The Really Heavy Greatcoat Review of the Year 2017 SNIP

The Really Heavy Greatcoat Review of the Year 2017

The Really Heavy Greatcoat by myself and Lancaster-based artist Nick Miller was published fairly regularly for about 20 years in alternative Lancaster print titles such as On The Beat and Off the Beat and online on virtual-lancaster.net. These days, Nick Still draws an annual celebratory Greatcoat at most turns of the year, but a life meets art computer fire means this year’sContinue reading The Really Heavy Greatcoat Review of the Year 2017

Really Heavy Greatcoat Review of the Year 2015

The Really Heavy Greatcoat Review of the Year 2015

The Really Heavy Greatcoat by myself and Lancaster-based artist Nick Miller was published fairly regularly for about 20 years in alternative Lancaster print titles such as On The Beat and Off the Beat and online on virtual-lancaster.net. The strip’s last regular appearance in print was in the now defunct Comics International, but Nick has recently published a number of RHG-inspired strips on theContinue reading The Really Heavy Greatcoat Review of the Year 2015

Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 15: Comics Editor and Writer John Freeman

It’s a real history lesson this week as John Freeman of downthetubes, Crucible, ROK Comics and many more joins Vince Hunt, Dan Butcher and Tony Esmond to talk about all things comics. There’s talk about the latest webcomic site Tapastic and its benefits for comic book creators, John’s own creations over the years and everyoneContinue reading Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 15: Comics Editor and Writer John Freeman

"Bilious Barrage" made an appearance in the recent Judge Dredd Megazine story "People LIke Us" written by Ian Edginton and drawn by Dave Taylor. 2000AD and its companion titles have a long tradition of political satire. Image © 2000AD

What Have Politicians Ever Done for Comic Creators?

Beyond the world of comics, Britain is in the grip of election fever – and some election issue have been the subject of a recent Judge Dredd Megazine story “People Like Us”, quite apart from politicians attracting the barbs of political cartoonists such as The Guardian‘s Steve Bell, The Times Gary Barker and the Daily Telegraph‘s Matt inContinue reading What Have Politicians Ever Done for Comic Creators?

Skid Avenue by Team Sputnik

Really Heavy Greatcoat stars return in Team Sputnik’s new “Skid Avenue” web comic

Lancaster-based Team Sputnik’s brand new comic strip Skid Avenue is now free to read online, telling the story of John and Jo, a pair of ordinary folk who suddenly find themselves becoming part of the ‘squeezed middle’. Taking a wry and humorous look at the problems of just-getting-by in austerity-hit times, the strip is the latest brainchildContinue reading Really Heavy Greatcoat stars return in Team Sputnik’s new “Skid Avenue” web comic