My entry for the Cape/Comica/Observer graphic short story competition, 2015

It’s that time of the year again, when the shortlisted artists for the Observer/Cape/Comica graphic short story prize will have been notified. Once again, my email inbox is inexplicably empty (INORITE, some mistake surely), so I’m sure it’s fine to share my entry now.  As in previous years, I’ll be collecting any others I canContinue reading “My entry for the Cape/Comica/Observer graphic short story competition, 2015”

Why I’m not out to play much this month: nine steps to make a comic strip

  As you know, because I’m always moaning about it, cartoons are a really labour intensive form of artwork. Back when I first got into comics, I’d draw directly onto the page with pen. “The page” was often the back of an A4 letter, or a cheap pad. Sometimes I hadn’t even figured out theContinue reading “Why I’m not out to play much this month: nine steps to make a comic strip”

Comics Unmasked, Posy Simmonds and Steve Bell

“Have you read Posy?” asked the elderly woman who slipped into the seat beside me. “How did you first hear of her?” I thought back: “Well, the Webers were part of my childhood – my parents took the Guardian”, I said – but I could have added how, later in life, once I’d discovered aContinue reading “Comics Unmasked, Posy Simmonds and Steve Bell”