The Newspaper Strip Collection of Oscar Charles Drayton – featuring the latest West story The Train Leaves at Noon, alongside other faux-1970s newspaper strip-style stories from John Maybury, Colin Stanford, Arthur Goodman, and David Goodman – is now available to buy online via British independent publisher Angry Candy’s Big Cartel and Comicsy storefronts for £7 post-free in the UK.
As Oscar Charles Drayton, an obsessive newspaper strip collector, descends into psychotic depression he becomes convinced that the strips in the Daily Inspector are mirroring his life.
Presented as a facsimile of one of Oscar’s scrapbooks from 1975, this intriguing-looking comic features established small-press comics in newspaper strip form including David Goodman’s Catgirl Crisis Comics, Andrew Cheverton and Tim Keable’s West, John Maybury’s Space Babe 113 and and Colin Stanford’s Run Pussy. Each strip tells its own story whilst contributing to the overall meta-story created by John Maybury.
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Catgirl Crisis Comics © 2013, David Goodman: www.bahala-na.co.uk
West © 2013, Andrew Cheverton and Tim Keable: www.angrycandy.co.uk
Space Babe 113 © 2013, John Maybury: www.spacebabe113.co.uk
Run Pussy © 2013, Colin Stanford
Favourite Crayon © 2013, Arthur Goodman: www.favouritecrayon.co.uk
“Oscar’s panels” © 2013 Paul Rainey: www.pbrainey.com