Thursday, 1 September 2011

Bye bye Blogger

Sorry Blogger your time is up!

I won't be updating this page any more so....

For you nice folks who visit here, could I please invite you to relocate to


Thursday, 18 August 2011

Comic Cuts: Brit Creators Reminisce!

Ace comic news site Broken Frontier are celebrating British comics with a week long flurry of articles and interviews. The Dandy gets some coverage with an insightful interview with editor in chief Craig Graham. A number of creators reminisce about their childhood favourites. I was pleased to be invited to contribute and you can read my few words here.


Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Final voyage?

Shed a tear comics fans. The Sea Dogs end their current voyage today in The Dandy. Hopefully the strip has been popular enough for a return voyage soon?

I have a new 6 part mini strip starting very soon in The Dandy so watch out for that!

Hooray for comics!

Monday, 15 August 2011

Rolf On..

This idea was rejected by the Dandy comic, but I liked it so drew it up anyway and here it is for you to enjoy... or not?


Saturday, 13 August 2011

Beryl the Peril - A box office smash!

Here is my second Beryl the Peril strip which kicked off the second of The Dandy's - Pass the Peril collaborations. Pleased with the way this turned out and hopefully I will get the chance to do some more.


Monday, 25 July 2011

Pass the Peril Returns

Hi, just a quick note to say that Beryl the Peril has returned to action in round 2 of 'Pass the Peril'.
I had the honour of kicking things off again. So why not head on over to The Dandy's facebook page and check it out.

And if you enjoy it please leave a comment.

Many thanks

Oh! And here is my contribution to Pass the Peril round 1. Enjoy! Artwork ©DC Thomson & Co. Ltd.

Friday, 15 July 2011

A bit too quiet!

Hi guys, sorry it's been a bit quiet on here recently. Basically I've been pitching a few ideas here and there and trying out a few new artistic mediums. Should have a couple of pieces finished to put up on here soon.

I'm trying out digital painting using my Wacom bamboo tablet, I'm really pleased with the results. I don't often paint, let alone digitally but it's something I've wanted to try for a while.

I returned to the hobby of painting war gaming miniatures after a break of probably 15 years! Blimey time flies. So loving that too. I hope to have some photos taken of some of my models to put on here.

The Dandy comic is being bombarded with ideas for silly comics, I'm hoping one will hit the target soon. If you have enjoyed either Daredevil Dad or Sea Dogs then please let the folks at the Dandy know, and who knows they may return. Here's some links:

Dandy website:
Dandy facebook:TheDandyComic
Dandy twitter: @DandyComic

If you want to follow me on twitter hit @sjbeckettdesign

I've had two weeks with no paying work and going into a third! Things are getting a bit nerve wracking. But hey I've been in this position a few times before and things usually work themselves out. We have these quiet times for a reason. Sometimes it's good to reflect and maybe be pushed to step things up a gear, which is what I certainly intend to do. Before Daredevil Dad got picked up by the Dandy last year, I had never actually written a comic! I had drawn loads but always worked with a writing partner. I've now written 22 published comic strips and I think I've convinced myself I can write... a bit.

I just want to say I seriously urge you to support all your favourite artists. Buy the comics, make known your likes and dislikes and let the editors know. It really does make a difference.

I'd love to hear your comments. Cheers!