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The Launch of Mark Stafford's Salmonella Smorgasbord
Mark Stafford's Salmonella Smorgasbord is a book coming up from Soaring Penguin Press that gathers work from across his varied career in creating fascinatingly grotesque art This week he launched the book at the London Cartoon Museum, with all sorts of folk in attendance, Garth Ennis, Roger Langridge, Oscar Zarate, Jason Atomic, Lucy Sullivan, Tim[...]
Mark Stafford Launches Salmonella Smorgasbord At Cartoon Museum
I have called Mark Stafford one of the greatest cartoonists you have never heard of, though I have done my best to rectify that.  I published him in my Dirtbag and X-Flies comics back in 1995, gave him advertising work on the video game KKND, he did covers for my Avengefuls comic books and for[...]
Bookery Gallerie
Last night saw the great and good of London comic book society mix with the older bohemia London from the supper clubs of the seventies, check by jowl for Mark Stafford's comic book exhibition, All About The Ink The gallery looks more like an old bookshop, with pieces of art peeking out between shelves of[...]
Mark Stafford Presents All About The Ink! in London Next Month
Mark Stafford is one of our greatest living cartoonists, and in his work I see what I most love about the likes of Robert Crumb, Evan Dorkin, Bob Fingerman, Troy Nixey and Simon Bisley, but he is very much his own thing Ane next month he is opening All About The Ink! a new exhibition[...]
Mark Stafford's Social Embarassing Gaffe For A Godzilla
Earlier in the week, Bleeding Cool highlighted the crowdfunding campaign for Mark Stafford's massive anthology of his work, Salmonella Smorgasbord, garnering praise from the likes of Gene Ha, Mike Mignola, Kieron Gillen, Hunt Emerson, Rian Hughes, Shelly Bond, D'Israeli, Joseph Cavalieri, Bob Fingerman, Dave Elliott, Gary Spencer Millidge, David Hine, Bryan Talbot, Mike Collins, Jamie[...]
British Comics' Best Kept Secret, Mark Stafford, Has Something For You
I usually describe Mark Stafford as a very British cross between Robert Crumb, Charles Burns, Troy Nixey, Evan Dorkin and Skottie Young He is Britain's very best-kept secret despite having drawn comic books published by Dark Horse, Heavy Metal and Boom Studios over the years And, yes, he has a crowdfunded for a book that[...]
Mark Stafford's Salmonella Smorgasbord Comes To Soaring Penguin
I have called Mark Stafford one of the greatest cartoonists you have never heard of, though I have done my best to rectify that I published him in my Dirtbag and X-Flies comics back in 1995, gave him advertising work on the video game KKND, he did covers for my Avengefuls comic books and for[...]
Orbital Gallery Opens
I turned up late, missing the likes of David Hine and Ryan Hughes, but Mark Stafford was among the many artists and art aficionados enjoying the art, wine, and convivial company while England was beating Ukraine four-nil When  I later cycled home, I counted thirty different renditions of Three Lions from those walking through the[...]
Help – A Comic Book Kickstarter To Benefit The Hero Initiative
Knave, Sean Konot, Piotr Kowalski, Ilias Kyriazis, Jonathan Lang, Christine Larsen, Janet Lee, John Lees, Fabian Lelay, Shawn Lee, Cath Lobo, Marissa Louise, Andrew MacLean, Andy MacDonald, James Maddox, Ariana Maher, Ryan Maniulit, Shaun Manning, Shanna Matuszak, Hannah Means-Shannon, Oliver Mertz, Joe Mulvey, Andrea Mutti, Micah Myers, Mike Norton, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, Eric Palicki, Chas! Pangburn,[...]
50 New Paintings by Mark Stafford as Cartoon Museum Bonuses
Because artist and co-author of The Bad Bad Place, Mark Stafford has done something very special. The Bad Bad Place original paintings by Mark Stafford. For each of the fifty copies sold, raising £1500 or around $1800 for the London Cartoon Museum, he has been creating unique paintings as tip-ins for every single copy Mark Stafford says[...]
Mark Stafford, the London Cartoon Museum, and a Fundraising Offer
Mark Stafford is one of the greatest 'unknown' comic book creators in the world I say unknown, he has done stellar work with Bryan Talbot, David Hine but mostly solo, but he has worked in relative obscurity for the last thirty years, writing and drawing comics that are somewhere between Evan Dorkin, Robert Crumb, Frank[...]
Amongst 500 Pages of the New Previews, Spider-Man Noir Creator's Bad Bad Place is Hiding...
