Giant Days 35 is out on Wednesday February 7th in comic shops and via Comixology, and it’s a very special issue, with a special guest appearance by CHARLOTTE GROTE of this parish.
As long-time readers occasionally remember, Giant Days takes place in the three years between the end of Scary Go Round and the start of Bad Machinery. It plugs the gap. So in Giant Days 35, Lottie is ten years old. While not yet in full command of her powers at this stage, I hope she will not disappoint.
Art by MAX SARIN (pencils) and LIZ FLEMING (inks). It’s Liz’s final issue, she’s been a superstar for the last 22 issues and contributed hugely to the book. Thanks Liz. We’ll all miss you.
I finally have a couple of convention appearances lined up for this year. First up on March 3rd is Dunfermline Comic Con in Scotland, where both myself and Giant Days artist MAX SARIN will be available to assist you in any way we possibly can. I attended this event last year and it was one of the friendliest - if not THE friendliest - comics events I have ever been to.
The guest list is great, it’s a lovely venue and when you’ve tired of comics, you can have a walk in the surrounding Pittencrieff Park. Maybe it won’t be raining (some of the time)!
If you’re following Giant Days in the double-length hardcover volumes, number 2 is out today, featuring issues 9 to 16, plus my second self-published Giant Days issue. Available in comic shops, good bookshops, and bad bookshops! They’re really handsome editions, and if volume 2 smells as good as volume 1 did, you’re in for an olfactory treat.
Giant Days 34 is in the world and it’s the ED GEMMELL SECRET ORIGINS ISSUE! Brought to you by me (words), MAX SARIN (pencils), LIZ FLEMING (inks), WHITNEY COGAR (colours) and JIM CAMPBELL (letters).
Available in your local comic shop and via Comixology. My UK shop is currently closed but I should have back issues available by the end of the week if you can’t find them anywhere else.
I have compiled my albums of the year for 2017! You can see previous years’ charts here in the permanent archive.
1 TO THE BONE - Steven Wilson
2 UNIVERSAL HIGH - Childhood
3 SUPERCALIFRAGILE - Game Theory
4 MULTI-TASK - Omni
5 TOMORROW FOREVER - Matthew Sweet
6 MENTAL ILLNESS - Aimee Mann
7 PUZZLER - Hilma Nikolaisen
8 SILVERLAKE - Pugwash
9 DRUNK - Thundercat
10 BIG BALLOON - Dutch Uncles
11 MAKE IT BE - R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner
12 HANG - Foxygen
13 PART 2 - Brix & The Extricated
14 IN MIND - Real Estate
15 S/T - Young Jesus
16 LIFE WILL SEE YOU NOW - Jens Lekman
17 ADIOS SEÑOR PUSSY CAT - Michael Head & The Red Elastic band
18 MUSIC FOR THE AGE OF MIRACLES - The Clientele
19 FUNK WAV BOUNCES VOL 1 - Calvin Harris
20 EARL GRAY - Girl Ray
21 LOTTA SEA LICE - Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett
22 JEN CLOHER - Jen Cloher
23 S/T - Once And Future Band
24 THE FRENCH PRESS - Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
25 HAIKU TO ZERO - Cut Copy
26 OUT OF SILENCE - Neil Finn
27 DEDICATED TO BOBBY JAMESON - Ariel Pink
28 HOT THOUGHTS - Spoon
29 PEASANT - Richard Dawson
30 INVITATION - Filthy Friends
31 50 - Michael Chapman
32 TI AMO - Phoenix
33 MELLOW WAVES - Cornelius
34 AFTER LAUGHTER - Paramore
35 HARMONY OF DIFFERENCE - Kamasi Washington
36 SLOWDIVE - Slowdive
37 COLLECTION - Soccer Mommy
38 REST - Charlotte Gainsbourg
39 THE COURTNEYS II - The Courtneys
40 MELODRAMA - Lorde