Wednesday, 28 October 2009


I'm going to make these 'egg' comics into a 16 page photocopied mini-comic (there are 10 pages so far) in the next few weeks. Let me know if you want a paper copy (

Monday, 26 October 2009

Leopard slugs redux

The text is stolen from an earlier comic page of mine. It fits this story and I never printed the other appearence, so it's getting another chance.

Faber & Faber

I've been meaning to buy that Faber book cover design book for a few months. I saw it in a shop last week and it was so good-looking I've resolved to buy it when I get paid (off the internet, probably, but meh, it's half-priced) . These are the Faber books I have in the house at the minute. Quite conventionally Faber these ones.

From top; 2002, design by Pentagram, 1999, design as before, drawing by Leonard Baskin, 1985, design as before, drawing by Ian Pollock, 1968, by Berthold Wolpe, presumably.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009


If you click 'egg' on the labels you can view the 'egg story' so far.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

That's some gentle comedy

The case against Tintin

I wouldn't normally post something like this, but as I've only today taken delivery of The Art of Herge, vol. 1 (I had a post bonanza this morning) this article bristled the hairs on my back.

One of the respondees writes that to say that Herge "doesn't have much of an eye for, or interest in, design" is "patently absurd". As Steven Heller notes in an Eye Magazine review of the above book; "Hergé was an accomplished graphic designer and typographer, who spent much of his time doing advertising" and that;

It is not surprising that Hergé has been left out of most (in fact all) graphic design history books: his virtuosity was not as a posterist or typographer. Yet, while this book is valuable for examining Tintin’s origins through reproductions of original drawings and sketches, the tangential design material – the posters, book covers, and type treatments that Studio Hergé was commissioned to do – is just as key to Hergé’s career.

Moulger Bag Digest 2

I received this in the post this morning from Rusty Jordan. It's a zine dripping in drawings by Rusty and Brent Harada (and Robyn Jordan) and recalls, for me, work by Michael Deforge, Marc Bell, Seripop, Mark Beyer and Paolozzi's drawings in The Gay Atomic Colouring Book. Anyway, maybe I've spoilt it with a list, but it's like a small pink pustule of nice cartooning.

Rusty Jordan also drew the covers for Two Fast Colour 3. There are a few copies of that anthology still left.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

The Problem with Rats

The first in a series, as are the ones below that have Porfiry Petrovitch and the egg in them.

Thursday, 1 October 2009