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Ruddy Player One


BECAUSE I can never sit still and always like to mix things up a bit or set myself a new challenge, I’ve begun a new gaming channel on that there YouTube, called One Pea Play. There’s a handful of videos there already, including: Me eating crisps! Me watching an installation screen! Me looking into Noel Edmonds’ cold, dead eyes! With content like THAT, it can’t be long until I’m the next Pepe…
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Mining For Jokes


I’ve had a bit of a run of spoof mini-strips in The Beano recently. First, there was my Jurassic World parody ‘Jurassic Play Park’, followed by the recent Ant-Man-skewering ‘Pant Man’ and now the latest addition to this trilogy of tomfoolery is ‘Minedaft’, my silly take on the videogame phenomenon Minecraft.  I’d tried pitching Minecraft spoofs before, but to no avail, probably because one of them was called ‘Mimedaft’ and,…
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Gimme Five


Just over five years ago I was unemployed, having been unceremoniously ‘let go’ from my job working in a call centre. To be honest, it was a job I hated, but nonetheless I needed to find work again pronto, lest I find myself eating cardboard and sawdust for the near future. I decided that (as well as applying for all sorts of other jobs) this ‘break’ in employment was as…
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One in the Eye


Regular readers of this blog will know that I recently had a cartoon published in Private Eye magazine (issue 1396, number fans), a cartoon I can reproduce here given that the said issue has since gone off sale. You can see the cartoon above, a response to the terrible Charleston shootings of a few weeks back. I don’t want to over explain the cartoon or anything (a picture speaks a…
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When Pant-Man Met Ant-Man


Another Wednesday has rolled around (as it seems to do on a weekly basis), bringing with it another new issue of The Beano! HOORAY FOR WEDNESDAYS! This week’s issue includes two strips that I worked on, which I will go on to talk about in more detail once I’ve finished this sentence, right…about…NOW. The first strip I’ll talk about is Roger the Dodger, on which I took  over writing duties…
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Guns and Ruses


Well, today is a pretty exciting day for me in my career, for today (Wednesday the 8th of July) sees the publication of my first ever cartoon for Lord Gnome’s esteemed organ, Private Eye! I’m absolutely overjoyed to finally get in the Eye, primarily as it’s been one of my own, personal favourite reads since I was 16, but also because it represents the last of my initial career aims….
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Summer Knights


In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s SUMMER and isn’t it hot? It’s hot. HOT. HOOOOTTTTTTT. Hot.  Obvious weather reporting aside, Summer also heralds DC Thomson’s Summer Specials, with new editions from both The Beano AND The Dandy! Yes, while The Dandy shuffled off this mortal coil back in 2012, the Summer Special still goes strong year after year, helping to make those hot hot HOT days a little bit cooler….
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Ants In Your Pants


No sooner has one of my Beano mini-strips concluded its run, then another begins! While Jurassic Play Park became extinct last week, this week sees the start of my new silly series – Pant-Man! It is, as you may have guessed, based on the Marvel Comics character (and soon-to-be-star of the not-so big screen) Ant-Man. Do you see what I did there? Ant? Pant? Ah, suit yourselves. The series follows…
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A Joke 65 Million Years In The Making


While Jurassic World has been gobbling up the box-office like a particularly ravenous T-Rex, some other dinosaurs have been rampaging through the pages of The Beano these past few weeks. The dinosaurs in question are those in my latest Beano strip, Jurassic Play Park, a strip inspired by the latest in the Jurassic Park franchise. I absolutely LOVED the first Jurassic Park movie. I can still remember seeing it on the…
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Don’t Dodge This!


    IN THE pantheon of classic Beano characters, Roger the Dodger must be one of the most well-known, ranking up there alongside Dennis the Menace, Minnie the Minx and The Bash Street Kids. Created by Ken Reid in 1953, Roger has been a near mainstay of the comic ever since, his numerous dodges illustrated by a roster of some of the country’s finest cartoonists – Reid himself, Gordon Bell,…
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