The Berlin Job

I did a bit of a Spring clean recently, and came across this. On six postcards, I had done layouts for a comic idea. It dates back several years, and was going to be called The Berlin Job. Set in an alternative fifties, where Berlin was the first city to have an atomic bomb dropped […]

Posted by on 21 April 2016 | 8:13 am

They’re knocking down my walk to work

It was confirmed last week that the Black Horse would be demolished to make way for expensive flats, and now it’s certain that Ye Olde Nelson is going as well. I moved to Salford just over two and a half years ago, around the same time as work on the Chapel Street renovation started. My […]

Posted by on 15 April 2016 | 8:49 am

A little Sunday morning Photoshop- Nothing of value inside…

Number 10 door from the official 10 Downing Street Flickr account. Used, as far as I can tell, within the rights assigned to the photo. ‘Nothing of value….’ sign photographed by me yesterday*. *On what used to be Walkabout, on Quay Street. I don’t think I ever went in, but I did photograph racists forming […]

Posted by on 10 April 2016 | 7:05 am

More planning shenanigans in Salford

The Salford Star is doing good work digging the dirt on suspect planning decisions coming out of Salford Council. It seems that one man is arbitrarily giving the nod to applications and waving them through with minimal charges. The developers should be paying the council for the extra costs of traffic and infrastructure requirements arising […]

Posted by on 4 April 2016 | 11:50 am

Pickers- post climate change action and adventure

Available from Amazon. The Lost Picture Show is home to films yet to be made, putting a twist on genres and playing with plots. Grab some popcorn, settle down, and enjoy. In a climate changed future, Pickers travel the badlands between towns and farms, salvaging what they can from before the collapse. One family of […]

Posted by on 3 April 2016 | 4:00 am

Bye bye Black Horse?

Update: The plan has been voted through, with only one councillor voting against it. I walk past the Black Horse every time I head into Manchester. It’s not in a good state, and really needs and deserves refurbishment. What it doesn’t deserve is to be knocked down for bland, expensive flats, which is what could […]

Posted by on 1 April 2016 | 11:16 am

Missed Deadline

I was a big fan of Deadline magazine, and used to own every single issue*. Well, now it’s being resurrected, as Missed Deadline. If this happens, I’ll skip meals if that’s what it takes to be able to afford it. *They all went to charity shops, after years of following me around, move after move.

Posted by on 30 March 2016 | 7:46 am

Sign this petition to help make the 2016 Quicken Loans Arena Massacre happen

Watching it from the outside, US politics is fascinating, terrifying and hilarious. Usually all at the same time. When the Republican party gathers to decide which moral vacuum they’re going to put forward to run for President, they’ll be gathered at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The arena management, sensibly, have a policy […]

Posted by on 27 March 2016 | 12:55 pm

Goodbye and fuck you, Iain Duncan Smith

So, there were (more) serious, nasty cuts to disability benefits in the budget on Wednesday, which were hated and attacked by all sorts of people. Lots of Tory politicians, who had previously voted for spiteful cuts, are now running scared, and trying to distance themselves from Osborne’s latest stupid idea. That they took their time […]

Posted by on 18 March 2016 | 6:20 pm

Trump is really Vicky Pollard, isn’t he

On March 8, Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski asked Donald Trump whether he had a foreign policy team. Trump gave a rambling response, saying, “Yes, there is a team. There’s not a team. I’m going to be forming a team. I have met with far more than three people.” On Wednesday morning, Brzezinski gave Trump another […]

Posted by on 18 March 2016 | 10:24 am