Sunday, 28 April 2013

Coming Soon Stainless Steel

CDComics latest title is due for release next week on Kindle, Drive Thru and Apple, Nook, Kobo and Sony via Smashwords, priced at just $1.99/£1.35UK.

Stainless Steel is an action and adventure steampunk narrative that blends science fact with science fiction and marks the 100th Anniversary of the invention of Stainless Steel by Harry Brearley in 1913.

The comic will appear with the other 12 CDComics titles at the following locations

Other titles available

Monday, 15 April 2013

Sheffield Killer Butcher Comic

Very different finish to the art work back in the day, thanks to Chatri, but this old story of mine is currently being updated and relocated to Sheffield, so will hopefully be the 4th or rather the first in the Surreal Murder Mystery Series.

Sorry, you'll have to wait for the dialogue, but as usual expect the unexpected. It takes place in 1984, six years before Meadowhell: The True Horror of Shopping, but the DCI on this case will be familiar to some, it's Bramley... And this one introduces the Surreal Detective called Punchline.

Issue One
Story and Layouts by Craig Daley
Pen and Ink Art Work by Chatri

You can find more of Chatri's excellent work at

Previous CDComic releases are available from the following websites, priced between $0.99-1.99 or 70p-£1.50 UK and please visit my blog find out more at

Friday, 12 April 2013

Three Tuns Haunting in Sheffield

My Father who was born in 1928, told me a story of what happened to him when he was a child. His family lived on Silver Head Street next to what was then a smaller public house, that's now called the Three Tuns. The Public House has at some time since been extended and now incorporates his old family home and the ghost stories at that location are legendary in the local area.

He was born in that house and lived there until he was eight years old and during the last couple of years at the house his mother use to send him down ito the cellar. The purpose of his trips down into the dark was to put another penny in the meter and this chore was something he still remembers vividly almost eighty years later.

The cold atmosphere of the cellar, the strange other worldly murmurs and moans, but most of all the touch of a hand on his shoulder and then long icy fingers stretching down the back of his neck. This always happened at exactly the same spot as he moved through the doorway between the two cellar rooms and had hastened him quickly on his way to and back from delivering the penny.

His mother although not showing any great interest in his claims, that there was something strange down in the cellar, always sent him and she never ventured down into the dark herself.

Was the language the ghost was speaking Latin, was this the infamous Nun, referred to in so many of the stories surrounding the Three Tuns, you will have to decide.

My interest in the horror and macabre, didn't come from my Father or that story, because he told me the tale for the first time just a few weeks ago.

But here are three of the comic book narratives that I set in Sheffield...

(Football Crazy is also available in blue and white for SWFC fans)

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The comics are on sale in two parts from the following download website priced at just 70pUK/$0.99 to read on your smartphone, tablet, desktop or android device.

Or if you are lucky enough to live in or be visiting Sheffield, you can by the full narratives on CDrom packaged in a slimline DVD case with a full wrap around cover for £2.50

From the Sheffield Space Centre on the Wicker, Broomhill's Galaxy 4 or Record Collector, Rare and Racey on Devonshire Green, Blackwells on Mappin Street, the Funhouse in Woodseats or the Sheffield Star Shop on York Street, that is just a couple of hundred yards up from the Three Tuns.

In Sheffield, Spring Heeled Jack is titled 'The Attercliffe Prowler', giving him the name he was known by during his reappearance in 1973

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

MPs claim £3,750 each for Thatcher Tribute

MPs returning to Parliament early to pay tribute to Margaret Thatcher can claim £3,750 in expences from tax payers.

How long would it take you to save £3,750 after paying you bills, food, rent/mortgage, general living costs, 1, 2, 3, 4 months, one year, two years or more?

The tax payer will pay for the, in all but name, 'State Funeral' and will also have to pay for Policing of the event as there are concerns over security, as many of the electorate (tax payers) did not share the opinion of the political elite in regards of Thatchers legacy.

