Wednesday, November 05, 2003

G'day all. Last weekend was the Winter Comics Festival in London, and what a weekend it was. The venue was packed with over 100 comics pro's, small pressers, art dealers with more comics related events than you could shake a stick at! And Jonathan Ross went to!

I sold a bucketload of Springheeld Jack no. 1, plus a load of ltd edition Sketchbooks (the first 20 have original drawings in them) I have six left, they are £6 each. The standard signed+numbered (80 only) are priced at £2.50. Please email if you would like one.

Also pages of WHITECHAPEL FREAK were shown IN COLOUR for the first time---it is soon to be printed in a square-bound format by Full Cirkle Publications--in association with Black Boar Press. The colour is really spectacular, by a really nice chap named Philippe Gaulier (who works at Jim Hensons studio no less, he's also worked on many computer games for Cryo, and currently working in films too---the guy is busy, oh and did I mention he's one talented @+=++OOOO)

WHITECHAPEL FREAK--the coloured edition is not to be missed, soon to be solicited in PREVIEWS, keep an eye out for it! And ORDER one--you won't be sorry.

Blogging off, for this week,


Wednesday, October 29, 2003

In 2004, Bristol will hold the 5th Annual Comics Festival. Every year artists produce work to create a deck of cards, for 2004 it will be a Top Trumps set. The artwork is then auctioned at a charity auction on the weekend with all proceeds going to Childline. This time I have produced a Hellboy (Mike Mignola's popular paranormal detective) picture which you can see by clicking on the link "Charity Hellboy Picture" on the left.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Hello everyone

I will be attending the Winter Comic Festival in London on November 1st, selling all sorts of bits and peices, including a A5-size sketchbook, limited to 80 signed and numbered editions. This will feature sketchpages of Springheeled Jack#2 , commision peices and many more unseen peices of art.

Look out for the BLACK BOAR PRESS table, I'm sharing with my pal Carl Critchlow THRUDmeister extraordinaire!

we'll see you there:) should be a good one!

Friday, September 26, 2003

Oookay..... now we are cooking on gas! Here goes, the past few months have been rather hectic, just finished off the art for SPRINGHEELED JACK two, and I will be starting on issue three in the next couple of weeks.

For all the U.S. fans who have read about SHJ, but can't find it----I must apologise, I was intending to solicit in the trade magazine PREVIEWS the same time as I launched issue one at the Bristol Comics Festival here in the UK. Whilst at the show I was approached by a fledling comics company who wanted to re-print ALL of my work and re-distribute on a wider circulation---This was fantastic news as my previous works have long since sold out (being a self-publisher the initial print runs were minimal).

To cut a long story short, I held off soliciting my initial printrun of SHJ, (even though I have boxes of them fresh from the printers) because I did'nt want to cause a clash with the other company's release of said product.

Anyhow it seems that this could be still some time away, as nothing has been set in stone at the time of this writing. However, I will endeveavour to keep you all informed on progress AND if you can't wait you COULD order direct from me, and I'll even scrawl my signature on it (sure to bump up the value by at least one whole cent at least). Just drop me an email at

see ya!

Hi All

The winner of this months 'Honorary Helper of the Boar' goes to GRAEME NEIL REID, whose tireless work on the restructuring of this website has been nothing short of terrific! Graeme, you are a techno-genius my friend. Click on the 'Graeme Neil Reid' link to view a great slew of sterling illustration and design work.

This is my first 'real' post, I typed a really long letter outlining everything that has been happening recently--hit the 'preview your post' button and the whole lot disappearred, if this works I'll post again soon



Tuesday, September 23, 2003, the main site for David Hitchcock and Black Boar Press has been updated, go check it out!!!

Monday, August 11, 2003

Hello All! Welcome to a (sort of) update on all things sequentially gothic. Black Boar Press is a small independent comic company (click on the link to the left---for samples of my art). The site is ancient, not been updated for eons but thanks to my mate Graeme Reid (his fine work can be seen at you bloggers can be up to scratch with what's happening thru

Many thanks to everyone who purchased SPRINGHEELED JACK no.1 at the Bristol Comic Festival--and a huge thank you to those of you who bought copies of everything I had. The second issue is well on the way to being completed---- for a more detailed post please see ya----:)

Sunday, August 10, 2003

Hello and welcome to Black Boar Blog!