Sunday, December 31, 2006

Hello you two

Well, there goes another Christmas and we're about to head into 2007. The past few weeks have been pretty exciting, first of all I managed to finally get hold of a copy of Paul Gravett + Peter Stansbury's GREAT BRITISH COMICS. I was told that I managed to get in there a while back, I'm well chuffed. Nearly as good as winning the Eagle Award is that;) I reckon Christmas time is when folk suddenly sit down and try and get unsuspecting artists to draw their stuff, last year I got a proposal to do a Zombie Houdini thing, for some supposed 'entertainment company', anyway I did 3 pages and they decided my style, was not what they were after. This Christmas I also got an offer, this time from someone who has a far better track record, with a better pedigree, hopefully this time I'll make it past three pages:)

Hope you all had a great Christmas, and I wish you all a happy and prosperous 2007.

Signing off, til next year


Monday, December 18, 2006

Season's Greetings one and all

This is a slightly belated ramble about the International Comic Show in Brum a few weeks ago. I thought that Shane did a great job with the venue and organisation myself, with only the odd problemo here and there (and let's face it, pretty much EVERY con suffers with folk not turning up at the last minute don't they?). The venue itself was nice and snazzy, every bit the type of place a comic con should be held at, with it's own 'lake' in the middle of the event, and various comic related units, a bar, cafe and theatre positioned around it, there was something for everyone. The two main areas were a tad small, but I did tremendously well with the hardcover. I only took 40 copies with me, as I travel by train, well I WOULD have done if Central Trains were not doing their engineering work! Instead they laid a bus on...great:( I contemplated going back home on Saturday night to get more books, but luckily I didn't (as quite tyically again) Sunday was just a chat day,
all in all it was a good weekend. And if next year's guests are concrete..then that should be fantastic! I'll defintely be attending the next show, rumoured to be earlier in the year (another smart move Shane)
Anyway, I'm signing off for now, I hope you all have a great Christmas, and a propserous New Year. -The Boar

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Hello one and all

Anyone going to the Birmingham International Comic Show this coming weekend? I will be there helping the ACCENT UK guys promote their new Zombies Anthology, and also touting sales of the SHJ hardcover;) Sounds like it could be a good show, I only hope everyone turns up!

I heard that a copy of my first, long sold out book, Spirit of the Highwayman cropped up on ebay recently, and it went for a staggering £56!!!! What I want to know is, where are all these bidders when I actually list anything for sale???? Sheesh, I'm normally lucky to get about two freakin hits!!!! Earlier this year the same thing happened with SHJ issue 1....that went to £40 or something daft. Needless to say, I wasn't the seller:(

talk later ---Dave

Friday, December 01, 2006

Hello all

Anyone wishing to order the book (UK only) can send £10 via PAYPAL to .This includes p+p, and I will send out the book asap. I recently sent out a book to IRELAND and I was shocked to learn that the cost (for the same weight/packed parcel) was £6.80. On this basis I reckon that cost to the US would be roughly £12.00 could anyone ordering from the US pay my Paypal account using POUNDS STERLING- thanks.

I also have some signed and numbered copies (80) with a tipped in sepia print of Springheeled Jack----these are £13 (UK)

Why not pop over to to see the banter on SHJ. The more folk ask about the film, the higher the possibility of it emerging-----thanks- Dave

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Greetings one and all!
The books finally arrived, and apart from a few minor 'artistic niggles' from me they look pretty nice, and the general opinion is good. On the same day however, my phoneline went down, and I live in the sticks, apparently BT say that major cable work needs to be done, and the council need to 'approve' them working on a main road..this could take a MONTH!!! Ironically enough, the week before all this happened I had switched to broadband, so now, not only am I paying for broadband I can't access, but I can't sell any books via the net either :(

Some good news of late, I've just heard that I've been included in PAUL GRAVETT + PETER STANSBURYs book GREAT BRITISH COMICS ( which I'm really chuffed about considering the amount of comicstrip pages I've produced over the years, which probably only reaches about 3 or 400 pages pages tops. That's a really great accolade (and could concievably force me to produce at least two or three more pages before I give up the ghost;) )

Anyway, the SHJ HARDBACK is finally available (I can get limited access to the net at work) £10 standard edition, £13 signed and numbered, both include postage in the UK, I prefer PAYPAL if poss at

Thanks to everyone who has ordered so far.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Good day all (or NOt as the case maybe)

Had the day off work waiting for the books to arrive again...still nothing and it's 6 oclock now. I'm getting very impatient as the print company first stated last Friday as the big day! This had better be worth it when they DO come.......

Other news, I've now finished the six page Zombie story penned by Moore and reppion jolly pleased with it too if I may say so myself. It should be out early 2007 from AccentUK.

I'm off for some tea now...

Monday, October 30, 2006

Hello Everyone
No doubt there will be some new faces to the site this week (due to the advert for my hardback in Comics International)----If you have only just joined, this is the 'once-every-blue-moon-blog-of-david-hitchcock';)

I was a bit miffed that I couldn't make the LANCASTER COMIC SHOW over the weekend, especially as I was offered a lift there and back (thanks again Jay and Selina (of Girly Comic, Violence and more)...all the B+Bs were full, so I took that as being a good sign for the show!

Two folk that did go to the show mate, and allround techno genius GRAEME NEIL REID who was flogging his fine anthology ONE LAST TIME (well worth checking out, if you don't already have it....and even if you do GET ANOTHER).....he's also featured in NEGATIVE BURN 6 due out soon. And the other being BEN DICKSON, a great chap, who has self published a very clever graphic novel called FALLING SKY.

