Friday, 25 April 2008

Milligan comes to Mobile

The work of writer, poet, musician and comic genius Spike Milligan, who revolutionised comedy after the Second World War, is now available on the web and for mobile phone users through ROK Entertainment, the global mobile entertainment group, owners of ROK Comics, via

Norma Farnes, Spike's agent and manager for 36 years said “Ironically, Spike, born in India in 1918, distained all gadgetry, including radios that didn’t have just three knobs – one to turn it off and on, one for tuning and one for volume – together with cars that had automatic gears, computers and mobile phones, but he would have been delighted that his work was being made available to a wider audience”.

Spike is famous for founding The Goon Show which he wrote and then performed with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe.

Now for the first time Spike’s work can be downloaded and mobile phone users can purchase The Goon Show tapes and songs as well as the hilarious seven volume War Memoirs including Adolf Hitler My Part In His Downfall, Rommel? Gunner Who? and Monty: His Part In My Victory as audio books.

Spike’s original drawings which were turned into Greetings Cards, the biggest sellers in the UK, are also available in animated form from and are priced at £1.50 per ringtone or realtone and £4.50 per audio book. The animations were designed by the team behind the ROK Comics site.

“Spike was a truly unique comedy genius and much of what he created is timeless,” commented Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK “so I’m delighted we’ve been able to work with Norma on creating this service for all his fans worldwide and to help showcase his brilliance to a whole new generation by packaging it for mobile and the web.”

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Jason Dube's New Projects

ROK Comics Night Owl artist Jason Dube tells us he has a bunch of new items just released that fans might want to track down.

His Scattered Soundtrack comic collection has been just been re-issued and spruced up with new artwork and a fold out cover. It's now being offered on createspace and Amazon.

Also on sale now is his new comic book creation Caffeine Poisoned #1 is now available. If you've ever had trouble sleeping, then spare a thought for someone ho has not slept a wink for the last 12 years?

Protagonist Jason has that exact problem, and worse than that... his waking dreams materialize into our world and run wild!

Working in a 24-hour coffee shop, Jason must deal with the insanity of the coffee-drinking crowd, and at the same time battle to control his physical dreams.

Written by Jason Dube and drawn by
Braedon Kuts this 20 page black and white comic is available from Comixpress, price $3.25.

Jason is also of course drawing the new Night Owl comic boook for
Wham Bang Comics featuring international model and character LouLou von Brochwitz! This 22-year-old willowly blonde modeling sensation struts her way into Night Owl’s life when she finds herself threatened by a mysterious villain in Las Vegas! How will Night Owl react? The latest full colour edition of Night Owl is also available from Comixpress.

And talking of Night Owl, as we reported earlier this month, the Wham Bang Comics team recently published a special Origins of Night Owl story on ROK Comics - available to read online or on WAP subscription worldwide. Here's a direct link to the Night Owl strip on ROK Comics.

Finally, don’t forget that 3rd May 2008 is Free Comics Book Day and if you're in the Sacarmento area (USA), stop by Heroes Alley, as Jason Dube and the rest of the SCCG (Sacramento Comicbook Creators Group) will be there networking, doing free sketches, reviewing portfolios, and just chatting with the fans. The event starts at 10am! The address is: 3501 Sunrise Blvd. #3, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Dave draws for The DFC

Lazarus LemmingROK Comics creator Dave Windett tells us he's drawing Lazarus Lemming, a new comic strip for the new British weekly, subscription-only title, The DFC.

Dave's credits include Simpsons Comics, Korky the Cat for The Dandy, and, on ROK Comics, The Wacky World of Animals, written by John Gatehouse, who is also writing Lazarus Lemming. John's credits include the Cheeky Mouse & Cool Cat books and Shelltown.

Dave also provided some of the fabulous characters and backgrounds used in the ROK Comic Creator Tool, which enables you to create comics even if you can't draw (Dave did all the hard work for you)>

Dave can't tell us much about the strip at this stage: watch out for more news as the publication date draws ever nearer.

• The DFC launches in May and ‘Early bird’ subscriptions are available now at