Friday, 22 May 2015

Octobriana: The Underground History

Think you know all about cult comix character, Octobriana? Kult Creations' forthcoming book 'Octobriana: The Underground History' might have a few surprises for you...

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Still on the way...

I'm working hard on writing my book about public domain, communist superheroine, Octobriana, at the moment. It will be out from Kult Creations later this year. Here's some art from the new comic strip origin that will be featured in the book (written by me with art by Gabby Noble.)

Saturday, 14 February 2015


Coming from Kult Creations later this year, we have a book about everyone's favourite public domain superhero... Octobriana! The book with cover not only her mysterious creation and the 1971 book that brought her to the world's attention, but also her many uses since. And it will have brand new comic strip content written by me and illustrated by Gabrielle Noble. Get ready for the Russian Devil-Woman!

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Coming Soon from KULT CREATIONS!

Later this year KULT CREATIONS plans to release a new book called "OCTOBRIANA: THE UNDERGROUND HISTORY" charting the full history of the iconic underground comics character... It will feature a new strip written by myself and illustrated by Gabrielle Noble which will tell the origin of Octobriana for the first time anywhere! Here's a sneak peek of the Wonder Machine under fire!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Attending the Lakes!

Just a quick note to say I will be attending the Lakes Comics Festival in Kendal this coming weekend. No Kult Creations table at this event, but come up and say hello if you see me wandering about!

Friday, 1 August 2014

Savage! Jungle Princess free on-line comic returns!

We took a brief holiday between issues 2 and 3 but we're back with the weekly posts this weekend! it's at: or find the link in the column to the right of this page. This week Friday Robinson meets Winston Churchill!
and remember the book of the whole story is available to buy from this very site (two covers to choose from!)

Saturday, 24 May 2014


Here's Starburst Magazine's review of the 'Savage! Jungle Princess' full-colour, collected book (available to buy to the right!)
STARBURST REVIEW.... by Ed Fortune.... Small press comics have one advantage over the more mainstream publishers: they can get away with all sorts of pulpy nonsense without causing a public outcry. If DC or Marvel attempted to produce the raunchy, tongue in cheek silliness that is Savage! Jungle Princess then the internet would probably have caught fire by now and the book withdrawn from sale. Which would be rather a pity, as it’s rather fun. Reminiscent of Norman Pett’s Jane and Steven Dowling’s Garth, it owes more to the Carry On movies than anything else. Savage! Jungle Princess is incredibly daft. It’s the tale of Friday, a red-headed young lady who talks as if she was taught English by a Mary Poppins chimney sweep. She finds herself stranded on a desert island after escaping some Nazis, who are also scantily clad and female. Friday is naked when we first see her and of course finds some slightly torn clothing later on. She quickly teams up with Arabella Savage, Princess of the She-Nar tribe and after the obligatory shower scene they deal with the first wave of Nazis. It gets sillier from that point on. It turns out that the island is filled with magical treasures including a fountain of youth and the philosopher’s stone, so it regularly gets invaded by wicked people looking to steal its secrets. In addition to some mild bondage and ladies swimming in low cut clothing, we have Nazis, zombies, zombie Nazis, dinosaur duels, ninjas and alien technology. The artwork is so straightforward and the storytelling so simple that it’s impossible to take this book any way other than as a piece of fun. With its tongue rammed firmly into its cheek and its heart on its sleeve, it is so filled with ridiculous cliché and dumb ideas that it’s hard not to love it, at least a little bit. Savage! Jungle Princess is never going to win an Eisner, but Short and Noble certainly deserve a round of drinks simply for producing this utterly daft piece of comic fun. If you’ve ever looked at a 1940s comic strip and asked yourself “Why don’t they make them like that anymore?”, then this should answer your question.