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March 28, 2015 :: BOBBINS CONCLUDES! Will it ever return? I never say never, but the old characters won't return for a good while. Thanks for reading it! I'm taking a break next week to work on a writing a new story - Charlotte and Shauna's "Space Is The Place". See you here on April 6th.
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:46:55
Giant Days #1 out MARCH 18TH!

One of the questions I’ve been asked the most over the last four years is “when will there be more Giant Days?” The first issue was a real stab in the dark at a time when I was feeling creatively under the weather, and it steadied the ship. The two issues that came out in 2013 felt like they had a momentum that I didn’t have the energy to fully pursue while working on Bad Machinery. So last spring I asked Boom! Studios if they’d be interested in publishing it as a six-issue limited series with me writing and one of my favourite artists, Lissa Treiman, drawing it. And here we are!

If you enjoyed Giant Days in print or when it ran on the site, this new series carries on where we left off. If you’re new to the series, the first Boom! Box issue will not leave you high and dry.

If you like the series and want to see more of Esther, Daisy and Susan, please, please tell your friends, join the Facebook page, tell Boom you love it, but most importantly, buy it. Everyone’s worked really hard to make it special, and I couldn’t be more proud of what Lissa, Whitney, Jim, Kara, Jasmine and Shannon have done with my little comics world.

You can get it from your local comic shop, direct from Boom, or from Comixology. I think you’ll enjoy it.


Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:04:05
Events, dear boy, events

I have a few upcoming events to promote a. the launch of Giant Days, b. Bad Machinery book 3, c. my own wretched cult of personality.

London Super Comic Con - Excel Centre, March 14th &15th
A mere two tables away from Jonathan Ross (host of Saturday Zoo) at table A3, come and see me enjoying the world of strength and super-heroism, remote from everything and everyone I have ever loved.

Giant Days Signing - Orbital Comics, London - March 28th 2-4pm
I will be signing copies of the all-new, all-different Giant Days #1 at this fine, fancy Central London shop. Please do come by and say hello. I will be sitting behind a table for the sole purpose of meeting you. I’ve even drawn a poster (below).


Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:20:16

Final orders for GIANT DAYS #1 by @badmachinery & @lbtreiman due 2/23. On sale 3/18. Let your local comic shop know! 

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:28:00
Request for reviews


would you like to do me a favour at no cost to yourself besides your precious time? Perhaps you’d be so kind as to review Bad Machinery 3: The Case Of The Simple Soul on,, or Goodreads. If you’re reading these words, you’ve probably read the story. Its the one about a troll, some fires, and Little Claire. It’s not the one about onions. Your reviews were a huge help when we put book 2 out.

Many thanks in advance. You’re the best in the business.


Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:56:58
Giant Days out in March from BOOM! Box

I can’t remember if I’ve done a news post about this before, but there’s a new Giant Days 6-issue series coming in March from BOOM! Box, Boom Studios’ creator-owned imprint. I’m writing, with art by LISSA TREIMAN (I had to resist the urge to write “Laughing Lissa Treiman” there, Stan Lee style). 

I’ve done an interview with Comic Book Resources about it that hopefully answers any vexed questions you might have. The Previews order code for your local comic shop is JAN151155. Or ask for it by name!

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March 28th, Orbital Comics, London, 2-4PM (GIANT DAYS SIGNING)

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