Maybe it was Night of the living dead that sparked the idea of Flesheater.
Around 2002 I was consuming a lot of horror flicks and books. I wanted to make a comic inspired by this and Grey Sky was the result. It was my first self published outing and was an anthology. Issue one had a main story called Tunnel of fear, a dystopian commuter yarn that I still really like.
By issue two ambition had grown and I wanted to write an ongoing strip.
Well Flesheater was the result. It made it as far as two issues before I then got distracted with autobio. There was going to be an ongoing theme of tainted dog food turning people into the undead, a Government conspiracy and maybe some supernatural elements too. Pretty much the kitchen sink. I moved on and Grey Sky became history.
Douglas Noble had decided to run a monthly title, pocket chillers. We have collaborated on two issues, ( I woke up like this, our rebel skin) and I suggested that maybe, Flesheater could be a good fit for this. It would need a bit of work, and Douglas happily agreed to get onboard and freshen it up. So here it is, 18 years later. I don’t even want to think of the chunk of time that has passed between these two versions, that’s for another post.
Suffice to say, I liked the original, and I REALLY like this comic. Main reason is collaborating with Douglas. He always manages to inspire something new from my work, and he’s managed it again.
If you want to buy a copy click here. Also below some then and now images.
Thanks for reading.
Phatcomics has a new autobio comic available, One for the road. Two years since Last Orders, One for the road is a return to self -published output. An inkjet a stack of paper and a long arm stapler are called into action once again and results in a full colour 28 page comic.
More info soon …
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I’ve had a lot of people ask where they can buy my comics, so here is a list.
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I have self-published my own comics for nearly Twenty years. A good portion of these are what is generally termed autobio, short for autobiography, Ten years in the making I have produced eight comics centred around my personal experiences. I had the gauge idea of the BIG BOOK, collecting these comics and working towards 600 pages. This was with one eye on Eddie Campbell – The years have pants and building a legacy work. But drift set in and I was lost as to what direction to lead the project.
Strip for me steps up
It was Douglas Noble that suggested that I should collect them under a working title and he would publish them on Strip For Me/ComiXology. He suggested Life’s a party. I was quite resistant to this title at first. It’s a play on my surname and I’ve heard most versions including ASSPARTY ! After a while I came round to accepting the title as a thing.
Why do you need to know this.
Basically all my back issues are out of print, and I have no intention of reprinting any of them. New comics will be published and if I ever get to the end of this project I will try to get a complete book published. But until then, digital is the way to read the back issues.
So where can I buy these ?
Life’s a party/Strip for me/ComiXology is the place to go for back issues.
For my current print comic, Last Orders click through to the shop.