Thinking it out: What if your book was an app, not...
I’ve been thinking a lot about the best way to tell stories and then get them to people. Yesterday I discovered GUMROAD, which offers a great pay-what-you-want system for artists to sell their books digitally. I bought a PDF from it, paid five dollars, all lovely. The problem is PDFs. PDFs, man. They’re universal, seems like everyone can use them, but they feel kinda flat. Basic. If you want to...
Interview + new magazine!
Woohoo! First blog for the new-look fumboo.com website, so HEREISTHENEWS: 1) I did an interview with the excellent Dan Berry on his Make It Then Tell Everybody podcast, where we chatted about drawing things, drawing things on the internets, drawing comics, and drawing more things. Do have a listen! (click the banner to go there) (and check out the other artist interviews Dan has done in the...
HELLO! You may well be reading this on my brand new website. That’s because this tumblr is now serving as my main blog, and fits nicely into the site too (via some kind of wizardry). So come over and have a look at fumboo.com, i’ve filled it up with even more comics, and am going to fill it up with even more when i just get a spare blimmin’ minute. Thank you. And welcome to the...
What If Comics Were Free?
My good friend Colin at the horror movie website zombiehamster.com (warning: horror, obvs) pointed me towards a new thinking some film companies are adopting, that is to release their films on DVD, or even better, stream them, at the same time as releasing them in the cinema. As an attempt to curb piracy, it’s an admirable one of course, and very long overdue. More than long overdue, blindingly...
A New Comic.
Losing the print version of The Dandy, which was announced this week, presents a real hole in the market, and one which may well get wider. What The Dandy did, and did very well, was be silly. Gloriously, ridiculously, silly, a real mixed bag of the absurd. And while we still have The Beano, it always felt like The Dandy was its ever-so-slightly childish younger sibling (despite being older),...
Dare you read THE TWING? Click the pic (or here) to check out the comic.
Everything's Exciting And Nothing Hurts.
Sometimes I get asked advice about drawing comics. The benefits you’ll get from asking are akin to shouting your own name into a bin, in so much that it’s probably not going to change anything about your current lifechoices. I can give you all the advice in the world but it’s not going to give you the heart and fire you’ll need to already have. Dancers act like they have all this passion burning...
HELLO SO I enjoyed the end of Sherlock as much as anyone and the chatter about it has been fun. I’ll confess last night I went a little bit mad and started picking up on some extremely tenuous links, and following them for miles and miles and so everything here is kinda batshit stupid. But it was fun to find some weird coincidences, and if nothing in here lines up then at least it’s a...
This is my reply to the rude email a kid sent to...
To: email@example.com January 15th 2012 LISTEN YOU I HAVE EMAILED YOU LODES OF TIMES AND YOU HAVE NOT REPLAYED SO HEAD MY WARNING IF YOU DON`T REPLY THEN THERE WILL BE TROUBLE. Jamie M***** In reply: January 17th 2012 Dear Jamie, Thank you for your email. I must apologize for taking so long to reply, we do get a lot of mail for Chaffy and try to reply to everyone, but it can take a...
Win a Chaffy for Christmas!
Here’s a quick competition! We have three Chaffy toys to give away, and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning one is draw a christmas card wishing Chaffy a happy christmas! It can be whatever you want, just as long as it shows a Chaffy or Chaffies, and is all christmassy. However good you are, wherever you’re from, however old you are, everyone’s welcome! Send...