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Please note: This page is no longer being updated. Visit my NEW WEBSITE at 
http://www.lewstringer.com

COMICS:

 

SKULL-BAT!

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In the issue of TOXIC (No.122) on sale NOW there's a free bat and ball - with a difference! The bat features a skull, and the ball is its eyeball! I provided the artwork for this gruesome free gift and you can get your hands on a copy from most newsagents and supermarkets now.

PATHETIC SHARKS SIGHTED AT SKEGPOOL

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Chaos in Skegpool Bay as THE PATHETIC SHARKS return in the pages of VIZ No.178, on sale NOW from a newsagent or supermarket near you. £3.00

SHHHHH....

My new series for THE BEANO starts around October! Brand new characters written by Beano editor Alan Digby and drawn by myself, the new strip is still wrapped in secrecy for now. More news in a few weeks!

THE MAD COBBLER RETURNS!

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THE MAD COBBLER returns for the first time in over 20 years to menace BRICKMAN AND TROWEL in ELEPHANTMEN No.13. Can our heroes stomp out his anti-social activities? Find out in the latest issue from Image Comics which is out now in comic book specialist stores. $2.99.

JUMPING TEETH!

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Look out for the JUMPING TEETH as they chomp their way into TOXIC No.125, on sale 24th September. Based on a free gift given with that issue, the Jumping Teeth are the newest foes for TEAM TOXIC to face!

Who's THIS?

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The character above is whoever you want him to be... and you can rearrange his limbs, head, and all his body parts to create as many new monsters as you like with the TOXIC MONSTER MAKER over on the revamped TOXIC WEBSITE.

I was recently commissioned to produce artwork for the Monster Maker and the online TOXIC JOKE MACHINE (also on the same website) and you can see the results by clicking on the links below. (Colours by Lorna Miller.) Have fun!

Toxic Monster Maker

Toxic Joke Machine

HAMMER HORROR!

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I was recently invited to illustrate a First Day Cover for the upcoming Carry On and Hammer Horror range of British stamps. The stamp issue is available for collectors from Phil Stamp Covers, - a company run by Steve Oliver. Steve's cousin was the marvelous UK humour artist/writer Jack Oliver, who contributed First Day Covers himself until his untimely death last year.

As one of several guest artists, the job was a one-off but if you're interested in obtaining a copy of my First Day Cover ("A Classic Carry On") you can find details at the following website:

http://www.philstampcovers.co.uk/

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Copyright 2005 Lew Stringer

BRICKMAN BEGINS! is a 152 page trade paperback collection of the complete Brickman saga (1979 to 1996). Publisheed by Active Images of California, this Batman-parody for people who hate parodies features Brickman and his assistant Trowel pitting their Brickarangs against vile villains such as The Poker, Gnatwoman, The Mad Cobbler, and many more!
Also includes great BONUS FEATURES:

Full page guest artwork by:

Charlie Adlard; Ian Churchill; Mike Collins; Alan Davis; Richard Elson; Hunt Emerson; Mike Higgs; Dave Hine; Tim Sale; Richard Starkings, and Dave Windett.

Classic Brickman strips by Dave Gibbons and Kevin O'Neill.

All-new intro strip.

All-new interview with me, illustrated with some of my other old strips.

Unpublished Brickman pages.

Introduction by Alan Moore.

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NOW AVAILABLE FOR UK BUYERS ONLINE.
BUY NOW directly from me using PayPal for £8.00 including postage and packing. Click the PayPal button below to commit to buy. UK ONLY. (I will sign the book on request at no extra charge.)

NON-UK BUYERS: Buy your copy of BRICKMAN BEGINS by clicking the link below:

NON-UK BUYERS: CLICK HERE to buy a copy from the publisher, Active Images

See a PREVIEW of the Brickman book at Active Image's NEW Brickman site:

www.activeimages.com/brickman/

 

Visit the official BRICKMAN website at:

http://brickmancomics.tripod.com

CONVENTION APPEARANCES

AUTO ASSEMBLY 2008

Saturday, 2nd August 2008, The Clarendon Suites, Hagley Road, Birmingham UPDATE: Sadly because of work and other commitments I was unable to attend Auto Assembly 2008.

http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/

BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL COMICS SHOW:
October 4th - 5th 2008

http://www.thecomicsshow.co.uk/

 

COMICS SHOW REUNITES SONIC CONTRIBUTORS

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The BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL COMICS SHOW (October 12th-14th) was another welcome opportunity to meet the readers and fellow comics folk. Over 2,000 attendees this year, and amongst them four ex-SONIC THE COMIC contributors met up for the first time in several years.

