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Bad Machinery Volume 6 is now available (on its own and in combo packs) direct from me at Topatoco!

When drawing yesterday's comic, I was certain that it looked wrong. Three quarters of the way through inking today's I gave up. But, you ask, how did you manage to finish it for our delight? Because legendary comics artist Steve Pugh helped me in my darkest hour (10-11AM last Wednesday). Thanks Steve. Theve.
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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:16:38
Bad Machinery 1 Pocket Edition out today

In response to reader and retailer request, there’s a new, smaller version of The Case Of The Team Spirit out in comic shops today in a 6″x9″ format. I talked with Comics Alliance about it here!

Use findacomicshop.com or comicshoplocator.com to find your local comic book shop. It’s available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million, on sale March 28.


    Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:35:43
    Giant Days 24 out March 1st!

    Giant Days 24 is out March 1st, in your local comic shop, on Comixology, or from my shop (along with a few other back issues). Susan fights double pneumonia with the aid of an unexpected ally!

    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:45:05
    Giant Days vol 4 out today

    Giant Days volume 4 is out in comic shops today (in bookstores in two weeks), collecting issues 13-16. Issue 13 features Esther’s return to Tackleford and reunion with many familiar faces, issue 14 is the house-hunting issue, issue 15 concerns a short film festival (and remains a personal favourite), and in issue 16, Daisy gets an acrid whiff of romance. 


    Still in stores (and on Comixology) is Giant Days 23, which I believe to be a particularly strong issue. If you can’t find one locally, I’ve got copies in my shop.

    Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:30:46

    Everybody loves Marc Ellerby’s Chloe Noonan: Monster Hunter, right? It’s £1.49 for more than 150 pages of it on Comixology, a bargain. At least once a month I entreat M-Ell (currently drawing Rick & Morty for Oni Press) to reactivate his star character. Because if he doesn’t, I will continue to foist drawings of my much-too-violent Noonan reimagining, like the one above, on the world.

    Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:33:22
    Bobbins.horse returns

    2016′s successful side-project Bobbins.horse is back today for a new run, a second season if you will. My hope is to run it every Friday, plus occasional Saturdays when time allows, and do a few week-long runs as the Scary Go Round main feature when I’m on print deadlines and mashing out a hundred pages a minute. 

    I’m not going to run them on the main site unless I do a full week, as it breaks up the main story for people steaming through the archives. You can read it at bobbins.horse, and sign up for its RSS feed (or the SGR Facebook page) to find out when it updates.

    The new comics follow on from last year’s run, so if you’re new to the Horse, go back to the start, or get the print version from my shop.

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