It’s that time of year again folks, MCM London Comic Con!
Happening at London’s Excel Centre this weekend 23-25 October, I will be there peddling my wares as usual in the Comic Village at table CE5.
So what am I going to have with me?! What can I put in the hands of you, my loyal readers?
I’ll have with me issues 2-5 of Orful Comics (issue 1 out of print) for you to catch up on all the auto-bio goodness. Embarrassing tales of idiocy from myself, my friends, and my loved ones. You can pick these up for £3 each or the full set of 4 for only £10
Issues 1-4 of comedy sci-fi supernatural giant robot music satire Scene City will be available as always. Like Orful Comics, £3 each or £10 for the set
***NEW THING*** T4L COMIC
T4L is back for issue 2! Like issue one, I have illustrated a story by anthology editor Virgil Yendell. This time, “Quango the Barbarian!” Dead chuffed with this comic. Couldn’t wait to get started once I’d read the script and really excited for you all to see it! T4L 2 will be on sale for just £3
***ANOTHER NEW THING*** MOUSTACHE PORTRAITS!
Ever wondered what you’d look like with a moustache? Already have a moustache but wondered what you’d look like with a comically infeasible one? For just £5 I will draw you with a ridiculous moustache! A5 pencil sketch, single person only
Want some top notch bargains?! Here’s how to get the most for the least! Everything Package contains ALL Orful Comics’ published comics. Mini Package contains all three mini comics. Starter Package contains first issues of Orful Comics and Scene City and the (Not Quite) An Hourly Comic
I do badges! Only 50p! Show your disdain for your
least favourite animal or simply declare your love for emos or beer
SMASH THE CISTERN! Wait… that seems wrong… oh well! Show your love for anarchy, politics and plumbing with this fetching tote bag. Perfect for carrying all that Comic Village swag around with you!
And that is, I think, it!
So come see me at table CE5 in the Comic Village!
This weekend, 25 – 26 July 2015, I will be at Manchester MCM Comic Con. I did this show for the first time last year and had an absolute blast! All the craziness and sensory overload of an MCM but with the feel of a much smaller show. Really happy to be back. You can find me there at table CB3 in the Comic Village along with all these other fantastic artists.
What will I have with me this time round? I’ll have all current issues of Orful Comics and Scene City, mini comics, comics bundle deals, badges, tote bags, original art and I’ll maybe be doing sketches if I feel like it.
Also, this weekend I’ll be accepting cards for the first time! I know I know, I said that for May MCM but there was a technical hitch which has now been fixed so we SHOULD be fine!
TL,DR: Manchester MCM Comic Con, 25-26 July, table CB3 in the Comic Village. Here’s a map
A very good question Noodle Arms Man! Let’s have a little look shall we?
You may have noticed a suddenly lack of updates to the comic this year. This isn’t because I’ve lost interest and quit altogether but more due to one thing I simply don’t have enough of right now, TIME!
About a year ago, I started a new job working in broadcast animation, which is exactly what I’ve always wanted to. Unlike my previous job which was intermittent freelance work, the luxury of a week off here and there was suddenly gone and as such, comics work became a thing of purely evenings and weekends. Updates started to become patchy.
To add to this, I kinda stopped enjoying doing them for a while in the autumn and after a final push to get Orful Comics volume 5 out for November, decided to take a little break. My mood and motivation improved after Christmas and I again started working on comics. HOORAY!
The past few months have gotten busier again. I’ve been animating on a couple of projects at work with fairly tight turnaround times so have been focussing most of my energy there. Getting home after a long day of animating, the last thing on my mind was doing more work. Orful Comics felt fairly low on my current list of priorities so I just kinda… stopped… without mentioning it… sorry!
I haven’t entirely stopped comics in all this time though! I’ve been working on a new 6-page comic for the latest issue of As You Were (previous issues available here) which as always, I am excited about. I’m also into my second year of being staff artist for Badger GP, creating graphics for various parts of their site and writing and illustrating the F1 comic Rumble Strips for them.
