Author Archives: John Clark

Rock Against Racism Remembered

A fan of my work recently sent me this photo taken when they were moving house. It features a pen and ink picture of John and Bob I drew to promote Nottingham’s version of the Rock Against Racism gigs from way … Continue reading

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Another One Bites the Dust

Having watched with controlled panic as my poor ol’ G4 melted in front of my eyes, along with the Photoshop 4 that did everything I ever asked of a grossly over-priced bit of kit, I have now turned to my … Continue reading

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Emerson’s Dante

Busy time for Knockabout Comics right now, what with the launch of Krent’s Big Book of Mischief a couple of weeks ago (previous post) and now Hunt Emerson’s Inferno (as in Dante’s Inferno), re-envisaged with the help of Kevin Jackson, Hunt’s collaborator on the marvellous John Ruskin … Continue reading

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Another Knockabouter

  With the publication of his first compendium of rock’n’roll material from The Stool Pigeon, just wanted to welcome Krent Able to the Knockabout club. Sadly I missed the launch at Gosh! Looks like ’twas a riot, but if you … Continue reading

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Mayhem and Horror

‘An evening of chilling tales of horror’, it says here. Not sure about that, but the opening evening of Nottingham’s cinematic Mayhem Horror Festival mixes live storytelling from horror writers Marty Ross, Niki Valentine, Megan Taylor and Co., with screened footage … Continue reading

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Origins

Could this historical chiselling be the origin of the three-fingered hand popular with modern cartoonists!? Erected in the 18th century, ‘guide stoops’ like this one on Gibbett Moor, Derbyshire, directed travellers across remote and treacherous moorlands where the closest thing … Continue reading

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Frightening!

Stumbled on this piccy from the 1970’s. Living proof I started in this ‘tooning game from below the very bottom. I’m wearing the acetylene goggles on the right and really was a scrap man, or rather ‘tatter’, and this is … Continue reading

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‘Caption’ captured

Brick’s first experience of a comics convention was pleasantly subdued, seemingly for independent comics creatives by independent comics creatives, and suitably nerdy. Opening panel session with Knockabout crew ranged across broader issues than just ‘underground comics’, including the benefits or … Continue reading

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‘Caption’ convention

The annual small-press comics convention is under new management as long-term organisers Jay and Selina move on to other things, not least the production of the second  Girly Comic Book. (Thoroughly recommend the first, incidentally.) Already plugged in for Saturday is … Continue reading

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Night Moves

Without fully understanding what I was getting into, I joined a mixed bag of restoration nerds and arty types on a night walk along the disused Cromford Canal that once ran 14.5 miles from Langley Mill (Notts) to the Arkwright Mills at … Continue reading

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