Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A Fistfull of Ass!

With thanks to Bolt-01

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Now Getting It Ready For YOU...

Huey Lewis and The News once informed us that 'It's Hip To Be Square', but once you glims glance upon the Book of Beyondo that is Duke Étrange's WORLD of WEIRD, you'll never grok a right-angle the same again.

Prepare for an anthology like they made way back in Endzone, Jack - hosted by that beatnik of the bizarre Duke Étrange - and enter a world of freaks, geeks and menacing muck-men

Get in the groove with 44 pages of out of this world weirdness, where politically incorrect superheroes mix it up with sinister saucer-squares

Just three of your English pounds will buy you into apocalyptic visions, hot coffee and even hotter jazz, plus all the nutty ziggerboos you can shake a Ginsberg at

Duke Étrange's WORLD of WEIRD - not so much a way of life as a sort of picture book with some words in it!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Swingin' Soon, Cool Cats...

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Clown About Town

Okay, well here's something that I've been doing for a new anthology by Chrissie Harper (www.chezchrissie.co.uk) about a clown, based on a dream I had involving foetal orphans, cats and giant eyeballs. I think there's a reason I don't remember my dreams as a rule, and this is the first one I actually recalled since childhood. Well, apart from the one where I was editing an Al Ewing script and Bryan was a middle aged plumber from Stretham. Anyway (because it fills up some space and makes it look like I'm actually doing something), here's my description for panel 4 of page 1 - prepare to be underwhelmed when entering my world of nonsensical madnesss:

Splash: our protagonist – GRIMALDI – sits in a moth-eaten armchair, his feet up on a foot rest, as he watches the television, laughing his head off. He is a middle-aged clown, but he looks about as seedy as the chair in which he is rooted. Hair sprouts out in great bunches from either side and on top of his head, but appears almost as though it is flowing, like it was underwater. He holds a smoking cigarette in one hand, and a black cat sleeps contentedly, curled up in his lap. The room around him is suitably messy and full of clutter and useless ephemera, and the wall is lined with faded posters with titles such as STABFOOT LIVES!, GOOGLY GOGO! and THE ORANGE FROM HELL!, whilst most notably in the centre of the wall sits a poster of Grimaldi himself in front of a circus big top, with the words THE GREAT GRIMALDI in ridiculously large type beneath. Through a window in the b/g, we can see a man with an elephant’s head and an eye patch floating past as though he were unusually weightless, holding on tight to a string attached to a balloon in the shape of a large eyeball.

And here's the actual panel itself, as drawn by artistic wunderkind extroadinaire Dragan Kovacevic - you can see the entire first page over on Dragan's blog (http://hammerson.blogspot.com/2006/10/great-grimaldi.html) - nice, innit?

Friday, September 08, 2006

How I Got My Legs Broken By Frank Miller...

Here's a strip that I actually drew as well as wrote. I say 'drew', but even a blind man who had no conception of what a comic was could see that someone's been cribbing like crazy from Frank Miller. I feel that I should point out that it wasn't traced, but actually drawn freehand, though that's sort of like admitting that you can cheat with your eyes closed.

Anyway, the strip's going to be seeing the light of day in Lost Property, published by the Mighty Bolt-01 Machine, by way of trying to say thanks for his pulling our arses out of a particular deadline-based fire recently. Sensibly though, he's decided to use less litigious linework, so the art on this version isn't the one that'll be used in the book.

Anyway, c'mon then Miller, ya damn pussie - do yer worst!

I'm lucky no one actually reads this shit, or else...wait, what's that soun

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Love a Rebel...Love a Rogue!

Get on down to ground-groove, granddad! Rogue Trooper - yes, that's right Rogue Tooper! - dances to a new disco beat when he unexpectedly finds an enemy in his path that he could never defeat. His own heart!

You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll jive the night away with this amourous tale of the genetik superfreak that comes from beyond believability to shatter your frontal lobes with the savage emotions barely contained within its telling!

Hold onto your hearts, friends - it's going to be a bumpy ride!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Skip to the End 2: The Revenge!