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Thursday, 25 December 2008

Gary the Blu-Tac Dog


Here's a Christmas treat for you - It's the debut of a new Fish1000 Microcomic! This one is available online here, with print editions to be produced for distribution at some future venue.

Having met a fate similar to his fictional counterpart, I obtained the hastily-reconstituted Gary (from his original creator, Helen S) at LUXMAS, and his unfortunate-looking little pavement-stained blu-tac face demanded a tragic backstory. This is my attempt at that, incorporating the style of the dog-eared-paperbacks you might find on holiday, with just a hint of dialogue inspiration from Frank Miller.

Enjoy!








Thursday, 30 October 2008

Halloween



In anticipation of the spooky goings-on, here's my pumpkin carving for this year - it's harder than it looks!

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Levi Stubbs

The voice of Audrey 2 passed away last week. Here's two great performances:

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Surreal Super-hero Moment

Britain's got the Pop Factor has been as strange and unusual as previous years, but 2up 2down's finale performance was one of the highlights. They're a lot like the Fantastic Four...

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Comics Must Go!

I might have mentioned before, but in case you've never looked, may I point your attention to my Comics for Sale page? Many of these have gone already, and the rest may soon end up in recycling, charity shops or beside railway sidings.

If there's anything that takes your fancy, let me know quickly, and we'll work out a price. Recent unlisted additions to the pile include Thunderbolts 110 Venom variant, and Robinson/Charest WildCATs run. Drop me an email while stocks last!

Friday, 26 September 2008

Life of Reilly

Back in the 1990's, Marvel Comics released some really quite bad Spider-Man comics. The behind-the-scenes story behind the increasingly convoluted and confused 'Clone Saga' storyline is a fascinating examination of the opposing company and creative forces responsible for the whole mess.

The 35 part essay has been available online for some time, but the authors now have plans to expand and release the project as a book.

"The Clone Saga also gave us The Life of Reilly, though, a unique piece of longform comics journalism that summarizes and explains not only the complex, at times non-sensical plotlines, but more importantly, it includes first-hand reportage of how this story went so horribly awry from the editors, writers and others involved in its creation."

Friday, 19 September 2008

STUFF FOR YOU


Making its debut at the Birmingham International Comics Show will be my latest MicroComic presentation - "Stuff For You".

Think of it as a little refreshing commercial break to read between greater more worthy tomes.

As well as showcasing modern advances in Male Grooming, this issue also features amazing celebrity cameo appearances, including A-List superstar Christopher Walken*! Walken completists, this is one you won't want to miss.

*(Christopher Walken does not endorse this unnofficial appearance).

Absolutely free, you may find this MicroComic lying around at Birmingham, thrust randomly into your hand, or available on request from myself. Stop me and try one!

(Limited print run of 112 regular editions, plus 16 orange variants!)


Here's a version you can read online, or on your mobile telecommunications device:


Here's a printable version:

Or read it online here:



Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Monkey

With Jamie Hewlett's Monkey designs being used for the BBC's Olympic Sports coverage, you can download all sorts of fun/silly Hewlett-goodness from the BBC website, including phone wallpapers, masks, and widgets.

UPDATE:
Here the animated promo:

Saturday, 19 July 2008

The Hammer is not his Fists

Dr Horrible's Singalong Blog is available for viewing, and it's a tragicomic masterpiece. Don't let aversion to Buffymania put you off of enjoying Joss Whedon's mini-musical.

Friday, 18 July 2008

Familiar Tune - Bad Omen?

The trailer for WATCHMEN is up, and in an interesting move, Warner Brothers have taken the opportunity to recycle the official 'Batman and Robin' music, Smashing Pumpkins 'The End Is The Beginning Is The End' (or it could be 'The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning', I can never remember). Lets hope the reminder of that awful film doesn't taint what looks like could be a fun flick. Maybe the tune needed a second chance to shine, anyway.

Please don't spoil WATCHMEN!!!

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Comics 50p each

There must be something there for you! If there isn't, why not buy some for a friend?

Books, Graphic novel & Collection prices negotiable.

Monday, 30 June 2008

Prince Charles car runs on Booze

I've never much seen the point in having a royal family that doesn't include me, but if we're going to have one, I'm glad we have a future king whose Aston Martin runs on booze. All he needs now is a jetpack that runs on WKD Blue, and an irn-bru powered robot suit.

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Too many Batmans

This mash-up clip almost makes me want to re-evaluate George Clooney's 'Batman and Robin'. He totally pwns Val Kilmer here!



Obviously, the secret baddie of this film would be Adam West.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Wanted: Movie Review

Wanted is a gleefully violent action gorefest, noisy and entertaining. Slightly let down by a cliche-ridden scene in which Angelina Jolie relates her secret origin ("...And that little girl.... Was ME!!"), and the 'Loom of Fate' thing was a little perplexing, but otherwise not a bad excuse to buy overpriced popcorn. 4 stars!

Friday, 20 June 2008

Devastator!

Obviously, I grew out of transforming robot toys years ago. But check out this beauty on ebay right now! This sort of thing is what I'll be keeping in my west wing when I become a millionaire playboy.

