• Archive for October, 2013

    First Fan Art, amazing sketch of Jan from The Vale!

    by  • October 4, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Hi friends!


    First fan art (of sorts) for The Vale. This awesome sketch of Jan is by the huge talent that is Lee Killeen – he draws Kaiju Steel (also from Dead Universe Publishing, like my books).

    It is a bit more Manga-style than the book itself, but if anything he captures Jan’s indignity and simmering rage in a single look.

    All this makes me think that Mr Killeen could easily be commissioned for a pin up in the very near future. What do you guys think?

    Jan sketch Lee Killeen


    British Comic Award Nomination and New Variant Covers

    by  • October 2, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Hi guys!

    It’s been a while since my last update, lots going on the life front – but finally some Vale news!

    Most of the DUP crew (myself included) had our titles nominated for ‘best comic’ in the 2013 British Comic Awards. None of us made it past the longlist to the shortlist, but it was a huge boost and an honour to be nominated.

    Also, me and my partner in life and in crime, Faye Harmon, are wrapping up work on the Script for The Vale Winter Special one-shot comic “I don’t know what I did last summer”, which I am working on the art for right now.

    To celebrate our nomination, I have put together two new variant covers for the first couple of issue’s 3rd printings!! Check ‘em out, they’re quite nice…

    Laters peeps,


    Vale 1 - 3rd print-cover Vale 2 - 3rd print-cover