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New Publication Date!

Friday, 28 February 2020

Hello BARKING supporters,

Just a quick update to say the Hardbacks have been signed off, they are looking gorgeous and will be ready for dispatch very soon. Thanks is most due to the excellent Rich at Comic Printing UK for an epic effort in making this happen. Digital backers, you will be getting a link to your e-Book as soon as the Hardbacks start going out.

To give you all a chance to read…

Wintery greetings

Thursday, 19 December 2019


Hello BARKING supporters!

Just a quick message to say although things are quiet they are no less busy. Unbound are still hard at work behind the scenes working to get BARKING out to you as soon as they can. Thank you for your patience and support of this project that I feel may end up being even more relevant next year.

Although the books are yet to arrive there…

November News Part 2: BARKING the Exhibition

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Hello Barking Supporters!

Firstly, huge apologies that your books have not yet arrived. There have been technical issues with the print that everyone is working hard to resolve. Your will be hearing from Unbound as soon as they have news. I just wanted to say a sinecere sorry, publishing is a rollercoaster ride and as with all things, mistakes happen. Once rectified you will have some very beautiful…

Ready for launch!

Tuesday, 24 September 2019


Hello Barking Supporters!

As you may have seen we are into the final stages of production now with your books being printed as I type. I am very excited to finally get my graphic novel out to you all and (somewhat nervously) await your readings. 

For those of you based in the UK: Barking will be officially launched at The Lakes International Comic Art…

And she is done!

Monday, 15 July 2019


Hello Barking Supporters,

I'm chuffed to say the artwork, new cover design and writing for Barking is now complete and in the very capable hands of Lizzie Kaye, our Graphic Novel Editor extraordinaire at Unbound. Lizzie will be editing, proof reading and generally making sure I haven't created an unfathomable storyline and once it meets with…

Into the End Game

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Hello Barking Supporters!

I’m popping by to let you know how progress is going on BARKING & very happy to report that it is now going into the final stages. I’m beyond excited to add that my graphic novel will also be getting a unique font designed by the ever talented Dan Berry. If you are unfamiliar with Dan’s multiplicity of talents alongside creating fonts Dan also creates comics and illustrations…

Exciting Barking News, Part 2!

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Hello Barking Supporters,

I am delighted to say that on Friday Barking reached 100% & is now full funded! 

This is thanks to a generous contribution from my new collaborators The Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Alongside the public funds from National Lottery/ Arts Council England and every single one of you my graphic novel will be going to print this year. 

I can now also say that…

Exciting News... Part 1!

Wednesday, 27 March 2019


Hello Barking Supporters,

Just a quick update with the first part of some exciting news for BARKING.

I'm delighted to say the project will be supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

This means a whole gamut of exciting events I've been working on for months will be going ahead. Including talks on comics and mental…

CCZF - Sunday December 9th

Monday, 3 December 2018


Hello Barking Supporters,

A warm hello to those of you who have recently pledged and a big wave to Page 45 in Nottingham who have taken up the Retailers package to be the 1st Comic shop to officially stock BARKING on it's release. I'm very excited about it and can highly recommend Page 45 for your comic and graphic novel needs as I'm a regualr online customer. November…

Witches & Crows Debut

Tuesday, 21 August 2018



Hello Barking Supporters,

Just a quick update before I take a couple of weeks break for the end of Summer. This Wednesday, 22nd August, marks a very special day for me. Not only is it New Comic Books Day but the first time I will have work published in a major Comics title. Jeff Lemire, a creator of otherworldly tales & a mind boggling abundancy of award…

Still Barking!

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Hello Barking Supporters & a very warm welcome to recent pledgers.

Apologies for the recent radio silence. I've have been busy working on a couple of exciting commissions. Both are outside of Barking but not unconnected as they have come to me from supporters. I can't say much at this stage but the first of them in due out in comic shops next month. I will be loudly banging a drum about it as soon…

Small Press Day at Dave’s Comics

Thursday, 5 July 2018


  Hello Barking Supporters & a very warm welcome to my recent pledgers!

Apologies for the recent radio silence, I’ve been busily working on an exciting commission and looking forward to telling you more about it soon. But today marks a landmark for BARKING as it has reached a 1/3rd funded!! There are now 134 of you lovely readers and I’m very grateful for…

Quarters and Thirds

Tuesday, 12 June 2018


Hello Supporters,

Thought it was probably time for a quick update on all things Barking!

Funding is now nearly at 30%, it must be a whisker away and going in the right direction. Thank you to all of you supporting my book so far and a warm welcome to those that have joined more recently. Your support and generosity is very much appreciated. Work on the book is…

Funding & Exhibition news

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Hello Barking Supporters,

A quick progress report on happenings at House of Barking.

Funding progresses upwards!! Thanks toall of you for backing my book and helping it come to print. Chapters 1-2 are available as an e-comic now. Please sign in at Unbound & check the updates for a link to 'Barking Supporters E-Comic'

Chapter 3 is completed and 4 is nearly fully sketched. There will be 10…

Comics chat & Barking on Declaration of Independents Podcast

Monday, 5 February 2018

Hello Barking Supporters & warmest February welcome to those who have just joined.

I hope you have seen the update for your E-Comic of Chapter 1. If not please log in at, visit the Barking page & check the updates. If you have any problems just email me & I’ll send the PDF sharpish! Also if you’ve pledged for a limited edition print please email me your postal address as they…

Farewell January, hello Charity

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Hello Supporters & another warm welcome to our newest members,

As we come to the end of January I can honestly say it’s the best one I’ve had in a long time. Earlier in the month I presented Barking at Laydeez Do comics. This was the first time I’ve spoken about the personal nature of my book in public and I won’t lie, I was extremely nervous. Particularly as it was in January ’01 that I had my…

Join me at Laydeez Do Comics

Friday, 5 January 2018

Happy New Year Supporters and a very warm welcome to those of you who pledged over the Festive Season.

I hope you’ve all enjoyed the break and your return to life as normal has been a smooth one.

If you are in the London area please join me at Laydeez Do Comics this Monday Evening from 7pm-9pm.

LDC is somewhere between a book club and a TedX talk. Every month two creators are invited to talk…

A Very Messy Barkmass!

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Dear Lovely Supporters,

I wish you all a magic Christmas and a fruitful & upbeat New Year.

Thank you for supporting Barking.

Best Seasonal Wishes,

Lucy, Alix & The Black Dog

(He loves a Cracker..)

Risographs, Blogs & Colds!

Friday, 8 December 2017

Hello my lovely Supporters,

A very warm welcome to my new pledgers of Barking. December has brought many things sadly most are viral. As those of you who have or are around young children know it’s not only a festive month but one of colds, flus and ear infections. Naturally this means a slowdown on Barking but there is still much happening.

This month I've joined forces with Kay Szczypiorsk…


Friday, 24 November 2017

Hello my lovely supporters!

It's coming to the end of the first week of campaigning for BARKING. A week that has left me thrilled, delighted and a little overwhelmed by your generosity and so I would like to say thank you. 

In creating this story I knew I would have to expose a side of myself and a time in my life that I still feel quite ashamed by. That feeling is entirely why I am so passionate…

Publication date: March 2020
119% funded
399 backers