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Posting updates on my work plus occasional unasked for rants to detox my mind and to rid the world of the avalanche of squaredom reigning down on us all.  

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LENNY WIRRAL in DEPTFORD COWBOYS eBook***

                  Lewnny Wirral is a snitch and a lowlife But give him a break. He has a gang to organise of blaggers to rob a moody boat on the River Thames. Set in early 1960s Deptford, in inner Londob Lenny comes up against a different kind of gangster.  ...

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O joy to moi.... EPA EDITIONS France — Metallica EPA EDITIONS France - Bob Marley REDBOOK Ediciones - Italy - Metallica REDBOOK Ediciones - Italy - The Ramones REDBOOK Ediciones - Italy - Guns And...

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Three new foreign rights editions-graphic books

  REDBOOK Ediciones / Barcelona Spain 2018 / SPANISH EDITION of THE RAMONES just published… EPA Editions. France  2018 / FRENCH EDITION of BOB MARLEY GN just published REDBOOK Ediciones / Barcelona Spain 2018 / SPANISH EDITION of METALLICAa altready published REDBOOK...

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ITS GOD TO BE GOOD!

Working on a three part E-book for self publishing**** Almost finished Part 2 of 3 Graphically charged issues With lots of visuals from...

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WAKE UP AND LIVE : The Life Of Bob Marley

              Hot off the presses -- Omnibus Press in fact. A new full-colour Bob Marley biography with fabulous art by the talented Benito Gallegos.... a cool 160 page treat in tropical colour. An authentic look at his life and his enduring international legacy....

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Jim at the BBC

              Done a range of BBC Radio interviews recently talking mostly on the Keith Moon GN book. The last one was an interesting interview on BBC World News with Lucy Hocking with some nice graphics and clips throughout.... at the BBC Studios in Portland Place,...

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Living For Kicks: A Mods Graphic Novel…

            Funky little slide show showing on the Living For Kicks GN at the Jocks and nerds culture site; check it out peeps!! https://www.jocksandnerds.com/articles/living-for-kicks-a-mods-graphic-novel#slide-1...

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SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCH???

http://www.slam-zine.de/php/interview_jim_mccarthy,20653,41168.html                   I did a new interview for Slam online magazine and you can test your translation skills with it, as it in the German language...Have fun kids!!!...

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Jim in 2016

  2016 is an exciting year for Jim with Living For Kicks – A Mod’s Graphic novel, his first original stand-alone graphic book for Omnibus Press. Further book’s in the pipeline for a 2016 release are a 2000AD trade paperback Bad Company: First Casualties and Who Are...

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BAD COMPANY INTERVIEW*** Jim McCarthy for 2000AD

  Matt Badham Bad Company Interview 14th August 2015   Why is the time right for a return to Bad Company?    Time heals all wounds but not the wounds of Bad Company.    There's been a change in the line-up creatively after, sadly, Brett Ewins' passed away? What effect...

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BAD COMPANY: FIRST CASUALTIES*** Paperback out now….

  Bad Company: First Casualties Trade Paperback The boys are back and they're in Bad Company... Peter Milligan, Rufus Dayglo, Jim McCarthy return to Ararat with one of 2000 AD's most popular series - Bad Company. In Bad Company: First Casualties, the team pay tribute...

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LIVING FOR KICKS: A Mods Graphic Novel

LIVING FOR KICKS: A Mods Graphic Novel Is out and available from iTunes, Amazon.Com and Amazon.co.uk and as Kindle editions also.... Living for Kicks: A Mods Graphic Novel Jim McCarthy & Kevin Cross Living for Kicks is an electrifying graphic novel that brings the...

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VOICES OF LATIN ROCK: THE E-MIX *** Now published UK Link to Amazon.co.uk... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Voices-Latin-Rock-Jim-McCarthy-ebook/dp/B01FOHLXGS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1463319547&sr=1-1&keywords=voices+of+latin+rock Voices Of Latin Rock: The...

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VOICES OF LATIN ROCK: THE E-MIX *** Now published USA

VOICES OF LATIN ROCK: THE E-MIX *** Now published USA Link to Amazon.com... https://www.amazon.com/Voices-Latin-Rock-Mix-McCarthy-ebook/dp/B01FOHLXGS?ie=UTF8&ref_=asap_bc Carlos Santana, Latin rock, San Francisco, Soul, Mission District, Funk, Electric guitar Voices...

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VOICES OF LATIN ROCK: THE E-MIX *** Now published

VOICES OF LATIN ROCK: THE E-MIX Published by Macasso Books Now published on Amazon UK and USA thru Kindle. Plus on Apple iBooks........... Voices Of Latin Rock: The E-Mix is an exciting, in-depth look at the Latin Rock world. It is packed with interviews and features...

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WHO ARE YOU? The Keith Moon Graphic book****

Who Are You: The Life of KEITH MOON Graphic Novel By Jim McCarthy & Marc Olivent Based on the best-selling biography Dear Boy by Tony Fletcher, Who Are You brings to the page Keith Moon’s incredible life and premature death in a dramatic graphic reconstruction by...

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LIVING FOR KICKS: A MODS GRAPHIC NOVEL***

Living for Kicks is Omnibus’s first fictional graphic novel, the tale of young Mod Spike Spellane and his attempts to hustle enough money in sleazy 1960s Soho to start a record label. Combining early Sixties Mod culture, Soho jazz dives, the Keeler affair and...

