Ugly Mug 5

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The House of Harley’s comics anthology Ugly Mug is back after a 30 year break.
Order your copy now from Lulu.

The forces of optimism and pessimism battle it out over 72 pages in this horror-themed mag, which features new strips and drawings by the creme of the British small press cartooning scene:

  • Organic Matter – an auxillary brain is assembled, in a twisted tale by Ed Pinsent
  • Peasholm Island – prologue to the forthcoming graphic novel The Rightful King of the North Riding by Marc Baines
  • Father Gilderoy Investigates – meet John Bagnall‘s dynamic sleuth
  • Somberline: Dreams of Power – ominous politics in this Chris Reynolds one-pager
  • Snak – an art-punk drawing from Savage Pencil‘s Animals Eating Other Animals series
  • Beserker Tom Tiffin‘s spider fellow is too mangled for the Multiverse
  • Postcards From A Nother Place – images from the interstellar travels of Denny Derbyshire
  • Put Your Best Foot Fwd – a radical self-help philosophy, modelled by Canadian contortionist and performance artist Ess Hödlmoser aka Strange and Wonderful Creature
  • Ugly Mugshots snapped by Niall Richardson
  • The Saga of the Scroll – Harry Excess encounters a giant octopus and other evil omens, in chapter 5 of Ed Pinsent‘s Windy Wilberforce epic

And from the House of Harley studio

  • Enigmatic cover star Voodoo Master undergoes a mid-life crisis
  • Harvey’s S-S-S-Secret – Hollywood actor Harvey Keitel faces his biggest fear
  • Count Dracula’s Great Secret is revealed, in a tribute to Paul Naschy, 1970s ice lolly ads and picnic vodka
  • Seb, stranded in fog – where is everyone?
  • The Kommuter Kronicle exposes the psycho-political horror of public transport policy
  • Discourage the Use of Cash – the House of Harley’s Behavioural Research Unit strikes
  • Negative Lad asks what good are superpowers in this misbegotten world?
  • Trick or Street – never drive at night!
  • Harmless Delusions about Rice Krispies and Padron Peppers
  • How to make your own Golden Flavoured Syrup
  • Dora the Art Restorer reveals a trade secret
  • Dunstan Hunna puts the washing out
  • Reflexology – a rude pictorial poem
  • A glimpse behind the scenes at the House of Harley studio

Published Nov 2021. 72 pages, black and white premium stock, A4 paperback.
Not suitable for children.

£9.95 + postage. Order now from Lulu.

A handful of Ugly Mug back issues are available from the Shop.

You can own the cover of Ugly Mug 5 on a t-shirt, sticker, pillow, tote bag and even a mug.

The Big Reveal


The third House of Harley art book is a mammoth collection of highlights from Harley’s visits to life drawing groups in London – including Betty Frankenstien’s Drawing Room, The Moon and Nude, Life Draw N4, Shoreditch Fashion Illustration Class and the Exotique Drawing Salon.

Featuring life drawing superstars Carla Tofano, Steve Ritter, Andrew Crayford and the Salacious Sirens, amongst over thirty models. Harley applies his raw and experimental approach to quick-fire drawings of mermaids, pole dancers, masked heroines, burlesque dancers, cowgirls and werewolves as well as many traditional nudes.

Published July 2021. 180 pages, colour premium stock, A5 paperback.

£24.95 + postage. Order now from Lulu.

Visit the House of Harley Shop for info about our previous books, Corrugated Catwalk and Feature Show, and other arty items.

Feature Show

The second House of Harley art book is a veritable festival of faces. It’s packed with hundreds of pen and ink drawings from the sketchbooks of Harley R, showing humanity in all its expressive glory. The artist uses a wide range of styles in his sketches, from representational to abstract, serious to goofy, but the human spirit shines through them in them all.

Published February 2021. 68 pages, black and white premium stock, A5 paperback.

£9.99 + postage. Available from Lulu or visit the House of Harley Shop for our previous book, Corrugated Catwalk, and other arty items.

Corrugated Catwalk

After a break of 30 years, the House of Harley resumes its publishing activities with the first in a series of art books. Corrugated Catwalk features excerpts from my sketchbooks, exploring the weird and wonderful world of fashion, and is packed with odd and imaginative extrapolations on the contents of Sunday fashion supplements, clothing catalogues and shoe stores.

Published November 2020. 52 pages, full colour premium stock, A5 paperback.

£12.99 + postage. Available from Lulu or visit the House of Harley Shop for other arty items.

Sketchbook for sale

My latest sketchbook is available to buy, featuring hundreds of drawings made between October 2017 and March 2020. Over 80 double page spreads in an 11cm x 15.5 cm Ryman sketchbook. Faces, fashion illustration, costume, lingerie, abstract shoes and cats, angular nudes, monsters, architecture, cars, musicians and much more. Samples below.

Cost: £495 plus postage and packing. Enquire here.

Autumn 2019 sketchbook for sale

My latest sketchbook is available to buy, featuring hundreds of drawings made between August and October 2019. Over 80 double page spreads in an 11cm x 15.5 cm Ryman sketchbook. Fashion illustrations and wacky wardrobes, musicians, people playing sports, Monica Vitti, rude nudes, abstraction all over the place and much more. Samples below.

Cost: £495 plus postage and packing. Enquire here.

2018-19 sketchbook for sale

My latest sketchbook is available to buy, featuring hundreds of pen drawings from between August 2018 and April 2019.  83 double page spreads in an 11cm x 15.5 cm Ryman sketchbook. Fashion illustrations, faces, abstract objects, stockings, suspenders, and nudes a plenty. Samples below.

Cost: £495 plus postage and packing. Enquire here.