As mentioned in my New Year blog I released my first book of adult horror poems, Dr Ripper’s Fabricated Freaks back in October. It was a fun experience illustrating all those weird little poems I wrote back in 2008 and to finally get it printed was so rewarding.

Sales have been very solid which is nice to see and overseas audiences have started to grow too. Good to see that people from other countries can appreciate a bit of British humour, which can often be an acquired taste.

Pretty soon after the book was released on Amazon I started getting sent selfies of people with the book in their hands…

With ideas for further books in mind, this gave me the idea for a competition.

So the competition is this:

Post a selfie with a copy of Dr Ripper’s Fabricated Freaks to me on twitter (@richnairn) or to the Dr Ripper Facebook page which is Dr Ripper & co. I will pick my favourite selfie and the winner will be illustrated in one of the pages of the next book, which I hope to publish around April/May. Not only that but the winner will receive a free copy of the book.

So get entering peeps, you have til Jan 30th to post selfies as this is the date I’ll be announcing the winner.

Copies of Dr Ripper’s Fabricated Freaks can be purchased from Amazon or you can get yourself a signed copy from my site at