Dalek Scream
diversion sign
tallguywrites
Dalek Scream

Foodbanks
diversion sign
tallguywrites
A page from my book on the financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath.

austerity 1

Bison Drawing
diversion sign
tallguywrites
Bison

Brooksley Born
diversion sign
tallguywrites
A few more pages from my book on the financial crisis. I know there is the odd error here. To be fixed.


crash 27



crash 28

crash 29

crash 30

crash 31

(no subject)
diversion sign
tallguywrites
Years ago, when I first got involved in comics, there were only three conventions you could attend during the year: a London event, a Glasgow event, and Caption, which was a indie comic event in Oxford. The many months between these conventions stretched out like empty deserts. There was no internet for people in the cartooning community to easily keep in touch back then. I used to live for my mail in those days.

This last weekend was once again Caption weekend. There was also Stripped - a comic event held in Edinburgh as part of the book festival. But I couldn't go to either of these, because I'd been invited to be a keynote speaker a Glasgow University's Attentive Writer's Conference (a healthcare meets creativity bash). Which was amazing, by the way.

Wow! How things have changed. Comics have really bloomed in this country in the past ten years, gaining respectability from the academic and literary establishment. Comics are one of the few areas of publishing doing well in a time of recession. It seems that their is some kind of comic convention of comic-themed event every week. So we cartoonists are in high demand, have literary kudos, and are winning awards. Those people entering the medium now, may take this for granted, but I certainly don't. I'm happy to ride the wave now that it's finally here.

(no subject)
diversion sign
tallguywrites

It's often said that there is a huge gulf between the general public and their understanding of science. I'm not sure that this gulf is as large as some claim it is, as science shows on TV are hugely popular. What is true is that there exists a Grand Canyon-sized gulf between ordinary people and their understanding of finance. It's a gulf that needs to be crossed if we've any hope of understanding the complexities of the modern world. 



This is my modest attempt to do something about the problem.



Crash 1

MoreCollapse )

News
diversion sign
tallguywrites
I'll be signing copies of the new edition of Science Tales at OK Comics in Leeds, on 6th June, from 5:3o onwards.

Both Psychiatric Tales and Science Tales, in their brand new expanded second editions, are now on available to read digitally, via the marvellous Sequential App.

Sequential features graphic novels and sequential art for mature readers with work from some of the world's leading publishers including Knockabout, Blank Slate and Myriad, with work by creators such as Alan Moore, Eddie Campbell, Robert Crumb, David Lloyd, Hunt Emerson and many more. Here's the link to the app.

Here's a drawing of The Magical Unicorns of Keith the Wizard. Character's created by Lizz Lunney.

keith and unicorns

Simon Harwood and Police Acountability
diversion sign
tallguywrites
A ten page piece I wrote on the death of Ian Tomlinson for the much delayed issue of Solopsistic Pop 5, which editor Tom Humberstone has kindly allowed me to place here. 


Ian Tomlinson

MoreCollapse )

Token Skeptic Podcast Interview
diversion sign
tallguywrites
You can hear an interview with me, taking about Psychiatric Tales and Science Tales, on the Token Skeptic podcast.

And here are four panels from my comic strip on the life of Ayn Rand. This strip is just one part of a book in progress that will be about aspects of the financial crisis and the failure of austerity measures. I'm going to be serialising the entire Rand strip on Activate.com, starting 2nd May.

Four Rand panels

Science Writing Competition
diversion sign
tallguywrites
Here's a science writing competition: send them your science writing, comics or submit a poem. Linky link.

You are viewing tallguywrites