Well, I’m at it again, except this time I’ve gone to the other end of the spectrum, and made him super-cute – BEHOLD!
Awww! Isn’t he cuddly? BUT HE COULD STILL RIP YOUR FACE OFF.
WELL LOOKEE HERE, if it isn’t another issue of The Dandy brightening up newsagents across the land today!
This issue is one of both joy and sadness for me – on the plus side, it’s crammed full of all the usual excellent stuff, including Desperate Dan by Jamie Smart, a full-page Korky the Cat by Phil Corbett, Stan Helsing by Nik Holmes, along with the new strip Graeme Reaper by David Banks and a new Mailbag page, wherein readers can send in their letters and pictures. (Oddly, there seems to be two submissions by Portsmouth-based readers in this issue!)
On the sad side, this issue also brings with it the last in the current run of George vs Dragon.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve grown really rather fond of that medieval menace and his fiery foe. It’s been my first ever published comics work, and I’ve enjoyed every single second of drawing and writing these strips, even if I was exceptionally nervous about being published alongside proper, talented cartoonists. However, I’ve been hugely hugely HUGELY overwhelmed by how quickly readers have taken to the pair, and all the lovely comments, fan art and emails have really been very appreciated indeed. So thank YOU.
I’ve just finished doing some more George vs Dragon for this year’s Dandy annual (huzzah!) but as to whether they’ll return in the weekly very much depends on reader demand, so if you did enjoy it, let The Dandy know, either via Facebook, Twitter or electronic mail, and maybe there’ll be more in the future!
However, while one door closes, another opens, and this week’s Dandy also has a tiny preview of my NEW strip, starting next week:
YES! Next Wednesday sees the start of Boo!, my second strip, so there’s still more of my scrawls to come, chums! HOORAAAAAY! Hooray I say!
I’m really proud of Boo! as well, and think it has some of my best artwork in these strips, so I hope you’ll all welcome him with open arms. Although he will, of course, just pass straight through you.
See you next week, then – for all new adventures!
AS WELL as featuring the last George vs Dragon strip in the current run, tomorrow’s Dandy comic also features a little glimpse of my NEW strip which starts the following week – Boo!, all about the world’s worst ghost.
That being the case, I thought I’d share this little teaser image to whet your appetites ready for the stupid spook’s arrival in eight days’ time.
Enjoy..if you DARE.