Friday, 30 December 2011

Lazy Sunday Afternoon Part 6

Hope you've enjoyed this brief return of an old favourite - would you like to see more?

Friday, 23 December 2011

Happy Christmas!

This hasn't a Christmas theme, but here's part one my festive treat for long term readers, who may find this character strangely familiar...

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

BOGOF Christmas!

Christmas is coming and as a special treat, if you order the latest issue of PARAGON you can get a back issue free! That's right - buy one, get one free - it's a BOGOF Christmas!
Just let me know which issue you want in the special instruction section of the paypal payment.
This offer will only be on until Dec 31st so you need to get in quick

Sunday, 18 December 2011

I am The Master. You will obey me

A practice page for my contribution to Dr WTF?!! 2012
I like the stark white and minimal linework, yet still instantly recognisable

Friday, 16 December 2011

Inside PARAGON #9

Nero's arch-enemy - the ranting Von Zero!

Just what is the secret of the Janus mask?

Our new strip (and cover star), Spencer Nero, by Greg Meldrum and Davey Candlish!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Inside PARAGON #9

A man rows into town with only one thing on his mind in No Compromise
by Alan Holloway and Davey Candlish

Friday, 2 December 2011

Inside PARAGON #9

This issue's Jikan is entitled Caves of Death, by Matthew McLaughlin and James Corcoran (lettering by the legend that is Jim Campbell)

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Inside PARAGON #9

Rise of the Mekko-Sapiens

The Mekk-God releases his giant spider robots to seek and destroy our revolutionary hero!
Written by Matthew McLaughlin, art by Louis Carter and letter by Dave Withers

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Inside PARAGON #9

Icarus Dangerous part 3 - the boy who fell to earth has to escape the alien spaceship that rescued him... and his Bonemen captors

Saturday, 26 November 2011

PARAGON #9 available now!

Yes indeed - it's here!

You can download a copy from for only 99p!

Paper copies are also available from there for those outside the UK, and for those within these shores, click on the link to the right to order through paypal (this will save on P&P costs but take a little longer to arrive)

More preview art to follow!

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Special offer on Back Issues!

For a limited time I thought I'd offer a package deal on back issues - so if you want to get your hands on issues 2,3,4 AND 6 for only £3 click the image of Jikan falling through the vortex on the right!

Buy them separately and it would cost you over nine quid - now THAT's a bargain!

Monday, 14 November 2011

Jikan Noon 30

Ladies and Gentlemen, here we have ... the finale!
Hope you've enjoyed it!
Jikan will return in a new webstory next year... Leviathan

Friday, 21 October 2011

Inside PARAGON #9

So what's inside it, you say?
How about Spencer Nero punching a lion?!

More soon!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Movie Icons

Done for the Weekly Art Blog (for this weeks theme of Star Trek), but deserves an airing on this thread too I think, don't you?

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Coming soon...

in Book Two of The Jikan Chronicles;

Lovers Folly by Christov and Candlish

Saturday, 8 October 2011

The Jikan Chronicles Book Two

And here's that picture again, now with added colour courtesy of the talented Jim Cameron

Monday, 3 October 2011

Lulu sale! have a sale on right now.

You can order any book from them and get a 15% discount by quoting


until the 7th October

Can you think of a better time to get that copy of the Jikan Chronicles for your collection?

Or download the Undertow book?

Go on, treat yourself!

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Movie Icons

While I wait on the lettering for the latest Jikan webstrip I thought I'd show you some more stark B&W pics.
You may recall I painted a set of Doctor Who portraits a while back; here's my new topic - movie icons. More to come!

Friday, 16 September 2011

Review of PARAGON#8

And here's another review of the latest issue

with some good things to say about Icarus, amongst others.

It looks like Comic Heroes magazine will have the deciding vote on whether it's a good issue or not when they give their verdict next month!

Monday, 12 September 2011

Jikan Noon 24

Review of PARAGON#8

The guys over on the Forbidden Planet Blog have reviewed the latest issue of PARAGON

with a few more pages of preview art.

Click the link then come back and buy a copy! And if you've already got your copy; do you agree with their comments? Disagree? Let's hear your opinion!

Friday, 19 August 2011

UNDERTOW the collection!

You can now download the whole tale for only 99p!!

As issues 1 and 5 are now completely sold out this is the only way you can get your hands on the full story, as told by The Emperor and Davey Candlish;

John Hyde is haunted by nightmare visions during his waking hours... and then things start to get weird - this tale of goblins, messiahs and Vatican hitmen is not to be missed!

Monday, 8 August 2011

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Inside PARAGON#8

This issue includes the finale to the weird and wonderful Undertow, by The Emperor and daveycandlish.

The Vatican hitman is determined to kill the goblin Messiah, and has the mystical weapon to do so, but the Underworld aren't finished just yet...

Friday, 5 August 2011

PARAGON#8 out now!

Out now!! What are you waiting for? Click the link on the right and order a copy!

Those outside the UK or who prefer to download a PDF copy can order through

More preview art to follow...

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Jikan Noon 20

He's been fighting them there deminjuns for a month now, let's see how he's getting on...

Monday, 18 July 2011


Things have been awfully busy here at Candlish Towers, what with two entries to the Strip Magazine competition, the finishing touches to PARAGON#8 and a summer holiday with the good lady wife to be done, I haven't had a chance to draw the next episode of Jikan Noon yet.

Never fear he will return before the month is out! In the meantime here's a one-pager drawn by Jim Cameron with the demon-hunter having a little break of his own...

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Coming Soon in PARAGON #8

JIKAN - Demon of Steel and Smoke Part 1

by Mark Howard, Dave Candlish and Matt Brown

Coming Soon in PARAGON #8

Things are getting dangerous for Icarus in part two of our new and exciting story

By Dirk Van Dom, Stephen Prestwood and Jim Campbell

Friday, 17 June 2011

Coming Soon in PARAGON #8


by Matthew McLaughlin
James Corcoran
and Matt Brown