Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010 album chart of the year part 4

8 WIND'S POEM - Mount Eerie

"Between Two Mysteries"

Perhaps this fan-made video should try to be more painfully literal ho ho



"Fossil, I"

Sky Larkin are a fantastic band, I hope they get their chance.

6 THE HAZARDS OF LOVE - Decemberists

"The Rake's Song"

5 FEVER RAY - Fever Ray

"When I Grow Up"

"Triangle Walks"

A thrilling act! In conservative times, we need more artists like her.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2010 album chart of the year part 3

12 POPULAR SONGS - Yo La Tengo

"Avalon Or Someone Very Similar"

"Nothing To Hide"

11 SUPER SCIENCE FICTION - Seal Club Clubbing Club

"Dawn Lamb"

I think this might be an out-take from "The O Zone" with Jayne Middlemiss &etc

10 WILCO (THE ALBUM) - Wilco

"Bull Black Nova"

"Wilco The Song"

9 REAL ESTATE - Real Estate

"Fake Blues"

"Pool Swimmers"

This reminds me of Flying Nun Records, the first Shins album and Chronic Town by REM, this could be a truly great band one day.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2010 album chart of the year part 2


"Quick Canal" (feat Laetitia Sadler of Stereolab)

"Famous Last Words"

I love these fan-made videos, they remind me of the old Chart Show indie chart when there was no video for a song so they'd sync up a bit of abstract looking wobbly film.

15 ANCIENT LOVER - Tigercity

Most of the budget for this video was apparently spent on the arty looking angle that opens the clip.

14 I'M GOING AWAY - Fiery Furnaces

"Charmaine Champage"

The best fringe of all time.

13 TOUCHDOWN - Brakes

"Worry About It Later"

"Don't Take Me To Space (Man)"

Monday, December 28, 2009

2010 album chart of the year part 1

20 BLUE ROSES - Blue Roses

"I Am Leaving"

19 THE WHIP - Wye Oak

"Mary Is Mary" (Live)

None of the videos for Wye Oak are very good, apparently no singles have been "lifted" from this album. But in a year of over-rated, undercooked indie follow-ups (I was underwhelmed by Animal Collective and Dirty Projectors' 2009 efforts), I played this one over and over again.

18 - EM ARE I - Jeffrey Lewis And The Junkyard

"To Be Objectified"


"Earth: The Story So Far"

"Let There Be Music"

This is a beautiful record and to say that these are demos made on a computer from 1987, I think there is something movingly brittle about them.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Bless the lad

Happy Christmas, readers. I can't update my website at the moment because I am at a wintry stalag, so I will say it here, next week Shelley presents her Dr Ladysounds album reviews, and comics return on January 4th.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Painting practice

I foolishly agreed to participate in a charity auction this evening, I can tell it was a mistake because they spelled my name wrong on the poster (they clearly expected another, more talented John), but it is a very good cause and ought to be fun once I finish panicking. Anyway, I did some picture practice so that I would be ready to draw big tonight, I never draw big!

"6 idiots"

"The Casual 3"

Sharpie and Posca markers on cardboard.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

List pain

As the picture above shows, the Albums Of The Year jury are having some problems. While there were lots of good releases this year, none stands out as a truly individual and inarguable piece of art that I also enjoyed listening to, over and over again. It is a parade of 4/5 scorers. If I can't divine a winner by Friday, when Shelley is due to type in her opinions, the top slot will be ceremonially given to Susan Boyle's debut release.

The actor Stephen Blobby has suggested a system whereby the release date of Deerhunter's "Microcastle/Weird Era Cont'd" is moved forward 65 days (by computer hacking?). Silly old Blobby! Yes I heard it too late to get it on the 2008 list but rules are rules!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Sixteen years of hot oil: Pop Friday

Is it really sixteen years since Aimee Mann's "Whatever"? Really? Oh no. Oh nooooooo. Oh dear.

I enjoy her more recent records with a mature ear but I can still remember seeing this on the ITV Chart Show on a Saturday morning and being quite excited. Almost as excited as I was about Sugar's 'If I Can't Change Your Mind' because I had no truck with Pantera whatsoever.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Wild horses couldn't drag me away

Many apologies for slow blogging over the last week or so. I'm busy doing lots of commissions and working on the end of year charts! Many people have asked if Dr Ladysounds will return, the answer is "yes she will", from December 28-Jan 1st, and like last year I'll have videos and "fun" from the LPs in question on the blog.

