actual comics

i’ve been doing comics comics for my university’s newspaper as something in the background.

this next one i guess is a shitty homage to kc green, please don’t stab me


i’ve been working on another part of the site, /comics/, which will have longer, bigger comics listed there rather than just on the blog. i’m attempting to move over from sketches and doodles to actual comics. this time last year i made bark and the outcome was pretty satisfying. already listed is a short stupid comic called gregory peck


in the works is another one, which will hopefully be up here soon.


it’s been a while, and i apologise. every time i want to do upload something i end up realising that something frustratingly important is there stopping me. either that or laziness, who can tell.

i seem to start quite a few of these blog posts with apologies, and i’m sorry for that

that bald man comic was originally part of a small challenge i set myself to make a loads of little comics in a short period of time, like kc green (gunshow guy) and anthony clark (nedroid guy) and christopher rieneman (feel afraid guy) and probably a bunch of other cartoonists have done. i made about 50, but like an idiot i drew them too small with a pencil too light, so after scanning them it’s really hard to read them. i’m planning to redraw them and they’ll be up when i get round to it

also i’ve been thinking about setting up a tumblr / changing zappablamma.tumblr to be just a collection of my warmup sketches and doodles, unfinished and nasty. this way it’s easy for me to update, and it’s easier for you guys to see terrible things like these:

so do you wanna see more unfinished sketches like those? i don’t know, let me know

also another cool thing: 3 years ago i made this cartoon of a monster talking to his wife, and a couple of months ago a guy from a band called HEY YOU GUYS! asked me to touch it up a bit for them to use for their album artwork! so that happened, and it was nice

hourly comics 2013

hourly comics day again

here’s two, 10am and 11am. click anywhere on this post to see all of them




christmas, etc

here’s a quick cartoon i rushed out for my student newspaper before christmas. that reminds me: merry christmas


people have been saying i don’t update zb enough, so i’ve started to put sketches and stuff on twitter which is quite fun, go look at that and ‘follow’ it etc


i wrote a christmas comic called ‘bark’. click here or that ^ to read it.

scary monster blackboard


if you don’t think i’m updating enough, send me some angry emails telling me to get my act together.

i’m being serious, this will genuinely help, i am a lazy man



have a look at this kickstarter, i think it’s really cool


i made myself a black board, mainly for sketches and notes and maths


also: sketches

old man

done with oil pastels/pencils/”my first felt tips”

click on it to see the original pencil drawing, i’m not sure whether i think the colour version is better or not