I’ve returned from the US this Christmas, refreshed and ready to start the new year, and with a script book full of ideas that have been written up till the end of April.

Last year proved to be as ridiculous as I expected, but towards the end of the year there has been a slow acceptance of reality by the people that caused Brexit and Trump to happen, and we’re now busy limiting the damage as much as possible.

As far as Smith is concerned, next year will see a few changes. Comics Sherpa may be returned to its former glory by GoComics or it might not. They keep saying they have great plans for the future but there doesn’t seem to be any urgency in pushing them through, so it looks like Tapas.io is going to be Smith’s main portal for the forseeable future. The reruns of Smith on Tapas will catch up with the new strips on ComicsSherpa on Sunday April 22nd, and from that date onwards Smith will be posted on both platforms, plus this blog, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, whether GoComics is ready or not.

Have a happy new year everyone. See you in 2018!


Merry Christmas everyone!

The lights going on and off

‘The lights going on and off’ was the Turner Prize winning artwork back in 2001. It won the rtist Martin Creed £20,000 and consisted of some lights, First they went on. Then they went off.

I’ve added a cat. Turner prize jury, you know where to post the cheque.

Tree 2017

This year’s cat and Christmas tree strip is a bit different.

It’s nearly Christmas

It’s nearly Christmas! And yes, the Coke trucks have been on the telly for at least two weeks by now. Holidays are coming.. holidays are coming… etc.

The floor is made of lava

But don’t cats spend most of their days assuming the floor is made of lava anyway?


This is pretty much how I feel about gaming. I tried getting into around the time of the Sega Mega Drive but I quickly got bored with it.


Guy Fawkes Night

Tonight is Guy Fawkes night. Be careful out there and keep your pets indoors, there’s going to be a lot of foreworks going off tonight…

Real horror

I can’t wait for GoComics to restart and to return to drawing three times a week. Then I can go back to constructing stories rather than producing one offs, which at the moment are tending to react to the day’s news and just get a little grim. I’m using Scrumpy, who is very much the manifestation of my cynical pessimistic side far too much these days… I want to produce more zany Jonesness, or gentle Chumleyness.

Incidentally, we’ve heard gtom GoComics towers, and there’s no chance Sherpa is going to relaunch this year. They still have no idea when it’s going to begin again, only that it will. Eventually. So it looks like Smith will be returning to it’s three-a-day schedule sometime in early summer 2018, as that’s when the daily reruns on Tapas are going to catch up with real time.