Monday, November 06, 2017

THE BEANS PODCAST


I'm the guest on the latest episode of The Beans Podcast.
Have a listen here.

Information from the website:
"Once a month we bring a guest into the studio hear stories from them about their work! This month it is maker of comics; DAVID ROBERTSON!
Here are a couple of links where you can explore his work:
www.fredeggcomics.com/
twitter.com/FredEggComics
If you want more info & links on this story, go to thebeanspodcast.com and look it up on our blog! You can also find us on Twitter: @thebeanspod and email us stories you’d like to see covered at thebeanspod@gmail.com
Our show is hosted by Valerie Mullen (@v_glenmullen), Sam Gonçalves (@SidlingBears) and Erin Farley (@aliasmacalias).
Music for this episode was created by Alex Auldsmith, whose work you can find on alexauldsmith.bandcamp.com/ and themicroband.bandcamp.com/"


Sunday, November 05, 2017

TREEHOUSE COMICS PODCAST 7.1: The Lakes Comic Art Festival / Stan Sakai

Logo by Neil Scott.

The new episode of the Treehouse Comics Podcast is now online.
Have a listen here.

From the website:
"Welcome to part one of a special two-part episode about the Lakes Comic Art Festival. Neil Scott and David Robertson discuss a visit to the festival in October 2017.  We cover the controversy in the run up to the festival (for those interested, a useful run-down of the criticism and subsequent Twitter storm can be found here: https://twitter.com/shallowbrigade/status/919318461339316229 )
This episode also features a talk given by the legendary Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo) at the festival.
We also discuss Melinda Gebbie (Lost Girls), the world's greatest comics covers and Mad vs Viz.
Stay posted for part two coming soon!
Cheers for listening :)"

Friday, November 03, 2017

DUNDEE SHMUNDEE! #8



My eighth Tay Bridge disaster strip is now online over at the Dundee Comics Creative Space website.


Have a look here.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

STAR JAWS #23 - The final issue

Cover by Martin Hand.

The latest issue of Star Jaws is out now.

It's the final issue, and I am honoured to have a story in there. It's a personal tale regarding a lifetime of being a devoted fan. It's called, "Goodbye, Star Wars"

Here's a preview:



Read the rest of the story in the new issue here.

Robin has been putting Star Jaws out for a few years now. It's a fun, bizarre, surreal read. I'll miss the regular issues.

If you haven't read them, they're all collected at Robin's website Images Degrading Forever.

Thanks for having me, Robin. All the best for the future.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

WILMA


Cover by Ashling Larkin.
A new anthology has been released featuring comics by Olivia Hicks/Katie Quinn, Joan Ormrod/Zu Dominiak, and Julia Round/Catriona Laird.

During the summer I worked on a project for the MLitt comics course which included making a photostrip. This caught someone's attention, as I was asked to shoot and put together another one for Wilma. I was sent a script written by Alexandra Craven, did pencil layouts, and shot the pictures. I then cut and pasted the thing together.

Here's a wee preview of the finished page:


Thursday, October 12, 2017

KIRBY & ME


My Kirby 100 painting (discussed here) is now being exhibited online at the Kirby & Me website.

Have a look here.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

24 HOUR COMIC DAY Volume 3

I took part in this event again this weekend, making 24 pages in 24 hours. Alongside Zu Dominiak and Olivia Hicks, we started at 10am Saturday, working through the night in the Ink Pot studio within Dundee Comics Creative Space.

As last year, I charted my progress online in real time. Here's a summation of how it went, with my photos and comments from Twitter and Facebook:

11.26am: Oh boy. It's 24 hour Comics day again. Let's go!

12.15pm: 24 hour comic day continues. 10 pages of layouts done. Pages 11 to 24 planned out.
12.58pm: 24 pages layouts done. Lunchtime!
3.23pm: 6 pages black and white artwork done. Gonna splash some colour paint on these once all 24 are done in b&w.
5.17pm: Page 7-9. Going out for a walk now. 24 hour Comics, ye bas!
7.51pm: Page 10 and 11. It's time for junk food.
10.58pm: Presenting pages 12 to 14 of this 24 hour comic venture.
1.56am: 24 hour comic pages 15-20. Giant dog.
3.20am: Last 4 pages inked for 24 hour comic day. Gonna take a break and then put some paint on.
8.54am: 24 hour comic day day done and dusted. I love doing this - it's insane. Over and out til next time!
Well done to Zu and Olivia who also completed their 24 page comics.
I hope to take part in this again next year and beyond.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

LOVE BITES #2

Cover by Rebecca Horner.

The new Love Bites! anthology is out in time for Thought Bubble, featuring comics by Zu Dominiak, Olivia Hicks, Katie Quinn, Kit and Pup, and Megan Sinclair.

Here is a preview of my four page contribution:


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

HABITAT: BIG BROWN EYES


The new Big Brown Eyes Collective anthology is edited by Freya, Karis and Emily Lambert, and alongside their own comics also features Ryan Boylett, Mark Brady, Dennis Coyle, Rozi Hathaway, Joe Latham, Ryan Morrison, Emma Raby, Nathaniel Spain, Sam Taylor, Myfawny Tristram, Anja Uhren, and Jade Wall.
I’m pleased to have a comic in there too. A wee preview:

The anthology is on sale at Thought Bubble, Bristol Comic and Zine Fair, and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, before going on sale online here.