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Six of the titles in my graphic book series have now been licensed to a specialist publishing company in Argentina, where they will be published in Spanish language editions. All six feature written narratives by Jim although different graphic artists have been...

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iPhone artworks

                      Jim iPhone art works I love to make different much looser images thru iPad and iPhone.....

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Poor Angry White Kids…October 23, 2015

            Poor Angry White Kids October 23, 2015 Thank you Pat Mills for notification of what looks to be a fantastic panel discussion on the social backdrop into which the likes of Action and 2000AD were published in the 1970s and 1980s. Jim McCarthy (currently...

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VOICES OF LATIN ROCK: The E-Mix

                My new E-book is in the works. A series of in-depth interviews with Latin soul musicians mostly based in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Concentrating on the years 1968 thru to 1977 or so. A time of unparalleled creativity and craziness. Feel the street...

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BAD COMPANY REVIEW ( PROG 1951)

                            2000 A.D. Prog 1951 by Ian Jane Bad Company – First Casualties by Peter Milligan, R. Dayglo and J. McCarthy: Last but most certainly not least, Danny finds out that Kano’s alive. He tells him the war is over in hopes that Kano will stop...

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Bad Company Review…

                    Bad Company Review........... This was pretty much the main reason I picked up the Prog, thanks to Rufus on social media, and the fact that Peter Milligan was on writing duties, and frack me, the splashes and general chaos on the page did not...

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LIVING FOR KICKS: The MODS Graphic BOOK

                          Living For Kicks has a publication date of April 2016. Im looking 4ward to this one. A  great thrilling story of the mod scene set between late 1962 and the autumn of later 1964. Mixing fact and fiction, this is a first for me and the...

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RECKLESS LIFE : PUBLISHED IN THE USA

Reckless Lifes: Guns and Roses has been been published by Overlook Press in New York. It is available as iTunes and Kindle Editions. Plus it is buyable at Amazon.Com and at Overlook Press, Indie Bound and Barnes And Noble. All links are on the site's dedicated G&R...

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BAD COMPANY on the way from 2000AD

A new Bad Company called First Casualties a 12 parter for 2000AD is starting in the end of September It is written by old com-padre and comics stalwart Peter Milligan and has great art by Rufus Dayglo and inks by...

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KEITH MOON coming in 2016

  WHO ARE YOU? The Life and Death Of Keith Moon.  Jim McCarthy/March 2015   I am re-reading Tony Fletcher's Dear Boy book, which I originally read about ten or so years ago, when I began writing for Omnibus. I am enjoying it (again) so far. Tony’s book is a 569 page...

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BOB MARLEY coming in 2016

Wake Up And Live!! The Trenchtown Graphic If life were a thing that only money could buy, the poor would surely die… Bob “Tuff Gong” Marley has transcended even his undoubted achievement as the world’s first and only reggae superstar. He is seen as a saint or deity in...

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Brett Ewins RIP

An old friend and comics compadre Brett died suddenly on the 16th February 2015. He was 59 years old and he had not enjoyed the best of health for quite a few years. I grew up in Hanwell with Brett, we lived a few stones throws apart and we also worked on quite a few...

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I Want Your Job

A piece for The Independent published awhile back on the comics business and the mechanics of being a conic artist by yours truly. http://www.independent.co.uk/student/career-planning/getting-job/i-want-your-job-comic-book-artist-840180.html...

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Reckless Lives: Guns And Roses Graphic book

Guns And Roses, more punk than punk, this band captivated the US rock and roll world with their raw sound and their visceral debut album Appetite For Destruction, which took all before it. Played out against the dysfunctional...

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MODS

Mods is an upcoming stand alone graphic book which explores the exciting world of the emergent Mod culture. Spike Spellane, Danny Healy, Karl Yelland with Paulette Harrison, and Leslie Milligan all are thrown into a world...

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61: 000 views and counting….

This day in music features Omnibus Press interview on Kurt Cobain graphic book. http://www.muzu.tv/this-day-in-music/omnibus-press-jimkurtcobain-music-video/2351227/

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Jim McCarthy talks to Alex Fitch Part 3

listen to ‘Alex Fitch talks to Jim McCarthy - part 3’ on audioBoom Alex Fitch talks to Jim McCarthy about writing graphic novel music biographies of musicians and groups such as Kurt Cobain, Michael Jackson, The Ramones and Metallica. Fitch and McCarthy talk about the...

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Jim McCarthy talks to Alex Fitch Part 2

listen to ‘Alex Fitch talks to Jim McCarthy - part 2’ on audioBoom Alex Fitch talks to Jim McCarthy about writing graphic novel music biographies of musicians and groups such as Kurt Cobain, Michael Jackson, The Ramones and Metallica. Fitch and McCarthy talk about the...

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Bix Barton: 2000AD Days

Myself as artist and writer Peter Milligan back in 1989 in Hastings where I then lived. We did a 2 page double page publicity spread feature on our comic strip Bix Barton ( which was published in best selling UK comics weekly 2000AD) for the Hastings paper. Back then...

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Metallica Graphic Bio/Book

I have completed the writing of the upcoming Metallica Graphic bio. At present we are titling it Nothing Else Matters. This book is presented in the B&W trade paperback format. Around 176 pages with script and artwork at 144 pages with gallery and scrapbook bios etc....

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