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by John Allison
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NEWS
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:11:06
EXPECTING TO FLY now available in print

I’ve just added the Expecting To Fly 2-parter to my shop. It’s sold as a 2-book set, but if you bought book 1 from me at a convention, or from a store, you can get a copy of issue 2 on its own. 

If you’re coming to Thought Bubble in Leeds next weekend, I’ll have these with me. Otherwise, why not invest? I feel like these might be… a good present… for someone who likes comics. Even if that someone is yourself.


Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:09:40
I have two new shirts

I’ve designed some new shirts for Christmas.

NEVER GETTING PREGNANT

I’M BARDCORE

 


Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:32:00
Goodbye, Bad Machinery

After a couple of months of thinking about it, I’ve decided to conclude Bad Machinery with the Case Of The Modern Men. It feels like the right time to do it. The characters have outgrown the setting, the premise and the format. I’ve tinkered with the comic for three cases, with mixed results - a whole story of giant pages, then lots of little strips, but I’ve felt like I was in a holding pattern for the last couple of years. I don’t want to stop telling stories with these characters, but I’m not sure I can do much more with them without returning to the drawing board. There’s definitely more to come from Charlotte, Shauna and the rest of them, but you might not see much of them for a little while. With the third book released in December and five more stories to go, Oni’s beautiful print editions of Bad Machinery should continue unabated. I’m really proud of what they’ve done with my work.

Needless to say, comics won’t stop in the meantime. When Expecting To Fly ends this Friday, Bobbins will return for a run of a few months (6 or 7 days a week) while I work on the 4th Bad Machinery book and a (currently secret) print project. I came up with so many ideas creating the idiotic, fictitious “Scary Go Round universe” over the last couple of months, that I see no reason for anyone to panic any time soon. The website will probably revert back to being called “Scary Go Round” as an umbrella for all the different things I’ve been doing over the last five years.

Thanks to everyone who has supported Bad Machinery. Think of this as a Doctor Who-style regeneration in progress. Your friends will be back.


Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:34:00
Scary Go Round: The Movie

Those of you who have been reading for a long time will remember the Scary Go Round movie, only released on VHS in Botswana and American Samoa. My friend Jonathan Edwards managed to catch a screening in a temporary cinema in the Leeward Islands (subtitled in Pidgin) and took these photographs. It’s a shame that few got to see MAUREEN PURD as Shelley and DON LEMON (later TV’s Captain Probus) in an early role as Ryan. Sadly not pictured: PEPLUM ST-JOHN as Tim Jones.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:48:05
MCM EXPO LONDON THIS WEEKEND

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
Prints
Expecting To Fly 1
Giant Days 1-3
THAT
Limited supplies of Bad Machinery 2 
Miscellaneous leftovers from cons past
Answers to your most cryptic questions about my oeuvre
RAW LOVE FOR FANS


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FIND ME ELSEWHERE:
My blog
Flickr sketchblog
My Tumblr
On Twitter
On Facebook
On Last.fm

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

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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As an experiment, I've added a page where you can subscribe to Bad Machinery. It's a chance to directly fund my comics once a year with a rolling subscription. Packages start at £2 or $3/year, but you can pay more if you want.

OLD COMICS I MADE:
Scary Go Round (2002-2009)
Bobbins (1998-2002)

OTHER COMIC PROJECTS:
SGR Side Projects (2010-)
New Bobbins (2013-)


COMICS YOU SHOULD READ

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
Wigu



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

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