Comics anthology

The Great Unwashed @ Helsinki Comics Festival

Apologies to the ‘fan’ for not posting for bloody ages, but that was mostly down to a very busy period of trying to finish the forthcoming Montague Terrace book for Jonathan Cape, out next year, and contributing to the new Pleece Brothers anthology, The Great Unwashed, coming out very soon from Paul Gravett and Peter Stanbury’s Escape Books.

As a precursor to that, I’ve been invited to the Helsinki Comics Festival this weekend, 16-18th September where I’ll be doing some signings and giving a talk entitled ‘Self-Publish and be Damned, or How not to make it in Comics’, covering the early Velocity years, so, hopefully not too po-faced, through to the latest web publishing ventures.

Tons more stuff to come soon, so watch this space.

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Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption

Here’s a plug for the new comics anthology collaboration between the ICA’s Comica festival and the youth initiative organisation, Ctrl. Alt. Shift. As you can see from the press release below, some great names in the field and beyond were involved, focusing on political issues of corruption around the world.

I worked on a story called “Not One Minute” with writer and artist Ben Dickson, a story detailing governmental corruption against students in Colombian universities. Check it out!

Experimental youth initiative Ctrl.Alt.Shift presents Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption, a new comic book anthology featuring well respected international comic artists and writers who have specially created stories to the theme of corruption. Contributors include names such as Dave McKean, Pat Mills, Aleksandar Zograf, Dan Goldman, Fredrik Stromberg, Janek Koza, Lee O’Connor and Paul O’Connell, as well as contemporary music names such as V V Brown and Lightspeed Champion both of whom are big comics fans and make comics themselves.   This  eclectic mix of politicized comic book and graphic novel work has been created in a bid to politicise a new generation of activists through the medium of popular comic culture.

For further information regarding the book please visit:

The Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption anthology is available to buy for £4.99 at and all good comic retailers from November. Profits from the 5,000 copies of the comic book will go to Ctrl.Alt.Shift.

Get it whilst stocks last and support this important cause!