The long-term unemployed and the underclass that exist in our society were created by the policies introduced by her Government in the 1980's. Unemployment was 1.4M when Thatcher came to power, she more than doubled that and the numbers have never gone below the 1979 level since, the economic strategy of this country is built on high unemployment. The complete collapse on manufacturing was overseen by her Government and the Governments that have done little to change the situation.

Only 7% of the electorate are educated at independent schools, but they make up 35% of the Members of Parliament. This same elite monopolise all high paid employment in the Private Sector, as C.E.O's of Banks and all other Businesses and even Charities. In the Public Sector, they become Mayors, Police Comissioners and high ranking Civil Servants.

They run this country and have run this country into the ground and will continue to do so, while blaiming the unemployed they create with their political policies.

This isnt the arrogance of youth, this is confidence of certainty

This has to stop, call for equal representation in Parliament, 93% of the electorate are State Educated, 93% of MPs should come form State Schools. Would you support an e-petition to Parliament asking them to debate this lack of equality in Britain

Robin Hood: There is No Conspiracy, the comic is available from the following download sites

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Manhattan 1930 $1 Comic takes off in USA

Manhattan 1930: The Man in the White Suit, a comic book narrative in the three parts has achieved great sales in the USA, but hasn't done as well as other CDComics on this side of the pond.

Sheffield UK based CDComics has 9 other titles out there that are all set in the UK and these are selling equally on both side of the Atlantic, but Manhattan is doing better in the the USA across all the download websites that it is available

This Pulp Fiction style narrative combines Steampunk Science, the Occult and Hard Boiled investigation in a plot relating to the murder of the main characters PI partner, but the positive independent reviews can tell you better than me...

The comics are priced at just $0.99/70pUK or equivalent in other countries

Monday, 8 April 2013

e-petition to Parliament

Would you consider signing an e-petition asking Parliament to debate the lack of representation of the State Educated electorate in Parliament?

90%+ of the electorate attended State Schools and the politcal class/elite/MPs in Britain increasingly fail to reflect the make up of the electorate it serves and lacks any diversity.

I've included some data that is available on the Internet. The following figures are taken from data supplied by Sutton Trust in May 2010

The Educational Backgrounds of Members of Parliament in 2010

Over one third (35%) of MPs elected in the 2010 General Election attended independent schools, which educate just 7% of the school population. The proportion of MPs attending independent schools is 3 percentage points higher than in the previous 2005 Parliament.

Nine in ten MPs in 2010 attended university – by far the highest proportion of any Parliament to date. This includes just under three in ten who were educated at either Oxford or Cambridge universities. Oxford has produced 102 MPs serving in the 2010 Parliament.

(The arrogance of youth or the confidence of certainty?)

There are 20 Etonians in the 2010 Parliament -- 5 more than those who served in the 2005 Parliament. Overall 13 schools (12 of which are fee-charging) produce a tenth of all MPs in the new Parliament.

38% of Conservative MPs were educated at Oxford or Cambridge compared with 20% of Labour MPs and 28% of Liberal Democrat MPs.

To combat this inequality Parliament could set targets for the three main parties to increase the number of State Educated MPs.

This could follow a similar format to gender and ethnic minority equality of representation and the target of 90% State Educated MPs, although not immediately achievable, would be a worthy goal.

The comic is available on the following download sites and the petition?
Will be up and running if there's enough interest? Retweet, Reply, Follow, Like etc

Kobo Murder Mystery Download Comics

Sheffield UK based CDComics Surreal Murder Mystery Series titles are riding high in the Kobo Bestsellers Chart.

Meadowhell: The True Horror of Shopping,
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Spring Heeled Jack: From the Tunnels of Hells,
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Football Crazy: The Theatre of Nightmares

Are all placed in the top 10 of the Kobo Crime and Mystery Chart and in the top 30 of the Kobo Horror Chart. Each Surreal Murder Mystery title has two parts and at least 32 full colour pages in each comic that are priced at only $0.99/66pUK/Worldwide Equivalent.

Here's the front covers of all CDComics current titles...