I think a few people will be disappointed that I have placed Susan Boyle's debut release in all positions, 1-20, but you have to understand that some records are so big that they demand a chart to themselves.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sketch Fiesta 3

I've just posted a new Sketch Fiesta on Flickr! This one features my romance stylings, Arch-Duke Christmas and "failure scrimshaw" amongst many others

Here's a bonus blog sketch for the blog faithful.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The king's shilling

I was quite pleased with this banner for the Scary Go Round archive (that tells you, the blog reader, nothing you did not already know).

I very rarely drew the Winters sisters together. I could do a much better Erin now.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thought Bubble Final

If you are coming to see me at Thought Bubble (and come one, come all I say), here is what I will have for sale in ascending order of price:

Flyers (free!)
Badges and stickers
A small quantity of "Erin Winters And The Bone Throne Of Bones" that I found today
Ghosts book
We Will Do Our Best prints
Chucacabra prints (see below)
Sketch postcards
One (1) tote bag(I ordered some but they have not arrived, FOR SHAME)
Whitby Ghost Party and Red Riding Hood giant gloss-o prints
Scary Go Round collections 4 through 7

If you want a print, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN TUBE for the love o' Mike. I have none!

If you cannot find me, my table is a living tribute to Mr Blobby, I have three inflatable Mr Blobbies acting as a kind of Beamsley Beacon (yeah local knowledge check it out). There's no way they will take up the whole table and infuriate me.

Loads of my talented friends will be bringing their A-game on Saturday, it is well worth the trip to Jimmy Saville Land.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Custom artwork - holiday deadlines

At this time of year a lot of people like to buy personalised books, custom prints and Scary Go Round sketches for close friends and loved ones (with exquisite taste). If you're outside the UK and you're planning on getting any of these things, please order by December 1st to ensure timely delivery.

This year I will be doing single-character Scary Go Round/Bad Machinery/Bobbins A4 drawings (about 8.3x11.7") for £25 in B&W and £40 with marker colour, please email with the subject "SGR COMMISSIONS" to arrange payment as I only have time to do a limited number and do not wish to disappoint anyone. (Here's an example).

I will post up holiday deadlines for buying non-custom items at the weekend.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Wednesday trianglesworth

Here's the final art I will go with, a classic Allison pencil, pen-and-ink wobbler* unsullied by Dr Wacom's futuristic ways.

*Where charm supposedly substitutes for accuracy

High up, up in the sky

I am designing flyers for Thought Bubble, or trying to. It's harder to make flyers for something that has people in it than for, say, a comic about a wicked good robot. I try to make the text surrounding the pictures amusing. I figure, what's the harm, eh? What's the harm. I'm not sure any of these four illustrations are any good for my flyer items, I may go a little nuttier, but it's a cobweb clearing exercise and those do no one any harm. Seriously, what's the harm?

Going places

On a few occasions over the eight years I've been exhibiting at comics conventions, I have been lucky enough to have work given to me by new artists who obviously had something special. I can still remember receiving James Turner and Vera Brosgol's formative photocopied efforts, their eager young faces yet to be jaded by the years and the wine.

At SPX I was given a pamphlet by a young artist called Abby Boeh who has a distinctive, funny and deeply pleasing style. Here's her blog, check it out. I hope she'll make comics in earnest because the ones she gave me were really something.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Looks Brains/Blame/Skellington sale

A few weeks ago I said I was going to have three weekly sales of my remaining copies of the early, out of print books. Unfortunately, the person who bought two of the books in the first sale is proving difficult to reach and I don't want to hold another auction until I've been able to make a second chance offer, if needs be. Hopefully this will be resolved in the next week or so.


Monday, November 16, 2009

The proudest man

I just wrote a piece of code all on my own to make old links to archived Scary Go Round strips (on message boards and blogs and the like) work again. If you knew how feeble I am at programming, you'd be proud of me too. You'd be renting a float and a marching band. Five lines of PHP is stretching it.


Please tell me if there is a way to break it.

Victory Centre #6 - "A Crinkly Bottom"

I'll be busy preparing for Thought Bubble in Leeds this week so the Victory Centre will appear only when necessary. But come on, let's hear it for Mr Blobby. Talk about your Ray Davies of the Kinks, or Andy Partridge from XTC, Blobby is right up there with the British hitmakers.

