Friday, August 31, 2012

Who are these two?

Yes, Nuke will be back soon to the pages of The Dandy (while it still exists). And who's this bloke he's about to smash into the ground with his thumpy fists?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

This is what Britain will miss

Nuke Noodle, the time traveling idiot wrestler in one of his recent adventures from the pages of the soon to be defunct but wonderful Dandy.

Save The Dandy

The Dandy is dying and it needs help. The Dandy is the best children's comic since Oink! in the mid-eighties. Sure it's a bit patchy at times, but it has the best writing, genuinely funny strips, excellent artists and it's all made with love by underpaid and supremely under-appreciated guys and girls who just love doing comics. If it dies what else is there to read? The Beano is still stuck as it always was, great traditional comic art applied to average writing by committee (for the most part). Toxic has very few comics and the word is that it will have less soon.  (Still, you can get a poster and some sweets and a bit of plastic tat for your £3.99). TV show tie-ins (some of these do have some great original comics in them) and magazines for children that I imagine they throw away in disgust when they find out that they are almost entirely content free.

Here's my advice-go and buy it! It only costs £1.99 and Mums, it's the best two quid you could spend if you want your 6-12 year old to pipe down for a bit. Can't find it? It's been available on Newsstand on the app store for ages, and you can download a whole load of comics if you happen to want to keep your kids occupied for a journey to Calais. And then give them some pens and paper and get them to draw their own comics. That's how I learned to draw-in the back of the car on driving holidays to the continent.

This is the death of great comics for kids. It really is. Stop it happening. Tweet #SaveTheDandy

Friday, August 10, 2012

Useleus returns!

Yes, he's back-the most pointless hero in ancient Greece, and this time he flies and stuff! Buy The Phoenix at Gosh!, God's own Waitroses, at the overpriced supermarket in all Centre Parcs or 'under the counter' at Vision Express. It's also available absolutely free with every bob at Supercuts. Written by me with a pen and drawn by the incredibly talented Wilbur Dawbarn, also with a pen (but a different pen). On sale saturday, probably. Call now!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Grrrls! Coming soon

In a couple of weeks my new strip Grrrls starts in The Dandy. More soon, but here's the current panel I'm working on.