1.50 and it's well worth it. For Nuke, for the brilliant strips by Jamie Smart and Wilbur Dawbarn, Andy Fanton and all the others. It's like watching an old episode of Thundercats. You wonder why you ever stopped.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I still continue!

Check out evil twin at if you haven't done already. Nuke Noodle continues too, in The Dandy. Here is a sneaky recent episode that you may have missed. I think I am allowed to post it on here. Why wouldn't I be? Click to make go big.

And as a super additional treat, you might also be interested in this, which is in the latest issue of the amazingly indefatigable Readers Digest. I sold it in March, but they've just published it. Better late than never! It's in colour in the magazine. The treats just keep on coming!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Evil Twin and Nuke upsell

The new issue of The Dandy is out today, where you can see Nuke Noodle do battle with a real T-Rex, or at least a drawing of one. Time-travel, wrestling and dinosaurs, together at last!

Also, Evil Twin continues on it's own site, as a little treatette, here's today's episode. Stay tuned for more off-kilter mayhem, slightly crappy drawings, and non sequitur punchlines.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Nuke Noodle returns!

My new strip starts today in the Dandy. Excitement! It's called Nuke Noodle, Wrestler in Time! and it's based on a character I devised a while ago. The 'pilot' strip is somewhere in the bowels of this blog, if you want to trawl through it. Or you can see it as the background of my twitter page (link on the left).

So where did this idea spring from? Well I am about to tell you, so calm down. Time travel is a noble thing-or it's often portrayed as such-travel back through time and witness great historical events such as Jesus talking about something or other boring, or watch Eric Cantona's kung-fu kick. You know, noble stuff, that will improve you as a person. Now what if the person who had time-travel technology just wanted to beat people up from the past? And what if he only wore stupid wrestling pants and had a mullet? From such idle thoughts Nuke Noodle was born!

Extra tidbit: He was originally going to be called Dick Noodle and the strip was going to be for a maturer audience, but when I realised I could go in a more kids comic direction the name changed. I went with Nuke because I wanted something that sounded like Hulk (as in Hulk Hogan), and contrasted with the silliness of the word Noodle.

Now go and buy a copy of the Dandy. Watchawaitinfoh?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Do you get this?

I've asked a lot of people, many people don't, or at least they think they do, but are missing a major part of it. Anyway, the people at Private Eye obviously got it because they published it, even though the drawing isn't much cop. If you're not sure you get it, then click here and all will become clear. But you probably won't need to do that, will you, because you're all brains, aren't you?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Preview central

Here's three previews from some kids comics I have been working on, one of which is for The Dandy. No more details shall I proffer than that. Return later for more news, wanderer.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Dingus lives!

My character Dingus is being used as the mascot of a site all about dinguses (dingi?). Check it out at department of dingus.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Evil Twin begins again!

I've just about created a new website for my strip Evil Twin that was a finalist (final 10!) in Amazon's ComicStrip Superstar competition last year. Was it last year or the year before? I forget. Anyway-you can see the submission strips starting now on it's own website: After those old strips have finished in a coupla weeks, brand new shiny ones will start. The disappointing website will soon look sexy too, with bells and whistles and shells and gristle. Oooh, excitement.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Since I last updated my blog, I was attacked and put in hospital with a broken jaw. The guy stole my computer so I also lost over 500 cartoons that I had drawn digitally, most of which have never seen the light of day. All pretty terrible. Still, life goes on, or my seemingly endless series of morbid cartoons in Private Eye does. Here's one that's in the new issue.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Based on an untrue story

A work in progress-I am intending to do 100 of these. Inspired by my desperately unsuccessful love-life.

Monday, March 14, 2011

A tribute to 'The Monkeys You Ordered'

Seen The Monkeys You Ordered? A great site, where caption competition New Yorker cartoons are given literal captions-which I find are often much funnier than the eventual winners of the competition. I especially like a recent one 'This is Gary'. Here's a tribute with one of my recent(ish) cartoons:

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Things have been mysteriously added to my website, on the homepage and in the published work and animal cartoons section. Check it out. (Link on the left). Here's a taste from Private Eye. Mmm, feels good don't it? No? Suit yourself. I'm going to have a sandwich.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Been a while

Here's one from before Christbo, published in Private Eye. It works on MANY LEVELS. Well maybe two at a push.