This was all going great until my laptop died last week!
Initially, this was a disaster but in reality it turned out to be a bit of a blessing. With nothing to distract me in the evenings after work, drawing productivity has sky-rocketed and the pencil and paper part of a few projects is now done
WHICH MEANS I CAN START DRAWING ORFUL COMICS AGAIN!
Yes, Orful Comics will be back in a few weeks once my laptop is back from repairs and the digital stuff for As You Were is completed. I started drawing a new page last night and honestly, it felt amazing to be back on it again.
So yes, I have NOT quit, I AM still making comics, and I WILL be back with them.
I’ve got some new ideas for stock for conventions so keep your eyes peeled for more info as and when.
Again, apologies for lack of updates but I’ll be back up and running ASAP.
CHeers for reading
This week, Orful Comics will be exhibiting at the fantastic London Super Comic Convention and London’s Excel Centre on the 14-15 March.
LSCC is always one of my favourite shows to exhibit at and it should be no different this year. A great list of guests and an artist’s alley jam packed full of some amazing talent. I’ll be there selling all the usual stuff. Orful Comics, Scene City, mini comics, original artwork, combo deals and badges.
You can find me in the artist’s alley at table A86. Here’s a little map!
Check out all the other exhibitors here. Go see them all, they’re all super dudes! But see me first yeah? Yeah? Yeah!
Hello guys! Happy Holidays/New Year/Whatever. Here’s some things
So uhh, yeah, sorry for not doing any comics for… two months?! Woah didn’t realise it was that long! Yes, SORRY SORRY SORRY I took a little break after working flat out to try and get Volume 5 ready and printed for Thought Bubble and then I was dealing with some stuff and lost all interest in… well most things for a while. Things are better now, there’s a new year on the horizon and I should be back on track shortly. So yes, sorry.
2. SCENE CITY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
You may or may not have seen in the week build up to Christmas, the website updated EVERY DAY with the Scene City Christmas Special. If you missed it and would like to catch up, you can read it all starting from here.
3. DIGITAL SALES
As mentioned in this post, I’ve been having a digital sale recently due to maybe having to stop selling digital books. A recent update from Comicsy has shed some light on this and the fact is I now WILL be continuing digital sales. All it means for now is that I’ll have to MANUALLY email the file over to you once paid for. Irritating but hey, it’s a work around for now. I will be continuing the sale until new year regardless. Click here for digital downloads for only 50p
That’s all for now, have a cracking new year!
You may have heard recently about some changes to the way VAT is going to be handled in the UK for digital products. No? That’s funny because no one else seems to have either and now we’re in a bit of a pickle!
You see some very complicated new regulations mean that digital sales will now be liable for VAT in the country you are selling to rather selling from. This means submitting a quarterly VAT something or other with a lot of complicated information I don’t know anything about and ARGH it’s so complicated I don’t really understand it all that well.
So in all likelihood I will have to stop selling digital comics from the start of January to avoid a lot of hassle and expense. I’m sorry but it’s just not feasible if this goes through. You can help STOP it go through with this petition if that will even help.
Since this may well be the last few weeks I’ll be able to sell digital copies of the comics and as a bit of a festive fuck you to these new rules, I will be selling digital comics for just 50p until the end of the year!
That’s right, I’ve reduced all digital version of Orful Comics and Scene City from £1 to 50p. THAT’S HALF PRICE!!
Thanks and happy hols!
Hey all, how’s it going?
It’s been a whole year of waiting but finally, the incredible Thought Bubble Festival rolls around again! A whole week’s worth of comics events in Leeds, culminating in a two-day convention spread across THREE different halls on the 15 – 16 November.
I’ll be there both days at table 134 in New Dock Hall and guess what…
ORFUL COMICS WILL BE TURNING 6!
