Partly autobiographical and partly fictive Blotting Paper draws on selected comics related reflections from my academic career including attempts to carry the comics flag within art and design education in both teaching and research. It also contains anecdotes relating to my Doctor Comics’s alias’s adventures. Printmaking has been employed as well as drawing, typography and handwriting as image-making techniques. The intention was to make a comic in an artist’s book type of format. This was then developed into a zine format, followed by the indie comics form and ultimately all of the various issues and formats were combined into graphic novel form.