Too Dry To Rot, Phase 4

Too Dry To Rot Phase 4 is now available as a PDF from this link

Phase 2 was ephemera, Phase 3 became ‘Too Dry To Haunt’ (out soon as part of Noise In Opposition), and Phase 5 is already well underway, and for better or worse is twice the length as previous incarnations and totally throws out the running order of the pages. It’s also got highlighter pen all over it.

So yeah, enjoy Phase 4! It naturally turned into a kind of anthology comic, with distinct strips inside it. There’s also a bunch of garish colour on the inside pages which is worth looking out for.


Too Dry To Rot, now formatted for screens (Still a free download)


After uploading ‘Too Dry To Rot’ last night I realised the PDF had been formatted for print, and not screens. I’ve uploaded a one-page-per-sheet version here, which will work better for you if you just want to read it and not print it out first:

Too Dry To Rot, Before I Fix It (Free Download)


I’ve put together a new comic using old Intercorstal pages I found while moving — some of them haven’t been collected for print before, so I thought it’d be interesting to do something with them.


I’ve changed a lot since I made those pages and my taste has changed. So whilst Too Dry To Rot is OK, I’m going to massively rework it. That’ll take a couple of weeks at least, but until it’s ready, I’m sharing the original. Feel free to download a copy and do whatever you want with it:

Found Forest Raw

I’ve told the story a few times now, but when I first started work on Found Forest Floor it looked a lot more like a traditional Abstract Comic. I did 50 pages of comics which then got chopped up and drawn over and abandoned, and those have sort of sit off to the side not doing much since Found Forest Floor came out.

So I’ve put them together in a free PDF that you’re welcome to download and share as much as you like. It’s called Found Forest Raw and you can get it by clicking this: Raw_FrontCover

Solid Sea, Sky Glass – Free PDF

Well then.

SSSG Wraparound cover

This one’s taken a bit longer than the others did, but it’s ready now. Like all of the other Forestry Commission outputs, it’s 16 pages long. This one’s a step up from Wolf’s Blood in that it’s now got a new colour (blue). It’s not got any new text, but that’s because the text that I added to Wolf’s Blood was so difficult to get rid of.

This marks the countdown to the Free PDF’s no longer being free, too. After a month, Forestry Commission will be closed — all the links on that page will be turned off. In the meantime, as well as a bunch of other stuff, I’ll be working on getting the pages ready for print, adding text where I feel it’ll help, and then hopefully running a Kickstarter campaign to print a collected edition called ‘The Forest’.

In the meantime, I’m doing a very, very limited run of The Complete Forestry Commission which will be printouts of all of six PDFs, including Found Forest which isn’t currently available anywhere. They’ll be on sale at Robotcon in Sheffield on the 25th March and it there’s any left over I’ll put them up in my Big Cartel shop.

For the time being, though, here it is: Solid Sky, Sea Glass

Recorstal: updates!

For ThoughtBubble 2016, I created a one-sheet mini-comic which used my ‘intercorstal’ process on pages I’d already ‘interocorstalled’, and made it available digitally, with all the digital assets I’d produced on this blog post, with the invitation for people to go away and do whatever they wanted with the files. Here’s a quick run-down of what I’ve had back so far!

(in no particular order)

Douglas Noble coloured the pages and added text from a section of ‘Solaris’ by Stanislav Lem and made it available as a downloadable PDF, which you can get my clicking on this link: LINK


Henry Miller took an unexpected yet genius turn and combined the linework with photos of John Craven. You can see the original tweet HERE but I’ve added the images here too (which I hope is OK, Henry?)

Mark Andrew Nordstrom (aka Emporium Purgatorio) messed about with it a lot, playing with it in 3D and made some very lovely images:

Eric Seaholm created these pages using Found Forest Floor pages, but so close to the Recorstal thing happening that it counts. Plus, they’re amazing, and I have to share them.

And finally (I think… I don’t think I’ve forgotten anyone) I got this mysterious recorstal in the post, in which a story is told about a lurking monster watching me while I read a book in bed… No name was included, although it turned out to be from those scamps Chris Welsh and Tom Ward, who were apparently planning on turning it into a creepy stalker joke which I totally ruined by pretending to be creeped out by.


That’s it, I think. If I have forgotten anybody then please, please let me know.

‘A Salted Wound’ – January’s second free PDF!

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Where Rabbit On The Stairs and it’s predecessors were very dense, I knew that whatever came next would have to reset the page somewhat, and give me some space to work in. Say hello, then, to ‘A Salted Wound’, a very decompressed comic.

As usual, the PDF’s free to download by clicking here: A Salted Wound

Oh, and this time it’s in COLOUR. Well, sort of. There’s some blue in it, which other than the cover was very unintentional — a product of how the scanner read some of the original black lines through the white paint I’d covered them up with.