Sunday, August 13, 2017

THAT COMIC SMELL GUEST POST: Mike Sedakat

For a few weeks, I'm running a series of guest posts from my friends over at That Comic Smell podcast. The pieces are any length, style, whatever. The only brief I gave was to write something about comics. This time around, it's Mike Sedakat.




Imagine the setting, the end of the Cold War, the height of Thatcherism and outrageous styles and fashions! It was 1988, I was 10 years old and spotted a graphic novel based on one of my favourite tv shows – Spitting Image on top of a table in a supermarket. I begged my mum to get me it and she did, thinking that because it was a big comic book alongside stuff like My Little Pony and Care Bear books that it was safe for kids! My parents always let me watch Spitting Image as this really helped my grasp of politics in the 1980s (the show’s absence from today’s satire scene is all too obvious), however, when we got home my mum was outraged to see the extreme nudity, swearing and complete filth which I so easily adored (I was a mischievous schoolboy). She confiscated it and within a few hours I found it on the top shelf of her cupboard. I pinched it back and it remained hidden under my bed for decades (even when I’d moved out of home!).

This book is the work of several comedy geniuses and is a much more honest look of the world back in the late 80s than many a textbook now. Ronald Reagan dressed as a gun-wielding cowboy about to shoot the big pimple off a pensioner’s nose, Jeffrey Archer being shrunk and being plopped out of Thatcher’s bottom and an SAS soldier assassinating characters throughout the book. That said, there is no real overall story to the book, it’s a bit like a Viz comic or an adult version of The Dandy or The Beano. There are many nods to sci-fi here from Restaurant Reviewer John Hurt having a polite alien burst out of his chest to a time traveller who aims to visit Victorian Times, disgusted by the horrendous poverty and corruption only to discover he’s only zoomed a week into the future when he sees Anneka Rice on the telly! Fans of the show would love to see the Robo-cop PC Dimbleby.




The world of comics is represented in the piss-take of popular culture. Tum Tum is a crude adult Tin Tin drawn in the same way. Tum Tum is a complete drunken bastard who would stoop as low as he can to get a scoop. Seeing him pissing on the wall after being chucked out of his flat by his landlord is absolutely hilarious! Judge Deaf is of course a parody of 2000 AD’s favourite lawman, but more scary (imagine Dredd wearing a judge’s wig while riding a bicycle). Deaf’s biggest problem is not being able to hear anything so when someone calls for his help, the Judge shoots him for shouting in a public place! This story is filled with gems such as: “MORNING JUDGE DEAF!” “How dare you call me a moron. Ten years hard labour.” And “Loitering in a public place. I sentence you to death.” “He’s already dead, Judge Deaf. You had him hung a week ago for not knowing the cricket score.”




Johnny Onejoke is based on a combination of Dennis the Menace and I think a real comedian who I haven’t been able to figure out yet! The Transformers are taken the mickey out of by the Merchandisors TM. No story, just a bunch of robots that want to fight each other for absolutely no reason at all! Sound familiar? The appearance of each robot is signified with the price of the toy version. Dare I say that Superman is er,,,, parodied by the show’s version of God. This has to be the bravest (or most reckless depending on your point of view) story in the whole book! The Adventures of GOD The Ultimate Super-Hero shows disasters about to happen such as a train crash, a plane crash, the Chernobyl eruption and mass famine with people crying out for God to help them before they perish. The show’s version of God appears in the last caption (dressed like a super-hero) stating that having given mankind free will, it would be wrong to interfere. I’m not sure if given the current social climate if a book like this would be released again. I could be wrong.


All in all, Spitting Image: The Giant Komic Book is certainly a good laugh over most of its pages plus it is a no-holds-barred piss-take on everyone in the spotlight at the time. There are some extremely controversial stories, but mostly it’s a well-informed look at politics and popular culture in the 1980s and I wish the show would return to our television sets soon. 



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Sunday, August 06, 2017

THAT COMIC SMELL GUEST POST: Tom Stewart

For a few weeks, I'm running a series of guest posts from my friends over at That Comic Smell podcast. The pieces are any length, style, whatever. The only brief I gave was to write something about comics. First up is Tom Stewart.



Dear comics,

I think it’s about high time you and me sat down for a little chat. Don’t worry I won’t take up too much of your time. Before you ask, yes I have been fine. No I haven’t had time to read any of your vast back catalogues as of recent. I’m still trying to plough my way through “The Stand” which is taking approximately 100 years. I’m sure you will still be there when I finish up though.

Enough about me, let’s talk about you. Haven’t you been a busy lot recently? Not only have all of your medium been taken and adapted into various films and TV Shows (Some good. Some utter shit) but your vast array of genres, subject matter and styles are getting bigger and bigger by the day. No your bum doesn’t look big on that shelf, although some of your works do come in all shapes and sizes. I’m just getting a bit shocked at how far you have come over the years. The snowball that is comics (you) shows no signs of stopping either. With the sheer enormity of comic conventions cropping up these days, also the size that some of them have become is crazy!! It almost seems like you’re a respected art form. Yet... are you?

