As part of this Saturday’s Free Comic Book Day, May 6th, comes this little gem, The Ballad of Franklin Bonisteel, from my old Life Sucks partner, Gabe Soria, drawn by me for Z2 comics. Not only is this a one-off companion piece to Gabe’s new Murder Ballad series, but it also comes with a free download link to an exclusive cover of Leadbelly’s ‘In the Pines’ by the Black Keys front man, Dan Auerbach and Robert Finley. If you like your Noir 70s and quirky, check it out. It’s bloody free!
To coincide with the digital release of my work on Sara Kenney‘s Surgeon X short story, Trail and Error, published by Image Comics and backed by the Royal Society of Chemistry, I’ll be taking part in a Facebook Live event tomorrow, Wednesday May 3rd with writer, Sara and Chemical Scientist, Jess Healy from 15.00 PM.
I’ll be drawing some of the characters from the story during the broadcast and there’ll be a chance for interested viewers to win the original artwork after a Q and A.
More details here.
You can buy a copy of Trail and Error right now from Comixology
I’m breaking with several months of blog silence (pardon me!) by posting a ton of info about some of my new and upcoming releases. This week sees the release of my one-off 12th Doctor Doctor Who story, written by very talented James Peaty, coloured by the peeps at Hi-Fi and published by Titan Comics. More info here.
More news next week…
Yes, the time has finally come to wave the old codger goodbye (or is it au revoir? Or is it g’day?!) with the latest and last episode of ongoing (not anymore) street-sage melodrama, Alby Figgs. Episode 100 of the seemingly never ending saga is finally here!
Take to the ‘Blue Skies’ with the Albster for one last trip right here http://wp.me/p2xlpi-80
I’d like to thank everyone of you for enjoying (?!), putting up with/ supporting my intermitent frivolities and wish you a safe and positive new year despite the shite-load of crap currently being shovelled onto human and animal kind at the mo.
Look out for new regular strips coming in the new year via warrenpleece.com and pleecebrothers.com.
All this weekend, I’m opening up my studio as part of The Phoenix’s Open Studios and the Brighton Festival Fringe. Come see artwork from Montague Terrace, Alby Figgs, The Great Unwashed, DC Vertigo titles, Doctor Who, Zom-B and loads more. And don’t forget to check out all five floors of the amazing artist’s studio spaces and the current exhibitions on the ground floor while you’re at it.
My studio is 1N2 on the first floor near the office.
Phoenix is located in Brighton at 10–14 Waterloo Place
Brighton BN2 9NB, and the studios are open from 11-5, Saturday and Sunday. More details here.
As part of the Stories About Stories exhibition at the Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, I’m showing original artwork from Montague Terrace alongside a specially painted life size portrait of land-locked sea captain, Jebediah, from The Shipping Forecast story (see above and below deck).
The exhibition, in the South Gallery at Phoenix, featuring locally based and Phoenix studio artists (me since last July), is running alongside the new Press and Release 2016 exhibition in the main gallery, ‘Technology and the Evolution of the Artist’s Book’, curated by Maddy Rosenberg.
The show is open from 30th April till 12th June and is free!
Phoenix Brighton is at:
10–14 Waterloo Place
Brighton BN2 9NB
Click the links for opening details, artists involved and related talks.
Me and baby bro, Gary are very happy to be part of The Cartoon Museum’s excellent new exhibition, The Great British Graphic Novel open today and running until the 24th July at 35 little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH. Featuring the work of such greats as “William Hogarth, Kate Charlesworth, Dave Gibbons, Martin Rowson, Posy Simmonds, Bryan and Mary Talbot and many others”.
And a big thank you to Paul Williams, Anita O’Brien and everyone else involved in putting on the exhibition and last week’s private view.
This page from Montague Terrace’s The Shipping Forecast is currently on exhibition at Southampton Solent University until this Sunday 20th as part of their Float exhibition, alongside a host of other water themed artwork coinciding with the annual boat show.
If you’re ‘in town’, the exhibition is at Solent’s East Park Terrace Campus and its Below Bar Space.
Concourse Gallery, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton SO14 0YN from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
Below Bar Space, Southampton Solent University, Floor 2, 9 Castle Way Southampton SO14 2BX, 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday and 9am-1pm Saturdays.
All artworks on show are also available for sale at the Solent online shop here.
I’ll be talking at tomorrows Graphic Brighton-Drawing in the Margins conference at the Sallis Benney Hall in the University of Brighton, Grand Parade, Brighton from 11.20am, mostly about Incognegro, but probably also running through my career celebrating the outsider in comics. I’ll also be sharing the stage with cartoonist Patrice Aggs talking about her work and Alex Fitch from Resonance FM.
Details of the two day event are here and there’s a whole host of comicy talent and interesting talks to boot.
See you there?!
Yes, he’s back! Everyone’s favourite (?!) 70-something human-natterbox, Alby Figgs, in brand new seven part edge-of-your-pants weekly serial, ‘Get Figgsey!’ this Friday at the Alby website. What’s more, this seven part run sees a temporary return to glorious old-school black and white (with a bit of grey on the sidies).
In the first episode, ‘Death in Aisle Three’, Alby brushes up to an unwanted old acquaintance amongst the baked beans and non-perishable goods at his local supermarket. From there, it’s thrills-a-plenty as everything starts to go pear-shaped in true ‘Arry Palmer stylee.
Tune in on Friday!