And these comics aren't only available on Kobo, they are also ready to download onto desktop, smartphone, android or tablet from

Sheffield United Comic

This isn't 'Roy of the Rovers', unless they are playing an away game in the 'Twilight Zone'. Sure it has comic book pages dedicated to match coverage of an F.A. Cup, that sees the Blades face, Liverpool, Spurs, Man Utd, Arsenal and Wolves, but it's not just about football.

It's  more 'League of Gentlemen' than 'League One Round Up,' and here's a few comments made by an independent reviewer.

Football Crazy: The Theatre Of Nightmares On The Road To Insanity, part of the CD Comics Surreal Murder Mystery Series, is certainly a different type of comic, and a world away from the mainstream. Whether you have an interest in the beautiful game or not, there’s enough there to keep anyone hooked, and the fantastically off-the-wall pay off makes for an amusingly different ending to this sort of tale, poking fun at the numerous, seemingly massed produced crime dramas that tend to flood the TV schedules. Once again Jim Rosenthal’s stellar FA Cup draws get sent up in hilarious style, along with regional news programme, Look North, which pretty much hits the nail on the head. With these quirks adding to an overall brilliant story, you really are missing out on some genius story telling if you don’t give Football Crazy a go.
Full Review

The story is available in two full colour 33 page parts for just 70p from the following websites

Or if you are lucky enough to live in or are visting Sheffield, why not buy the 66 page CDrom versions packaged in a slimline DVD case with a wrap around cover for £2.50. It's available from Sheffield's Space Centre on the Wicker, Galaxy 4 and the Record Collector in Broomhill, Blackwells on Mappin Street, Rare and Racey on Devonshire Green and from the Star building on York Street

And here's the good news for you Owls fans, it's also available locally in Blue and White

Meadowhall Comic

Meadowhell: The True Horror of Shopping that is available in two 32 page full colour parts to download or in a single 64 page one-shot on CDrom locally is creating some interesting feedback from readers and reviewers alike.

Horror Cult Films
Daley’s unique, dry wit is the highlight of his writing. He may write great stories, but when it comes to the closing pages, there’s no one else to compare. CD Comics output has been nothing but a treat to read, with Meadowhell being no exception. Another cult gem.
full review

Rotting Zombie
I never guessed what was really going on, when I found out I was surprised, very clever once again and going back you can see a ridiculous amount of clues littering the comic which unless you are insane you would just never pick up on.
full review

Comic Bastards Review
It’s rare that a comic completely catches me off guard, usually there’s some semblance of what’s going on before the surprise. With this series though, I was caught off guard completely when I read it, so much so that I leaned back in my chair and was like, “Damn… you got me.” I’m going to remain as spoiler free when describing the details about story and unfortunately that means not telling you what “got me”.
full review:

I'm not willing to ruin the end either, but reader feedback has been on similar lines, blown away, shocked and surprised, so why not have a read... It could change the way you shop forever.

It's available from the following websites, priced at just $0.99/70pUK or Worldwide equivalents

The CDrom version, packaged in a slimline DVD case with a wrap around cover is priced £2.50 and is available from Sheffield's Space Centre on the Wicker, Broomhill's Galaxy 4 and Record Collector, Blackwells on Mappin Street, the Funhouse in Woodseats, Rare and Racey on Devonshire Green and now at the Sheffield Star Shop on York Street

Sunday, 7 April 2013

CDComics in Japan

Sheffield UK based CDComics have broken into Japan and are starting to get download comic sales there on various downloads sites. The puzzle is that Carnacki and Hannay and Eyam: The Plague Village UFO Mystery is the one of the twelve available titles that appears to have caught the attention of the Japanese market.

The story is set in 1965 on the 300th anniversary of the plague outbreak in the village of Eyam. It is a story of mass abduction and has Thomas Carnacki, the Ghost Hunter teaming up with Richard Hannay, the James Bond prototype to solve the mystery.

The comic has been reviewed by two independent sites

This and the other 11 CDComics titles are available priced between $0.99-$1.99 or 66p-£1.40 from the sites listed below and each comics is a minimum of 32 full colour pages