Yes, some scorn him for his association with creepy beard-wrong Noel Edmonds, but I consider him one of the most important artists of the last decade. The film below ranks, for me, up there with Coppola's "The Conversation" and the best of Bunuel or Truffaut. Mesmerising.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Badgeman cometh

New badges for Thought Bubble next weekend! I took five t-shirt ideas that didn't really turn out (although I imagine that any of these would have proved more popular than poor old Enviro-Cat) and made dang old durn tootin' buttons from them. I like their simplicity!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Crisis Centre #5 - "I Feel Woozy"

Kate Beaton is a fine person and, like the late Tommy Vance, "a walking continent of common sense". She tells me to be sensible and stop being nutty and I tell her to make the top half of her website a big link to mine and then the phone line goes dead. She was the big believer in Bad Machinery right from the earliest planning stages so, you see, I have to plough on.

Administering the dart is Miss Lynn Allingham, the only assassin who sells their services via Etsy.

So Crisis... I mean Victory Centre will return next week. Thank you everyone for your supportive and helpful comments this week. They have focused my mind and made me feel better about life on this old circular dirt-world.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Crisis Centre #4 - "That Man You Like"


Wise words to bolster my flagging spirits from Joe List of the Annotated Weekender today. I think this comic paints him in a bad light. I have airbrushed out the four straight hours one day where I explained that I thought Comic Sans was brilliant just to annoy him and even sang a song about it with a passing marching band.

As for the cowboy man, I don't really care one way or the other.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Crisis Centre #3 - "The New Way"

Warning: today's Crisis Centre contains a controlled burst of bad language, but it's not directed at anyone in particular. It's just out there, cussing up a storm.

Yes! Today's guest star is my great friend Jeffrey Rowland. Jeff and I have been friends for a decade. We've been giving each other terrible, non-applicable advice for most of that time. There were about two years where we just argued about the use of fonts.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Crisis Centre #2 - "Woe Is He"

The crisis begins! I'm not sure that Robot Friend can help me this time. But he's going to try. I'll get by with a little help from my imaginary friends.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Crisis Centre #1 - Prologue

Blog #3, better for you, better for me

Today I unleash my new comic, Crisis Centre! It will follow a pretty regular schedule until the current crisis is averted, whereupon the series will end. Another episode tomorrow.

Blueberry jam


In tribute to my favourite foodstuff, jam, here's a jam comic I made with Mr Joe List.

An untitled project

I will be blogging three times today, three times. The blog bell will toll for breakfast, lunch, and dinner so you had better be looking.


There were lots of mooted replacements for Scary Go Round other than the one I decided to make. You've seen Destroy History of course, but I considered almost every permutation and even did character designs for some of these series. Here's "untitled Esther University Project".

Can you imagine what kind of comic this might have been from these rough scrawls? Yes. A very derivative one.


Sunday, November 08, 2009

Tastes just like "the holidays"...

...which is to say, it tastes like the corporate obliteration of something "special"? I can't tell. But I certainly felt sick, and that was after a small one.

Fortunately the British Pin Council (BPC) are on the case.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Batly Commission

An Esther commission! I don't know why she's wearing giant bat wings but Esther is pretty skinny and doesn't really fill a piece of paper horizontally.

Friday, November 06, 2009

SGR NEWS Nov 5th

Apologies for posting this on the blog as well as the site, it's just until I fix the news on the SGR RSS feed.

New poster-sized print for sale in the shop! Fill acres of wall space at once. Signed and numbered run of 100.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Google Reader

Thousands of people now subscribe to my comic via Google Reader, but it strips all the newsposts out of my RSS feed and only displays the comic. This means I can't publicise my appearances, or new things I'm selling, or nuthin'. Essentially, it is as bad as one of those "comic ripper" sites from 2004. Is there any way to get around this? I am extremely eager to know.

EDIT: I am not angry at Google or people who read this way, I'm annoyed at my own failings as a web man.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Riding through the glen

I've been working on a new poster today. It was meant to be Robin Hood but he is on the backburner as I attempt to do justice to all his "Merrie Men" (Monk Man, Jimmy Red-shoes, Lady Madonna etc) so in the meantime, I made a poster of the second most famous hooded story. I have to finish up the trees then I suppose it will be ordering time!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Destroy History Pilot 2

This is the second of the two pilots I made, I don't know when I'll make another but hopefully soon, they were a lot of fun. Is it giro day?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

SGR eBay Rarities Week 1

Over the next three weeks I will be auctioning three copies each of the first three Scary Go Round collections. Auctions end at around 6pm GMT on Sunday. Bid on:

Looks, Brains & Everything 1st Ed
Blame The Sky

Destroy History Pilot number 1

The Best

Yesterday there was a huge fight on the internet about who is the best at comics. I won, naturally. Here is the evidence below.

