Wednesday, November 07, 2012


Last year I was one of the winners in the Northern Sequential Art Contest. Part of the award was to get my work (The Clicking Machine) into the 2012 Thought Bubble Anthology published by Image comics. Well it's out today in all good comic shops! Go and grab yourself a copy!  

UPDATE: I'm really chuffed at the response to The Clicking Machine! Thanks to all those who have appreciated it! Such as Comics Bulletin and SFX and especially Rich Johnson at who wrote:  

The Clicking Machine (Martin Simpson, NSAC 18+ 2nd Prize, 1 page) The Clicking Machine is a strong contender for highlight of the anthology (another fine comic from a deserving NSAC prize-winner) with some stunning painted artwork and a story that’s more evocative in one page than many might manage in an entire issue. In one page Martin Simpson provides jaw-dropping imagery (I’m reminded of Richard Corben or Ben Templesmith, and it’s no bad thing to be compared to either of them) and a story that’s simultaneously about the perils of unfettered obsession and the irrepressible freedom of spirit that great art can inspire.

That's the kind of review you have to blog about! (Even if it does cause my head to swell a little!)

Monday, November 05, 2012


Hey there! Here is a un-used character design for a project that didn't end up coming my way. I still like the little fella though so I thought I would share him. Hope he is liked!

Saturday, September 22, 2012


My short comic story "A Carnival for the Lost" has just been awarded by their sponsor STRIPOLIS at the 10th INTERNATIONAL COMICS FESTIVAL CONTEST! The award includes publication of the work in STRIPOLIS.

This was a lovely surprise to get and I'm really, really chuffed about it!

If your in the area there will be a 'Contest 2012 – Exhibition of Awarded Comics' held in the Happy Gallery of Student Cultural Centre, Belgrade from September 27th to October 15th, 2012.

Just glad to be a part of it all!

Monday, September 03, 2012


Here's an e-book cover job (ah, the future!) I've just completed for 'Werewolf on my Street' by Brodie Lowe. It was lots of fun to do and you can buy Brodie's book here.

Friday, July 06, 2012


Hey there! If you love comics then you'll probably know all about Solipsistic Pop. Well I'm delighted to announce that I'm one of the contributors for the next book due out in March 2013. Really chuffed to be involved... I'd better get cracking with it! (Gulp)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Here's a private commission that I've just completed. My client wanted me to create a grumpy looking character for her little boy's bedroom wall. So here is 'The Grype!' It went down very well I'm pleased to say.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Hey there! A private commission here for a client over the pond. I've been doing a few private commissions lately. Great fun to have this level of freedom! More on the way!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012