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HIATUS UPDATE (Sept 17th): I am still drawing the Giant Days 2018 Holiday Special, out in December this year. In the meantime, there are 44 pages of comics with my name on them out every month in the shape of Giant Days and By Night. I will write more soon - stay tuned.

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:20:02
By Night 4 is out today!

BY NIGHT #4 is out today, so head to your local comic shop or get it on Comixology. While obviously I, as writer of the series, am unlikely to tell you it is terrible, I can assure you that this one features my best jokes and some genuine peril. 

But that’s not all.

It also has a lot of references to the 1980s because that’s what people love now, the 1980s. Have you seen Stranger Things? The 1980s. My guarantee to you: after you’ve read BY NIGHT #4, you will find other entertainment properties’ 1980s references substandard. Let me know how you get on.

I am very proud of the work we are doing on By Night, here are the covers by Christine Larsen and myself. I’ll have packs of issues 1-4 (Jally and C-Larsen variants) for sale at Thought Bubble in Leeds this weekend.

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 08:27:38
Giant Days 42 & volume 8 out now!

Giant Days 42 is in shops today! With art by MAX SARIN & WHITNEY COGAR (colours), letters by JIM CAMPBELL, and written as ever, by me. This month, Esther deals with a lot of feelings. Also contains some hot Babylon 5 content. It’s back baby!!! In comic shops and available digitally from Comixology.

ALSO OUT: Giant Days volume 8, containing issues 33-36. Get it wherever books are sold, specifically Giant Days books. You probably can’t get it from the Christian bookshop or a shop that just sells Hanes Manuals.

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:33:49
By Night issue 3 is out today!

Bad Machinery/Scary Go Round remains in the wilderness, but fortunately, every month there is a comic written by myself to suspiciously similar specifications. So check out BY Night, expertly drawn by CHRISTINE LARSEN and superbly coloured by SARAH STERN!

This issue: Heather and Jane are missing on the other side of a portal, so sad dad Chip and beta-male Barney must form an alliance to locate them. But maybe they’ll find something else instead… friendship? Or something else that isn’t friendship, because frankly they’re not 100% compatible.

I should also add that this issue is the first EVER direct market title loaded with a baffling number of references to Quincy ME, a show that probably isn’t even in syndication any more. 

Available  - with a cover by Christine or a cover by me (John Allison) - in comic shops, or digitally via Comixology, I commend BY NIGHT #3 to the house.

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