Following yesterday's not-unjustified panic, there will be an announcement later today about how I will bring sexy fun back into your lives on a provisional, emergency basis.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mild terror at 5pm

I have spent today in a state of elevated panic. I think I might be making the best comics I have ever made, and the worst webcomics I could possibly have chosen to make. Apparently I have excised every detail of my work that appealed to the floating voter. By which I mean "sexy fun". That is what I have left out. Sexy fun.

I don't expect the kind of high-minded individuals who take an interest in my blog to abandon ship, but reading back over what I've been putting on my website over the last month, I'm not sure how I will stop losing hundreds of readers a week. It is a breath-holding competition; after all, Scary Go Round took a long time to recover to where my original comic Bobbins had been beforehand. Projects take time to find their feet! But back then I had the luxury of a day job, I could fiddle while Rome burned, so to speak.

I'm not sure what purpose a blog post like this serves. I feel privileged to be able to make comics every day and it is scary when it looks even a little like that could come to an end. I start running round in circles, waving my arms in a crazy fashion.

I ought to calm down eventually.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Ultra news

I can't get into my website at the moment so I am unleashing my news on the blog. It feels different, like shouting at a mountain. I feel the hand of history upon my shoulder.


I have designed three new shirts and they are available for pre-order. You can get them from the Diesel Sweeties Store, where payment is in US dollars, a weak currency there for the savaging.


Scary Go Round Book 8 (as yet untitled) is now underway. I don't know what to call it. I have decided to make it a shorter run than the last few books as it will be born into a world where Scary Go Round (the comic) is fast receding into the past. More news when I have finished re-placing 216 psds in 216 Illustrator files. Don't worry, newer versions of Illustrator are super fast oh wait no they aren't.

Look forward to at least five covers that I decide not to use and up to twenty bad titles.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Turning off pen feedback cursor in Windows 7

A few days ago I was trying to find out how to turn off the "splash" cursor ring you get when you use a Wacom pen in Windows 7. Well, I found out, so you don't have to.

1. Open Local Group Policy Editor. Press windows key+R and type gpedit.msc at the command prompt.

2. Go to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components - Tablet PC > Cursor.

3. Enable "turn off pen feedback" setting.

4. For goodness' sake, be careful.

You can thank me buy buying something from my shop! Or just by typing "thank you".

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ancient relics: old SGR books found

When I was in Massachusetts I found a few copies (five each, pictured below) of Skellington and Blame The Sky that were left over in old boxes of convention stock. There were also about ten of the first edition of Looks Brains and Everything (the larger, blue-grey version). I'm not sure whether to sell these or keep them, or put them on eBay. Is eBay totally fair, or totally un-fair? You decide.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

But I love Enviro-Cat

I designed the image above for the eco-minded youngsters of Solebury School. I was not sure if it would go over well but they seemed to like it. And I like Enviro-Cat! I kind of want to make an Enviro-Cat shirt for general consumption or at least a tote bag for Thought Bubble in November. How do you feel about this? Is he too gross for you? I personally think he is just gross enough.

I hate my new blog template

What have I done to my life.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Wasps slash intellectuals

I can tell that my brain has has enough for the day when something like the image below comes out. My "anatomy of a wasp" idea was too hard to render in such a way that I wouldn't be embarrassed to send it to the printer but somehow I came up with the 2010 Man-Wasp Peace Accord. I think this is the sort of plan a man ought to sleep on.

Perhaps more saleable is my "sensitive intellectual" shirt, it features an owl, my favourite beast.

Thanks Sketchbook Pro for being a program on my computer that I can draw in.

McGinty and Hughes

Someone asked me for a McGinty and Hughes shirt and here is the resultant drawing, it's a nice drawing but as a graphical piece it doesn't work. I fear McGinty and Hughes would not survive what I need to do to them to make them into a shirt.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Garment corner

I haven't made many tshirts this year. I have drawn a lot of rough designs (probably near to 100) but never really been able to work any of them up to my satisfaction. It's partly an issue of time - I have been busier this year than ever before but not in any kind of profitable way! Mostly I was making up fake comics... oh, and the new one! Yes that is what I was doing (I couldn't remember why I was so busy)

It's important that I make a few new shirts, a hoodie and a print for Christmas though and you fellows have to stay on my back or I will face yuletide ruin. Feel free to make demands of designs I have proffered through the year and not followed through on.

