Saturday, July 01, 2017

LOVE BITES! #1

The first issue of new anthology comic, Love Bites! was released today at Glasgow Comic Con.

It features comics from Olivia Hicks, Katie Quinn, Kit and Pup and a four pager from me.

Here's an excerpt:


Love Bites was edited by Zu Dominiak.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

BERSERKOTRON in XEROGRAPHY DEBT #41


The collected Berserkotron is reviewed in the latest issue of Xerography Debt.

Copies with this striking (Grace Jones inspired?) cover are available now here.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

THAT COMIC SMELL - TIMES THREE!


Three new episodes of the podcast are now available online!
The topics are:


VERTIGO

From the website:
"This time around the folks here at That Comic Smell are joined by a special guest, Allan Lowson! www.amazon.com/Allan-Lowson/e/B00J9CXP16
Allan is best known for his work “Tinker Tales” in motorbike magazine “BSH (Back Street Heroes)” and we were lucky enough to have him join us for a couple of sessions, with this being the first.
We delve into the dark, funny and incredible world of “Vertigo Publishing”
The folks here discuss it’s inception, some of the beloved titles that have came from the imprint and tell of some of their favourites and firsts.
All of this and more on the podcast that just loves Karen Berger. It’s true.
[These are some of the titles we discuss]
Black Orchid (Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean)
Hellblazer (Peter Milligan, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon)
Fables (Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Mark BuckinghamSteve Leialoha, Craig Hamilton)
Flex Mentallo (Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely)
V for Vendetta (Alan Moore, David Lloyd)
Top 10 (Alan Moore, Gene Ha)
Preacher (Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon)
Shade the Changing Man (Peter Milligan, Chris Bachalo)
We3 (Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely)
Sandman (Neil Gaiman, Various Artists)
Tansmetropolitan (Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson)
Jack of Fables (Bill Willingham, Lilah Sturges, Tony Akins, Andrey Pepoy)
The Exterminators (Simon Oliver, Tony Moore)
The Invisibles (Grant Morrison, Various Aritsts)
Federal Bureau of Physics (Simon Oliver, Robbi Rodriguez)
Greek Street (Peter Milligan, Davide Gianfelice)
DMZ (Brian Wood, Riccardo Burchielli)
Saga of the Swamp Thing (Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette)
Northlanders (Brian Wood, Various Aritsts)
The Books of Magic (Neil Gaiman, Various Artists)
iZombie (Chris Roberson, Michael Allred)
Kid Eternity (Ann Nocenti, Sean Phillips)
Outlaw Nation (Jamie Delano, Goran Sudzuka)
Sheriff of Babylon (Tom King, Mitch Gerads)
Sandman Mystery Theatre (Matt Wagner, Steven T. Seagle, Guy Davis)
American Vampire (Scott Snyder, Stephen King, Rafael Albuquerque)
Ministry of Space (Warren Ellis, Chris Weston)
Lobo (Alan Grant, Simon Bisley)"



From the website:
"This time around the folks here take some time to talk about a specific book. We explore the epic world of our favourite Justice Leaguers in Justice League International Vol.1
We go through the first volume from cover to cover (Almost) and talk about some of our best bits, least favourable bits and answer the main question… Did we all enjoy it?
All that and more on the only podcast that has the biggest affinity for Martian Manhunter. That Comic Smell!
[Some of the other titles we discuss]
Formerly known as the Justice League aka. Super Buddies (Keith Giffen, J.M.DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire, Joe Rubinstein)
Godzilla Oblivion (Joshua Fialkov, Brian Churilla)
Black Science (Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera)
Batman & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Freddie Williams, James Tynion)
Concrete (Paul Chadwick)
Sandman (Niel Gaiman, Various Artists)
Valerian and Laureline (Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mézières)
Treehouse (Various Creators & Artists)"


COMICS WITH MEANING

From the website:
"Your ears are being invited to join us in discussing “What makes a Comic meaningful?”
The folks here let us know what comics mean to them and what they define or don’t define as a “Meaningful Comic”
So pull up a chair. Grab a cuppa. Grab a biscuit or a slice of cake. Hell, grab an alcoholic beverage if that’s where you are right now and become the extra member at the kitchen table for another rousing episode of the only podcast to be due some commission from Paco Roca. That Comic Smell!
[Some of the titles we discuss]
The Sketchbook Diaries (James Kochalka)
Wrinkles (Paco Roca)
Death of Superman (Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway)
Battle Angel: Alita (Yukito Kishiro)
Thanos: Redemption (Jim Starlin, Al Milgrom)
Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth (Chris Ware)
Next Wave: Agents of H.A.T.E. (Warren Ellis, Stuart Immonen)
La Muerte De Guernica (Paul Preston, José Pablo García)
Chronology of ALL Star Wars Comics (David Mas)
Concrete (Paul Chadwick)
RASL (Jeff Smith)
David Boring (Daniel Clowes)
An Asterix Adventure: The Mansions of the Gods (Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo)
Justice Riders (Chuck Dixon, JH Williams III, Mick Gray)
Justice League of America: The Tornado's Path (Brad Meltzer, Ed Benes)
Strong Female Protagonist (Brennan Lee Mulligan, Molly Ostertag)"

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.