JUST IN!  SANCHO #1-5 reviewed on AIN'T IT COOL NEWS who say "The adventure is high and the shorts never fail to entertain... Recommended for seekers of thrill and fun." Read the whole review HERE!

SANCHO is the story of Mexican paranormal adventurer José Maria Garcia, an ex Roman Catholic exorcist priest who used to belong to a secretive order known as V2. He now plies his trade as a powerful magician, and along with his sidekick/familiar, the 6 inch high "pookah" Tom Frost, has his offices in Dublin's Talbot Street.

SANCHO started as Pancho, a strip in a comic called WASTED that myself and Ian were trying to get together in the 90s. When that project fell though, SANCHO (or Pancho) was put on the back burner. The idea was resurrected in 2005 after a trip to the Bristol Comic Expo. I saw a ton of Small Press stuff there and decided to get back in the game. 

I wrote a draft outline for the story (which became Sancho's Last Case in issue 1) and drew the first 5 pages. Ian then came on board and we rewote the whole shebang, the biggest change being the name change from Pancho to Sancho -- Ian reckoned Pancho was a fat guy's name -- it was a bit of serendipity really, in the comic "Pancho" was a sidekick to a guy called Don, so the name change meant we could go for the full Cervantes...

After the first issue we moved SANCHO to an anthology style title, collaborating with many talented guest contributors such as Davy Francis, Mike Carroll, Ed Berridge, Declan Shalvey, Derek O'Connor and Pádraig Ó Méaloid.

SANCHO was shortlisted for 2 Eagle Awards for Best European Comic for 2 years in a row (missing out to Asterix and Requiem Vampire Knight by Pat Mills respectively), and a six page SANCHO story has appeared in Judge Dredd Megazine. We are now up to issue 5.

READ a complete SANCHO story, "The Drowned Village", previously published in Judge Dredd Megazine HERE!



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