Monday, April 21, 2008

banal pig on the move

hello pals! long time no write. i have been working on my new look blog and ting, over here at if you have bookmarked this blog, please change it to t'new un, cos i'm not gonna post here anymore. goodbye.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

banal pig's funnies book

here's the cover for the funnies book which i'm doing in time for bristol. it should be quite nice- its landscape A5, full colour throughout and hopefully will have a strip on every single page. it collects the best of the web funnies, plus a few unseen new ones by me, and some more new guest strips too. it's my first venture into full colour publishing, so it's going to a bit more pricey, but i think it'll be worth it. by the way, if anyone reading this is doing a guest funnie for me, i'd appreciate it as soon as possible so i can get it to t'printers.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

devastating changes which affect us all

meanwhile, the winds of change are blowing through banal pig towers (first floor flat) like a man whistling over a ropey 80's ballad.
firstly, i have decided that because banal pig 4 is destined to be the greatest comic ever seen, i am going to take my time to make every detail as perfect as the last, if not more perfect. therefore, i am not going to rush to finish it in time for the bristol expo. dry those tears though, because i have decided to do a FULL COLOUR print edition of the best of the banal pig web funnies, featuring some more guest artists (and probably some new ones too) in time for Bristol. hurray! therefore, make the most of the funnies page as it stands now as i may be removing it from view.
also, i shall be consolidating all my web-based activity in an uber-site, with an online shop and everything, coming very soon (when i work out how the internet works)


infamy, infamy!

i am interviewed by oliver east on the daily crosshatch. i must be famous.

Monday, March 24, 2008

web and mini comix thing and ting

so another web and mini comix thing over with (i realise the stall looks very much the same as all the other shows we've done), and it was pretty, pretty good. we sold well, better than last year and quite a few pig lovers went home happy with their fan club packs. i thought about keeping a record of who was officially in the fan club but then gareth talked me out of it.
it seemed to have a reasonable turnout despite the weather, and it went really fast i thought. there was quite a few decent comics there too, and i bought loads of stuff (last year i didnt buy nuffing). i shall probably write a few words about the stuff i bought later, but i've got to give a shout out to good old Jim Medway, a great guy who had a very lovely stall, full of quality gear.

cheers for everyone who visited by the way, expecially those who splashed their cash.

Friday, March 21, 2008


if one were needed, that we shall be peddling our wares at the Web and Mini Comix Thing tomorrow. I hope we shall see you there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!xox!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

banal pig fan club stuff revealed!

here's the picture you've all been waiting for probably. this is what you will get if you buy a banal pig fan club pack: a badge (with about 8 designs to choose from), the three track banal pig ep, a full colour poster, a certificate and of course the banal pig completist comic, featuring lots of unseen stuff from me and gareth! sweet!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

banal pig 4 letter

dear sir or madam

please find attached some pictures from banal pig 4. i hope to get this comic finished by the bristol expo in may, but have unfortunately not finished a page yet. they are plain jane (and her friend whose name is also jane), untitled cat, uncle ken and homeless goose. thanks for your time, and i look forward to hearing from you.


steve tillotson

Thursday, February 28, 2008

suggest me happy

hello pig lovers! i am currently making the badges for the many aforementioned fanclub pack. i am currently doing a banal pig one, a man man one, a jolly bear one and a fun coconut one, and an incompetent shark one. does anyone have any other ideas that they'd like to see, and more importantly proudly sport on their breast?

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

first look! banal pig fan club comic exclusive.

yes here's the cover mock up for the comic which will be in the fan club pack. featuring unseen comics from me and gareth, stuff i've done for anthologies and that as well. yes for all you banal pig "completists", this is the thing for you!!!!

Monday, February 11, 2008


Millionaire hedonist orphan playboy Zack Smith works hard and plays hard- to the extreme. Drug-fuelled orgies with prostitutes are a regular occurrence at Smith’s Manhattan bachelor pad, That is, until one night something amazing happens which will change his life forever…

As usual Smith falls into a stupor, surrounded by a collection of call girls, but when he wakes something is different. He can’t quite put his finger on it, until a tiny voice calls out for help. He looks around, but the apartment seems empty until he spots a spider in the corner of his eye. Yes, the spider is talking to him! It turns out that the spider is none other than the beautiful prostitute he recently had sex with, and she has been transformed into a spider by a magical curse placed upon her by her pimp!

She needs Zack Smith’s help to find the pimp and reverse the spell, but he is self-obsessed and never helps anyone but himself, and what is more, he has arachnophobia so is scared of spiders! Days pass, and the spider tries in vain to persuade him to help, but he is stubborn. Finally, she convinces him by telling him that the spell is activated when the prostitutes fall in love, so that they don’t fall in love with the punters, but she couldn’t help herself- she loves him!

No-one has ever loved Zack before, so he decides to change his ways and set out to find the magical pimp, but can he defeat the powerful wizard, and can he overcome the fear of the spider who loves him?

Yes. When he kills the pimp and the girl gets changed back, she confesses that the spell wasn’t caused by love but because she stole some crack from the magic pimp, but that doesn’t matter because now she actually does love him, and he doesn’t mind because he loves her too as she has changed his life for the better with this exciting adventure!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

long time no time

hello friends! sorry i havent had time to chat recently, all kinds of doings have been transpiring. i have now got the poster printed for the pack, and i think it looks great. i am very pleased. i think it seems a shame to fold it, but its a bit cumbersome to be lugging about at A3 size.

i've got other stuff about to be revealed too, and i'll keep you posted.

Monday, January 21, 2008

brand new funny

yes friends it's been a while, but there's a new funny up over on banal pig funnies.

(dont hold your breath for any more though, as i am extraordinarily busy).

Saturday, January 19, 2008

bp fan club on facebook


if you are on facebook (who isnt?) why not join the banal pig fan club group, and befriend me too if you havent already please, it makes me feel like i'm not alone in this weary world.

(there's also groups for trains are mint and monkeys might puke if you're into that sort of thing)

Sunday, January 13, 2008


hooray! i've bought a badgemaker.
i think the fan club pack will have a new comic featuring bp and man man, a poster, a badge and a music cd. what about that pig lovers!

here's a little sketch from something i'm working on, more of which later....

Monday, January 07, 2008

new untitled cat

here's something new for you pig lovers! i'm doing this for a forthcoming issue of meat magazine which is concentrating on british alternative comics. those of you with eagle's eyes will spot the character "untitled cat" from the web funnies, albeit slightly less ugly, and another character whose name is john. the strip is rather silly, and is also an exercise in fancy hatching.

banal pig 4 is also continuing apace, and i'm going to buy a badgemaker this week. sweet!