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THE UKs LARGEST INDEPENDENT COMICS PUBLISHER Between 1984-1994 I worked freelance as a writer/artist/editor/agent in comics as well as comics journalism for MU Press,Blue Comet Press,Fantagraphic Books,Eros Comics,Dorne,Fleetway,IPC and others in the United States,UK and Europe. During this period I also produced large numbers of single panel gag cartoons for agencies in Germany such as Boiselle-Lohmann and Baaske Agency –these going to magazines and publications around Europe. I also worked as a freelance editor in comics and publications ranging from wildlife,astronomy and science fiction magazines. From 1984 to present I've been self publishing comics as well as publications on a wide variety of subjects under the Black Tower banner. I have also produced packages of work for companies in India,Hong Kong and China. I have also been working as an industry advisor for smaller companies in countries such as India,Canada,Singapore,China,Europe and the US. hoopercomicsuk@yahoo.com

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Friday, 8 August 2014


Now let me just get this feckin straight.  Two comic events have told me they have NOT listed me as a guest (even though I WAS going to them) because "Well, guests have to be involved in comics as creators or publishers -indie or mainstream" so I do not qualify?

BUT I have been publishing and working in comics over 30 years and as a professional I can vote in the Harvey Awards and others.  I'm on Lambiek and listed on over (non UK) comic data bases but I am NOT good enough to be listed as a guest?

I would LOVE to write something really strong here but this is a family safe site.

I'm the biggest publisher of Independent comics in the UK http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/hoopercomicsuk

WHY do I not want to bother any more with the UK scene?  Oh, and the organisers who wanted a favour in publicising their events on CBO?  **** off.


  1. Two comics events - who are these arse wipes ? Put their names up on CBO. Invitations and guest lists are at the discretion of the organizers, of course, but 'you have to be published in indie or mainstream to be a guest' - that's just an insult. That they don't know your work - okay..that they maynot like your work - fair enough.... but.that they don't recognize your work; that's just an insult. Fuckers like that are not interested in comics as a genre - just their own clique - clutch -brood- of like minded clones. Fuck them.

  2. Events? I have no idea what you mean. I said these people were dead to me and I mean it. Not giving them a single moments thought.