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Introducing Comic Artist Brendan Purchase

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The man, the myth… Nah only kidding! Brendan’s only been working professionally as an illustrator and comic artist for 3 years now. But what makes him worthy of a mention on the LCS is that we’re really digging his style and the offbeat look of his character work. It’s a refreshing change to the over-polished work dished out by the House of Mouse and DC these days. The organic feel and obviously hand drawn look in my opinion (when it comes to comic work) gives the reader more opportunity to use their imagination and really get into the story. Brendan’s style of work only tends to be seen in indy comics, which is a shame really. It’s not as if bodies and the human figure aren’t distorted beyond nature in the mainstream comics and graphic novels, so why can’t comic artists be a bit more loose with their artistic interpretation instead of perpetuating a distorted view of beauty? Anyway! That’s another topic for a whole other conversation. Brendan’s figure work looks bloody awesome and you know the work was done by someone with talent that cares about art.

Check out a bit more of his work below and have a gander at his full portfolio at He specialises in horror and dark imagery and is currently taking on new commissions.





Where to Find Comics in the UK and the State of Comic Book Retail in the US


I love comics, you love comics… Actually I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t love comics. But do you know where your local comic book store is? Recently I came across a map of the UK and Eire showing the locations of numerous comic book retailers. I’m pretty sure there are more out there than are shown on the map, but it does a good job of listing the ones that are on there.

There’s also an international comic shop map, but all it has is the name of the store without the website link and contact information.

While on the subject of comics, David Harper published a really interesting read on The State of Comic Book Retail. It includes some awesome infographics and does a really good job of summarising the pros and cons of owning or running a comic shop. I’m not going to tell you or reiterate what is says – go and read it!

Photo by Tom Morris of our favourite London comic shop Gosh! Comics, although Orbital Comics does come in, in a very close second.

A Drawing-a-Day: An Adventure in Illustration!


Artist and illustrator Peter Clayton has been for the past few months embarking on an adventure in illustration with a drawing-a-day project.

Next week will mark the ventures centenary and with what started off as a side-project has since become a little daily obsession. With no real brief or theme the pieces have become a creative stage with which Peter can vent ideas, opinions and personality and also conjure up loveable and playful characters.

External Link: A Drawing-a-Day: An Adventure in Illustration!

Sasquatch Brigade – Kickstarter Campaign by George Coghill


“Sasquatch Brigade”, the third artist merchandise set in the paranormal hairy ape-man creature series by George Coghill, launched on Kickstarter this week and surpassed the funding goal in under 24 hours. “Sasquatch Brigade” joins the previous membership kit merchandise sets, “Bigfoot Patrol” and “Yeti Squad”, each of which contains an embroidered patch, membership card and a button/pin packaged with header cards.

The “Sasquatch Brigade” Kickstarter campaign offers rewards which include original artwork by the artist, including sketch cards and original pencil drawings. The campaign also offers stretch goals with additional Sasquatch-themed artist merchandise including stickers, window clings and additional embroidered patches.

The Kickstarter campaign runs until June 12, 2015.

External Link: Sasquatch Brigade – Kickstarter Campaign by George Coghill