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by John Allison
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:48:05

I’ll be at MCM Expo London this weekend (Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th Oct, but not Friday) on Table CQ10 with my friend and comics colleague Timothy Winchester. I’ve snuck in under the wire, so I’m not listed, but I’ll be there. 

I’ll bring as much stuff with me as I can drag onto the DLR to the Excel Centre, but if you have special requests for anything heavy (like Bad Machinery books, esp. hardcovers), let me know in advance as I’ll be leaning heavily on the lighter end of my catalogue and stocks will be limited. I will have:

Badges & stickers
Postcard sketches
Expecting To Fly 1
Giant Days 1-3
Limited supplies of Bad Machinery 2 
Miscellaneous leftovers from cons past
Answers to your most cryptic questions about my oeuvre

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 09:34:28
Expecting To Fly part 2 starts today!

So if you haven’t, why not read part 1 from the start? Can’t hurt, right? Heh! Sounds kind of cool… in a way. And if you read it and liked it, maybe I could get a re-blog/re-tweet/celebratory round-robin telex? Seems legit to ask.

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:01:23
Murder She Writes nearly sold out, hardcovers, &c.

I’m glad that you seem to be enjoying Expecting To Fly! I’ve had some really nice emails about it already. Of all the things I’ve worked on, I think this has been the most fun to draw - I hope that shows.

I have a couple of items of business regarding my books. Firstly, Murder She Writes is almost out of print, so if you want Charlotte Grote and Shelley Winters’ team-up (probably my best-selling book ever), grab a copy now from Topatoco or, if you’re in the UK/want it personalised, from my shop.

ALSO: Bad Machinery hardcovers are still available at Topatoco, but they’re getting increasingly thin on the ground. Supplies are scanty so act now!

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:35:48
Case Of The Modern Men is over, Expecting To Fly begins

The Case Of The Modern Men is over! If you want to read it from the start, you can do that here. Bad Machinery is now on a break, probably until the new year. Thanks to everyone who wrote emails or sent tweets to say they enjoyed it.

A few people wrote and asked, “what was the supernatural element of that story”? When I started the the last case, I wanted to downplay that aspect a bit. Maybe King Gary’s scooter was evil and cursed, but maybe it wasn’t. It didn’t really matter to me either way. I’m always more interested in other parts of the story. 

After six months of mods v rockers, I’m ready to do other things for a while. I’ve spent a lot of time over the last year or so going back into the histories of long-running characters, and Expecting To Fly is the last part of that. It’s a different kind of story, with a slightly different tone. It runs for ten weeks, up to the start of November. (As always, no prior knowledge of my troublesome back catalogue should be required to enjoy these events.)

Then, according to my lightly pencilled comics itinerary, there’s a new Murder She Writes story in the run-up to Christmas. The only thing I can currently tell you is that it is about space.

After that, Bad Machinery should return. I’ll do my best to keep you busy until then.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:42:58
New interview, Giant Days on Comixology

Comixology users can now get all three issues of Giant Days on the platform. And I’ve done a big interview about Giant Days with Pipedream Comics to celebrate the firing of these books into the cyber-aether

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October 24-26 2014, MCM Expo - London, UK

November 15-16 2014, Thought Bubble Festival - Leeds, UK

December 6th 2014, HiFest - Hastings, UK

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Scary Go Round (2002-2009)
Bobbins (1998-2002)

SGR Side Projects (2010-)
New Bobbins (2013-)


Creatures In My Head
Diesel Sweeties
Dinosaur Comics
Exploding Dog
Freak Leap
Hark! A Vagrant
KC Green
Octopus Pie
Sam and Fuzzy
Scenes From A Multiverse

Abominable Charles Christopher
A Softer World
Boxer Hockey
Cat And Girl
Cat Rackham
Dresden Codak
Dr McNinja
Dumm Comics
Dustin Harbin
Kid With Experience
My Cardboard Life
Nemu Nemu
Rice Boy
Tiny Kitten Teeth
Gunnerkrigg Court

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Scary Go Round, Bad Machinery, Bobbins & Giant Days are copyright 1998-2014 John Allison.