Welcome to Raw Shark Comics website.
It's all the fault of two people called Dave.
I'd more or less given up on comics (reading and producing them) in 1987.
I'd sent off samples to Marvel and Viz resulting in the inevitable rejection
Upon discovering Dave Sim's 'Cerebus' the following year, the spark became
a flame and I set myself a goal: to produce twenty pages of comics a month
while working a full time job and still having some kind of a social life
(just try it some time!).
I moved on to autobiographical strips in 2000, setting myself the task of producing half a page a day for a full year, which resulted in the 'My Year' books, some of which were bought up by Chris Staros of Top Shelf Productions, but still nobody wanted to actually publish my work.
The following year I began to wonder what the point was. Nobody was going to see this stuff, I couldn't afford to print it properly (they were all done on a photocopier) and I was beginning to feel very tired and disillusioned. So I stopped drawing.
Last year, I contacted David Gedge (for the first time in years) via email, to share my grief over the death of John Peel and wish him all the best with the newly reformed Wedding Present. He put me in touch with (fellow 'Invasion' contributor) Paul at Zum! Comics, bringing everything, rather neatly, full circle.
Paul has very kindly set up this website showcasing my stuff, which I
hope will generate some interest at least. If you like what you see, please
let me know-my creativity is fuelled by positive feedback!