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Knights To See You, To See You Knights


It’s St. George’s Day, everyone! And what better way to celebrate the occasion than with news of the return of George vs Dragon? Ah-ha, that’s a trick question – there clearly is NO better way. Yes, George vs Dragon, the series I created back in 2010 for The Dandy comic and which is based on the PROPER TRUE STORY of St. George’s life, is making a glorious return this year, in not one but…
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Read This Post. You Have 20 Seconds To Comply


IT’S a New Year, and I’ve got a NEW strip starting in this week’s Beano (cover date 10th January). WOO-HOOOOO! The new endeavour is a mini-strip called ‘Robopop’, about a boy who’s father is half dad, half machine! Some of you may have instantly picked up on the oh-so subtle wordplay in the strip’s title, and realised that it’s a parody of the classic 1987 film Robocop, and the recent less-gory…
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The Game Is Afoot!


The latest issue of Viz magazine is out today, and for the fourth time, the mad fools have let me befoul its pages with my demented daubings. HURRAH! This time, the strip in question is entitled ‘The Facebook of Sherlock Holmes’ and features the Great Detective finding himself up against the greatest evil he’s yet encountered – social media! I’m very proud to get this one in the comic, not…
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Randall and Hopkins (Deceased)


Now that it’s seen print in a recent issue of Viz, (issue 239, numbering fans), I can now share with you the entirety of my recent Katie Hopkins-baiting strip, Randall and Hopkins (Deceased). If you’re unsure what the tenuous pun in the title is all about, ask your dad. Especially if your dad is Kenneth Cope. Anyway, here it is now for you to enjoy with your eyes now. NOW….
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Park Life


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


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


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


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


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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Hello world!


Hello, world! Well, it’s been a while. Unless this is your first visit to my website, in which case it’s been no time at all. But regular readers may well have noticed that my entire website vanished from the ‘internet’ earlier this year, and remained vanished. There was, ironically enough (given the fact I’ve been writing and drawing brand-new Emlyn the Gremlin strips for The Beano) a gremlin in the works….
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