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Alex Musson


Hi, I'm Alex, creator of Mustard magazine. I edit, design and publish the mag (and this website) and write about half of each issue.

I started a black & white version of Mustard many years ago, writing and publishing the photocopied magazines in my spare time around my day-job of website design.

I also performed stand-up comedy for a couple of years (making the BBC New Talent semi-finals), did improv in a group with Isy Suttie, and wrote and performed sketches for BBC Radio 4.

Then I started the new colour, professionally printed Mustard mags that you can buy on this website and in shops. I published four of those over a year and a half before the recession hit, which killed off many indie mags and forced Mustard into hibernation for a while.

I got back into comedy writing when I was comissioned by Alan Moore to write a regular two-page column for his magazine Dodgem Logic. This reinvigorated me on the writing front and helped me build up new content, and so Mustard reappered with issue #05 – three months after the birth of my first son.

Child-rearing and the need to earn more money to support a family has kept new Mustard issues to a slower schedule. Issue #06, #07 and #08 followed, with the latter delivered on the same day as my second son. Since then I have been updating and expanding these as digital issues.

You can contact me at

My Mustard stuff:

Spoof News and Articles:

Characters & Stories

Spoof Movie Posters

Spoof Magazine Covers

Spoof Ads


Comic strips (scripts) and cartoons

Minis / one-liners

Editorial page design and words

Cover designs and Poster designs


The big ones

The shorter ones


'Cult Corner' Reviews

Mustard #01: Graham LinehanMustard #02: Michael PalinMustard #03: Peep Show's Bain & ArmstrongMustard #04: Alan MooreMustard #05a: Stewart LeeMustard #05b: Richard HerringMustard #06: John LloydMustard #07: Robin InceMustard #08: Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein & Fred Armisen
Myth Management

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First World War Problems
#FirstWorldProblems »
A series of First World Problems that were also First World War Problems.
Back to the Future: the Inevitable Remake
Back to the Future:
the Inevitable Remake »
Teenager Martie McFly travels back thirty years, to 1985!
Jurassic Park: post credits sequence
Jurassic Park:
post credits sequence »
Lost deleted scene features suprising appearance.
Mustard trailer
Mustard trailer »
Watch our trailer, featuring music and narration from Matt Berry!
Mustard compendium paperback
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  the complete compendium.

Mustard trailer
Mustard trailer »
Watch our trailer, featuring music and narration from Matt Berry!
Question Tag
Question Tag »
Mustard's interviewees ask each other questions. Featuring Linehan, Palin, Bain, Moore, Berry, Lee, Herring, Lloyd, etc.
Paper versions of Michael Palin, Alan Moore, Peep Show and IT Crowd
Paper People »
Cut-out-and-make Mustard cover stars! Michael Palin, Alan Moore, Stewart Lee, Richard Herring and Peep Show and IT Crowd crews.
Mustard on The IT Crowd
Mustard on The IT Crowd »
Moss reads Mustard in an episode of The IT Crowd, and Roy's reading it on the cover of the American DVD.
Brilliantly funny! BBC Absolutely cracking! Channel 4 First class. The Guardian
A satirical gem. The Telegraph A dash of something special. Michael Palin
Endlessly hilarious. Alan Moore Like The Onion? You'll love MustardPatton Oswalt