Sunday, October 29, 2006

It's Coming Already!

I have now finished 11 pages of 28 for Banal Pig three. I have five weeks left and although i'm confident i'll get it finished, i've got to get my arse in gear as i've got a lot of stuff on in november. In the spirit of the sneaky peek, heres the first two panels of Jolly Bear and fun coconut, which almost carries on from the seperate minicomic which they feature in which is STILL AVAILABLE, but hurry last few copies left!

My collaborator and great mate Gareth Van Brookes is putting out a MAN MAN Xmas special which is shaped like a party hat and he is including a little cracker style joke in each one. Here are some that we have come up with so far, but he needs your help with more...


What do barbers have for Xmas dinner?

Turkey and all the TRIMMINGS!

What tax does Mayor Ken Livingstone levy on Londoners eating their christmas dinner?


What record of the days adventures does James T. Kirk make on Xmas Day?

The Captain's YULE LOG!

Come on friends- make a difference and your joke could really affect someones life!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

New Anthology I'm putting together

Call for Applications

I am looking for contributions for a comic/writing anthology, entitled The BP (Banal Pig) Portrait Prize. There is no prize however, it’s just called that because of the real BP Portrait Prize (at the National Portrait Gallery in London), which is a bit rubbish. Anyway the theme of the anthology (unsurprisingly) is Portraiture, and this could take a number of forms, e.g. self-portraiture or a portrait of something/someone that you either love or hate.
The tone I’m looking for is light-hearted or tongue in cheek, and this can include weird and dark, but no po-faced tributes to your granddad or anything like that. It can be any of these forms:
Image and text
Comic Strip
Prose/ poetry
Or Large Pic/s with no text at all.

I’m not particularly bothered about technical artistic skill as long as it’s heart felt and genuine, and no shit please.

Email me at if you’re interested.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Pop Jokes

What is the rare and exotic pop that faces extinction?

The Bengal TIZER!

What is the hilarious comedy starring the pop Richard Pryor?

IRN BRU-sters millions!

Why was the frenchman satisfied with his orange pop?

Because it was the LAST TANGO IN PARIS!

What was the fizzy pop Eurovision also ran?


What's a pop's favourite game show?

The Price is SPRITE!

Try it yourself, and i'll see you next time!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Which popular biscuit duo were formerly in 10cc and had hits including "Cry" and "Under your Thumb?"


What is biscuit christmas also known as?

The DIGESTIVE season!

What was the famous scottish biscuit prince?

BOURBON-nie Prince Charlie!

What was the famous trilogy of nonsense written by the biscuit JRR Tolkein?

Lord of the COCONUT RINGS!

Come on, i have high hopes from you punsters, expecially you JVS!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The empowered individual

What ho, my 32 profile viewers! now's your chance to make a difference to at least half a dozen peoples lives. Please vote for your favourite cover for banal pig comic number 3 out of the two rough sketches presented above. Even if you dont care, get involved. why not? i expect great things from you, the empowered individual!

Monday, October 02, 2006

hello. this is a frame from a new BP character, Irate Robot, although he is not particularly irate at this point.