Monday, 21 December 2009
It's actually a difficult style to do - how do you move a story on and yet have a cliffhanger every three frames? Have a look and see if I succeeded.
As always, I'd love to know what you think
Saturday, 19 December 2009
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
The word is spreading. Slowly, but spreading!
On other PARAGON news, after a recent call to arms for writers to take over the reigns on Jikan, I now have a veritable stable of writers hard at work on scripts for the time travelling, demon hunting Japanese warrior. Expect to see him hurtling through the time vortex again very soon!
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
No, seriously, Steven has been doing some fantastic work with 2000AD artist PJ Holden, so I am mightily pleased to have him on board once again for the colour cover work on issue 5.
Stick around - it won't be long, and it's going to be a fantastic issue!
Sunday, 18 October 2009
Well we've had the small press crossover and Ganesh meeting Tozo, so I suppose it was inevitable this would happen again. This time it appears our betrunked hero has run into Mr Sun and Mr Moon, two characters from an early Strontium Dog story (the first one I read in fact) that I brushed off and brought back from Hell itself and sneaked them into FutureQuake Press' Dogbreath, the SD fanzine. One can only wonder at the cheek of them for insulting Ganesh's large, strange head. They would try the patience of a saint - it is just lucky Ganesh is a god or they'd be roundhoused straight back to Hell. Click for a larger version.
The drawing is from Dave Evans who is not only one of the FQP editors but is not a shabby letterer or pencil jockey under the nom-de-plume Bolt-01 (his work can be found popping up all over the British small press comics scene). As he was sending my contributor copies (as I have something in three of their titles this time round: Zarjaz, Dogbreath and Something Wicked) I thought I'd get him to throw in a bundle of the early issues they have, which came with the offer of a free sketch. The topic was too good to resist and the result is far better than I could hope for.
Now I'd better go and finish the Undertow script so we can get the next issue polished off and out by Christmas. Keep watching this space for developments.
Thursday, 1 October 2009
You can now read the very first Ganesh tale on myebook. Just click the link!
Or course, that's just part of the issue. If you want a copy, click the link below. Now at the sale price of only £1.50, and that includes postage. 32 pages featuring Ganesh, zombies, vampires, hitmen, and the history of Amicus films. An absolute bargain!
Monday, 28 September 2009
I've seen the first four pages of Stephen Prestwoods' art for the ongoing Ganesh tale and it looks just as fantastic as his last episode.
Steven Denton is back onboard for the third issue in a row to colour the cover (and if you have seen the work he has done with 2000AD regular PJ Holden, you'll know I regard this as quite a coup!).
And the page layouts are all done for the next episode of We're On Our Way to Wembley . At this rate, the new issue could be out by Christmas. You lucky people!
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
with some nice comments;
Ganesh - This story is hilarious! Issue two also sees Stephen Prestwood take over artwork chores from Dave Candlish. Prestwood bring a much more professional look to the book, and really helps to shake off the manga influence, giving the book a much more unique look
Undertow - This was a pretty interesting story, and had the feel of a good Terror Tale 2000 AD. I’m pretty interested to see where this one goes!
Wembley - Dave Candlish’s artwork on the strip is pretty basic, but he definitely has style!
And overall, this is still a solid collection that had tons of great stories and artwork. Battle Ganesh is probably my favourite strip out of them all, and as a series is packed full of potential
Who am I to argue?
Sunday, 13 September 2009
An aged, battle scarred Ganesh - quite a catching image.
Now I'm torn - do I ink this up, or stick with my original plan? What do you think?
Sunday, 6 September 2009
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Saturday, 15 August 2009
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
I only mention it because there's a review of the latest PARAGON in there, saying
"...Prestwoods' art is the strongest in the magazine...
... Candlish's art on Undertow seems to be channelling Rian Hughes...
Battle Ganesh could be the next Bulldog... "
Well, I'd be pleased if it was - Bulldog kept Jason Cobley busy for nigh on twenty years in comics, and he's has since found work with DFC (now sadly defunct) and Classic Comics - so that can't be bad.
The reviewer also suggests putting a company or imprint logo on the cover - I did consider this, but apparently there's a little company in America that publishes the odd comic which already uses my initials, so I thought they might take umbrage if I used them!
Sunday, 2 August 2009
Thursday, 30 July 2009
Sunday, 26 July 2009
Sunday, 19 July 2009
Current Ganesh artist Stephen Prestwood has drawn this fantastic montage of small press heroes - a special prize of a half sucked sweetie covered in fluff from the bottom of my jacket pocket to the first person who can name all the characters depicted here!
I'll start you off... the one with the trunk is Ganesh...
Thursday, 16 July 2009
and at Comics Bulletins
and you can buy a copy here
or email that nice chap Shane Chebsey at Smallzone who has a few copies for sale, or of course just contact me for snail mail details!
Sunday, 10 May 2009
Also features We're On Our Way To Wembley - Six geordies, one bus, lots of beer, and a whole load of trouble!
And Undertow returns to ask; Just how do you kill a man who is already dead?
Not to mention Buster Crabbe!
From the small press talents of Paul Harrison Davies (TOXIC!), Stephen Prestwood (Hardboiled Hitler), Steven Denton (Massacre for Boys) and the Emperor!
For three shiny pound coins you can have 32 pages of small press brilliance
Saturday, 25 April 2009
Sunday, 1 February 2009
Saturday, 17 January 2009
Paul Harrison Davies has contributed another excellent back page, and I hope to have another piece of his artwork inside the magazine too - if he can fit me into his busy schedule - have you seen his work for the cover of Bruce Campbells' biography? Brilliant stuff!
Stephen Prestwood takes over on the artwork front for the latest chapter of Battle Ganesh from me, with another script from the Emperor, and has turned in some fantastic pages -all I need to do is get it lettered, and we are done.
Speaking of the Emperor, we also have the next installment of Undertow from his pen, taking over from Pete Salmond who appears to have vanished into the ether.
And the other strip this time round is written by my Dad and his old mate Terry! Actually it's a TV script they wrote in the wake of the very first series of Auf Wiedersehen Pet which they then touted round local production companies with no success, until I decided to adapt it into a comic strip, and the blurb reads;
Six Geordies, one bus, several crates of beer, and a whole lot more trouble!
So it's all looking rather good indeed....