The Lengths by Howard Hardiman

An edgy look at the world of male gay prostitutes and escorts.The first gay comic of its kind which has achieved international critical acclaim.

What Lengths would you be prepared to go to?
Nelson

Nelson

Age: 35 Height: 6’6″ Build: Muscular Package: Extra Large, Cut Smoke: No Drugs: Rather not say Role: Active Relationship: Single COMMERCIAL PROFILE Tall, muscular, hung and handsome escort available to fullfil your wildest fantasies. Strong shoulders, big arms and hands, dominant and active. Available for in/out and overnights. Very experienced....
James

James

Age: 26 Height: 5’11″ Build: Slim Package: Large, Uncut Smoke: Yes Drugs: Yes Role: Versatile Relationship: Single Chilled out, slim guy, into alternative politics, computer games, science fiction and getting nicely stoned after working hard. Looking for similarly-minded people with no assumptions and no drama. I’m in a band; we...
Dan

Dan

Age: 25 Height: 5’8″ Build: Average Package: Rather not say Smoke: No Drugs: No Role: Rather not say Relationship: In one Bit of a geek, but I can own that. Into graphic design, philosophy, science and combinations thereof. More interested in conversation than copulation, so sending anatomical photos will be...
Eddie

Eddie

Age: 24 Height: 6’1″ Build: Athletic Package: Large, Uncut Smoke: No Drugs: No Role: Versatile Relationship: It’s complicated Art-school drop-out from Barking. I like sports (doing, rather than watching), visual art and loafing about by the river. I can be a bit shy sometimes and I work weird hours, so...
Latest entries
Issue 6 Preview

Issue 6 Preview

Issue six, Art History, is coming soon. Eddie has to face the consequences of the choices he’s made and face his demons and himself and answer the painful question: has it been worth the price he’s paid to create the new life he’s leading as Ford? Challenging realisations and surprises await as he looks back...
Ontario legalises brothels

Ontario legalises brothels

  Eddie makes his case, from The Lengths 3. Just been reading that the state of Ontario in Canada has passed a law making it easier and safer for prostitutes to advertise and to work together in brothels. While the article I’ve linked to is right, and this doesn’t address the issues of poverty and...

Postage costs to go up from 30th April

As you’ve probably seen, the price of a stamp is set to rise by a third from the end of April. At the moment, I’ve been able to under-price a lot of the postage and packaging on my comics by buying envelopes in bulk, but the prices of stamps are set to rise by a...

More Press Coverage for The Lengths and The Peckham Invalids

It’s been a very exciting couple of months for me, particularly in terms of coverage. First off, there was the wonderful piece in Out There magazine, then Attitude and Gay Times both picked up on The Lengths and I’ve had lovely things said about the comic over on Broken Frontier and Forbidden Planet’s blog as...
The Lengths 6: Art History

The Lengths 6: Art History

Given that image, I think it’s safe to assume that issue 6 continues Eddie’s spiral towards the nadir of his story. In some ways, I’d say that issue 6, Art History, is the equivalent to the 11 o’clock number of the series, and I’m really pleased to have reached this point. When this is a...

The Lengths 5: There Is No Hell – Press Release

So, issue five of The Lengths arrived on our doorstep bright and early this morning. For those of you who are new to the story, here’s a copy of the press release Sarah put together a few weeks ago.  

The Lengths 5: There Is No Hell.

The Lengths issue 5: There Is No Hell has now been sent off to print after a slight delay. I suppose it’s what people call personal circumstances, but I’m not sure what the polite way of describing it is when your most recent ex-boyfriend suddenly dies over Christmas. Whatever the term is for that, that’s...

The Lengths Issue 5 Preview

Eddie, what are you running from? The last few months have been insane for me. The Lengths has found its way into Out There and Attitude Magazines, it’s now in a load of new shops, I’ve spent some quite healthy time away from London in Sweden and on the Isle of Wight, I’ve met a...

Dog Ends, Year End

I always lose weight at Christmas. I think it’s because I actually have the time to walk or cycle places rather than sprint to the station and then rush everywhere. This year, I went out to Malmö to see friends and had the time to walk through the city’s parks and streets and along by...

Season’s Greetings

Turn water into wine, kill a wren, a man, a pig or the sun. Burn candles or clocks, coax the sun out with a mirror; give presents to your gods, your mothers or each other. Whether you’re marking the birth of doomed god or the arrival of a man riding a goat to bring presents;...

Last Orders, Ladies and Gentlemen!

I will do a round-up for the year, but it feels like a hurricane of a year. Just so you know, it’s the last day today that you can get orders in before Christmas. You can get the bundle of issues 1-4 of The Lengths for £10 plus postage and there’s also the poster for...

The Lengths: Issue 4 Preview

Issue 4 of The Lengths is now available to order now from the web shop. Eddie realises that he can’t continue to maintain a double-life as the boyfriend to Dan at the same time as living as the male prostitute, Ford. As he reflects on his first job with Nelson and its consequences for his...