With the move by DC Thomson to online publishing of The Dandy still an item of debate by British comic fans, and with creators such as Jamie Smart suggesting the launch of an all-new creator-driven humour title, Dandy artist Steve Beckett hasn’t been letting the grass go – he’s only gone and started one.
Steve describes CRUMBS! – The Online Story Paper as “the place to be for brand new daft comics… presented in a fun vintage British comics style, developing and growing over time and will showcase a whole host of new characters.
“The plan is to give Crumbs! comic its own dedicated web site,” he says, “once a substantial body of work has been produced.”
Right now it’s a comic featuring just one artist – Steve – and it’s only just begun, but perhaps other creators should drop him a line and suggest combining forces?
Steve is a Grimsby based graphic designer and Illustrator with several years experience of working in a range of print and digital media. He produces vibrant and exciting design and illustration work for a variety of clients, including corporate, small business, business, publishing and charitable organisations. Current and previous clients include record labels, broadcasters, clothing manufacturers, NGO’s, shops, and both the Beano and Dandy comics.
Steve say readers comments and feedback are welcome, so why not pop over to his site and take a look at his work so far. Here’s ‘Mai Bad’ – “The little kid who makes BIG Mistakes!” – a gloriously silly example of his superb work…
• Visit Steve’s web site: http://beetoons.wordpress.com
Crumbs! and art featured above copyright Steve Beckett
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.