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phonogram b-side

I was extremely honoured to be asked to illustrate one of the b-sides to the new volume of Phonogram. It's a six pager and will technically be the very last Phonogram comic seeing as it's in the final issue of The Immaterial Girl.

I drove myself a little crazy drawing this as I was nervous about letting the team down and making sure I stepped up to the challenge. Hopefully it goes down well and people enjoy it.

Oddly, the comic is called 'Modern Love' and is partly about the (brilliant) Bowie song. This was a comic I drew last summer. I received comp copies of the comic last Monday - the day Bowie died. I feel if I tried to articulate my feelings about Bowie here I could end up doing so for the rest of the day (and still not manage to say anything much that hasn't already been said better elsewhere), but suffice it to say - I felt more emotional about it than I was prepared for.

Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson, Clayton Clowes, and Chrissy Williams (plus all the other excellent b-side contributors) have been doing exceptional work on Phonogram and I'm sad to see it go - make sure you get the whole 6 issues of The Immaterial Girl.

You should be able to pick up a copy in your local comic store tomorrow (Wednesday 20th Jan). I'm excited about being in a comic which is on the This Week's Comics shelves.

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