Where to buy The Scarifyers issue 1

I’m really pleased to see so many comic shops taking The Scarifyers comic, Simon Barnard’s funny & suspenseful 1930s supernatural mystery, which I had the pleasure of drawing. The latest good news is that Gosh! Comics is stocking it. I’m pretty excited about that, but also massive thanks must go to Joe Gordon and co. at Forbidden Planet International for being the first to take a chance on the comic, putting a fantastic review on their blog and then stocking the comic in their stores.

Here’s a list of ‘bricks and mortar’ comic shops stocking The Scarifyers issue 1 (that I know of, will update as I learn of more). I’ve included the phone numbers, in case you want to ring first. Don’t forget if it’s sold out or none of these shops are near you, Cosmic Hobo is selling the comic (and the CDs which spawned it) online.

Gosh Comics 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR 020 7636 1011
Orbital Comics 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 0207 240 0591
Nostalgia & Comics 14-16 Smallbrook, Queensway B5 4EN 0121 643 0143
The Travelling Man shops across the country:
Travelling Man – Leeds 32 Central Road, LS1 6DE 0113 243 6461
Travelling Man – Manchester 4 Dale Street, M1 1JW 0161 237 1877
Travelling Man – Newcastle 43 Grainger Street, NE1 5JE 0191 261 4993
Travelling Man – York 54 Goodramgate, YO1 7LF 01904 628 787
And the Forbidden Planet International stores.
Forbidden Planet Aberdeen 12-14 Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1JX 01224 622131
Forbidden Planet Edinburgh 40-41 Southbridge Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LL 0131 558 8226
Forbidden Planet Glasgow 168 Buchanan Street Glasgow G1 2LW 0141 331 1215
Forbidden Planet Belfast 52-54 Ann Street, Belfast BT1 4EG 028 9043 8744
Forbidden Planet Middlesbrough 41 Dundas Street, Middlesbrough TS1 1HR 01642 248889
Forbidden Planet Sheffield 12 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD 01142 769 475
Forbidden Planet Manchester 65 Oldham Street, Piccadilly M1 1JR 0161 839 4777
Forbidden Planet Cardiff 5 Duke Street, Cardiff CF10 1AY 02920 228885
Forbidden Planet Nottingham 19/23 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DA 01159 484 122
Forbidden Planet Leeds 30 Eastgate, The Headrow LS2 7JL 0113 242 6325
Forbidden Planet Hanley 48-52 Stafford Street, Hanley ST1 1JB 01782 279294
Forbidden Planet Leicester 23 Silver Street, Leicester LE1 5EU 01162 515266
Forbidden Planet Wolverhampton 23 Victoria Street, Wolverhampton WV1 3NP 01902 717440

American readers of this blog stay tuned for news on buying in the US!

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Brunel giclée update

Apologies to anyone who is waiting for the Brunel & The Sphinx giclée prints to appear in the webshop. A bout of illness has set me back by a whole week, but the files are with the printer now and will go on sale in the next few days. Thanks for your patience!

Harbour 21 Exhibition 9-30 June

UPDATE: My framed pieces have both sold, but I still have unframed, mounted drawings and postcards for sale at the gallery.

I have a couple of pieces in a new charity exhibition in Bristol, at the Grant Bradley gallery.
Curator Ann Kay writes:

Bristol charity The Harbour – a unique, specialist service providing free counselling and psychotherapy in the South-West for those affected by life-threatening physical illness – is celebrating its 21st birthday with ‘Harbour 21’, an art exhibition at the Grant Bradley Gallery, Bedminster, Bristol, 9-30 June; open preview Friday 8 June from 6pm. Prominent ‘medico-political’ artistic collective Pharmacopoeia, whose extraordinary and imposing Cradle to Grave installation is a permanent highlight exhibit at the British Museum, are showing alongside popular Royal West of England Academicians Neil Murison and James Beale, Spike Island artist Judy Rodrigues, and well-established local artists and photographers such as Valerie Bowes, Mark Simmons, Sophie Howard, Gavin McClafferty and Simon Gurr, plus some exciting emerging talents. 50% of all sale proceeds go to The Harbour.

It’s humbling to be in the same show as so many amazing artists. My contributions are new brushpen drawings, based on scenes from Brunel: A Graphic Biography, the 2006 comic book by Eugene Byrne and me. I thought it would be interesting to go back to the clean, vectorized artwork of that book and apply more expressive, hand-made marks. I also wanted to see what happened when an individual frame was enlarged and taken out of the context of the narrative sequence.

Here’s the image as it appeared in the book:

As well as the two framed artworks I’ll have more new drawings, mounted and wrapped, in the gallery shop. And if original art is out of your budget, you can buy a postcard of my IKB colour portrait for £1. As with the originals, 50% of that goes to the Harbour charity:

Finally, from next week and for the duration of the exhibition, my own shop will have a limited run of A4 prints of Brunel & the Sphinx. Until now this print has only ever been available at a much smaller size. After printing costs have been taken off, 100% of the proceeds of these new prints will go to The Harbour.