Thursday — April 4th, 2013
Well here’s a treat for ye! You may or may not remember that a while back I did a guest comic for the mighty Spacetrawler, and great fun it was too (You can read it here). By way of thanks, Spacetrawler’s polymath creator Christopher said he’d like to have a go at a Faraday strip in return. Skip forward to yesterday, and this gem popped into my inbox out of the blue
It goes without saying that I love it, but I’ll resist the natural urge to waffle on about it too much and let the comic speak for itself. Fantastic stuff.
I’ve talked about Spacetrawler here before, but suffice to say if your not reading it, you should be. It’s scheduled to come to a barnstorming conclusion sometime in the Summer, so hop on board (first strip here), catch up, and enjoy the ride. You won’t get a better mix of gags, philospohy, action and hilarious character design anywhere else. Beyond the ‘Trawl, Christopher has a impressive back catalogue of other great comic work to be explored. You can buy his books here.
Thanks again, Chris!
In other news, I’m putting together another site for my non-Faraday comics (tagged here as intermissions) which should go live in the next few weeks, so stay tuned. Faraday himself isn’t going anywhere, I still plan to update his adventures every now and again, but in full recognition of the fact that a regular complex, full colour piece of illustration is a bit beyond my scheduling capabilities at the moment
May 11th, 2011
Well would you look at that – I’ve got a guest strip up over at the mighty Spacetrawler today! Most of you probably know Spacetrawler already, but just in case you don’t, lemme tell ya – you’re in for a treat. It’s a long form Sci-fi epic with a great cast of characters that manages to of stuff in as many jokes and visual gags as possible while still telling an engaging story. And I love the art – as a cartoonist, browsing the ST archives can be inspirational – check out the crowd scenes here for example.
I’d recommend starting from the start.
I’m a big fan of Spacetrawler so when its creator Chris Baldwin asked me to help out I jumped at the opportunity. My only regret was that I couldn’t fit more of his regular cast into the strip, but honestly, the plot moves so fast that I didn’t want to risk being overtaken! I had great fun writing the Wrls though – I came up with so much back story for them that the hard part was paring the script back to one page – maybe they’ll be brought back for a future comic round these parts…
So there you go – it’s not a Faraday comic, but it’s an update of sorts. Faraday should return this weekend!
Also: Hello to anybody dropping by from Spacetrawler for the first time – welcome, hope you find something you like here
May 3rd, 2011
This is blob fort.
As you may/probably have noticed I’ve been updating FtB.com ninja style lately – chucking a comic up without warning under cover of darkness and then melting back into the shadows again for a week or two. This is because, also ninja style, I have moved house again (never sleep in the same place two years running!) and my computers and miscellaneous drawing things are variously buried in and under small mountains of cardboard boxes. Oh yeah, no internet either which doesn’t help :/
So there probably won’t be a new comic this week, but hopefully I’ll be able to excavate my desk and get everything sorted really soon – I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into making comics regularly again.
In the meantime, thanks for all your patience and comments . Feel free to give out to me by email if you like!
Ps: The mighty Crowbar has a new book out – Go see!
February 23rd, 2011
One of my absolute favourite cartoonists, the amazingly talented and productive Jamie Smart, has just launched his latest webcomic, Corporate Skull. It’s only just started, but Jamie reckons he has the whole story worked out from start to finish – all six hundred pages of it – so now’s a good time to hop on board and follow what looks to be a really funny comic from the vewwy beginning!
February 20th, 2011
Sorry about the lack of updates lately, folks – crazy busy round these parts. I have another project finishing up in the next day or two, so normal service will resume next week!
But hey, in the meantime why not look through the archives if you haven’t already, or get your comic fix from any or all of the fine webcomics listed in the auld links over there (and down a bit) ->