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Friday, 6 June 2008

Prime Minister features in Captain Britain comic

You may have seen the excitement in the media at Gordon Brown's appearance in Marvel's 'Captain Britain and MI13' comic. However, it's not the first time it has happened. Then-PM Jim Callaghan appeared in Marvel UK's 1977 'Captain Britain' weekly comic, in a rollicking escapade, teaming up with Captain America against the Red Skull. (Appearing first in #20, before making the cover in #23, and escaping to freedom in #25.)

I'm too young to remember that particular politician, but the story certainly portrays him as a confident figure in the face of adversity - He declines the company of Captain America when escaping from the Red Skull's base, preferring to make his own way to safety, so the Captains can confront the Fuhrer-loving lobster-hued villain together.

The full story is available across two volumes:

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Peter Milligan's Meta4orce


'Meta4orce' is BBC2s new interactive superpowered detective animation, currently available on the web or BBC iPlayer. Written by Peter Milligan, presumably the same of 'Shade, the Changing Man'/'X-Statix' fame.

A new, interactive detective drama series with four TV episodes and eight fully integrated games. Become a MAKO operative and help Meta4orce uncover the sinister truth behind the murder of JJ Monroe.

LAUNCH META4ORCE

The year is 2034 and the Earth has been changed almost beyond recognition.....


It's slightly daft, but enjoyable nonsense with a faint Freakangels/Thunderbirds vibe.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

4-3-2-1 reviewed

Andy Luke reviews my 24 hour comic, and he's spot-on with the criticism I think. The Morrison influence was subconcious, and the ending rushed as the 24 hour deadline approached. Still, its available to buy if you want a copy, or you can download from this site. Here's the review, as the hosting site has been playing up a little:

Dan Fish is probably best known to me as a major co-contributor on Bugpowder.com, and as an occassional cartoonist of tiny A6 minis. This 24 hour comic created at the ICA in October 2006 makes me want to see more of the like. If this is anything to go by Dan should produce more larger pieces.

Its the tale of an astronaut whose rocket ship crashes. During these moments it occurrs to the character a series of flashbacks about his life on Earth. Some of the energies on the page are quite wonderfully kinetic and the marker score makes for some lovely portraits and sequences.

The end of the story doesnt sit well for me in the larger scheme. It seems to lose its way some. That said, it could also be read as a tribute to a wonderful early unfinished Grant Morrison stroryline that ran in Spiderman and Zoids - probably the first indication of a style Morrison would later develop in Animal Man, Doom Patrol and The Invisibles (Genuine.)

Monday, 5 May 2008

Robbie's world of the Strange



Robbie Williams goes in search of Aliens, and those who've met them, on Radio 4 Tuesday 6th May. Wonder if he'll mention alien abductee chum Grant Morrison?

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Saturday, 12 April 2008

UK Web & Mini Comix Thing Jam Comic


At one of the UK Web and Mini Comix Thing's of a few years ago, a pad and pens/pencils were left out for people to create comics - This was a joint effort, with my page last. If you can identify your work here, let me know for a credit!

Ebay-a-go-go!



There's even more up on eBay right now, including these two items:

If you are looking for bargains, you can always sidestep the rush, and head over here and make me an offer...

Saturday, 5 April 2008

The Daleks are coming!

This Dalek Voice Changer looks like a lot of fun! Something about that single eye-on-a-stalk, mounted on a 6-year-old's body seems quite spooky to me.

I reckon this will be a massive seller, and the streets will be overrun with juvenile Dalek-children, until Christmas, when wearing one of these will become compulsory for everyone, probably.

Friday, 4 April 2008

Elephant Art

Is this for real?

Trevor the Ants Big Adventure


Trevor the ant returns in an epic mini-adventure, entitled 'Trevor the Ants Big Adventure', imaginatively.







Here's a print version:



Or read it online here:




You can also find Trevors tall thin comic debut here:

Comic Book Tattoo


The New-Look Comic Book Resources website has details of Tori Amos' new comic compilation - the conceptual successor to Belle and Sebastians 'Put the book back on the shelf'. To be honest, I found B&S' one a bit hit-and-miss, but I'm more familiar with Tori's catalogue, so I expect this one will interest me more.


Tuesday, 1 April 2008

All Star Superman Wallpaper

All Star Superman is the best comic being published right now, by a long way. You should be reading it. Even if you've never read a comic before! There's no excuse. Here's some wallpaper to remind you what you're missing, and to maybe make you feel better:

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Ebay - Ahoy

Haven't used Ebay for a while, so I've put some stuff up to test the waters again, before I start putting some more up.

Check out what's there now - and keep an eye out. Sooner or later, there'll be some Zenith and Miracleman going up.

Friday, 14 March 2008

Dirty English


Speaking as an Englishman (which I am) I'm not sure if i should be insulted or flattered by this new fragrance, available at your nearest Bloomingdales:

I've always suspected I might be an irresistible bad boy, but I think this clinches it.

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Hulk!



The new Incredible Hulk trailer has been released, and it looks rather good I think:



Thats some old-school hulking, right there!

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Rogue Idol

One of my early webcomics, Rogue Idol, is now back online, with a new concluding third part - You can find it all HERE:

Part 1:








Part 2:








Part 3: