Thought Bubble and the PBF Book

What’s this? Could it be… plot?!

Hey! Did you know that you can now buy the Penny Blackfeather collected edition online? Yayyy! It’s available on Amazon (UK/USA/Canada) and soon at other online shops, or just ask in your local friendly comic book shop. There’s a new link up top which will have a list of places to get it. And just in time for you-know-what! *pokes repeatedly at final month of calendar while looking elsewhere and whistling nonchalantly*

In other news, I’ll be at Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds next weekend. Some of the time I shall be at the Sloth Comics table, signing books and drawing commissions. I’ll only have limited slots for them though so get in early. I’ll also have a few copies of the individuals issues for people wishing to complete the set, plus original ink and watercolour drawings and the limited edition Eccles charity greetings card that Sloth are kindly letting me hawk from their lovely table. Come and see the magic happen, by which I mean come and watch me drink tea in an undignified manner and scrawl doodles while gibbering about comics.

I will not be at the table during Sketching Spotlights because I wanna watch them, seriously, I missed them last year and that made me sad. Also I may wander off randomly to meet people. Deal with it kiddo!

Next week: What is this Whitedown place? It sounds… familiar…

We’re back!

After last week’s lapse, we’re back with a new page. Next week, someone comes over to visit.

Also tune back soon for my Thought Bubble schedule. Can’t wait!

Important news from my friends’ sofa…

Serious time. Here’s an update on what’s going on in my life.

I live in a basement flat and last week it flooded. Not in a devastating news-worthy way, but in a pathetic, gross way. I walked into the kitchen and the floor blorped and wobbled like the surface of a water bed. Water dribbled morosely through cracks in the lino. Slugs popped up out of the shadows like they were throwing a miniature surprise party for me. It was not pleasant.

So this, coupled with a human-sized damp mould spore growing on one of the walls, means I have spent the last week and a half moving my worldly possessions into boxes and sleeping on my friends’ sofa. At the same time I have been busy at work getting our latest show to final and preparing for MCM. This hasn’t left a lot of time for anything else.

TO THE POINT: There won’t be a page this week. I just don’t have time to finish it. It is rather depressing for me to have to put aside what I love for a week (and it will be only a week, damn it) while I sort my life out, but this is the way it has to be. Next week I am at my parents’ house, with time off from work to sort this out and with my own bed. Comics will be made. I can’t wait. I can not wait. Soon. Soooooon.

So. I suck. No comic. But. Buuuut… I have a special thing I will be selling at MCM and T-Bubz this year. I made a Christmas card from last year’s Eccles Christmas Greeting. The plan is to sell these cards, a limited edition item signed and numbered by me by golly, and the proceeds will go entirely to charity. Pay a bit extra and you can get a sketch inside as well. And after all that’s happened these last few weeks, the obvious choice for me was the great homelessness charity Shelter.

Now my situation my be stressful and inconvenient but I’m lucky enough that I have friends and family to help me out and enough saved up for emergencies. A lot of people are going through genuine crises and have nobody who can help them, no back up plan, nothing. For a couple of pounds you can help these people out and get a nice picture of Eccles pigging out on mince pies to grace your lovely warm dry home. After MCM I will find a way to make these available online too, but once they go, they’re gone forever. There are only 100. You know you want that tentacley goodness.

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