Sunday, December 17, 2017

WOW! RETRACTED: Previews 5


My new comic features many talented guest artists drawing stories I wrote.

Meta AF; art by Zuzanna Dominiak.

Horrible Pupil; art by Neil Paterson.

Visual Music; art by Rebecca Horner.

Mildew; art by Paddy Johnston.

Wow! Retracted is available now from the Fred Egg Comics shop here.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

WOW! RETRACTED: Previews 4

More comics previews from my new book Wow! Retracted:

TH:12:43

I Live with a Killer 2

Lady Masque

The Making of Space Film Episode 7

Wow! Retracted is available now from the Fred Egg Comics shop here.

Friday, December 15, 2017

WOW! RETRACTED: Preview 3

Here are some more excerpts from my new comic Wow! Retracted:

I Live with a Killer
In Concert
Hoovering
Pezz
Wow! Retracted is available now from the Fred Egg Comics shop here.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WOW! RETRACTED: Preview 2


My new comic Wow! Retracted is available now.
Over the next couple of weeks I will be running previews of the stories inside.
Round 2!

Endless Love
News for the Deaf
Missile Attack Concorde - story by Miles (age 7)
Rodolphe Topffer's Reverie

Wow! Retracted is available now from the Fred Egg Comics shop here.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

WOW! RETRACTED: Preview 1


My new comic Wow! Retracted is available now.
Over the next couple of weeks I will be running previews of the stories inside.
Here goes!

Nando

Ink Drive

Patriotism

Revenge on the Orbiting Space Pod

Wow! Retracted is available now from the Fred Egg Comics shop here.


DUNDEE SHMUNDEE! #10


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

Have a look here.

Monday, December 11, 2017

TREEHOUSE COMICS PODCAST 7.2: The Lakes Comic Art Festival / Sergio Aragones

Logo by Neil Scott.

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

From the website:
"Hello! Neil Scott and David Robertson return to discuss the second day of the Lakes 2017 Comic Art Festival.  Highlights include a dramatic face to face meeting between David and his hero, being dumbfounded by Stan Sakai, and David's breakfast.
The second half of the podcast features There's Only One Aragones, a talk about the life and career of cartooning great Sergio Aragones.  Some sections have been cut due to the noisy background volume on the videos, but there were some very heartfelt message for Sergio from his cartooning peers at MAD magazine.
Enjoy!"

Monday, December 04, 2017

THAT COMIC SMELL: Avery Hill part 2


The second part of the Avery Hill podcast is now online. Have a listen at iTunes, Soundcloud, or YouTube.

From the website:
"Hello and welcome to part two of “That Comic Smell” taking on the wonderful titles of Avery Hill Publishing. We won’t prattle on too much here. Delve in to find out more.
Enjoy.
Some of the Titles covered in Part 2:
Artificial Flowers – Rachael Smith
The End of Summer – Tille Walden
I Love This Part – Tille Walden
Ghosts Etc. – George Wylesol
Something City – Ellice weaver
A Quiet Disaster – Alex Potts
The Beginners Guide to Being Outside – Gill Hatcher
Untitled Ape’s Epic Adventure – Steven Tillotson"

Friday, December 01, 2017

THAT COMIC SMELL: Avery Hill


The new episode of That Comic Smell is now online.
Have a listen at iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube.

From the website:
“Merry Christmas Countdown folks!
Hello and welcome to another episode of “That Comic Smell” podcast. Be prepared folks, this is a two parter.
The kind people over at Avery Hill Publishing got in touch with us a while ago and asked if we would like to review some of their books. How could we turn an offer like that down? More comics to read?! You’re on.
So here we are, reviewing some of their incredible titles. We had a bit of a bump in the road as we lost our original recording of them so we had to record them again, separately. So the editing master Tom! (Beginner at best) cut them together for y’all to wrap your ears around.
So sit back and relax and enjoy the first part of the Avery Hill dedicated podcast.
Enjoy.
Some of the Titles covered in Part 1:
Ghosts Etc. – George Wylesol
Goatherded – Charlo Frade
Something City – Ellice weaver
The Beginners Guide to Being Outside – Gill Hatcher
Parsley Girl – Matthew Swan
A is for Amos – Daria Hlazatova
Deep Space Canine – Comic Book Slumber Party”

Thursday, November 30, 2017

DUNDEE SHMUNDEE! #9


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


Have a look here.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

DUNDEE COMICS PRIZE 2017

Cover art by Alex Ronald.

I had a nice surprise this week. I won second prize in the Dundee Comics Prize for 2017.

My entry was a comic story called Jonathan Swift: “I am a Fraud”, which is in the new anthology, called Swift at 350. 

Here's a preview of my six page story:





The magazine also has comics by Daniel Cook, Sen deMajo, Andrew Marr, Colin Maxwell, Norrie Millar, Chris Murray and Monty Nero.


Thanks to the organisers and judges, and well done to Colin, who won first prize.

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.