As far as I am aware, whenever I mention you to people I still get “oh, that thing about superheroes. Isn’t that a bit kiddy” I honestly thought that with the popularity of the superheroes these days that, that kind of thing wouldn’t matter. It’s funny as well seeing as how the folks that come away with such phrases are usually the first people to sprout things like “Have you seen the new Avengers?” or “Spoder-min looks AWESOME doesn’t it?” and that’s the problem isn’t it? People only take you seriously when it suits them. They don’t see you as this platform for artists and writers to get down some of the most gutting punching and heart wrenching philosophical/political ideologies on paper in an understandable manner by accompanying it with diagrams and detailed references. To show how really fucked up the world can be or similarly how their world can be. To show the most romantic feelings ever conveyed or the most evil even one person can commit. The power to tell someone’s entire life and have it beautifully rendered also. To have 2 worlds colliding in perfect synchronicity on paper. Writing and pictures. I’ve got to say, you do one hell of a good job. These folks don’t understand you the way we do. By “We” I of course mean your fans. Now stop blushing, you know you have a massive fan base out there. I mean hell, there is an entire industry of incredible writers and artists that have worked with you over the years, there’s no need to modest. Stand proud. You have worked with some of the best. Alan Moore, Frank Quitely, Moebius, Frank Miller, Robert Crumb, Derf Backderf, Scott Snyder, Jack “The King” Kirby, Stan “The Man” Lee, Bill Finger, Steve Ditko, Mike Allred, to name but a few. These folks have been eager to work with you too. You have a lot to be proud of. So why do you reckon the stigma still?

Maybe it’s that when you put pictures with words people think that it lacks intelligence. Maybe that you lack imagination, even though I can’t think of anything more imaginative than the majority of the stories to come out of your being. Who knows?

All I know is, those folks are missing out.

It’s so good catching up with you. I know you don’t get a lot of time due to the aforementioned rate in which you are growing. Yet, the more you grow, the more I feel we all have time to catch up with you.

I best let you get off though. You’ve got more minds to mould and melt. I’m sure we will sit down and have another one of these catch up’s soon. There are lots more we need to discuss in the future.

Take care.

Tom



You can listen to That Comic Smell at Youtube, Soundcloud and iTunes.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

THAT COMIC SMELL 12: Image Comics


25 years of Image Comics!
The new episode of That Comic Smell is now online.
Have a listen at Soundcloud here and YouTube here.

From the website:

"Welcome again folks to another exciting episode of "That Comic Smell" Podcast.
The folks, this time around, discovered that it had been Image comics 25th birthday not too long ago and thought that they should celebrate by talking about the company, what books made them aware of Image, some of their most well known titles, how they changed the landscape of comics creation and so much more.
All of that and so much more on the only podcast to be coming to you in 3D!
*Disclaimer. This podcast does not guarantee 3 dimensions. Only enjoyable sound*
Thanks again folks.
These were some of the titles discussed:
Airboy (James Robinson, Greg Hinkle)
Spawn (Todd McFarlane)
The Wicked + The Divine (Jamie McKelvie, Kieron Gillen)
The Walking Dead (Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Charlie Ardlard)
Battle Pope (Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore)
The Maxx (Sam Kieth)
Sex Criminals (Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky)
Invincible (Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker)
The Astounding Wolf-man (Robert Kirkman, Jason Howard)
Velvet (Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting, Elizabeth Breitweiser)
The Creech (Greg Capullo)
Jupiters Legacy (Mark Millar, Frank Quitely)
Hip Flask (Richard Starkings, Joe Casey)
Prophet (Barndon Graham, Simon Roy, Rob Leifeld, various artists)
Outcast (Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta)
Black Science (Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera)
Big Man Plans (Eric Powell, Tim Weisch)
Fadeout (Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, Elizabeth Breitweiser)
Good Hates Astronauts (Ryan Browne)
The Goddamned (Jason Aaron, R.M. Guéra, Giulia Brusco)
Spread (Justin Jordan, Kyle Strahm, John Bivens, Felipe Sobreiro)
Pisces (Kurtis J. Wiebe, Johnnie Christmas)
Birthright (Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan)
Huck (Mark Millar, Rafeal Albuquerque)
ODY-C (Matt Fraction, Christian Ward)
The Dying and The Dead (Johnathan Hickman, Ryan Bodenheim)
Chrononauts (Mark Millar, Sean Gordon Murphy)
Lone Wolf and Cub (Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima)
1963 (Alan Moore, Rick Veitch, Steve Bissette, Dave Gibbons, Don Simpson, John Totleben)
Cinema Purgatorio (Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill)
Bone (Jeff Smith)
The Last Christmas (Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan, Rick Remender)
The Great Unknown (Duncan Rouleau)
Silver Surfer - Marvel Platinum Collection (Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Marv Wolfman, Marie Sevrin, John Buscema, Gene Colan, Moebius, John Byrne)
The World of Edena (Moebius)
Terminal City (Dean Motter, Michael Lark)"

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

REFERENCE REVIEWS Vol.31 No.5


The latest edition of Reference Reviews - Volume 31, number 5 - is out now, featuring a review I wrote of William Patrick Martin's "Wonderfully Wordless: The 500 Most Recommended Graphic Novels and Picture Books"


For more information, please go here.

