Phatcomics 2018

2018 was a really good creative year for me. I had two books released The Voice Of the hall (Soaring Penguin) and Sightings Of Wallace Sendek ( With Douglas Noble). I also had work in three anthologies 24 Panels (With Kieron Gillen/Image ), Trawler ( Metal Southend ) and Impressions of an island ( Malta Comic Con ). The release of The Voice Of The Hall triggered some talking engagements. I presented a talk about the book in the Council chamber, and was also part of a closing ceremony. There was a launch in Waterstones, and I was interviewed by Alex Fitch (Panel Borders) I was also interviewed by Robert Elms as part of a radio London feature about Hornsey.

I attended a few conventions this year, which were all excellent. The South London comic and zine fair ( SLCAZF), Malta Comic Con (MCC) and Catford (CCZF). I organised the final Crouch End Cartoon Arts Festival ( CECAF ), it was a lot of fun. I didn’t think it would be the last, but a few personal developments means that its right to call time on it. It was part of the Crouch End festival, and I got to paint a Zombie mural, which was really cool.

Summer was great, although avoiding burning to crisp was a challenge. I was offered a place as part of a cartoonists take over at Metal Southend (Thanks Laydeez ). It was a wonderful time, I got to hang out with like minded people and we were all really well looked after. The time there also gave me space to figure out the creative log – jam with my current autobio comic ( Last Orders). Thanks to this time I now have an almost completed 54 comic. 

So there was lots of creative highs for 2018, I’m really looking forward to continuing this next year.I have applied for funding for working on a new book. Early days yet, but I’m going to be making a book about The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Finally, I will be relocating to Hull next year. More on this later.

Have a great NYE and all the best for 2019




( Thanks to Katie Rockman and David Winskill for photos )

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24 Panels – Gosh Launch




I was asked to take part the 24 panels anthology.

There is a launch at Gosh . It would be great to see you there, supporting this amazing project.

Some details from the Gosh blog.

We will be marking the launch of the new Grenfell Tower benefit comic 24 Panels with a launch party to make as much noise as possible about this incredible fundraising project. We will have a huge roster of contributors here on Thursday December 6th, 7-9pm, including Kieron Gillen, Tula Lotay, Ram V, Paul Cornell, Al Ewing, Dan Watters, Caspar Wijngaard, Rachael Smith, Dilraj Mann, Sara Kenney, Gavin Mitchell, Sarah Gordon, Sean Azzopardi, Pablo Clark, Leigh Alexander, Paul Swain, Trevor Boyd, Mike Garley, Erika Price, Gwen Kortsen, Angela Wraight, Drew Wills & Gen Ainslow.

The tragedy of the June 2017 Grenfell Tower fire still leaves its physical and psychological scars on London, from the site itself to the after-effects on those who witnessed it, survived it, and lost their loved ones to it. The 24 Panels anthology has been created as a complement to the 24 Stories prose anthology, and like that project is a fundraising effort for those survivors who have been affected by PTSD in the wake of the disaster.


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Before I forget




This is a rough for the cover of Before I forget.

I’m re-working my autobio comics, editing re-drawing and lettering. I’m going to be posting them on my Patreon account. The long term goal is to collect them all into a single work. How this will fall I’m not sure, as it’s currently around 300 pages, and rising.

if you don’t know what Patreon is, its a way of supporting creative activity on a regular payment schedule, for a little as a pound. I have mine set up that you only pay when I post content.

All monies will go towards printing more comics.





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