All posts by Stephen Collins

Crazy Laws – READER’S DIGEST

Feature for Reader’s Digest (UK) about crazy laws around the world. Gouache, ink, coloured pencil and digital finishing, March 2018


Saga Magazine

Illustrations for Saga magazine (UK)

Gouache and ink on paper


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Christmas shopping stress Keeping the sex alive Avoiding arguments in relationships (opener illo & spots)

 

Portraits & Caricature

Hamish Anderson – Imbibe magazine column headerMichael Butt – Imbibe magazine column header

Lionel Shriver, news addict, for Unherd magazine

Ruth Davidson for Unherd magazine

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Radio Times: Warwick Davies

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Radio Times: Torville and Deanstevepunt_radioRadio Times: Steve Punt

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Radio Times: Count Arthur Strong

SOME COMICS – COLLECTED STRIPS

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 “A fantastic ear for dialogue and an uncanny ability to pick up on contemporary mores to make some of the funniest work around”
– Mark Sinclair, Creative Review

“Collins’s stick figures are ordinary people trying to deal with incomprehensible, often horrendous circumstances […] Collins is a young man already equipped with the mordant gloom and brutal cynicism of the career cartoonist, and this is a fine first collection.”
– Marcus Berkmann, The Spectator

“A slightly 1950s style and a genuine GSOH”
– New Statesman

“An absolute pleasure to read and look at, whilst being witty and sharp enough to get the old cogs into gear- easily ingested but difficult to pull off. […] It’s been a fantastic year for collected volumes of authors works, and this ranks amongst the best”.
– Zainab Akhtar, Comics and Cola

“This may be the most beautifully illustrated collection of gag strips I have ever seen”
– Jonathan Rigby, Page45.com.

“Some Comics is a fantastically funny thing”
– Richard Bruton, Forbidden Planet International


SOME COMICS BY STEPHEN COLLINS

Published October 2nd in the UK by Jonathan Cape: a best-of (and new stuff) collection, including work for the Guardian, Prospect and a load of unseen stories.

Gosh Comics in London are selling limited edition bookplate copies.

Signed copies are also available from Forbidden Planet London.

Copies without bookplates or sigs are available from all good bookshops (why not try the amazing Foyles, who do very free UK delivery) as well as online via Guardian Bookshop or the shop-local independent bookshop network Hive (seriously, you should give this site a go!). Or of course there’s always Amazon UK.

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More  miscellaneous work for magazines and newspapers


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Cover for The Guardian’s Weekend magazine, Christmas 2013
Guardian Review, fantasy fiction, 2015

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Cover for Guardian Weekend’s comics special guard_illo_1

The Guardian: MBAs supplement cover

The Guardian, postgrad courses guide cover Payments Council Annual Review

Land of the midnight sun

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Alexander Armstrong, Land of the Midnight Sun (Transworld Books)

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Mrs Dalloway (Open University ebook)

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An Introduction to Frankenstein (Open University ebook)

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Jane Eyre (Open University ebook)

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Great Expectations (Open University ebook)

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The Mabinogion (Open University ebook)

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Shakespeare: The First Folio (Open University ebook)

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Frankenstein (Open University ebook)

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An Introduction to The Mabinogion (Open University ebook)

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An Introduction to Shakespeare’s First Folio (Open University ebook)

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An Introduction to Great Expectations (Open University ebook)

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An Introduction to Jane Eyre (Open University ebook)