Granpaw Broon and The Bairn

New Broons screenprints

New Broons screenprints. I’ve printed several new editions to celebrate the forthcoming 80th anniversary of The Broons. These are a screenprint of the very first strip, which appeared back in March 1936, in The Post, Dundee. And portraits of all eleven Broonses, in pairs (the twins and Horace make a trio), from images drawn by […]

Olive kisses Popeye

New screenprints for Valentines Day

Olive and Popeye are the archetypical battling couple. Olive here sums it up here, by declaring: “Love and hate at the same time – it’s maddening!” And I’ve also found a great panel of Olive kissing Popeye (who looks a bit shocked by the gesture). They are published in good time for Valentine’s Day. JP


Trade show January

I’ve been working on new designs for release at two trade shows this month. I’ll be at Top Drawer in Olympia from Sunday 17 January – Tuesday 19 January. I’ll be at Scotland’s Trade Fair at the SECC in Glasgow from Sunday 24 – Tuesday 26 January. They’ll hit the website over the next two […]

Last orders for Xmas: Saturday 19 December

The last day for orders to arrive before Christmas is Saturday 19 December. Any orders I receive up until and including then can catch the first post on Monday 21 December and be with you by Christmas. JPR

Comic Art Xmas sale

Comic Art Xmas sale

Date: 7 December 2015 to 13 December 2015 Opening Times: Monday – Friday 8.30am-7pm Saturday – Sunday 11am – 4pm Location: The Corner Shop, Craft Central, 21 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DX Please come along to my pop-up sale of handmade, limited edition screenprints featuring classic comic characters such as Dennis the Menace, Desperate Dan, […]

Vanity Fair

Comic Art in Vanity Fair

Comic Art features in the Xmas gift special of upmarket magazine Vanity Fair. The current edition of the magazine – described as covering popular culture, fashion and current affairs – is dated January and is on sale now. Grab your copy now.

New print - Billy Whizz starts today!

New print – Billy Whizz starts today!

Billy Whizz was one of my favourites when I was a kid. There is something very appealing about characters with special abilities – especially if they act as a handicap as often as not. But Billy’s speed gave the artists and writers at The Beano a very good excuse to use their imagination with the […]

Focus on Asterix the Gaul

Focus on Asterix the Gaul

I was brought up with Asterix – it was one of the few comic books i was even encouraged to read. It was the cultural option, mixing real history, foreign culture and witty language (thanks to Anthea Bell’s brilliant translations) with gripping story lines. I and my schoolmates were drawn to the funny tales of […]

Focus on the Spitfire

The Spitfire

This is my new Spitfire screenprint. I love the shape of the aircraft and like finding ways to show it off, to do it justice. The elliptical shape of the wings and the sloping curves of the fuselage mean that it’s sometimes hard to remember that it was a very efficient killing machine. I’m delighted […]

I chase Dennis the Menace

I chase Dennis the Menace

Portrait photographer Emma Brown has taken a photograph of me joining in the chase for Dennis the Menace. It’s going to form part of a show at the Royal Society of Arts at some stage but I don’t know when. I’ll let you know in due course. In the meantime, here is the image. I […]