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Is Des not flesh? He's not made of stone. He can be hurt. Pity the poor Fishman in his time of need.
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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:52:40
I worked on Civil War II: Choosing Sides

Out today is Civil War II: Choosing Sides #4 from Marvel, which features a 7-page story written by me and drawn by Rosi Kämpe. I was excited to be asked, as a big Marvel reader in my youth, as a fan of Louise Simonson’s writing run on the original Power Pack comics, and because the team hadn’t existed in regular Marvel continuity since their original 1980s series ended.

Before I started, I sent editor Wil Moss a couple of quick sketches of the remaining members of the group as I envisaged them…


…and at the end I was rewarded with a variant cover by one of my favourite art teams working anywhere today, Studio Gurihiru.


It was a thrill to work with Rosi and Wil. An A++ experience.

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 08:17:02
Giant Days 17 is out today!

Giant Days 17 is out today (August 3rd), in your local comic shop or via Comixology (new issues usually go up at lunchtime). This issue is about archeology and despair. It also features a lot of the trademark witticisms and bon mots that you’ve come to love. Written by me, art by Max Sarin & Liz Fleming, colours by Whitney Cogar. Cover by Lissa Treiman.

If you’re looking for back issues, I have a few (including #17) in my UK store. 


Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:31:38
Giant Days 16 is out!

Giant Days has made it to SWEET SIXTEEN! As of July 6th, the new issue is out - and proud. It’s in comic shops and on Comixology, so what are you waiting for? If you’re looking for back issues (or the latest) I have a few copies of issues 8-16 in my UK shop.


Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:57:29
Bad Machinery 6 now available for pre-order!

If you want to pre-order Bad Machinery 6: The Case Of The Unwelcome Visitor (featuring, as ever, a heap of new material) from your local comic shop, the Diamond Previews code is JUL161781 - otherwise, it’ll be available though all the normal channels in September.

Sun, 29 May 2016 15:32:41
Ad-free June // UK store sale

To celebrate Giant Days being nominated for two Eisner Awards this year (best continuing series and best writer), I’m taking all the Google ads off the site for a month. I hate running ads; they keep a roof over my head in slow months, but it is my pleasure to shut them all down for a little while. As soon as I can, I’d like to turn them off forever.

And there are plenty of other ways to support Scary Go Round  - until Saturday June 4th, use code “DES” to get 20% off my books and comics in my UK store. I’ve added some Bad Machinery 3 and 5 softcovers (hard to get in the UK) that I found in the shed too. Or if you prefer, you can sign up as a subscriber from $3 a year.

Other news: Giant Days 15 is out this Wednesday (June 1st). It’s a good one!
(Cover by Lissa Treiman)

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