Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Legends of Bill in Print

Knights of the Dinner TableHead out to your local comics shop or gaming store and check out the brand-spanking new issue of Knights of the Dinner Table magazine (#137), featuring the first print installment of ROK Comics creator David Redick's comic strip Legend of Bill!

Legend of Bill is David's new weekly webcomic over at, and he's also inviting folks to head on over to to sign up for the LOB newsletter - and when you do, you'll get a special greeting page with a sample strip and a few sketches!

"I'm very happy to be in the mag, as KODT has been a staple of my reading for some time," says David, whose Reddickulous strip appears on ROK Comics. "Jolly Blackburn and friends sure run a fine mag over there at Kenzer & Co., and really know how to pack a lot of fun into it. And while you're thinking about it, visit their website too! There's loads of stuff to see and do!"

Monday, 7 April 2008


ROK Comics creator Mike Flanagan sent us one of his regular reminders about his fab work, which we thought we'd share with you here as it tickled our funny bones in the office.

Mike has several of his risque but funny "Sez" strips on ROK Comics and you can view them all on your mobile by subscribing to our WAP service.

Simply choose a strip you like on the main ROK Comics site, then follow the download to mobile links and choose the subscribe option (or just subscribe right out the door). When you receive a WAP push message to your phone, connect to the site using that link using your mobile, bookmark it, and you'll be subscribed to ROK Comics Mobile for the next month.

This link is exclusive to your phone, so don't lose it!

• Mike is available for cartoon work, check out:

Sunday, 6 April 2008

We hear The Sound of Drowning...

The Sound of Drowning #11 from ROK Comics creator Paul O'Connell is out now and available from his eponymous web site priced just £3.

The issue includes strips such as 'The Optician', 'Mexican Surgery' and Daze: The Post Apocalyptic Avon Lady in Happy Daze, among others.

Also on sale from the same site is the beautifully drawn She's Leaving Home Mini Comic, featuring art by Lawrence Elwick.

She's Leaving Home is also being serialised for mobile and published via ROK Comics. Paul kindly agreed to try the strip on ROK Comics as part of our drive for more strips that would fit with ROK Comics newly-launched WAP subscription site for the UK arm of international women's retailer Claire's, part of a package of mobile products for the company that includes virtual pets and various text feed services. You can pick up a leaflet instore at any Claire's shop - the Claire's web site includes a store locator.

Always busy on the comics front, Paul tells us he's currently accepting submissions for the second Soda anthology of illustrated song lyrics - a collection of illustrations inspired by lyrics from those songs that get stuck in your head all day.

Submissions should be
single page A5 300dpi, deadline 1st June 2008. More information here, plus details of the contributors to the first volume, who included Indigo, Nelson Evergreen, James Daniel Rory Price, Lawrence Elwick, Lee O'Connor and many, many others.

The Kitten Problem

Garfield animated cartoon writer Mark Evanier (also writer of the brilliant Groo and more) is having a hard time trapping a stray cat he's (sort of) adopted -- as much as you can adopt any cat. His aim is to do the right thing and have it spayed, but despite taking food from him for eight months of so, it's proven remarkably savvy about what might be about to happen to it. You can read his diary of the experience here.

Good luck, Mark! Given the reproduction rate of feral cats and the problems they can cause (bless 'em), you're doing the right thing, honestly. I speak as someone who has rescued a stray myself in the past.

Garfield is one strip ROK Comics delivers to mobile in Pakistan and, in translation, in China.