Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Phoenix

Today sees the launch of issue one of The Phoenix! It's a fantastic issue with amazing comic creators such as Daniel Hartwell, Neill Cameron, Ricardo Tangle, Jamie Smart, the Etherington Brothers, Patrice Aggs, Kate Brown, Ben Haggarty, Adam Murphy, James Turner and Chris Riddell - and there will be many more to come as The Phoenix appears weekly.

It is a worthy and natural successor to the much-loved DFC, and with that I think this blog kind of comes full circle and it seems a good time to close things down here as a bright new chapter in British comics begins.

There was some consultation and most contributors seemed to agree that the Super Comics Adventure Squad has slowed down quite a bit over the past few months and that with The Phoenix now risen from the ashes of The DFC, with its own website and new direction, it would be a good time to move on to pastures new - which may mean a new website/blog for UK kids' comics ... let's see!

In the meantime - huge thanks to all you readers, and also to everyone who contributed such fantastic comics news, content, drawings and links over the life of this blog. It's been brilliant :-)

Please keep up your support of the vibrant UK comics scene and keep visiting the creators' links over there to the right, and subscribe to The Phoenix, if you haven't already - it's British comics at their very best!

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Phoenix Launches Tomorrow!

Click it to go BIG!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

From me, my daughter and a robin

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

WIN: a giant robot!

... to your own personal specifications!

Read all the details about this fun Christmassy Competition over on my blog, and then go enter the contest on the Mo-Bot High Facebook Page! Thank you. And Merry Christmas, everyone.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 19, 2011

More- Mo-Blogs!

After a slight chickenpox-related delay, Mo-Bot Blog Week rolls on over on my blog! More fun stuff and even I think a little competition, coming up this week!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mo-Bot Blog Week!

Hey, all this week I'm posting various fun Mo-bot High-related sketches and new art over on my blog and on the brand new Mo-Bot High Facebook Page! Go click 'Like' and get a FREE MINCE PIE*

- Neill

*This offer is in fact a TOTAL LIE. But go anyway!

Baggage makes it into the Irish Independant's round up of top books for Christmas!

Yup, Randall and the gang have made it across the water! Whoop!


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Peek at Chris Riddell's studio & sketchbooks!

Hi, this is Vern and Lettuce's Sarah McIntyre here. I just got to go to Brighton to visit Chris Riddell in his studio, and he let me post a whole bunch of amazing images from his sketchbook! Here's his pencil drawing for Sauron's Bedtime, a cartoon you might have spotted in the back of The Phoenix Issue Zero. I saw distinct proof that he has a whole load of treats lined up for you in upcoming Phoenix editions!

Click here to visit Chris's studio, over on my blog.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Etherington book signing in Waterstone's Saturday 17th December...

If anyone's in town, come see us! More details on the blog!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

New Stranski Print released!

Hey folks! My brand new Stranski print from Ink-Dot and Hello Blue is now available for purchase through our store! Go HERE and scroll down the prints section on the right to check it out and purchase!


Thursday, December 1, 2011


Yes that's right! The free issues of The Phoenix issue ZERO are now available for you to get your greedy mitts on! All you have to do is visit enter your address details and the Waitrose Offer Code - PHOENIX1 - and a FREE copy of the comic will be posted to your home!

Here's a Sneaky-peek at Long Gone Don...


Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Leopard of Lime Street

As Garen points out, it's been quiet here, so here's a pic for a dream project. This would be how I'd revamp classic comic strip 'The Leopard of Lime St'. Set on a council estate and giving it a parkour feel rather than a radioactive leopard.