Here's one I found among the wreckage of my unchecked creativity. It is very rough but I can sort of see what I was going for...

...sales in the low tens, presumably. I like it though!

Hey all music magazines in the world

Your end of the decade lists are meaningless nonsense.

This decade is best summed up by a song, a single song, the song that says "oughties" even though that word is a terrible word.

Ladies and gentlemen, ladies and gentlemen:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The number shaped like a gun (a review)

Because I use dual monitors all the time, Mac OS is my main operating system and this is how it must remain. The big grey box that Windows apps have makes it hard to have a couple of pictures open in one program while you work on a drawing in another. I remember how alien I found the transparent programs when I first used a Mac at work, but how useful it turned out to be.

All that said, I think Windows 7 is great! The new taskbar works in a way that acknowledges that perhaps people run a few more programs at once these days than they did in 1995. And it is decently fast on middling machines, Bill Gates has been busy writing it in his bedroom and he has mostly got it right.

But here is a question. Is there any way to turn off the infernal "water ripple" left click cursor effect you get when you use a tablet? This was under one of the tablet pc control panel settings on Vista but the option has vanished. It's really distracting!

Do you work at Microsoft? Do you have access to Bill Gates' bedroom where he writes the programs on an Acorn Electron? Please ask Bill about his mad tablet PC cursor.

Otherwise, well done, Windows 7 9/10.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Christmas is cancelled

This morning I received the begging letter from my alma mater, requesting funds from alumni. That is all right, it is the university way. As my eyes played across the colourful leaflet, I suddenly took offence. Someone on the leaflet had ruined the delightful graduation day depicted FOR EVERYONE.

Can you see them? Can you see them? No it is not "man covering face with paper because he is a spy" or "man who looks like he is doing a wee in the bushes" or "callow youth in baggy tshirt gazing at mobular phone device". Below is the fellow who I believe has ruined the day for all those lovely middle class mummies and daddies.

It is a big day for your family member, so why not commemorate it with a black vest, camo shorts and black trainies/socks combo. After all, it would be terrible if anyone missed the "gun show". You took the time to shave your veiny skull this morning, you could have taken the time to get dressed properly.

Sir, you have cost Sheffield University £25.

(I think it is interesting to imagine who this muscular oaf might be. My guess: Sheffield United footballer dating student girl depicted.)

Sunday, October 04, 2009

More like "Grotoshop" am I right?

Are you familiar with Adobe Photoshop? It is the most popular of Adobe's out-of-control bloated products. Now I know that the programmers at Adobe work hard, they are good eggs. Ten years ago, Photoshop 4 was about as good as we ever needed a piece of software to be.

Let me posit a theory: had Photoshop 4 had the "save for web" feature, no one would be sitting in their studio crying right now. They would be laughing and throwing all the money they had saved in the intervening decade up in the air. But of course each new version of Photoshop breaks like a butterfly on a wheel following an OS upgrade and it is time to pony up some cash once more. I've no reason not to be using Photoshop CS1 but for the fact that it bombs out without warning on Intel Macs.

So I have a question for savvy readers. Here are the only tools I ever use on Photoshop:

Lasso and marquee
Magic wand
Paint bucket
Raster shape tool (to draw rectangles and the occasional line or circle)
Pencil tool
CMYK sliders on colour picker

Can anyone suggest a light application that has all these features (maybe except CMYK sliders) for the Mac? I've tried Acorn, Pixelmator and Gimp for Mac but they all came up short - Gimp in particular is a usability basket case, although there is something Herculean about its efforts to be all things to all people.

Friday, October 02, 2009

The return trip from America was a nightmarish hell-voyage. The plane got halfway to England, the navigation computer broke... so the pilot flew back! I am sure that this is because of regulations but my goodness, the extra ten hours that I had to sit on the plane seem to have done for me. I am a broken man too tough to cry, feverish, hocking up grey goo (grey!) and weeping over my lot. I wouldn't mind but I'm up before one of our beloved NHS death panels on Thursday and I fear they may pull the plug.