Left to right in the photo above: Lew Stringer, Nigel Kitching, Richard Elson, Nigel Dobbyn. Click on the pic to visit my blog, where there's a photo gallery of the event.

WHAT COMBAT COLIN DID NEXT

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Copyright © Lew Stringer 1996

As readers of the final issue of Marvel UK's TRANSFORMERS may recall, back in 1990 COMBAT COLIN ended the strip with a bang, - caught in the blast of a nuclear explosion. Those who live by the sword...

But Colin didn't die. Years later in 1996 I continued the story in a self-published small press comic, the COMBAT COLIN SPECIAL. That is now log out of print but a reader has scanned in all of the pages onto his website (risking copyright infringement, but I'll let him off ;-)).

For those of you who missed THE RETURN OF COMBAT COLIN you can now read it online by clicking on the page above.

UPDATE: The BRISTOL COMIC EXPO went well. A few thousand people turned up, and although final figures have not been released yet, attendance was actually up from last year. I've uploaded a photo-review on my blog, so click on the photo below to see it:

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TOXIC WEBSITE!

Egmont's top boy's magazine TOXIC now has its own official website! Profiles of Team Toxic are included plus jokes and other features. Click on the link below to visit there.

http://www.toxicmag.co.uk/

NEW! Interview with TOXIC editor Matt Yeo at the Forbidden Planet International website. Click the link below to read it.

http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/?p=1275

ENTER THE ECCENTRIC WORLD OF BRITISH COMICS

An essential new book on the history and evolution of British comics has recently been published. GREAT BRITISH COMICS by Paul Gravett and Peter Stanbury is a lavishly illustrated 192 page softback priced £18.99 (available from Amazon.co.uk for £12.53). An associated website is also in development. Click on the link below to visit.

http://www.greatbritishcomics.com/

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The BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL COMICS SHOW (December 9th and 10th 2006, Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham)was the first comics convention in the city for many years and was an enjoyable weekend. Good to meet up with friends old and new. Congratulations to the organizers for staging such a friendly and upbeat convention. Here's to the next Birmingham event in October 2007!

Click HERE for David Baillie's report on the Birmigham Comics Show.

UPDATE: TRANSFORCE 2007, a one day event for fans of The Transformers on March 17th 2007 has been POSTPONED. No further news at present as to whether it will be re-sceduled for later in 2007 or 2008.

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The photo reports on the 2005 and 2006 UK comic events can now be seen on the Convention Pics page. (Click Dalek photo to go there.)

ONLINE INTERVIEWS

2006 interview for the FRACTAL MATTER website.

An earlier interview, by Paul Cannon for the Combat Colin website, can be read HERE.

OTHER NEWS:

The Suburban Satanists get a mention in Fredrik Strömberg's book "The Comics Go To Hell: A Visual History of the Devil in Comics", a 360 page hardback from Fantagraphics Books, $18.95
BBC NEWS REPORT:
The BBC News website on cult tv/comics featured an item on one of my Suicidal Syd strips from Viz, as it featured a parody of Doctor Who fans. (The new series of Doctor Who will be on BBC One in the Spring).

CAUTION: THE INTERNET MAY CONTAIN NUTS:
On occasions over the past four years an anonymous internet troll has been faking my identity with variations of my e-mail address in order to post derogatory misinformation about me on some newsgroups. If that wasn't bad enough another loon accused me online of being a Satanist! If you're suspicious of any such postings, please do not reply to them and report them to me for investigation.

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All text on this site, and all images of Brickman, Combat Colin, Suburban Satanists, and convention photographs are Copyright © Lew Stringer 2006 and should not be reproduced without permission. That also applies to lazy gits nicking the text and jpegs to use in their descriptions on eBay. It's copyright theft. Don't do it.