Friday, 26 August 2016


Work is in progress on new 'Reverend Cross' comics. More news soon. Remember, issue one is still available to buy from the sidebar on the right! Here's a sneak peek at what's next for the first ever female vicar action hero!

Sunday, 31 July 2016

THE CLOCK's 80th Anniversary! 1936 - 2016!

The Clock was the first masked character in American comic books and he first appeared in 1936 (before Superman and Batman.) Celebrate his 80th Anniversary with our one-shot, self-contained Clock revival... The Clock Strikes! #1! We've kept him in 1936 and gone for a very film-noir style. I (John A. Short) wrote the script and the art is by Vincent Danks. You can buy it by clicking on the BUY button just to your right. Remember to select where you live... (For example, if you live in the US you'll need the OUTSIDE EUROPE button.)

Thursday, 21 July 2016


My latest strip (WESTERN Inc) in Aces weekly is now complete and you can get the whole thing in one huge dose by buying Aces Weekly volume 22! Written by me with fantastic art by Alex Paterson. What's it about? Two words... VAMPIRE CHIPMUNKS!

Monday, 30 May 2016


Stephen Robert Prestwood passed away on Sunday 22nd May 2016 (only weeks before his 46th birthday) after a short illness. He was a king in the world of self-published, photo-copies stripzines of the nineties and a wonderful artist to boot. You may remember him from his long running 'zine 'Dark Zone' which he created with Jason Falkiner. I loved his art and worked with him a few times... Most notably on my comic 'Armageddon Patrol' where he drew the first issue of the 'Cherries' mini-series. Just weeks before he left us he had agreed to do a short story for an up-coming issue of my 'Reverend Cross' comic. He seemed so enthused for the project, which we will now never see. Here's to Stephen... He was one of a kind.

Friday, 20 May 2016


A new strip written by me (John A. Short) and drawn by Alex Paterson (Rex!/Armageddon Patrol) starts in 'Ace's Weekly' volume 22 week 1! If you've never come across 'Ace's Weekly' it's an on-line weekly comic run by David Lloyd (V For Vendetta.) You can subscribe to it for only £1 a week. Each volume sees five new stories start and build to a complete adventure over seven weeks! Our strip - 'W.E.S.T.E.R.N. Incorporated' tells the adventures of three special investigators charged with combating the supernatural menaces of the wild West in 1888! "When there's something strange in yer neck o' the woods... Who ya gonna telegraph?!" It's fun for the whole family with Alex's best art ever. Check out more at: Subscribe to 'Ace's'- it's the way comics will be in the future!

Friday, 13 May 2016

Kult Creations at Comica Comiket in London!

Kult Creations and I will have a table at Saturday 14th May 2016's central London small press event - Comica Comiket! And it's blinking free! Why not come along and check out everyone's lovely comics?! If you cosplay one of my characters you'll get a free comic! See you at St. Martin's college...

Friday, 6 May 2016


Since we have sold out of the first edition of 'Cross' there's only one thing to do... REPRINT IT! This new second edition has a new title - 'REVEREND CROSS' this time... to make it easier for search engines to single out the comic from the simple 'Cross' of old. Not only that, but it now has a full colour cover! The strips remain the same as before... featuring two adventures for THE FIRST EVER FEMALE VICAR ACTION HERO! Written by John A. Short and illustrated by Jason Dennis.You can buy it by clicking on the paypal buttons just to the right of this post!
ALSO... Plans are afoot for more 'REVEREND CROSS'! Fingers crossed, later this year will see - not one - but two NEW ISSUES! Featuring all new story and art from some of the biggest names in the small press. It's going to be ONE HELL OF A SERMON!