Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Stephen Prestwood

I was truly saddened to hear that my friend and fellow artist, Stephen Prestwood, has passed away. I've known Stephen for years; I think my first contact with him was around 2003 when he was drawing Bulldog in Jason Cobley's BAM! comic and we were both frequenting the Pencil Monkey forums hosted by PJ Holden. He took the piss out of me from a very early stage and I thought, here's someone I'm going to get on with. When I started looking for contributors to my own comic, his bold cartoony style was the first I thought of and he was the perfect fit  for Battle Ganesh. taking over from me as artist on issue 4

He went on to illustrate the complete Icarus Dangerous saga (available here) and then switched to return to his stint as Bulldog artist - a character he had drawn a decade earlier in Bulldog's own comic, BAM!

The writing team on PARAGON and I have agreed the next issue should be a tribute to his talent, reprinting some of his amazing art from his contributions to the strips he was involved with over the many years of small press work he did. I'm sure you'll agree, it will be an amazing issue celebrating his abilities.

A great guy and a great talent who will be sorely missed.

R.I.P Mr P.

Monday, 21 March 2016

It's All Gone Quiet Over There...

It may seem all has gone quiet on the PARAGON front but I am steadily inking part three of the brilliant pencils from Tom Newell for the Bludd & Xandi story.

I already have two Spencer Nero stories in, a couple of one pagers, and I hope to have El Bigote back with us for the next issue (I know the art is all done). I'm also inking up the long promised Brahms and Liszt story (pencils are all done on episode one).

Now I'm just waiting patiently by my keyboard for the next script for Bulldog and we are good to go!

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

PARAGON #19 - cover revealed!

I'm working hard at getting the next issue out but there's still time to buy a copy of the last annual - prices start at less than a quid! Click the link to treat yourself     >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Monday, 1 February 2016

More Spencer, coming up!

If you've read the latest brilliant annual (and if you haven't, go and buy a copy now - you won't regret it!) you will have seen the splendid work of Scott Twells - and he has already drawn up another episode of the Civil Centurian's adventures

Keep an eye out for Spencer Nero and the Misapplication of Karma - coming soon!

Monday, 25 January 2016

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Comics - they're not just for kids, you know!

Imagine turning on a TV for the very first time in your life and the programme that came on was the Teletubbies. Then you turn it off and think 'Well that was childish. If that's what all TV is like, you can keep it.'

Obviously, you know there is more to TV than CBeebies so you know you can explore more channels and find something more to your taste. It is the same with any medium; TV, films, radio, music, books. And comics.

Not all comics are superhero stories - it's not all muscle-bound men in spandex pants punching each other. If you look, you can find horror, adventure, comedy, romance and anything and everything else in between.

So when I say I read comics don't look at me like I'm a simpleton. Comics cover every genre. And you could find one that works for you.

And right now you can get 30% off any PARAGON publications by using the code NEWYEAR30 at checkout