Soaring Penguin are the publishers of David Hine and Mark Stafford's The Bad, Bad Place.  It is an amazing comedic, horrific creation, with roots in The Addams Family and The BoJeffries Saga, but from an outsiders point of view, more like the approach of Twin Peaks, but in a run-down part of Britain, somewhere in[...]
With 2 Hours To Go, Broken Frontier Kickstarter Goes To The Wire…. (UPDATE)
Can a last minute Bleeding Cool bump put it over the edge?  A 250-page hardcover colour anthology of comics with 45 contributors including David Hine, Mark Stafford, Greg Pak, Karrie Fransman, Alison Sampson, Cullen Bunn, Phil Hester, INJ Culbard, Josh Fialkov, Fred Van Lente, Nathan Fox, Tom Raney and more. Can they make it? UPDATE: Well, that seemed to do[...]
David Baillie And Oliver Scrute…
In celebration of Bleeding Cool-favourite David Baillie getting his first DC comic published in next week's Vertigo Black #1, here's a look at a collaborative comic, Oliver Scrute And The Magical Items Shoppe from seven-ish years ago. Written by David Baillie from a list of magical items suggested by Mike Carey, and with each panel drawn by[...]
Comic Stores – Do Not Miss Out On Meanwhile #2
Featuring the return of Gary Spencer Millidge's Strangehaven and the debut of David Hine and Mark Stafford's The Bad Bad Place, it made an immediate impression on me and I was happy to include it in the Top 11 Best Comics Of 2014. IN 2015 however, it is making its way to the USA The first[...]
The Return Of Meanwhile And The Return Of Strangehaven, Reviewed
There is also The Bad Bad Place, a continuing series by David Hine and Mark Stafford, their first collaboration since the astoundingly good The Man Who Laughs There's also 10 Minutes by Yuko Rabbit, Melody Baker by Chris Geary, Heavy by Sally Jane Thompson and the winners of the British Library Comics Unmasked Competition. So what[...]
David Hine And Mark Stafford Launch The Bad Bad Place, For Meanwhile
Mark Stafford is the guy who did the covers my Civil Wardrobe and all the Avengefuls books Oh sure, some will look to his work on Cherubs, The Lovecraft Anthology and The Man Who Laughs, but for me he'll always be the guy who drew this I've always been a fan You should be too. [...]
Selling Comics at Thought Bubble 2013 – Sunday
Hine was also nominated for a British Comic Award for his SelfMadeHero adaptation with Mark Stafford of Victor Hugo's The Man Who Laughs, a grotesque and poignant narrative that served as the inspiration for the Joker. [Ilya INJ Culbard and Rob Davis] SelfMadeHero were well represented by creators at Thought Bubble, as they always are[...]
In One Week, In Two Weeks – A Cherubic Start To The New Year
Dark Horse has teh amazing Cherubs by Bryan Talbot and Mark Stafford, more Buffy, the new Star Wars, more Action Comics, lots of Rotworld, the launch of Jinnrise, TMNT Secret Foot Clan, Repossesed, End Times Of Bran And Ben, Superior Spider-Man and Plume. And the week after? The launch of Black Beetle, Insurgent, Threshold, The High[...]
Bryan Talbot And Mark Stafford's Cherubs In October
Mark Stafford is one of my favourite comic book artists – a heady mix of Evan Dorkin, Robert Crumb and Jamie Hewlett Over the past few years, he'd been drawing this series, partially published by Desperado, written by Bryan Talbot about a series of renegade angels on Earth, whose cherubic form belied their sordid natures[...]
Mark Stafford Gives Us The New Temptation Of Eve With A Toy Doggy
Mark Stafford is a British comic book artist of some repute I managed to persuade him to draw the cover to my Avengefuls comicsfor Boom, he's been working with Bryan Talbot on Cherubs for some time and he has a new HP Lovecraft-based graphic novel on the way He does specialise in drawing the sweetest[...]
One Of The Greatest Comics Creators You've Never Heard Of – Mark Stafford
Mark Stafford is one of my favourite comic book artists Somewhere between Robert Crumb and Evan Dorkin, he has a reputation for being able to work in any style – but always making it 100% Stafford. Well, now he finds himself in the position of needing to raise some funds sharpish, and is selling off chunks[...]
Mark Stafford Exhibition At Orbital Comics
I first published Mark Stafford's work back in 1997 Since then his career has pretty much bobbed along He recently got a slightly higher profile drawing Bryan Talbot's Cherubs – but only a slight one Despite being one of the best cartoonists in Britain He now has a gallery exhibition at Orbital Comics in London[...]