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Graveyard Cats Book 2

Rough cut of the first page of Cats Book 2.


My Grandfather’s Tortoise

One that definitely comes under the heading of ‘Dan learns to draw’.

One of my early solo stories. In retrospect it don’t look that bad but my control of the page was so awful that it was mainly done on separate sheets of paper and then compiled. Even individual panels  are composites of different pictures.

I also hadn’t yet figured out that when drawing you should leave space for the words to go in.

Couldn’t draw crowds. Was afraid of colour. And hadn’t really figured out the the difference between the blurry brush and the solidy brush in Photoshop.

But yeah, not that bad.

The other thing about this story is that it was when I was experimenting with  fictional autobiography. I’d wanted to write something autobiographical (it’s a thing in the Small Press) but when it came to it I didn’t feel comfortable writing about real people. People who I knew. And were still around.
So I wrote a series of stories that had to be true but not necessarily to have happened. Which was an interesting thought experiment. In my head. At the time. But sounds a bit wanky written down in black and white like that.

Anyhoo, for better or worse…






Graveyard Cats Book 2

Also coming sometime soon. Ish.

Here are some roughs from the second Cats book.




Happy Chrimbo Jimbo

And a Happy Crimblemas to the rest of you as well…


And because it’s extra Christimassy (and I didn’t have a blog last year) here is 2011’s card n’all.


I wanted to practice drawing people and also practice my colouring. This short little story is the result.


Wrong Songs

Blimey. It’s been a while since last post, I have been doing stuff though and this is one of the things I have been doing. It’s a read-aloud, sing-a-long comic for pre-school. And hopefully grown-ups as well.

The e-version will be available  sometime before Christmas.

Bear with me…