The Slacker Asteroid

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Website up and running.

Hello to all,

This is to let you know that my website,, is up and running and I'll be doing my business and correspondence through there.

Please visit me there and add the link to your blogs and websites.

Happy days,


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Ragmop Price List... Sort of...

Hello to all. For those of you who have inquired after the original art in Ragmop I'm still trying to figure out a fair market for my work. That said most pages that don't include dinosaurs or that aren't splash pages will be priced at $100. The dinosaur pages will be slightly higher ($125?) and some splash pages will start around $150 depending on the content. The pinup pages I'm listing for $200. Pages 8-16 (drawn at 11 x 16.6)and page 128 are likewise $200.

As I said this is all tentative as I try to establish a place for my original art in the market and what I feel is a fair return for my labor. I'm open to negotiation especially if you'd like to purchase more than one page. Or you can just jolly well tell me where to go.

Rob Walton

Monday, January 22, 2007

The Comedy Stylings of Grace Walton & Dave Sim

Hey everyone. Trevor just posted the last of the Ragmop book launch video on YouTube featuring my daughter Grace and Dave Sim (not my daughter) in heated debate over the merits of the Three Stooges. Warning: This video contains scenes of extreme cartoon violence.


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Yet More YouTube Links

Hey all.

Trevor just posted two more segments from the Ragmop book launch on YouTube. They feature me reading from the book. The second installment features my daughter Grace joining me for a reading from the section where Alice meets Little Miss Universe.


Artwork For Sale Part 2: The New York Con

Thank you to those of you who have inquired about and/or purchased artwork from both Ragmop and Grendel Tales: The Devil's Hammer. I will be in New York for the Con in February with art to sell as well as the book. For those of you attending please drop by. I'll be sharing a table with an old friend Andrew Pepoy.

In the meantime, if you're interested in my original art, please send me an email at Right now people are getting the pick of the littler, so if there's a special page you'd like to inquire about I'm here. Or, if you'd like to comment on the book itself, you can do that too.

Thank you to all of you for receiving me back so generously.

Happy New Year. Here's to a great 2007.


Thursday, January 04, 2007

Ragmop Art For Sale

Yes, it's that time of the year when no one has money to spend. What better moment to put the contents of Ragmop up for sale? For prices and page availability please contact me at

Prices do vary, of course. Ragmop was done in the stone age method of cut and paste with the lettering on the artboaeds (so you can read the funny bits). Some pages that were reproduced as scans due to missing artboards are obviously not for sale. If anyone knows the whereabouts of the artwork for "Spiked" and "Ragmop Babies" please let me know. If you see this artwork for sale anywhere else (not that there's any great demand for my art) please note that I consider it stolen material.

Happy New Year to one and all.

Rob Walton

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Dave and Rob on YouTube

Hello to all.

For those interested parties, you can catch the mini-interview and comedy stylings of Dave Sim & Rob Walton on YouTube.

Ragmop's been out for a couple of weeks now and if you have any comments or queries please feel free to pass them along. You can either post them here or send me an email at

In the meantime I wish you well. Happy reading.

BTW if you haven't picked up the Midnighter penned by Warren Ellis, don't hesitate another moment. The first issue was probably the best first issue I've read in years with a real good ol' fashioned kicker of an ending. Issue 2 was out last week. You might as welll pick up Desolation Jones while you're at it. I find the current artist a little difficult to get used to after Williams III but perfectly suitable to the book nonetheless and the writing remains top notch. Don't say I didn't tell you.


Friday, December 01, 2006

Ragmop Launch a Great Success

Wow! What a night. What a day. It began with meeting Dave Sim for lunch along with his cartoon sidekick, Chester Brown. Dave wanted to video an artist on the day of his launch, so Trevor was along with camera and mike in hand to record the events of the afternoon. The resulting film will appear on Dave's blog and YouTube sometime next week.

After lunch Trevor and I went off to pick up my daughter Grace --the inspiration for Ragmop's “Little Miss Universe”. We headed downtown to World Salon where Grace had her hair cut and styled by the beautiful and delightful Aki. While in between shampoo and cut I interviewed Grace on camera about being a character in the book and what it was like watching me put the book together over the past two years. She handled the interview like a seasoned professional.

Once coiffed, Grace, I, and Trevor headed to the Victory Cafe for dinner and the launch. Grace changed into a floor length gold gown and I slipped into my tux. As I met and greeted people as they arrived Grace got up on stage for an interview with Dave. When he asked her if she thought the Three Stooges were funny, Grace replied, "What? You think this is funny?" and grabbed Dave's nose with a pair of pliers. You could hear Dave shouting "Moe! Moe!" for blocks.

Presentations got underway around eight with my reading two sections from Ragmop. Then Grace and I read a portion of the book with her character, Little Miss Universe. Also present was Duck-Duck although she shied away from the microphone and preferred I speak in her stead.

All in all it was a great time. I was so proud of Grace who captured everyone's hearts and co-signed the books with me --often putting her name ahead of mine since the crowd generally asked for her signature first. Everyone was very generous and accepting of her contribution to the book and the evening. It made me feel very good to be part of this community. You all gave comics a good name.

Other news is that independent bookstores around Toronto have been enthusiastically welcoming Ragmop on their shelves. If you're around Toronto and can't find Ragmop through the comics outlets, try Pages, Book City, This Ain't the Rosedale Library, and Another Story.

I'd like to thank Chris Butcher, Dave, Chester, Trevor, and everyone who came out to the event for making the return of Ragmop such a special day and night for me and Grace.

Thank you all for welcoming Ragmop back with open arms. Think I better dance now.