Lured back into the fields of art, comics and illustration in 2012, Mal Earl has stacked up an impressive list of work in the subsequent years.
His personal projects have included designs based on the graphic sensibilities of Weimar Period Berlin.
And a print series capturing the mood and excitement of the Jazz greats.
His initial comic work appeared in publications alongside such luminaries as Bill Scienkiewicz, David Lloyd, Glenn Fabry, Marc Hempel and Shaky Kane, and he progressed to becoming a regular contributor to David Lloyd’s online Comic, Aces Weekly with his creator owned, Bullhawk, Scars, The Bridge and JIGSAW.
In 2017, in collaboration with Manchester’s underground icon Kermit Leveridge, he presented the duo’s ‘graphic poem’ Lies and Other Fools as a 48 page full colour book – the culmination of a process which also included the production of art for a vinyl release of the poem read by the late, Howard Marks.
He has produced art for Greg Wilson’s Super Weird Substance and the 14 Hour ‘Happening’ at Liverpool’s Florrie on the 1st April 2017 with the legendary Alan Moore.
From November 2018 until 2019 he exhibited his digital prints at the Barrow Dock Museum with the South Lakes Art Collective.
In 2019 he was asked to contribute to The ‘77, a new, british anthology comic, for which he created the story – PRODIGAL.
Fully funded on Kickstarter in an incredible two days the comic will launch in May 2020.
Mal’s creative interests are diverse. He enjoys writing as much as illustrating, poetry as much as pulp; but comics are his abiding passion.
Rolling forward into 2020 he has a number of projects pencilled into his schedule including a return to his own BULLETPROOF NYLON further issues of The ‘77 and an homage to the golden days of comics such as EAGLE and TV21.
Self taught, Mal resides in the Western Lake District of England with his wife and daughter.