Archive for the ‘Updates’ Category


March 28, 2010

I’m pleased to announce I’ll be selling my comics at the Unicon fair next month. Unicon is part of a brand new comics festival which takes place at the University of Hertfordshire (my own local shire, that is).

UniComics boasts a panel discussion by 2000AD alumni Pat Mills, Dave Gibbons and Kevin O’Neill; a screening of the Watchmen Director’s Cut; a workshop by comic maker and children’s books illustrator Sarah McIntyre and many other events. The Unicon fair happens on Saturday 24th April at the Atrium on the University’s de Havilland campus in Hatfield.

For more details look up the Unicon page here!

New Things

March 28, 2010

So these are my new issues:

My main feature is a big new mini-comic which for ease of reference I’ll call Amusing Paper #3. It’s an observational humour story which follows my ranting antihero, ‘Independent’ Will, on a trip to his local town centre, taking in everything he sees along the way.

I also have a mini-mini-comic which collects a few autobiographical strips. So there are pictures of my cartoon self drawing, working and listening to music, and guest appearances from my exaggerated alter-ego Alternative Sam and A Dinosaur in the Modern World.

These will be available at forthcoming fairs and, shortly, from my website through Paypal.


March 26, 2010

Look at some of the things you can buy from me at tomorrow’s Thing!

I’ll have new comics, old comics, postcards, greetings cards and stickers.

The UK Web & Mini-Comix Thing takes place in Mile End on Saturday 27th March from 10am – 5pm.

Thanks to Shabs for the photo from Brighton Zinefest.

What do you call a dinosaur with twelve eyes?

March 13, 2010

Team Twelve Eyes

It’s Hugh ‘Shug’ Raine, Joe Decie and me, sharing tables and selling comics again at this year’s Thing. If you were there last year, we’re in the same place so you’ll know where to find us. If you weren’t there last year, look out for three guys with glasses…

The Thing brings together over 80 exhibitors of small-press and web-based comics, selling books, zines, merch and such, taking part in panel discussions, and doodling to order. There will also be the probably-exclusive opportunity to buy the Thing anthology (this year’s theme: dinosaurs) and put together your own comics passport from various creators (see the Dino-Saw-Us blog for more details of this great sticker-collecting scheme!).

I have postcards, stickers and some brand new greetings cards… and I’m working on some comics.

The Thing takes place at Great Hall, Queen Mary University, Mile End, on Saturday 27th March from 10am- 5pm (NB. Mile End tube will be shut part of the day, so use Stepney Green instead, if you’re coming to the Thing, that is).

To the Thing!

February 27, 2010

dinosaur on his way to London

The next big small-press comic event is the Thing. Held for several years at a university hall in Mile End, it has a reputation as one of the busiest gatherings for web and mini-comix… as its name suggests.

Besides over 80 exhibitors’ own wares, you can also buy an Anthology full of their contributions on a given theme. This year’s theme is Dinosaurs. I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone else has drawn and to see my own strip in the book!

To whet your appetite you can download a PDF copy of previous books from the Thing, which includes my pages on Mars and Giraffes.

And to add extra fun to the event (and incentive for attendees to visit every table), Lizz Lunney and Timothy Winchester have created a great collecting game for the day! Pick up a passport when you arrive, and collect a stamp or sticker from each artist involved to make your own exclusive souvenir. You can see the list of those involved at the Dino-Saw-Us Blog.

The Thing takes place at Great Hall, Queen Mary University, Mile End London, on 27th March from 10am- 5pm. Swiftly followed by the traditional After-Thing Thing in the ’spoon’s down the road.

Fun at the Fair

January 17, 2010

Next month sees the return of London’s premier gathering for all things underground and printed, the third Alternative Press Fair. There will be small-press comics, zines, artist books, radical literature and nice merchandise sold by as many creators as can fit in the venue. I’ll be there with comics and postcards; here’s a little flyer from me:

It’s also the first birthday of the Alternative Press team, so they plan a celebration after the stalls have packed up, with music and open-mic for all.

Also in my diary is the Brighton Zinefest on the weekend of 20th February, and a little further off, the annual celebration of comics that is the UK Web & Mini Comix Thing in London on 27th March. See you there!

Off to Leeds

November 18, 2009

thought bubble

I’m going up to Leeds this Friday for the Thought Bubble weekend. Last year, Thought Bubble was the most fun comic fair: a busy and interested crowd, a great range of guests and small-pressers, and a rambunctious aftershow party!

Check out the event programme here, and the list of small press exhibitors.

I’m sharing a couple of tables with Hugh ‘Shug’ Raine and Joe ‘Joe’ Decie. Together we are Team Twelve Eyes.

The convention takes place at Saviles Hall, near Leeds’ Royal Armouries, on Saturday 21st from 10am – 5pm. Be there or be down south.

Amusing Paper at MCM

October 13, 2009

At MCM I’ll be launching my new mini-comic A Friendly Demon, and I’ll have some brand new postcards, and some of my older comics to sell. There will also be a whole host of fellow creators in alternative press, and special guests from comics, sci-fi film & TV, alongside such varied delights as a steampunk exhibition, a games arena, Japanese drummers, lots of children dressed as manga characters, and Tom Baker!

MCM takes place at the Excel Centre, Docklands, London on 24th & 25th October, and by all accounts should be great fun.

Saturday: 11am to 6pm (Last ticket sale 5pm)

Sunday: 11am to 5pm (Last ticket sale 4pm)

Adult Ticket (15 years old & above): £10

Child Ticket (11 to 14): £5

More info at

Thought Bubble

September 6, 2009

I’m selling comics and associated goodies at the Thought Bubble ‘sequential art’ convention in Leeds, in November. I’m sharing tables with Hugh Raine of REET! fame and Joe Decie whose ‘What I Drew‘ strip is featured regularly on the Top Shelf website.

Both Joe and I were contributors to REET! when Hugh distributed his free comic booklet around Leeds, Hull and Dewsbury between 2004-2008.  So Thought Bubble will be a great REET!-union!

As we are all stereotypical spectacle-wearing comic book geeks, we have our own team name:

Joe and I are also doing the MCM Comics Expo in London next month (but haven’t discussed if we will use the name ‘Eight Eyes’).

I’m working on a few new comics just now, at least one of which will be ready for the MCM!

Also, I’ve now set up an online shop for my comics here.