I've reviewed one of my favourite bands for the new Stool Pigeon! Get it this week at venues, music and comic shops for music news, reviews, comics and more shit, ya. (or click the picture to read it biggerer online!)
New Private Eye #1328 means new illustrated report!
Eye witness account of Church Of England's women bishop vote.
Was one of the most intense experiences of my Private Eye adventures so far.
Out now. Out now. Out now! £1.50
We could be facing a rough time for free speech here in the UK.
It could be a case of actually appreciating the fact that our sordid leaders are cosy with the heads of the major press. That influence could ironically help retain the right to say (almost) anything one wishes in print.
Let's hope for the best.
So there is this very cool magazine floating around called Your Days Are Numbered. It's pretty awesome actually. The first 3 issues have been full of excellent interviews with comic making people from Bastien Vives, Los Bros Hernandez, Jeff Lemire, Shakey Kane, Frederik Peeters and more.
Number 4 out now with chats with Brandon Graham, McBess, Karrie Fransman, Krent Able, Chris Ware and believe it or not me!
I can't remember what I said in it and I've been given the impression I may regret some of it so pick up a copy to find out
OR CLICK THIS PICTURE TO READ IT ONLINE! >>>>
There will be a competition to names the characters on the cover. You'll get a pile of books I hear.
PLUS I've done the cover! Jeepers! PLUS I've defaced the shop windows of Gosh Comics in London to match and promote the mag! Jimminy cricket!
My books are selling out and the stock in my 15 room mansion and office has gone so I currently haven't any copies left for online orders. I 'm sure a few London shops still have copies.
Until more are printed, please squirt me an email to email@example.com and reserve a copy of either Swimming With Shoes On or Where's North From Here? I'll let you know when they are available to order again. Ta.
Dog-gone Dangerous! Scene & Heard in the new Private Eye magazine #1327 out now!
I headed out into the parks and estates of south London to find the vibe on those four legged killers roaming through our society known as dogs.
Here is an extra interview that didn't make it into report...
Pick up a copy of the magazine to read the less raunchy report.
So I have a little interview in Lyon based Zyva Magazine (see below post) and I just received a copy of the new Scarce magazine, also from Lyon. It's a whopping issue and inside there is very cool review of my book and some little drawings too. If you like in depth commentary on all things comic books, buy a copy in shops or online.(It's in French)
To celebrate this sudden love affair with France's third largest city here is a Lyon themed post!
Back in May 2012 one of the book shops I stopped at on my little book tour was Librairie Expérience in Lyon.
It's a legendary book shop that everybody seems to know about. It's very cool (literally too in the stinking Lyon heat). It's a few cave-like rooms with hundreds of drawings on the walls by some of the biggest, maddest, talented and amazing cartoonists.
As I was there to sign books, tradition had it that before I left I should squiggle on the walls too. (I picked a really awkward spot on the ceiling next to Cha, Bouzard, Larcenet, Chauzy, Jason, Guarnido and many others that are way out of my league!)
FACTS ABOUT LYON:
- They eat things called Quenelles. Delicious pillowy things in thick sauce that rhyme with 'fuckin 'ell'.
- It gets really, really hot in Lyon.
- It's kind of in the south of France. But not very south.
(click the pictures)
- Lyon has trams.
- Lyon has a big old church called Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière on top of a massive hill that you can go up in an underground funiculaire (2 minutes) and come down in sticky socks (18 hours approx).
- Kings Of Lyon are a Kings Of Leon tribute band and are not from Lyon.
C'est avec une grande tristesse que j'apprends la disparition de cet auteur de talent et un very cool, nice guy.
J'ai toujours aimée parler avec lui à le Coince La Bulle festival en Montargis.
Au revoir et merci Mr Le Flo'ch.
"Fresh with allergy warnings, a nutritional chart and a use by date, Private Eye contributor David Ziggy Greene gives us his second graphic-novella Where's North From Here?. This is a varied collection of work from the last two years that veers close to social commentary in the much enjoyed Daft Punk, to the absurdly banal Sleeper and Surf, to the farcical penultimate story Snow Trap. Much of the humour owes to Greene's captivating style that is both absurd and brilliant in equal measures. Dark, wry and exceptionally funny." - Your Days Are Numbered magazine.
J'ai oublie prendre des bons photos mais le week-end été très cool bien sur.
Grand merci a tous les organisateurs et les personnes que venu pour des dédicaces.
Cet an j'ai être demande a dessine zombies, un papillon, un lapin, un marin et bateau, un dessine de moi parlent français! et plus. (Vous personnes sont fous!)
So the media are declaring that the 'greatest British summer' has now passed because the Olympics are over. It has been a busy time. Way back in June, thousands of people watched a very rich, old lady float down a river to celebrate her not being dead yet. I covered the Jubilee for Private Eye (issue #1316) and then did another report for French newspaper Charlie Hebdo. The reports shared a couple images and interviews but were quite different.
Due to a technical problem with emails, the Charlie Hebdo report never saw print or the light of day. Until now! Suite à une erreur technique (e-mail), mon reportage de la Jubile en juin n'été jamais dans Charlie Hebdo. Donc voila!
In English: En Francais:
Covering the BBC Proms for Private Eye AND the hip 1-2-3-4 festival for Stool Pigeon all in one week. My ears are still ringing.
Grab the excellent Private Eye magazine up now for £1.50 at a billion newsagents in the UK. (supermarkets too but please support a smaller business)
Click on the pic to read the first part of my festival adventure for free!
Oh and out this week too there's a one page comic I've done in the new issue of the highly recommended magazine Your Days Are Numbered. It's issue 3 and it's distributed across the UK in graphic stores, comic shops, cafes and record stores. And damn it, it's FREE too! (I'll never get rich this way)
More info on the mag and some of their stellar interviews are here - www.yourdaysarenumberedmag.com
A little unfinished comic sketch to even up the words / pictures ratio.
(Pour mon lecteurs français, quelques cool informations très bientôt!)