Friday, 3 December 2010

Stickers for your Knickers

Just in time for Christmas, the Sam Branton Quintet presents Pantsfers: Stickers for your Knickers(TM). Want to send a loved one some witty pants, but embarassed to ask the size or can't afford the shipping? This is the perfect gift solution- or equally an ideal way to transform your own jaded underwear.

In four designs: BO Quim, Naughty Balloon, magnifying glass and "Cute Dick, Faggit".

1. Take off your pants!
2. Place image face down on your pants.
3. Iron all over until the green parts become brown; don't forget the edges.
4. Let your pants cool down.
5. Peel off the Pantsfer carefully.
6. Put your pants back on!

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Finger Puppets

Sam has been very busy recently making a set of Quintet character finger puppets.

We hope to have some for sale soon. In the meantime, How To Tell A Coot from a Moorhen: A Rhyming Primer is now finished and made its first public appearance at the Thought Bubble Small Press fair in Leeds last weekend.

We also have some copies of it and of Naughty Balloon at our friend James Chen-Wishart's stall in Oxford's Gloucester Green craft market, every Thursday.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Coming Soon

Dear Friends,

Not a brief while ago it was discussed among us the utmost shame that there was no mnemonic nor rhyme to tell a COOT from a MOORHEN. We are now pleased to announce that we have rectified this situation.

How To Tell A Coot From A Moorhen: A Rhyming Primer is our latest undertaking, to be published post-haste. This pamphlet, boasting colour illustrations from six artists, promises to forever end the ignominy of the confused waterfowl observer.

Yrs sincerely,

The Sam Branton Quintet

Friday, 27 August 2010

Short Stories

Last night we invented a new game, in the style of Spanking Yoda. Everyone makes an 8-page booklet and draws the first page of a story (words and pictures) on the inside front cover. The booklets are then passed around the circle and the next frame of the story is drawn by a new player. Each turn, only the previous page is visible. On the last turn, players add a title on the front page of the booklet based on the picture on the last page.

Here are some of the resulting stories (click to enlarge):

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

BO Quim meets John Allison

Click for larger version. Based on True Events.
(JA disappointed us by being prissy about BO's sign at the Mini Comix Thing)

Sunday, 28 March 2010

UK Mini Comix Thing

B.O. Quim and Miss Crick visited the UK Web and MiniComix Thing this weekend.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Hairy Rhymes

The Sam Branton Quintet presents the first edition of Hairy Rhymes, a collection of spooky poems to fright and delight.

"A Zombie saw a Bat
And jumped right out his hat
Because the bat had a gun
That was pointing at his bum"

Written by Sam Branton and Chris Roaf; illustrated by Beehive Crick, Chris Roaf, Lucy Parker, Janet Burchell, Matt Marlow, Chris Coffey and Jowie Adkins.

Friday, 19 March 2010

The Naughty Balloon: Time Out

The Sam Branton Quintet presents a sequel to The Naughty Balloon:

Naughty Balloon: Time Out, in which our hero goes time travelling...

...with catastrophic results.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Love Poems

Another new project, this time in collaboration with Birolines; a series of rhyming love stories in mini-comic form.

Here is a sample (click to enlarge):

We are hoping to produce a boxed set: the ideal gift!

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Happy Birthday Ed!

A comic for our buddy Ed's birthday: Ed's Buddha Balloon.