Who’d have thought it eh? Six years old and what a place to celebrate. Someone better bring me some cake! Here’s where to bring it:
You might have to fight your way past that fierce looking shield lady but it’ll be worth it! I’ll have with me all current issues of Scene City and Orful Comics, mini comics, bundle packages, original art badges and…
A BRAND NEW BOOK!
That’s right, it’s finally here. Orful Comics volume 5 collects all the strips from the past year.
I’m dead excited about this one. I personally think it’s the best yet and I can’t wait to get it back from the printers and into your lovely hands. I’ve had great fun with the comic this year and I can’t thank you all enough for your continuing support. You make it all worthwhile!
SO yup, 15 – 16 November, Leeds Armouries Square, Table 134 in New Dock Hall
It’s that time of year again folks! MCM London Comic Con!
And guess who’s going to be there? That’s right! THIS GUY! You can’t see this because I didn’t take a photo but I’m pointing at myself. You’ll have to take my word for it.
ANYWAY I’ll be chilling out in the Comic Village all weekend selling you, my favourite customers, my wares. I’ll have with all current issues of Scene City and Orful Comics, all the mini-comics, bundle packages, original comic art, the one remaining copy of T4L I have and for the first time at an MCM event, BADGES!
BUT WHERE CAN I FIND ALL THIS AMAZING GARBAGE? I hear you yell?
Be calm shouty person, I was just getting to that!
You can find me in the Comic Village at table CG12. The Comic Village is along the back wall of the main convention floor and my table is just past the Manga booth and the conveniently located food bit, with the food and junk
THAT’S TOO COMPLICATED DRAW ME A MAP!
Christ, who is this guy? Here you go
Click on the map. Go on, it’s ok. That’s why it’s there. It should get BIGGER!
I’ll be there Friday – Sunday with a “smile” on my “face” so come on down and say hello
This Saturday 4th October, I shall be getting up earlier than necessary to hot-foot my way up to Nottingham for Nottingham Comic Convention. It’s my first time at Nottingham and I’ve heard great things from last year’s Nerd Fest so let it be known, you guys gotta lot of expectation to live up to yeah?
As usual, I’ll be selling all current issues of Orful Comics and Scene City, all the mini comics, comic bundles and maybe, if you ask nicely, sketches. I’ll also have, for the first time on an Orful Comics convention table…
Check these bad boys out! Aren’t they rad?! Mad props to Awesome Merchandise for doing a killer job on these for me, they look great. Can’t wait to get these in your grubby little mitts.
As a FUN THING, seeing as we’re on table U02, the FIRST PERSON to come and SING A U2 SONG at me gets a FREE SET OF 5 BADGES! Am I crazy for doing this? Probably. Is it going to actually happen? Almost certainly not. But let me have my fun anyway dammit!
Here’s those designs again
And a reminder of where y’all can find us on Saturday.
SEE YOU THERE GUYS!
Hullo! How’s it going? Got some newsy bits for you this Friday!
First of all, it’s Friday so there’s a new comic! Go and check it out over on the website!
Neeeeeext we have some conventions coming up this month! Next weekend, October 4, I’ll be at Nottingham Comic Convention selling my wares. I’ve heard good things after last year’s event (then called Nerd Fest) so I’m pretty stoked to be going along. I’ll be sharing a table with the wonderful Rachael Smith of House Party, One Good Thing and Flimsy fame so if you can’t find me, I’ll probably be lost behind her crowd somewhere.
After that, I’ll be at MCM London Comic Con at the Excel Centre on the 24th – 26th.
I’ll have my usual stock of Scene City, Orful Comics (minus issue 1 which is now all sold out), mini comics, original art and bundle packages, plus a few final copies of transport anthology T4L while stocks last. I’ll also be debuting something BRAND NEW!
For the first time ever, I’ll be selling 25mm badges at conventions, featuring some Scene City favourites and my thoughts on pets
Anyways, that’s all for now. See you on the convention floor!