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Monthly Archive: September 2014

Park Life

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EMLYN the Gremlin’s adventures continue in The Beano this week, as the invisible imp causes a palava in the playground. Here’s an unlettered preview of this week’s strip:   On a related note, will this be the last issue of The Beano before Scotland declares itself independent? That’d be a bit peculiar, to suddenly find oneself working for a ‘foreign’ publication! I’ve always thought The Beano was one of those…
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Viz A Viz

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THIS month sees the publication of my third strip in ‘Britain’s 3rd or 4th funniest magazine (possibly 5th)’ Viz. This time around I’ve combined the cult 70s detective/ghost drama ‘Randall and Hopkirk: Deceased’ with everyone’s least favourite tabloid TV motormouth, Katie Hopkins in a strip I’ve INGENIOUSLY entitled ‘Randall and Hopkins: Deceased’. Clever, I know. Here’s a little preview:   To see how things turn out for the spectral scaremonger…
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Don’t Mess With Emlyn

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IT’S Wednesday, or as any right-minded person knows it, ‘Beano Day’. HURRAH! My take on the 1980s classic Emlyn the Gremlin continues in this week’s issue, wherein Emlyn makes a mess for a hapless fellow. Here’s a sneaky peek of a couple of un-lettered panels from the strip: What happens next? Find out by picking up The Beano from all good shops TODAY! I just hope you don’t think my strip sucks. Ah-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…
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A Likely Story

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MANY years ago (in 2007, to be precise) I began a small blog under the guise of a lecherous Victorian aristocrat entitled The Astonishing Adventures of Lord Likely.  It was largely for my own amusement, and an excuse to flex my writing muscles a bit in chronicling the exploits of this nineteenth-century rogue. To my surprise, the blog began to attract readers who weren’t me or friends I had coerced…
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A Gremlin in the Works

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ALTHOUGH my website vanished earlier this year, don’t think for one minute that I’ve not been keeping busy. NOT FOR ONE MINUTE! Among the jobs I’ve been doing are various bits and pieces for The Beano, the latest of which is called Emlyn the Gremlin. Emlyn the Gremlin, as any Beano historian will know, was a strip that ran in the comic between 1989-90, and was illustrated by the great Bob Dewar….
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