With the exception of my aerial grief, my trip to the USA was a 100% copper-bottomed success! I took in the fried delights of the Big E agricultural show, traveled to the Center For Cartoon Studies in Vermont (my first time in this beautiful state) and met some admirable young strivers. "Our" Stevens and Dr Meggles took good care of me and kept me out of mischief.

And what a fiesta SPX was! Many old allies were there, like Kate Beaton and Jeph Jacques marshalling long lines of fans with hearts a-flutter. And for the first time I got to meet the likes of:

Danielle Corsetto: the intensely personable Girls With Slingshots artist travels everywhere with a giant cactus that is her friend, she is the best at drawing without exception

Dustin Harbin: Dustin is a southern gentleman with deeply skilled comic stylings that you should definitely get into, he is the best at drawing without exception

Scott Campbell: Scott has been a firm favourite of mine for a considerable time with his fine watercolours and comics, he is the best at drawing without exception

Aaron Diaz: Shelley's favourite comic is Dresden Codak with good reason! Also Aaron is an expert at scripture. He is the best at drawing without exception

Anthony Clark: the Nedroid-creating auteur and bon viveur held everyone rapt with his gifts, he is the best at drawing without exception

Evan Dahm: Riceboy was new to me but I am lapping it up, reading it all with my seeing eyes, he is the best at drawing without exception

John Campbell: I wish I had been able to speak with John for longer, he is the iron horse of minimalist comicking and, I must say, he is the best at drawing without exception

and Jess Fink: with her time travel deal and of course Chester the sexual robot fellow, Jess is an expert at design and the best at drawing... without exception

I met many other talented characters so I will endeavour to list them at a later date. I wish I could do more comics shows in the US, curse my fragile constitution! Goodbye America until next time.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Massive mystery clearance

I'm clearing out Scary Go Round shirts with a huge $8 mystery sale in the Diesel Sweeties store. I think we found some of almost every discontinued design! Here's the link, see what you think!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

SPX Print

Against all the odds I have made a print for SPX, not sure how many there will be but it won't be a vast number.

It is entitled "Chupacabra Eyes The Prize"

Monday, September 21, 2009

Aerial desperation

I am not what you would term a bad flyer but when I get off a Transatlantic flight, I am not the same as I was when I boarded. The first four hours are a riot of aero-fun, but during the last three I develop tense nervous headache, lamp-like white face and the shivers. Is this caused by my distance from the Queen? I wonder if at some point I will do the full Brian Wilson freakout and there will have to be an emergency landing in Guam.

That would be embarrassing.

How on earth do people fly from the UK to Australia? I think if I did that, they would have to put some sleeping drops in my milk like the A-Team did with BA Baracus.

How on earth did BA Baracus get to Vietnam if he wouldn't fly? It's fine Hannibal knocking him out with drops in his milk but I'm sure the US Army would have a problem with that.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Well yesterday Nemulon delivered the news, today he is the news! He has been added to the cast of Destroy History as this exclusive pre-production image reveals! It also reveals his bizarre "robot nappy" and chimley. STEAM PUNKS FOR ALL!

Friday, September 18, 2009



"New comic is called BAD MACHINERY"
"It is not about robuts! BLASPHEMY!"
"It takes place three years after end of Scary Go Round YES THE FUTURE"
"Mr John Allison does not know what the future will be like so he draws it exactly like the present day: HE IS A HERETIC"
"It features HOT NEW ART STYLINGS such as a new font and a new colouring technique which seems like it would take LESS TIME but DOESN'T"
"Due to schedule miscalculations Mr John Allison finished the website on SATURDAY AFTERNOON but has been too busy to make the TWO SMALL GRAPHICS needed to make it live"
"First story entitled "THE LONG PREAMBLE" lasts three weeks, all future stories last a robut-mandated 100 episodes: THE MOST DECIMAL WEBCOMIC EVER"
"New comic does not feature Shelley Winters except at Christmas, GINGER NINJA RETURNS IN DESTROY HISTORY when time allows"
"STEAMPUNK IS BEST ask Wozzle Ezzle etc"

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Electrifying Conclusion part 3

The final part of the Electrifying Conclusion is a deeply personal "journey" like the ones all those celebrity documentarians go on. What will the new comic be?

I guess that means that end of the year album reviews are safe for the future, forever.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Electrifying Conclusion part 1

I hope the following comic is educational, informative and maybe even entertaining. Part two (of three) is tomorrow.

With apologies to poor Adam Cadwell, Marc Ellerby, Lizzes Lunney and Greenfield and Wozzle Ezzle.