Prophetic Dream (Fran’s Summer Holiday #3 Autumn)

Check the news downstairs of here for news on Penny and I’s plans this year!

Well… I’m going to say this folks… Dear Readers, I love you but you are very strange. I couldn’t decide which of your comments to choose so I combined them all… even the weird ones. Thanks to Zoetrope, Baz the Mad, Nestor Notabilis and Alana for those lovely glimpses into your minds.

Anyway, here we go…


Hello there. I present the strange prophetic dream that I, your beloved narrator, had last night after a bit too much rum (since I am dead I do not drink, but I sure watched that lovely jug of rum until the early hours).

On the back of a flying ship in the form of a giant turtle, I watched as the evil Roman Emperor Fleaber spoke unto his army… his army of ferrets. A lone shark intent on escape swam through the crowd, but was quickly dealt with by the head of Fleaber’s security wolf pack; a handlebar-moustachiod kangaroo with a cruel fist. The dapper dastard fell to the ground, leaving no soul remaining to defeat Fleaber’s army.

The great Emperor roared at his minions. “MOAR PARROTS! BRING ME MOAR PARROTS!”

As the hordes of ferrets gleefully swarmed into a frenzy, the ship flew the air towards Vanilla…

And then I woke up. Now, I know a prophetic dream when I have one, and this was a humdinger. I feel a great darkness approaching, perhaps in pursuit of someone close to me. I cannot tell, but I fear for my granddaughter Penny and her companions. Something is coming and sooner or later it’s going to find us.

Or maybe I’m just hungover. Yes, actually, that’s probably it. Forget I said anything; I’m going back to sleep.


Winter is Coming

Hello folks!

The summer is almost over. I’m already wearing three jumpers at once in preparation. And along with the summer endeth my summer holiday. The web cover for Penny Blackfeather Volume 2 will be up in September (when in September depends on how busy my day job is at that point unfortunately) and the main story will be starting soon after that. I can’t wait to start this one; there’s going to be some strange thing happening in Vanilla. Not only that, but I already have plans for another volume after that so we’re in for at least a trilogy now. Oh boy, good luck everyone.

Now, what am I up to until then, you ask? *listens to crickets chirping* Weeelll… I’ll be at Comica Comiket on August 16th promoting two new books: Penny Blackfeather Volume 1 (the collected edition!) with the awesome Sloth Comics publishing, and also the snazzy anthology To Arms! in which you can find a 4-page comic-poem written by my pal Lauren Murphy and illustrated by me, as well as many other super fine comics all about World War 1. But that’s not all. I’ll also be appearing in the drawing parade. I’ll be drawing Penny live on stage while answering questions. So if you’ve always wanted to watch me awkwardly doodle while muttering about parrots, now is your chance!

I’ll then be at MCM Glasgow in September and MCM London in October. More details for them nearer the time. Around then is when the third project I’ve been working on will be debuting… Rosie and Jacinta! I can’t wait to tell you more about that but I’ll save it for another post when you may get a sneaky peak.

See you soon my lovelies! Wheeeeee…

Summer Holiday

I didn’t want the last twisty page of the comic to be up for ages so here’s a nice picture instead.

Penny Blackfeather is going on holiday until Autumn while I rest, work on other projects and most importantly write the script for Penny Blackfeather volume 2. You heard me, there will be a sequel, you didnt think it would all end on a mysterious note like that, did you? If you can’t wait that long, don’t panic. I’m sure there will be the odd one-shot page going up before then. Maybe some deleted scenes or Q&As with the characters. If there’s something you’d like to see, leave a comment.

If you want to keep up with Penny updates you can check on my twitter (although you’ll also have to wade through my babbled tweets about cats and VFX). I’ll also be talking about the other mystery projects I’ll be working on.

Also I’ll be at MCM Expo London at the end of May selling the new part 4 of the comic as well as badges, postcards, doodles on bits of napkins and… *looks around shiftily* maybe even the collected edition of Penny Blackfeather. Yeah, that’s right. All 4 issues in 1 book. With a cover and everything. Hopefully I’ll see you there!

Thank you so much for reading. Until next time, I hope you all have a happy, colourful, adventurous summer…

The future…

So this is the last page of Penny Blackfeather part 4… and also the last page of volume 1.

Originally it was going to be a stand alone story, but there were too many things that caught my eye and made me want to develop them further. The last two pages for example I only decided on keeping for sure when I was just starting part 3. So this is definitely not the end. There are many questions to be answered, about Mim and Cali, and Princess, about Rook and his grandson…

Next week: answers?

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