Anyway, while everyone was having a good time at the show I did some drawing, and finished Page 5 of the next short story for Leah Moore and John Reppion, this will appear soon in the ZOMBIES anthology by AccentUK.

I am supposed to be getting the SHJ hardbacks at the end of this week, however the printers have not given me a great deal of confidence, I've got my fingers crossed anyhow. I'll let you all know as soon as I can send them out. PLEASE NOTE: there will be a short delay for the first 20 copies, as I will need to do the drawings in each copy. If you wanted one of these copies, get your order in quick as 12 have gone already.

Thanks to everyone who has shown interest in the book so far.

That's me done for now.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Hello All, and no doubt a few new faces too (due to the advert in the latest C.I.)

I'm still waiting for the books to be delivered from the printers, all being well I should get them at the end of this next week. I'm a bit miffed this week as I missed out on going to the new comic show in Lancaster, I decided to go at the last minute, and despite the offer of a lift there and back (a biiig thanks to Jay and Selina for that) I couldn't get any overnight accomodation. All fully booked up, let's hope that is a good sign for those who travelled all the way to the show. I've not heard any reports yet, but i know a few folk who were going. Namely Graeme Neil Reid who has his anthology comic ONE LAST TIME for sale, it's a great compilation of classic Brit comic style stories with a twist- not to be missed.

Also Ben Dickson's FALLING SKY is making its debut there. Ben gave me a prototype copy some time ago, it really is a clever tale and deserves a good distribution.

Other stuff this weekend..... just completed page 5 of the zombie story I'm doing with Leah Moore and John Reppion, its looking great (but I would say that wouldn't I;)

I've just bought a second-hand copy of Dawn of War (the Warhammer game for the PC)...looked really sweet on the box, but can anyone out there TELL ME HOW TO DECIPHER WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!!!!!!??????? I'm not a great gamer at best, but I just hate it when the screen is so full of icons you just can't see what's happening.

That's me done for this week.



Thursday, October 12, 2006


Still waiting for proofs from the printers! It was all supposed to be 'touch of a button' stuff, BUT (as usual with technology) when I go to download the pdfs, I get error messages, but not until I've already waited 40mins for the 620meg file to download! Ahhh, anyway, hopefully it will be sorted soon-- so they tell me.

The colour SHJ issue 2 is now out (Full Circle Publications), it looks pretty too;) You might be able to pick it up at your local comic shop, and then again you might not. The local FP which I'm forced to frequent, had one solitary copy---which I purchased myself. How sad is that;)

Last weekend I did a page for the next Moore and Reppion short, a 19th century zombie tale, which will be coming out through ACCENT UK early in 2007.

Also I just recently joined the DON MURPHY Message Board at as I want to try and start some buzz about a possible SPRINGHEELED JACK film... the thread is in the 'Talkin about general stuff' section, if you want to join you COULD be in for a free copy of the hardback!!!

Get yourself over there now:)


Thursday, September 28, 2006

Hello All

Big news this week is that I have gone ahead with getting a hardback produced!!! Yup, I know I mentioned it sometime back, but I finally bit the bullet and decided to do it after I got a great quote from ALAN MOORE--thanks Alan!;)

Also been thinking about how to jog along this movie idea, or moreover WHO to tout it to. I know that Don Murphy is interested but I know how long these things take in LA LA land. Who reckons KASABIAN would make great Victorian intrumental tunes?? I contacted them via Myspace, still to hear back of course, but it would be great to have them involved----what say you??

If you know anyone who would like to be on my mailing list tell them to drop me a mail and I can build up my address book again. My new mail is

cheers for now


Friday, September 15, 2006

Hello again everyone----what TWICE in one week??? This post is just to let everyone know my NEW E-MAIL address. Since September 9, 2006 I have not been able to access my old faithful '' as yahoo messed about with a load of new settings, supposedly to do with security...well, they were so fookin good even I couldn't get access to MY OWN ACCOUNT!!!! I'm real pissed as it has obviously taken my address book and archived mail with it-- can you tell I'm angry yet? I didn't write any of it down on paper, so EVERY CONTACT has gone.

Anyway, a week of desperately updating Windows/browsers etc, I finally gave up and set up a new account, which is:

Could you pass this onto anyone who might need it, and I look forward to hearing from you soon. G'night!


Monday, September 11, 2006

Hello again folks, here I am for your yearly update;) I've not been doing that much artwise just lately, there's always something else to take up time nowadays. Apart from the odd commission here and there I've only done a short six-page tale for the Accent UK anthology MONSTERS. It's called LUSCA written by none other than MOORE & REPPION. Original art for that is for sale if any of you have seen the comic.

I've just finished a ten page 'times past' STRANGEHAVEN story, yes Gary asked me if I'd be interested in doing a story for him some time ago now, it's tentatively scheduled to see print in an Italian version of a SH collection.

I'm thinking of doing a hardback collection of SHJ, mainly to celebrate the EAGLE AWARD WIN for the 3-issue series. The collection will be 120 pages B+W, with the inclusion of the short story 'LAST CHAPTER' (I only did 50 mini-comics of this so chances are you may not have seen it) and a new 6-page INTRO plus an extensive sketch book section. The dilemma I have is that I can't decide to do it myself (with no distribution channels OR go the POD route. Print On Demand apparently allows a book to be listed on Amazon etc, the downside it that I don't have a clue if this approach actually WORKS. Does anyone out there know?

If you reply to this post could you send it to my workd email

as I am having problems with my yahoo account.