My graphic novel ELLERBISMS is now only £7.99 for the rest of August (a saving of £5 off the cover price!)

For those who don’t know what ELLERBISMS is, well, it’s an autobiographical diary comic I kept between 2007 and 2012 and it chronicles a relationship I was in during that time. It’s 268 pages long, it has some sad bits in it, some funny bits in it, there’s some cats, a dinosaur balloon, some talking teeth, some brutally honest moments, some highs and lows, some sighs and LOL’s. The book even has ROUNDED CORNERS, GUYS. You can read a preview and find out a lot more here.

It’s the work I’m the most proud of (so far) and if you’ve only just recently discovered my work via Doctor Who or other stuff then this is as good as time as any to pick up a hefty book of my drawings :D

thecreativeintersection asked:

Is that ATP comic based on your actual experience seeing Slint?

Haha, yes unfortunately it was. It was the year of ATP vs The Fans (Pt1) and the second year where ATP expanded and was in that Butlins in Minehead. To solve the problem of overcrowding in the venues, they erected this horrible lifeless stage opposite a Burger King which just drained the crowd and the bands of any excitement, I saw lots of great bands do some proper shitty shows there that year. Someone recorded this collection of “gems” from Slint’s set at that particular ATP.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boq8Hr14LEA

I haven’t seen Slint since.

Anonymous asked:

Mr. Ellerby, I was wondering how one comes to write for something like Titan Comics? Did they seek you out or do they have job openings that anyone can apply for or does one just send in their résumé and cross their fingers? Ok, I kid, I kid, but wow. I can't even imagine it. I hope you don't mind me asking but feel free to delete this if it's too nosy. Either way, congratulations on your monthly Doctor Who strip!

Hello! Titan editor Andrew James has been a fan of my comic for years and we’ve spoken and kept in contact in that time. He approached me in November last year about working on Who and it took a lot of testing and trying out strips before we all locked down what the back ups would be like.

Titan do have a submissions guide on their website http://titanbooks.com/footer/submissions which I didn’t look into as they approached me but my advice for those wanting to get work in comics is simple: Make comics. Write them, draw them, go to small press fairs and sell them, put them online, whatever just make make make make. Show them to editors, to creators you admire, throw them at retailers - ask for advice and don’t be disheartened, it took me 8 years to get a gig like this and I’m holding onto it with an iron grip.

Hope that’s useful!