This is a picture story about Dutch darts legend Raymond van Barneveld, for the 2019 PDC Premier League Programme.

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The story documents the highs & lows of ‘Barney’s’ roller-coaster Premier League career, ahead of his forthcoming retirement at the end of the 2019 season. Highlights include nine dart finishes in 2006…

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and again in 2010…

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before finally winning the Premier League trophy in 2014

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Here’s the full story spreads…

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and Official Programme cover.

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2nd Arsenal post lost in drafts section & finally seeing the light of day one year later!

Thanks to the guys at Organic Publicity I was invited to the World Premiere of the Arsenal film ’89’ at the Odeon Holloway in London.

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Getting the red carpet treatment was a whole gang of Arsenal legends including manager George Graham, plus author Nick Hornby and Guardian journalist Amy Lawrence…

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Ahead of the screening, comedian Alan Davies hosted an entertaining Q&A session with Lee Dixon, Michael Thomas, George Graham, Amy Lawrence and Tony Adams…

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Lee Dixon, also Executive Producer for the movie, had contributed to the text for the comic strip, so I forced a framed print of the artwork into his hands…

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Luckily Lee didn’t object, and after all that, the movie was great too!

Confession time – just unearthed 3 Arsenal unpublished draft posts. Here’s the first – almost exactly a year late!

Another really enjoyable job – a comic strip of the Liverpool v Arsenal title decider in 1989, to be used as promotional material for the launch of the Universal movie ’89’

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After briefly setting the scene at Anfield, and showing Alan Smith’s headed goal, the action concentrates on the build up to that incredible last minute strike from Michael Thomas…

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finishing with the flick past Bruce Grobbelaar, and Gunners captain Tony Adams lifting the famous old Division One Trophy.

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Here’s the complete page…

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Also commissioned (and unused) by NFL/Programmemaster, this Web Comic version of Adam Sandler’s ‘Needle Dick’ scene from the 1998 comedy movie ‘The Waterboy’.

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SCLSU Mud Dogs water boy Bobby Boucher (Sandler), is inspired by Coach Klein (Henry Winkler) to visualise those who have wronged him as he is unleashed on the league for the first time…

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** VIEW MORE WEB COMICS HERE!

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Programmemaster/NFL also commissioned this Comic book interpretation of the Tom Cruise & Cuba Gooding Jr ‘Show me the money’ telephone scene from the 1996 movie ‘Jerry Maguire’, but it was unused.

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I’ve presented it here in the same way as the previous ‘Any Given Sunday’ web-comic. Cruise, playing sports agent Jerry Maguire, is fired from his company, and desperately tries to hang onto the athletes he represents, in this case Cuba Gooding Jr playing Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rod Tidwell…

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** VIEW MORE WEB COMICS HERE!

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Comic book interpretation of Al Pacino’s famous ‘Inches’ speech from the 1999 Oliver Stone movie ‘Any Given Sunday’. Pacino, playing Miami Sharks coach Tony D’Amato, inspires his players ahead of a crunch game in the play-offs…

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Originally commissioned by NFL to appear in issue 1 of their online magazine ‘Overtime’. I’ve since re-packaged it as a standalone web-comic…

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** VIEW MORE WEB-COMIC BOOKS HERE!

What a start to a World Cup semi-final this was! Just 5 minutes into the game and Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier fires this free kick over the Croatian wall and into the top corner…

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Of course Croatia came back and ended England’s World Cup Dream in extra-time…

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Lots more World Cup 2018 drawings and info at my ‘England World Cup Sketchbook’ on line now – CLICK HERE!

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