This Friday sees ‘The Return of Old Whassisface‘, part 2 in the Alby Figgs nail-biting thriller ‘Get Figgsey!’, and as you can see from this sneak preview, it’s not looking good for the Albster, but is everyone’s favourite (?) codger just off his ‘Senior Spesh’ or is there more afoot than JG’s refried ‘Hash-U-Like’? Be sure to tune in Friday.
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!
Out today 21st January from Titan Comics, issue 7 of the brand new Doctor Who The Eleventh Doctor series, written by Rob Williams and drawn by me. The concluding second part of this two-parter, written by Al Ewing, will follow in a few weeks time. In the meantime, I thought I’d include some of my black and white pre-lettered originals alongside the final coloured versions.
This has been another dream job for me, drawing the Doc, countless spaceships and alternative worlds, not that far removed from my 12 year old self’s ‘job description’ back in the day, with the plus of not having to go to a depressing 1970s school.
I’m currently starting work on another two part story for issues 12 and 13.
Below, a copy of the cover for issue 7 by Mariano Laclaustra.
I’m going to be taking part in the latest Comica Comiket’s Drawing Parade along with a whole load of other comicky talent this Saturday 16th at the British Library 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB (on around about 2.00 pm). It’s also going to be the first opportunity for you braying masses to get your mitts on a signed and scribbled on, brand new Alby Figgs book from the Blank Slate Books table.
Gorgeously dressed by top graphic tailor, Woodrow Phoenix, the Alby Figgs book is now available for sale in all good shops and online through the Blank Slate website.
Admission to the Comiket this Saturday is free, by the way and is part of this month’s Comica Festival. Click the previous link for full details of what’s on. It’s also a good time to catch the final days of the British Library’s Comics Unmasked exhibition if you haven’t seen it yet.
Look who turned up in the post last week! In my cold, scratched hands, I’m chuffed to say the new Alby Figgs book, graphic novel, illustrated narrative compendium, bumper summertime special (however you like to call your comics these days), will be on sale next month from the brilliant Blank Slate Books. Collecting strips from Alby’s first year (season 1?!) previously aired on the Alby Figgs website, in a new format and with some additional material, it’s a gorgeously produced package aided by that master of sharpie comic book design, Woodrow Phoenix, who’s book jackets always match the sharpness of his dinner jackets.
Regale over Alby classics like Diagnosis, Deaf, Figgsy Pudding, Edwin Druid, the Freudian Gutbuster and many, many more.
Remember, you can catch up with brand new adventures from the Albster online, every first Friday.
More book news to come soon!
This Friday , September the 20th at around tea-time, everyone’s favourite 70 something amateur natterer, Alby Figgs, returns for brand new adventures in psych-babble street philosophy and elasticated truth stretching. After this season 2 opener, there’ll be a new monthly schedule, every first Friday from October, expanded stripage (two tiers–good), full colour colouring in and a brand new wooly jumper.
All this at the ridiculous cost of no pence to you. Keep your browsing fingers and thumbs hovering over this link http://albyfiggs.wordpress.com/ till then!
Here’s a link to a short piece I wrote for the Cape Graphic Novels Tumblr page about my recent very enjoyable experience being a guest at this year’s Stripped festival, part of The Edinburgh Book Festival, plus a photo of some shady characters masquerading as 2000AD contributors. That’s water by way, for the re-hydration purposes.
Ahead of my appearance at Stripped, part of the Edinburgh Book Festival tomorrow, Friday the 23rd here’s a link to a recent interview now up on their website, talking about Montague Terrace, The Great Unwashed, Velocity, Darren Shan’s Zom-B books and much much more.
Just to recap, I’ll be holding a Zom-B drawing workshop from 18.30 and sharing a panel with Roger Gibson from 20.30 on Friday, talking about Montague Terrace. Then on the Sunday I’ll be sharing the stage with David Bishop, Dan Abnett and Robbie Morrison talking about 2000AD at 15.00.
More details here from the Stripped website