Here’s a download link to my custom shapes library of speech bubbles for Photoshop. You can find a instructions on how to use them on this page.


NutScrewsWashers’n’Bolts was an anthology comic produced by myself and a few friends from 1990-92. The intention was to have a monthly collection of strips showcasing comic artists and writers from Northern Ireland, but we only ever managed to produce 4 issues of NSWB over the space of a two or three years. Recently, the Irish Comics Wiki kindly added an entry for NSWB, so I thought it was about time to make up some downloadable versions for anyone who may be interested. Click on the pics below to download the PDFs.

ISSUE 1 – 23 mb

ISSUE 2 – 32 mb

ISSUE 3 – 28 mb

ISSUE 4 – 30 mb


Fighting In The Aisles – 5.5mb

In a form far, far away, there once was a small group of determined artists gathered to play out a monthly art challenge. That challenge was Digital FightClub (DFC). That forum was the forums, and there was also had a blog, if you’re really interested, here. A tournament was held in July 2009, one of many, and this pdf was the result of a side challenge, where some contestants who missed the entry, and others who were knocked out, went on a free-for-all art fight. Hope you enjoy!

5 thoughts on “Downloads

  1. Patrick Brown

    Great to see these again. You wouldn’t know where I might get my hands on other local comics of the period? I’m thinking of Wired, which I had a strip in, and Mal Coney’s early work like The Good Father, which I’ve heard of but never seen.

    1. Alan Perry

      I do have a Issue 1 (maybe the only issue?) of ‘The Twilight Zone’ which Paul and Sean did before we did NSWB. And I also have #1 of ‘The Dark’ which D Star did. I’ll have to get them scanned although even the photcopying in them is a bit harsh lol.

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