Friday, May 19, 2017

UOD 50 YEAR MURAL

The University of Dundee is celebrating its 50 year anniversary. To mark the occasion Dundee Comics Creative Space and Ink Pot artists Elliot Balson, Anna Coughlan, Damon Herd, Rebecca Horner, Catriona Laird, Norrie Millar, Andy Strachan and myself designed a mural running across part of the campus floor.

The mural is split into sections, each highlighting important events from down the decades. The artists chose topics to work on. I picked keyhole surgery which was pioneered at the university in 1998.

We were given 2 colours to use (3 if the grey of the slabs was included). Our designs were to be turned into stencils.

Here's the design I did and sent to the team:


The design as it appears on the walkway:


The designs all in a row on the path:



A very interesting process!

Thursday, April 06, 2017

TREEHOUSE #11

Cover by David Peter Kerr.

The latest Treehouse comic is out now! New work from Jon Adam, Miguel Black, Kathryn Briggs, Asuna Ikeshima, David Peter Kerr, Ross Purdie, Neil Scott and Surian Soosay.

I have three stories in there. Some excerpts:

In Concert
I Live with a Killer 3

The launch event included a recording of the latest Treehouse podcast in front of a live audience, featuring hosts Neil Scott and Stuart McAdam with guests David Lumsden and Paul Jon Milne. They discussed their own comics Boat and Guts Power, and also Wolverine and The Crow. It was a fun discussion, so look out for the podcast when it goes online.

Friday, March 31, 2017

REWORKING WALTER SCOTT

Cover by Helen Robinson.
Today was the launch of Reworking Walter Scott, as part of an event at the University of Dundee.

It includes comics from Monica Burns, Damon Herd, Rebecca Horner, Norrie Millar, and Helen Robinson. There is art from Elliot Balson, Catriona Laird, Ashling Larkin and Andrew Strachan. There are also essays from Lucy Linforth and Chris Murray.

It's a nice package, and I am glad to be in there too with a four page comic called "Patriotism".


It was nice to see a page of mine blown up to poster size.

As a preview of the comic, here are the other images that decorated the room.

Elliott Balson, Norrie Millar/Rebecca Horner, Ashling Larkin.
Monica Burns.
Damon Herd.
Catriona Laird.
Helen Robinson
Andrew Strachan.

Reworking Walter Scott was produced by Ink Pot Studio and published by UniVerse Comics.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

BERSERKOTRON at BLACKGUARD


Stratu has written on my comic Berserkotron over at the Blackguard website.

Have a read here.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

DUNDEE SHMUNDEE! #7

My seventh Dundee Shmundee! strip is now online over at the Dundee Comics Creative Space website.

Have a look here.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

COVERS ALBUM

I was delighted to take part in the Covers Album series over at Broken Frontier.

Have a read here. As well as the three artists listed above, there is also a classic Kirby cover!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

COMICS PRODUCTION COURSE: Comichaus project


I recently did a project to design a poster as part of the Comics and Graphic Novels MLitt course at Dundee Uni.

Click here for an account of the process.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

DUNDEE SHMUNDEE! 6

My sixth Dundee Shmundee! strip is now online over at the Dundee Comics Creative Space website.

Have a look here.

Friday, February 24, 2017

THAT COMIC SMELL 8: Science


She blinded me with science comics!
The new episode of That Comic Smell is now online.
Have a listen at Soundcloud here and YouTube here.

From the website:

" It’s alive… It’s Alive… IT’S ALIVE!
It’s That Comic Smell Podcast and the folks here are grabbing their test tubes, firing up the Bunsen burner and concocting a brand new episode. Episode 8 covers that topic of SCIENCE.
The guys have a chat on whether it was easy or not to define between science or Sci-fi. Mike blows us away with his sheer volume of books. Also we tip it all off with some news on what’s been happening over the past month. 
All of this and more on the only podcast to discuss “Who would really win in a fight? Dinosaurs or Aliens?”
Enjoy.
[These are some of the titles we discuss]
Thanos Rising (Jason Aaron, Simone Bianchi)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill)
Dinosaurs vs Aliens (Grant Morrison, Mukesh Singh)
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace & Babbage (Sydney Padua)
Calvin & Hobbes (Bill Watterson)
Transformers: Best of Starscream (Various)
Farside Collection: Unatural Selections (Gary Larson)
Science Comics: Dinosaurs (M.K.Reed, Joe Flood)
Alita: Battle Angel (Yukito Kishiro)
Dr. Slump (Akira Toriyama)
Tinkle: Where Learning Meets Fun [No. 187] (Various)
Bomb Queen: Gang Bang (Jimmie Robinson)
Aliens: Hive (Jerry Prosser, Kelley Jones)
Batman, Judge Dredd: Judgement on Gotham (Simon Bisley, Alan Grant)
Spider-man: Origin of the Hobgoblin (Bill Mantlo, Roger Stern, Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz, John Romita JR., Marie Severin)
Art of Gundam Wing (Shuko Murase)
Frontiers of Science (Professor Stuart Butler, Robert Raymond, Andrea Bresciani)
Spineless (http://newcastlesciencecomic.blogspot...)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Philip.K.Dick, Tony Parker)
The Zoohunters (Peter Steigerwald)
Logicomix (Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos H. Papadimitriou, Alecos Papadatos, Annie Di Donna)
Top 10 (Alan Moore, Gene Ha, Zander Cannon)
Valérian (Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mézières)"

Thursday, February 23, 2017

STAR JAWS #15

The new issue of Star Jaws is out now. 
I've a story in there called "The Making of Space Film Episode 7". A wee preview:


Star Jaws also includes stories and art by Robin Barnard, Martin Hand and Andy Smith and is available from better comic shops! 
It's an intriguing and fun comic. More info on Star Jaws can be found here.