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Fri, 01 Mar 2019 18:43:00
Giant Days 48 out Wednesday March 6th.
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Written and drawn by me, colours by Whitney Cogar, letters by Jim Campbell, cover by Max Sarin.

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Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:03:17
The SGR Subscription program is closed

As of today, the Scary Go Round Subscription program is closed. If you contributed at any level, thank you so much. Your donations kept this show on the road for several years. With work outside webcomics taking up more of my time, it feels like time to bring down the curtain. But thank you again!


Sun, 09 Dec 2018 19:21:21
Albums of the year 2018

Here’s my albums of the year list, and here’s a Spotify playlist with a song off each (except the number one, which was too mad, so I put on the preceding non-album single instead). ENJOY, my fine friends.

1 GO TO SCHOOL - The Lemon Twigs
2 LE KOV - Gwenno
3 NO DOGS ALLOWED - Sidney Gish
4 ALMOST RUINED EVERYTHING - Notches
5 YES I JAN - Bas Jan
6 DUSK - Dusk
7 SNARES LIKE A HAIRCUT - No Age
8 LIGHTSLEEPER - Neil & Liam Finn
9 BE THE COWBOY - Mitski
10 SILVER DOLLAR MOMENT - The Orielles
11 TOMORROW’S DAUGHTER - Matthew Sweet
12 DEAFMAN GLANCE/THE LILLYWHITE SESSIONS - Ryley Walker
13 POST- - Jeff Rosenstock
14 SEE YOU AROUND - I’m With Her
15 BOTTLE IT IN - Kurt Vile
16 TELL ME HOW YOU REALLY FEEL - Courtney Barnett
17 OLD GHOST - Renata Zeiguer
18 GHOST FORESTS - Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore
19 HIPPO LITE - Drinks
20 MJUSIC - Hilma Nikolaisen
21 KILL THE LIGHTS - Tony Molina
22 ROUGH EP - Sex On Toast
23 CLEAN - Soccer Mommy
24 BOOTIKINS - Augie March
25 OPEN HERE - Field Music
26 SPARKLE HARD - Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
27 THIS IS GLUE - Salad Boys
28 MOZART’S MINI-MART - Go-Kart Mozart
29 ARK EP - Westerman
30 SNOW BOUND - The Chills


Wed, 03 Oct 2018 11:39:32
Giant Days 43 is out today

It’s the most… wonderful… time of the year! Giant Days 43 is out and it’s the Christmas issue. Obviously I can’t line Giant Days Christmas up with real Christmas because there are 18 monthly issues of Giant Days per in-story year. But this year it falls at the exact point that Sainsburys wheels out the big tins of Quality Street: slightly too early. 

It’s another high-quality issue from your top team of me, MAX SARIN (art), WHITNEY COGAR (colours) and JIM CAMPBELL (letters).

Get it from your local comic shop or on Comixology!

PS there is more holiday-themed action at the end of next month with the 2018 HOLIDAY SPECIAL which I have written and drawn myself at great personal risk.

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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.


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UPCOMING APPEARANCES

March 30th 2019 - Dunfermline Comic Con, Dunfermline, UK



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Achewood
BOASAS
Creatures In My Head
Diesel Sweeties
Dinosaur Comics
Exploding Dog
Freak Leap
Hark! A Vagrant
KC Green
Nedroid
Octopus Pie
Patches
Overcompensating
Sam and Fuzzy
Scenes From A Multiverse
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Dr McNinja
Dumm Comics
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