Rok of the Reds 3 out soon!

So issue 3 of Rok of the Reds is out in just over a week and you can get yourself a copy from BHP here. 
I too will have copies which will be signed by John Wagner and myself. You can contact me via this site or via the Rok of the Reds Facebook site here to request info on how to go about purchasing these signed copies. What?! You don’t even have issues 1 and 2?! Fear not, these too can be purchased via the methods above. 

Comic book legend John Wagner himself will have copies at the multiple comic events he will be attending this summer including the London Film & Comic Con on the weekend of 29th-31st July.


Enniskillen Comicfest

I unfortunately won’t be attending the Enniskillen Comicfest on the 6th & 7th May but John Wagner’s co-writer and comic legend Alan A. Grant will be. I’ve drawn a sketch of ROK that will be up for auction to raise money for the local children’s hospice. I’m sure Alan would be more than happy to sign the sketch so if you’re going then bid on the piece, it’s for a great cause. 
The sketch itself may possibly be used in a future issue as a pinup.


Had a fab time at the LFCC in the Olympia London, for the release of ROK OF THE REDS.

John Wagner and myself were there to sign copies and introduce people to the world of ROK. It was my first con as a guest and an absolute joy.
I would like to thank all those who turned up and bought the first issue and had a chat.

If you want to order the amazing first issue you can do here

Already we are receiving positive feedback and there is talk of a possible second series should ROK survive! Shhhh keep that to yourselves. 

London Film & Comic Con

John Wagner and myself will be attending the London film & Comic con at the Olympia this February. We will be signing the first amazing issue of Rok of the Reds so come along and say hi. This will be my first appearance as a guest so I’m really looking forward to it. Unfortunately I can only attend on Saturday 27th but I will make the most of it. If you can’t come along I’m sure we will do signings at other locations throughout the year. When we know I’ll release the dates on here. See you soon.

ROK OF THE REDS pre-order



Only one month to go until Rok of the Reds hits the shelves and you can pre-order it here

Written by industry legends John Wagner and Alan Grant, I supply the art. Colours courtesy of Abby Bulmer and lettering by Jim Campbell. Aliens, spaceships, egos, alien worlds, bobbies on the beat and all wrapped up in the topsy-turvy world of football it’s a cracking tale that you shouldn’t miss. So don’t, hit that link and pre-order. You won’t regret it.


Comic Heroes 26 has a great interview with John Wagner on the soon to be released Rok of the Reds. The first issue due out early March. The comic is a six part bi-monthly story about Rok of Arkadi, an alien fugitive who’s life collides with Kyle Dixon, a troubled footballer who plays for the Radford Reds. 

Comic Heroes 26 is out now in all good comic shops and WH Smiths.


Some of the new tools

I have recently started using a variety of new pens for my inking, for the sake of speed. I would normally use Windsor & Newton Raphael 2 or 3 and I have no complaints but I wanted to be able to hit the pages after a day’s work and the process was slowing me down. Not by a great deal mind you, just enough to make me avoid inking after an 11 hour day at work. Also, with Raphael brushes they tend to be a little hit and miss in terms of consistency. Quality wise. They are the best out there and the price reflects that. £12-£15 is quite pricey. Another reason for trying brush pens. I will still use brush and ink but I see no harm in trying different tools.

So I tried out these pens. The best by far are the Pental brush and the Tombow brush pens. These are fantastic pens. I’ve had the Pental brush for a couple of years but never go round to using it on finished pages. The Pental will give you a much broader stroke and fine line but takes a steady hand to master whereas the Tombow is a little more forgiving. I also use the Faber-Castall s for backgound detailing or the Pental Tradio which can also give a variety of line width. 

I can’t recommend the first two enough. The Pental brush also comes with refills and is quite reasonably priced. 

Give them a go. You won’t regret it.