The Secret of the Samurai was a short Julius Chancer adventure that appeared in The Phoenix weekly from 8 June until 29 June 2013 (issues 75-78).
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Wednesday 22 June 2016
I have kept politics out of this blog - it's primarily been for stuff related to work (comics and illustration) and some of my interests and hobbies (history, films and general waffle). But in just over 24 hours' time, we in the UK will be voting on something I believe is the most important decision we've had to make in a generation: whether we leave or remain in the European Union.
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3-4 Oct 2015 - Vienna, Austria
Vienna Comix

6-7 Jun 2015 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen Comics

18 May 2015 - Crawley, West Sussex
YLG South East authors' panel

8 Nov 2014 - Cologne, Germany
Comicmesse Koln

13 Jul 2014 - London
YALC at the London Film & Comic Con

21-22 Jun 2014 - Erlangen, Germany
Comic Salon

30 Jan - 2 Feb 2014 - Angoulême, France
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16-22 Sep 2013 - London
Sequential City (Exhibition)

25 Aug 2013 - Edinburgh
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If you like your comics full of mystery and adventure, with an emphasis on good story, and you love the worlds of Rider Haggard, Conan Doyle, Jules Verne, Edgar P. Jacobs and Hergé, then you'll want to read The Rainbow Orchid...

British Comic Awards 2013:
Winner Young People's Comic Award

One of The Observer's Best Graphic Novels of 2012
The Observer Graphic Novel of the Month May 2012
One of Lovereading4kids.co.uk Books of the Year 2009

"... It is all so beautifully done: the historical references are
spot on ... the dialogue is pitch perfect ... the result is one of the most satisfying comics around, whether you are a small boy,
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