Wednesday, September 02, 2015

JACK SPRAT #1 at LE SENTIER DES MORTS


Jack Sprat #1 has been reviewed over at Les Sentier des Morts, with the following missive:

"J’ai particulièrement été touchée par les bandes graphiques de David Robertson. Pas par le design mais par le texte. Il n’y en a pas beaucoup mais l’atmosphère qui en ressort est triste. On se dit qu’on est petit face à l’univers et qu’il suffit de peu de choses pour qu’une vie parte dans une direction. Quand j’ai fini cette histoire, je l’ai relue plusieurs fois pour voir si je ne ratais pas quelque chose, un indice, n’importe quoi qui puisse me faire espérer une autre fin."

It's a first for me, being reviewed in French!

Have a look at the full article here.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

JACK SPRAT #1


This is the cover to the new magazine Jack Sprat, edited by Emily White, and featuring a mixture of comics, flash fiction and artwork by Silvia Carrus, Victoria Caswell, David Duke, C.E. Lamb, Louis Netter, Slake Saunders, and Jonathan Scott.

I've a four page comic story in there called "Silently Falling".


The entire issue can be downloaded free at the Jack Sprat Press website. Go have a look here.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

DIRTY ROTTEN COMICS #5: Available now!

Further to yesterday's post regarding a review at comics website Broken Frontier, I am pleased to say that the postie today brought me my contributor copy of Dirty Rotten Comics #5.

It's a fine book. Loads of variety and great comics.

The story I have in there is "Tiddlywinks", which was itself the subject of a short series of work in progress blog posts here.

The book is now available at the Dirty Rotten Comics website!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

DIRTY ROTTEN COMICS #5 at BROKEN FRONTIER


Andy Oliver has written on the new anthology Dirty Rotten Comics 5, which I have done a story for. The comic also features;

Amy Smith; Andy Barron (Website, Twitter); Anna Dowsland (Website, Twitter); Barney Farmer (Twitter) & Lee Healey (Website, Twitter); David Meadows & Andrew Potts (Website, Twitter); David Thomas & Rosa Devine (Website); David Ziggy Greene (Website, Twitter); Des Buckley (Website); Gary Clap (Website, Twitter); Ioan Morris (Website, Twitter); James Gifford (Website, Twitter); James Wragg (Website, Twitter); Jess Milton (Website, Twitter); Jessie Huckin; Jey Levang (Website, Twitter); Joe Callanan (Website, Twitter); John Dredge (Website, Twitter) & Joseph Champniss; Kevin Loftus (Website, Twitter); Kirk Campbell (Twitter); Matthew Dooley (Website, Twitter); Olivia Sullivan (Website, Twitter); Rozi Hathaway (Website, Twitter); Sarah Crosby (Website, Twitter); Scott Wrigg (Website, Twitter); Teal Barnes (Website, Twitter); Todd Oliver (Website, Twitter) and Tom Mortimer (Twitter).

Have a look at the review here.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

TREEHOUSE #6 at BIG GLASGOW COMIC PAGE

Gary Smith has written on an anthology I'm in - Treehouse #6 - over at The Big Glasgow Comic Page.

Have a look here.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

#OPENCOMICS

The Guardian is running a project to showcase one page stories. It is called #opencomics

They have gathered a stellar review panel, with Benjamin Dix, John Harris Dunning, Paul Gravett, Bianca Jagger, Amruta Patil and Joe Sacco.


I contributed a story called "No Greater Love", and it is up now at the website. To have a look, please click here. If you are so inclined, hit "recommend". I'd appreciate it!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

SOME OLD COMIC BOOK PAGES


I bought a new magazine on Star Wars related artists yesterday.

Flicking through, I came to the image above. This is the caption:

"Randy is a great fan of mixed media - yes, that background behind Leia really is some old comic book pages"

I have never seen Al Williamson's art from the Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi comic adaptations referred to in such an offhand way before. This statement lazily - and I would imagine unintentionally - belittles Williamson, and comics themselves. It seems they are not artworks by a particular artist, but are just some old things an artist finds lying around and can stick in the background of their artwork.

Such ignorance from any source - but especially from a magazine purporting to be about Star Wars artists. They show no signs of knowing who Williamson is. He is arguably the top Star Wars comic artist ever, and also influenced Lucas before he'd put the film together.

I must add that I have no idea what Randy Martinez's take is on Williamson - he is not asked about him. Nor is Williamson mentioned anywhere in the article.

"...some old comic book pages"

It's just a little thing, a caption, but it really pissed me off. It actually made me sorry that I'd handed over money to justify such ignorance.

Friday, July 17, 2015

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMIC ART: DUNDEE COMICS DAY 2014

The new edition of The International Journal of Comic Art is out now. It has an article by myself in it. It’s a report on the latest Dundee Comics Day.

More details can be found here.