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.

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.

Friday, February 10, 2017

TWO COMIC READINGS!

As part of an event which was the launch of both the H.G. Wells anthology comic and the newly rebranded Ink Pot studio, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony and a certificates presentation before a series of comics performances from Damon Herd's DeeCAP began. This included performances from Kathryn Briggs, Andy Herd, Stuart McAdam, Norrie Millar, Damon himself, and me.

I did two readings. The first was a story I wrote and drew previously - "Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds: an Introduction", and the second - "George vs Herbert", was done specifically for "Time & Space".

Here they are:



Many thanks to Tom Stewart of That Comic Smell podcast, who filmed these!

Thursday, February 09, 2017

TIME & SPACE

Cover by Norrie Millar.
This new anthology comic is based on and inspired by the works of H.G. Wells.

It features work by Adam Clark, Madeline Gangnes, Rebecca Horner, Molly-May Lockhart, Colin Maxwell, Norrie Millar, Chris Murray, Michael Philp, Helen Robinson and Andrew Strachan.

I am in there too, with a new story. Here is a preview:


Friday, February 03, 2017

HOURLY COMIC DAY 2017

Wednesday was Hourly Comic Day, where the challenge is to make a comic for every hour you're awake. This can take any format you choose.

I decided to do a three panel strip for each hour. It's a good discipline,boiling down an idea into this format.

Here are my strips then, covering 7am - 10pm. Click for larger versions. I hope you enjoy them!





Wednesday, February 01, 2017

THAT COMIC SMELL 7: Politics


The new episode of That Comic Smell is now online.
Have a listen at Soundcloud here and YouTube here.
From the website:
 
" WELCOME… to the WORLD OF TOMORROW!!
Yes folk, it is 2017 and we are here with a brand new pod for everyone to sink their ears into.
To start off this year with a rousing yet, at times, controversial bang we are talking politics. The folks here cottoned on to our news worthy last year and start to this year and thought they would ride the wave/contribute by talking about comics that are politically based or have a certain political theme/satire about them.
We also discuss what we got, picked up or interested us over the holiday season. We then sneak in a few news talking points at the end.
Join us. Pull up a chair. Become the 6th member at the table of discussion from here in the kitchen. Most importantly, enjoy episode number 7 of “That Comic Smell”

Here are some of the titles discussed on this months pod:

V for Vendetta (Alan Moore, David Lloyd)
Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi)
Che: A Graphic Biography (Spain Rodriguez)
Castro (Reinhard Kleist)
Ex Machina (Brian K Vaughan, Tony Harris)
Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Hard Traveling Heroes (Dennis O'Neil, Neal Adams)
Civil War (Mark Millar, Steve McNiven)
Superman: Red Son (Mark Millar, Dave Johnson, Kilian Plunkett)
Siege (Brian Michael Bendis, Olivier Coipel)
DMZ (Brian Wood, Riccardo Burchielli)
X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills (Chris Claremont, Brent Anderson)
Give Me Liberty (Frank Miller, Dave Gibbons)
Suicide Sqaud: Trial by Fire (John Ostrander, Luke McDonnell)
King (Ho Che Anderson)
Hallblazer (Jamie Delano, John Ridgway)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill)
Private Eye: A Cartoon History (Nick Newman)
Malcom X for Beginners (Bernard Aquina Doctor)
Iznogoud and the Women (René Goscinny, Jean Tabary)
Batman: Earth One (Geoff Johns, Gary Frank)
Charley's War (Pat Mills, Joe Colquhoun)
March (John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell)
Transmetropolitan (Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson)
Star Wars: Marvel
Maus (Art Spiegelman)
Palestine (Joe Sacco)
Bumf: Vol.1 (Joe Sacco)
Munch (Steffen Kverneland)
Godzilla
The Wes Anderson Collection
The Story of Sex: Form Apes to Robots (Philippe Brenot, Laetitia Coryn)
Wrinkles (Paco Roca)
Love & Rockets: Beyond Palomar (Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez)"

Saturday, January 28, 2017

COMICS PRODUCTION COURSE

This semester on the Comics MLitt course, I've started on a "Comics Production" module.


The first class concerned logo design. Logo design utilising Adobe Illustrator, which I have no clue how to use! A new challenge.

Have a look at the latest blog post on this here.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

COPY THIS #35


I have a cartoon in the new issue of Copy This! - #35.

It’s the latest "All Art!" issue, featuring Charles Brubaker, Matt Feazell and many other cartoonists. The cover above is by Michael Kraiger.

Copy This! is available from D.Blake Werts for $2 each in the US, $3 in the UK. Contact him at bwerts@vnet.net for details.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

DUNDEE SHMUNDEE! 5

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

Have a look here.

Friday, January 13, 2017

NANDO: cover


Here is the wraparound cover for Nando. I really enjoyed doing this comic.

Thanks to everyone who's been following along and for those who haven't, you can see the whole project here.