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Top of the Toon Pops

It is not often a cartoonist gets to discover which pebble in the avalanche of ‘toons he or she inflicts on the world is the most popular with readers. Indeed, what does that even mean!? The funniest, most cutting, hardest … Continue reading

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Bring Back Calculus Cat NOW!!

My pal Hunt Emerson asked me to draw a little parody of his TV terrorist Calculus Cat. I went to my shelves to refresh my memory of exactly what his passive-aggressive anarchist hero got up to only to discover… whoever’s … Continue reading

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Back on the Bike

With the WWI anthology, To End All Wars, now stitched and in the hands of publishers Soaring Penguin, it is time to move on or rather return to the story I was locked into before being so thrillingly interrupted. Despite … Continue reading

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Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

It is an extremely rare concert where the conductor positively encourages the audience to take photographs, particularly at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall. According to the Hallé’s percussionist, Riccardo Lorenzo Parmigiani, ours rates as one of the greatest concert halls on … Continue reading

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Nuts ‘n’ Bolts of DOTU

The Dawn of the Unread project is all about promoting libraries and reading, so now that Brick’s contribution is live and kickin’ (see previous blog), it might interest readers to checkout where I chose to set my interiors. While there … Continue reading

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Read Brick’s ‘Dawn of the Unread’ contribution

It’s been a bit of a technological hike for the back-room boy, Paul Fillingham of Thinkamigo, who has transposed my work for the app and web, but My Long Walk With Slav has finally gone public. Paul’s done a sterling … Continue reading

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TEAW in the Independent

Nice trailer for our World War One anthology, To End All Wars, in today’s Independent newspaper. Unfortunately (maybe) the journalist’s angle is to dig Gove in the ribs, but hey. Can also be read on-line at here, where there is also … Continue reading

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TEAW Crosses the Channel

In France, comics are called bande dessinée and they are huge. Railway station bookshops devote at least twice as much shelf space to graphic novels as W.H. Smith in the UK give over to prose novels. On a recent trip to … Continue reading

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Sherwood Shoe Tree

Spotted on the fringes of Sherwood Forest beside the A57 between Worksop and the junction with the A1. Travelling west, the tree stands 100 meters from the junction next to the second layby and is, of course, a shoe tree. … Continue reading

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Dawn of the Unread

There is space in my working life for more than To End All Wars, remarkably, among which commissions is a curious project originated by Left Lion’s literature editor, James Walker, entitled Dawn of the Unread. The idea is to produce … Continue reading

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