Wednesday, 28 September 2011

NEW BUDDHA STRIPS BEING DRAWN IN OCTOBER

Its been decided that i need to draw 3 more Buddha strips for the collected
Tales of the Buddha before he got enlightened book , the book will be available as a digital download first ,if sales are good a printed version will come out.
news of the new publisher will be announced soon.
best Jon

Thursday, 11 August 2011

BUDDHA NEWS

Pleased to report the Tales of the Buddha before he got enlightened collection of strips by Alan Grant drawn by Jon Haward and lettered and coloured by Jamie Grant is being prepared for presentation for a publisher to view , so fingers crossed we might have some good news on this front soon.

here's a recent coloured up page of Buddha for you to enjoy it's the story of how Buddha met Cleopatra

ART COPYRIGHT ALAN GRANT/ JON HAWARD 2011

Friday, 22 July 2011

DAVID PUGH SHOWING SOME BUDDHA LOVE

David Pugh with Choeyni, LHA computer Classroom, Temple Road, McLeod Ganj,
Dharamsala, India, April 2011.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

BAD PRESS LTD TO CLOSE


Saturday, 2 July 2011

Due to unforeseen and adverse circumstances, Bad Press Ltd is closing down. Thank you to all our writers, artists, colourists, letterers and friends; to all of our customers, supporters, distributors and advertisers; and to all who only came to browse or chat. 
 
This means Tales of the Buddha before he got Enlightened now needs to find a new publisher for the collected edition 


Thursday, 23 June 2011

Saturday, 14 May 2011

BUDDHA VS HERCULES

Just thought i would upload a couple of my favourite Buddha pages, this had me laughing for days drawing it, Buddha vs Hercules with some Golden Fleece fleas, this was published in Wasted

 art copyright Alan Grant /Jon Haward Bad Press ltd 2011

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

GLASGOW COMIC CON 18TH JUNE


the creative team of Tales of the Buddha before he got enlightened will be attending Glasgow Comic con , it's bound to be a Buddha-ful event please attended if you want copies of Wasted and Northern Lightz signed

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

WASTED ISSUE 8 OUT MAY THE 5TH


Wasted issue 8 will be out May the 5th
featuring more humorous adventures of Buddha ,as you can see by this panel he's about to be eaten by a whale!!! but fear not dear readers he ends up meeting Jonah


Wasted cover by my pal Gibson Quarter check out his funky blog here http://gibsonquarter27art.blogspot.com/
out now featuring art by kelly jones, mark buckingham , jason brashill, norm breyfogle,cam kennedy, tom carney, alex ronald, gibson quarter, dave alexander, jamie grant, jason wilson, jim devlin, it's WASTED ISSUE 8 68 PAGES OF ADULT HUMOUR

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Buddha collection to go digital download



latest news on the Buddha collection book is that it will be digital download only , which is a shame as the original idea was to print the book in european colour album format , but alas Badpress have not the funds to do so, i'll keep you posted on when the collection will be available for download

news update

SPIRIT OF HOPE CHARITY COMIC FOR JAPAN /NEW ZEALAND

I have drawn a two page spread for SPIRIT OF HOPE
charity comic edited by Alan Cowsill for the Comic book Alliance http://www.comicbook.org.uk/ to raise funds for the people of Japan and New Zealand after the terrible earthquakes and tsunami's
my work is coloured by David Pugh ,when the comic is out

PLEASE SUPPORT IT AND BUY IT, THANK YOU

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

DAVID PUGH'S NEW CHARITY BUSFARE

My good friend David Pugh has started a new charity called Busfare to help poor migrant workers from Nepal,India and west Africa to see their families for info please check out the Busfare website
http://www.busfare.webs.com

twitter @BusFareBites

David is selling artwork he has drawn over the years to raise funds
SLAINE, DAN DARE, MASK, SHADOW DEATH,LONER

DAVID HAS A FAN PAGE ON FACEBOOK SHOWING PAGES FOR SALE


i have donated art to the charity, please show some support for a great British artist who is giving everything to help people.

thank you

Jon Haward

Monday, 14 February 2011

ALAN GRANT MINI INTERVIEW


1) Where did the idea of writing humorous stories of Buddha come from?

Although I'm not religious in any way, I've always been fascinated by the different religions of the world. Tales of the Buddha started off to be just one 3-panel gagstrip, but I quickly saw that the idea had a lot of potential. And especially when I saw Jon's artwork, I figured that we had a character who could be very funny and also long-lasting - and because the stories all take place before Buddha is enlightened, we can do virtually anything at all with him. However, I imagine that most Buddhists won't be pleased with what we've done...I'm just glad that they're pacifists!

2) What's your favourite Buddha story so far?

I'm hard-put to name just one story - Jon's art is always so amusing, even I laugh at the stories (and I wrote them!). However, if I have to choose one, I'd say the strip featuring the "fish-guys", the worshippers of Oannes, who was some kind of Middle Eastern god about 3,000 years ago. Jon made them look so stupid, yet so appealing, I'm keen to do even more stories featuring them. I'm also very much looking forward to seeing what Jon does with my scripts where The Chubby One meets up with Elvis and Wee Jimmy Osmond.

3) What's the future plans for Buddha?
Anybody who knows Alan Grant also knows that future plans don't often come into my way of thinking. I'd really like to do a Buddha story where he meets Allah or even Osama bin Laden - but unfortunately, the way the world is today, I'd genuinely fear for Jon's and my life if we did it. So I think we'll stick to having Buddha meet historical characters, maybe like Nostradamus, Henry the 8th and various others. Oh, and the Pope might make a guest appearance! The solitary future plan I do have is to somehow get the Tales collected together in one (or more) editions. Normally I'd finance it myself, but having been off work (through illness) for 8 out of the last 13 or 14 months, my finances are in a fairly precarious state. What we need is a nice fat royalty cheque to provide the monetary cushion we need.

All best,

alan

WASTED ISSUE 7 OUT NOW

ISSUE 7 OF WASTED IS OUT NOW! via BADPRESS LTD featuring new Buddha strips Buddha in Mexico and Buddha hanging out with Merlin at Stoned henge, visit the Badpress website to buy or ask you local comic shop

Thursday, 13 January 2011

BUDDHA VISITS EGYPT TO HAVE FUN WITH CLEOPATRA

This story should be in a future issue of WASTED Alan had fun writing it and i had a blast drawing it ,here's page 1
i'm pleased still with the layout :-)


 ALL ART COPYRIGHT ALAN GRANT/ JON HAWARD/ BADPRESS LTD 2011 for view only if you wish to show this page on a review blog please contact for permission thank you.