Thursday, 31 December 2009


Just back from a short stay at the Petwood Hotel, near Lincoln. I was there for a wedding, but the war comics writer in me was extremely pleased to note that this hotel was the wartime headquarters of 617 Squadron.

As a result, they have a cool decoration in the car park:


And that text again, more readably:

Prototype text

Excellent hotel, excellent wedding. Bring on 2010!

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Isn't That Quite Famous?

It has been officially announced that Steve is the colourist on Murderdrome.

This you may recall is the strip that hit the headlines last summer when Apple decided to ban it from their app store.

The script is by Al Ewing and the art by - who else? - PJ Holden.

The original version of Murderdrome was published a few years back in Solar Wind. It's available online and is basically great.

Given that so many comics are basically crap I reckon Steve's done pretty well to link up with PJ who in turn seems to be doing some really interesting work. PJs' latest is a Garth Ennis war story! I am a big fan of Mr Ewing's too, he's been doing Judge Dredds that kick ass.

Anyway, that's it from me for 2009. I'll be back in January with some updates relating to Walking Wounded #3.

Merry Xmas!

Saturday, 19 December 2009


Another of Steve's colouring projects I can now talk about is Imago, a strip written by Leah Moore & John Reppion with artwork by PJ Holden.

Here's a sample page:


Lots more to see here.

Sadly, Imago was subsequently published in black and white, so Steve's pro colouring debut had to wait until Phonogram: The Singles Club issue 6.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

The Crying of Table 45

We'll be at the Thing:

It will be our fourth successive year! Come along and see us. I can guarantee either:

1) The brand new issue of Walking Wounded


2) A really excellent array of creative excuses

will be available for your entertainment.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Hot Air

One from the Walking Wounded archives today, our Commando-inspired zeppelin strip Hot Air: