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Remember 2008? Basshunter was riding high in the charts, the world economy went tits up and Thomas Beatie, the world’s first pregnant man, gave birth to a daughter. Halcyon days indeed, and as for me I was working on Manly Boys an irreverent boys comic spoof with Banal Pig’s Steve Tillotson.

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As collaborations go, it was fairly straightforward, as I recall, we simply had a race to see who could write 16 pages first. Steve won, so he had to do the cover.

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It proved highly popular and sold out at super quick pace. What happened to the money we made, neither of us are sure, I remember ordering another drink, Steve feeding pound coins into a fruit machine and meeting a magic bean seller on the way home from Mile End. In any case we struggled to scrape together the cash for more than one reprint, whenever I had enough funds, Steve was skint, and whenever he could come up with the cash, I was poorer than a church mouse.

But now, thanks to the latest ‘Computer’ technology, Manly Boys is back!! You can buy it as a download for a paltry £1.50 by following this link. You can read a Forbidden Planet Blog review here!

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