Thursday, 10 August 2017

Just looking at the flyer for Levenshulme Pride and it's upsetting to think I'm going to be away for the whole thing! If I was here, I'd be at *everything* that's going on - Kate Bush Yoga and Wendy Orr's themed pies; Darren J Ruddick playing guitar, Rylan John Cavell's quiz show and the discos and the march and the karaoke and the spoken word stuff and Stephen M Hornby's play-reading... and drag queens and bbqs and Rebecca Cotter's tea party at Shine Hair... and male strippers and loads of other stuff. Instead I'm just gonna have to do my best and enjoy myself at the Edinburgh Book Festival.... I will do my *very* best to do a great lecture on Ray Bradbury and to read from my latest novel with Joan Lennon reading from hers... and to have a nice time seeing lovely friends - even without Jeremy Hoad and Bernard Socks ..! 

Last night, just before this busy weekend kicked off... we went to Central Library in Manchester and we saw the fab Gerry Potter perform. He was launching his new poetry collection from Flapjack Press. I drew him while he was doing his turn...

Brenda and Effie stories on Patreon!

Brenda and Effie fans!

I'm publishing Brenda stories on my Patreon page - beginning today with the first instalment of 'The Woman in a Black Beehive'... Please do subscribe and help spread the word...!

Monday, 7 August 2017

Support me on Patreon!

I've just launched myself on Patreon...!

This means for paying as little as three dollars a month you can read work-in-progress by me and see drawings and paintings. I'm planning to publish all kinds of stories and adventures there, and it'd be great if you joined me... Here's the link to my page -

The first thing I've posted is the opening of a story set in Paris that I've been working on... about a seagull called Pierre who lives by the river and fancies himself as a detective.

But quite soon I'll be returning to Whitby and the world of Brenda and Effie. I've a great many Brenda stories that haven't yet seen the light of day...!  So come and subscribe!