Friday 13 June 2008

i gave up blogging a week ago on account of I feel demoralized. But this bloke John Campbell, no relation, just made me laff. Go look, as it ends even funnier.

(link thanks to drjon)


Blogger genevieve said...

Lovely. Thank you mr. campbell.

14 June 2008 at 04:18:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...poor kid: i know just how he feels.

14 June 2008 at 06:06:00 GMT-5  
Blogger delboydare said...

Hi Eddie, I'm glad you're back. Get it into yer' skull that you're very much appreciated ya' ninny.

You've made me smile quite a few times this week on the tube, while I've been reading 'After the snooter'. You're one of the artists that I always come back to and help with keeping my own perspective on the world, like the Cartoonist Future.

Just saying, that even now, somewhere 'round the world 'you' are affecting a response.

All my best, Derek

14 June 2008 at 11:21:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, don't give up on the blogging please. Like with booze, breaks are good but with destroy you if they go on for too long. By the way, got to page through The Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard at Mocca this year, and it deserves more superlatives. Can't way till they let me buy it. Cheers,

- Brendan

14 June 2008 at 15:59:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Great strip. Think John read your ironic one-pagers...

Thanks pal,


14 June 2008 at 22:41:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless John Campbell

17 June 2008 at 17:40:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Unknown said...

I read your PW interview. I'm really surprised publishers reject someone like you. Purely in terms of numbers, you're a success story, right? Previously published on multiple occasions, a movie made from your work, and a consistent presence in the market for the past several years. What're their reasons for rejecting you?

18 June 2008 at 09:35:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read the PW interview, too. Looking forward to read Monsieur Leotard! And wish you lots of encouragement for that Playwright book. You're a great artist!

p.s. Drop by here if you get bored. Might give you a chuckle or two.

19 June 2008 at 03:20:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Matthew Adams said...

Looking forward to when I can get my hands on the Amazing Mr Leotard (also wouldn't mind getting my hands on a copy of the book).

I hope the demoralized feeling gets demoralized and runs away!



19 June 2008 at 19:57:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Matthew Adams said...

P.S. Eddie, Just finished reading The Black Diamond Detective Agency on the train trip home and really enjoyed it. It might not be as good as The Fate Of The Artist (will have to take your word for it until I can get my hands on a copy) but it is still a damn good book.

Wish I had gotten you to sign it when I met you in the store (and that I hadn't sounded like some brain fried idiot)



20 June 2008 at 02:14:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are there any plans to do a book tour/signing in Australia?

30 June 2008 at 00:58:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

no plans at present.

30 June 2008 at 01:49:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Eddie,

I hope your decision to stop blogging is only temporary. In any case, thank you; I greatly admire your work and have immensely enjoyed reading your blog.


30 June 2008 at 22:48:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Charles Hatfield said...

Eddie, good to see you back in the ether. Looking forward to seeing you at this year's CCI/San Diego.

Damn, that Guernica in 3D that you spotted is really mind-altering! It's so wrong (Picasso created the Guernica in line, not in 3D sculpted forms!), yet looking at it really causes the mental flashbulbs to pop. Startling, cool, thanks.

Hey, you're under the spotlight again over at Thought Balloonists, thanks to Craig Fischer and me. Don't know if that will cheer you up (yow, maybe just the opposite), but reading your work sure works for me.

I read Leotard last night, courtesy of Gina at First Second, and I can't wait to write about it. :)

2 July 2008 at 02:52:00 GMT-5  
Blogger thewalker said...


i had pondered your absence a few days ago, but the walls really came crashing in when i saw this:

If all were right in the greater semiotoerverse it would be you, sir, who were bringing such items to my attention.

consider yourself castimigated.

2 July 2008 at 03:29:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Roger Whitson said...


I apologize for contacting you on this forum for this particular issue, but I need to ask you for permission to publish some of your images in From Hell for my dissertation.

Please write me at, so I can have some way of contacting you.

Roger Whitson

2 July 2008 at 19:58:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Matthew Adams said...

Hi Eddie,

Found a copy of Fate of the Artist (at Ace comics) and read it on the way home. It's really good. Really really good.

There is one part in there, where your wife discovers the monument to chaos, and your head is peeking around the door watching, that really made me laugh (Other parts of the comic mad me laugh as well, but that bit sticks in my mind). I am going to show the comic to my wife and say, "see, I'm not that bad..."



9 July 2008 at 02:36:00 GMT-5  

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