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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:47:38
Taking a break

The current story ends next Friday, after which I’m going to take a little time off Scary Go Round. Writing two monthly books as well as the webcomic has tapped me out. I thought I could freestyle the year out but the ideas I have left for SGR are stretched too thin. Sorry everyone - I love drawing comics, I love publishing this way, and I love the daily conversation with readers, but I’m pretty sure I’ve reached the end of my personality and I need to rebuild it.

The break shouldn’t be too long but I won’t come back until I have a good stockpile of stories for you.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:09:33
Two books in one day

There are two archival releases out today in comic shops and via Comixology, one for each of my series. 

First up: Bad Machinery 5: Case Of The Fire Inside POCKET EDITION! A new format and a new cover for the Eisner-nominated tale. From Oni Press!

And from Boom! Box, GIANT DAYS: EXTRA CREDIT Vol 1! Containing both 40-page holiday specials (with art by LISSA TREIMAN and CAANAN GRALL in 2016 and JENN ST-ONGE in 2017), plus my two shorts for the Boom! Box Mix Tape anthology, and the only appearance in print of DESTROY HISTORY, featuring the tale of Hedy Lamarr’s contribution to the war effort. It’s a bumper collection and it rounds up a lot of stuff I really like. Enjoy!

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:31:00
BY NIGHT begins today!

I have a new 12-issue Boom!Box series, By Night, in comic shops and on Comixology today. If you enjoy my other comics, I think you’ll like this one. It’s about two high school best friends who reunite after years apart at university to rebuild their friendship, mostly by travelling through a trans-dimensional portal. It’s got jokes, peril, conspiracy, dads, urban decay, a troll, teens, “seapunk” and much, much more. I have fired a lot of ideas into this willing receptacle.

Who is joining me on this quest? Artist CHRISTINE LARSEN (Adventure Time), colorist SARAH STERN (Rick & Morty, Power Rangers:Pink &c.) and letterer JIM CAMPBELL (Giant Days, 500 other monthly books)! Together, I have to believe we can do it.

Issue 1 has variant covers by me and (personal heroes) STUDIO GURIHIRU, I know which one I’d choose (the latter) but as Graham used to say on Blind Date: the choice is yours.

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March 3rd 2018 - Dunfermline Comic Con, Dunfermline, UK

September 22-23 2018 - Thought Bubble Festival, Leeds, UK


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Dumbing Of Age
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Exploding Dog
Hark! A Vagrant
He Is A Good Boy
Junior Scientist Power Hour
Let's Speak English
Octopus Pie
Sam and Fuzzy
Scenes From A Multiverse
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