I was a fit kid who hated sports growing up. Now I'm the captain of a Softball team and I'm a Baseball enthusiast. Ballgame is the story of what happened in between - an ongoing, episodic memoir about sport, masculinity, health, success and failure.
The first issue is available to buy now from the Good Comics store.
"It’s hard not to hum along with the thoughts of Rex Harrison’s Doctor Dolittle when reading Paddy Johnston’s Long Divisions." - Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier
It would be cool to be able to talk to animals, right? Wrong! At least, it isn't fun for Ali, who can understand everything animals are saying, even though it's a meaningless cacophony most of the time. Long Divisions chronicles Ali's attempts to block out the noise of the animals, the city and her millennial generation's incessant problems as she searches for simplicity.
Issues #1 and 2 are now out of print, and I'm not sure I'm going to reprint them any time soon. However, both of the digital editions are up on my Gumroad page on a pay-what-you-want basis, so get a load of them over there!
Dead Singers Society is Good Comics' flagship zine. It's an anthology with a lot of great contributors including Rozi Hathaway, John Riordan, John G. Swogger, Tim Bird, Louie Stowell and my Good Comics partner, Samuel C. Williams, all writing, drawing or painting about our favourite dead singers. The first two issues are now on sale in the Good Comics shop, and we're looking for contributions to issue three.
Every November, a bunch of cartoonists get together, mostly on Twitter, and take the challenge of drawing and uploading a page of comics every day for a whole month. 2014 was my second year of taking the challenge, and I ended up with a fantastical story entitled Jackalope Mountain, set in a fictional, somewhat Nordic-esque landscape populated by swarming crows and talking Jackalopes, and vaguely following on from the story of 2013's 30 Day Comic. A print comic will be available soon, but in the meantime, you can read the whole thing on Medium (if you like scrolling up and down), Tumblr (if you like webcomic-style button navigation) or Tapastic if you want to read it with a soundtrack.
In 2013 I took the #30dayscomics challenge for the first time, writing and drawing a page every day and eventually arriving at this story, of a man who leaves the city to escape the vulgarity of talking animals, but ends up facilitating the crimes of a dastardly canine through no fault of his own. This comic is now in print and available to buy from my BigCartel store or from Gosh! Comics, and if you'd like a taster you can Download a PDF Preview, or you can get a free eBook of it when you sign up to my mailing list.
I contributed a silent comic, Autumn Takes Over, to issue 2 of AB Positive.
A short comic about love, airports and the unfairness of immigration law.
February 1st is Hourly Comic Day, when you have to draw a comic for every hour you're awake. I took part this year, drawing some transport woes, audio monsters and misheard lyrics.
A one-pager about magpies. If you didn't know, magpies are bastards. This comic explains why.