Thursday, April 19, 2018

THAT COMIC SMELL 22: Treehouse Special

The new episode of That Comic Smell is now online.
This one opens with an anecdote concerning Yak Face.
Have a listen at iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube.
From the website:
"*Music: Chartsmasher - Dial Up*
Welcome to a very special episode of That Comic Smell podcast in which we have the extra special creators of Treehouse Comics ( in TCSPod HQ!
Stuart and Neil very kindly dropped by to talk all things comics with David, Mike, Tom and Nando. They gave us a little insight into how they got started, their creative process, what they think about comics, cons and so much more.
We had Nando coming through to ask questions via. Skype. (Warning: Rather Loud)
It's veritable Treehouse bonanza as Mike and David are both heavy contributors to the Treehouse anthologies also and give their point of view on what it's like to put forward their pieces to the collective and how they find that experience overall.
So sit back, relax and enjoy the newest sunshine (Weather not guaranteed) on the only podcast to be coming to you from an actual Treehouse (Location not guaranteed)
That Comic Smell
P.S. You can vote for us at the British Podcast awards for the listeners choice award here..."

Wednesday, April 04, 2018


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

Have a look here.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018


The new episode of That Comic Smell is now online.
Have a listen at iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube.
From the website:
"Welcome! to a brand new episode of That Comic Smell. You're gonna LOVE this one... I'm sorry.
In this episode the folks here dive head first into the real heart of comics. They discuss different kinds of love in comics, what some of their favourite picks are with love as a theme and even some in the title and really pump through some amazing books (ok, the puns are done. Hand on heart, I promise)
We then wrap things up by having a little talk on some books we were very kindly sent by Centrala publishing. Have a little listen and pick out a good one to grab for yourself
All of this and much much more on the only podcast that comes to you in 4D!! (Not guaranteed to actually come in 4D)
That Comic Smell!!
Here are the titles we discussed:
Le Scorpion (Stephen Desberg, Enrico Marini)
Raptors (Jean Dufaux, Enrico Marini)
The Far Side (Gary Larson)
Modern Slorance [Torts and Tinder] (Neil Slorance)
Blue is the Warmest Colour (Julie Maroh)
Love & Rockets (Los Bros Hernandez)
The Sculptor (Scott McCloud)
The Story of Sex [From Apes to Robots] (Laetitia Coryn, Philippe Brenot)
Ethel & Ernest (Raymond Briggs)
The Lovely Horrible Stuff (Eddie Campbell)
Weird Love (Various)
Boy in my Pocket [Billy Dogma] (Dean Haspiel)
X-men [Scott and Jean] (John Byrne)
Spider-man Annual
Drawn Together (Aline & R.Crumb)
Batman [Mad Love] (Paul Dini, Bruce Timm)
Samurai Executioner (Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima)
Silver Surfer [Rebirth of Thanos] (Jim Starlin)
Slaine [The King] (Pat Mills, Glenn Fabry)
The Mighty Thor (Walt Simonson)
Hellblazer (Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette)
Liberty Meadows (Frank Cho)
Blankets (Craig Thompson)
Saga (Brian K Vaughan)
Calvin & Hobbes (Bill Watterson)
Moscow (Øystein Runde, Ida Neverdahl)
Erik the Red (Søren Mosdal)
Comics Cookbook (Various)
Staring from the Hill (Norbert Rybarczyk)
Chernobyl [The Zone] (Francisco Sánchez, Natacha Bustos)
Forest Beekeeper and the Treasure of Pushcha (Tomasz Samojlik)
The Awesome Comics Anthology Volume 1 (Vince Hunt, Dan Butcher, Tony Esmond, Daniel Marchant, Nick Prolix)
Comichaus [App] ("

Saturday, March 24, 2018


I recently completed my weekly blog project, "I Stand with the Hoojibs", which collects individual panels from the Star Wars comics published by Marvel between 1977 and 1986. 

The creative teams and years are tagged, and so these serve as an index.

It was a fun undertaking. I have another series in mind to do the same thing with later.

Monday, February 26, 2018


Cover by Craig Murray White.

The latest Treehouse comic is out now! New work from Jon Adam, Thomas Heitler, David Peter Kerr, Neil Scott, and Mike Sedakat.

I have three stories in there. Some excerpts:

The launch event was held at Forbidden Planet in Edinburgh, featuring Jon Adam, Neil Scott, Mike Sedakat and myself. It was a triple-header with Treehouse 12, Jon's Terror from the Other Side, and Wow! Retracted.

Friday, February 23, 2018


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

I liked the graphic look of these trains all lined up, but halfway through drawing the second one, I wanted everything to end.

Have a look here.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

THAT COMIC SMELL 20: Christmas Swag (Best of 2017)

The new episode of That Comic Smell is now online.
Have a listen at iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube.
From the website:
"After some technical issues we are back online for 2018!
Hello folks and welcome to That Comic Smell Podcast Episode 20!! Can you believe that we have 20 in the bag so far?
In this episode the folks here discuss what they got for crimbo, making our way around the table and unveiling what was hiding in Santa's sack for us all.
In doing so however, we also discover what our best picks were for 2017, what we managed to get a hold of and what we thought ticked off that top spot for 2017.
So sit back, relax and pull up a chair.
Listen to the only podcast that ages like a fine wine... or a Tesco £3.99 deal, whatever you fancy.
That Comic Smell!
Here is a list of the titles we spoke about:
Grandville Vol. 5 (Bryan Talbot)
Lucy and Andy Neanderthals (Jeffery Brown)
We told you so comics as art (Story of Fantagraphics)
Wow! Retracted (David Robertson)
Spitting image komic (Various)
Etrigan the demon (Jack Kirby)
Mister miracle (Jack Kirby)
How comics work (Dave Gibbons, Tim Pilcher)
Valerian (Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mézières)
Seven to eternity (Jerome Opeña and Rick Remender)
2000ad graphic novel collection (Various)
Fax from sarajevo (Joe Kubert)
Portugal (Cyril Pedrosa)
Wired up wrong (Rachael Smith)
Our super American adventure (Sarah Graley)
Trashed (Derf Backderf)
World of madina
Iznogoud (René Goscinny, Jean Tabary)
The coming of galactus (Jack Kirby, Stan Lee)
Dilbert (Scott Adams)
Providence (Alan Moore, Jacen Burrows)
Untitled apes epic adventure (Steven Tillotson)
Shaolin cowboy (Geof Darrow)
Baking with Kafka (Tom Gauld)
Avery Hill (Publisher)
Good Comics (Publisher)
Micronauts (Bill Mantlo, Michael Golden)
FIRE!! (Peter Bagge)"

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Thursday, February 01, 2018


The latest video from Warren "Wee" Elliott is up now on YouTube, featuring Wow! Retracted, and also Copy This! #47.

Have a look here.

Monday, January 29, 2018


I have a story in the new issue of Copy This! - #47.

This is the latest "All Art!" issue, featuring the following:

Carl Alessi, Verl Holt Bond, Tom Brinkmann, Charles Brubaker, Brian Buniak, Buzz Buzzizyk, Bruce Chrislip, Kel Crum, Gary Fields, Brad W. Foster, R.C. Harvey, R. Hendricks, Doug Holverson, Mike Kraiger, Brian Leonard, Dale Martin, Nate McDonough, Bill McKay, David Miller, Tom Motley, Marc Myers, Andy Nukes, Aaron Poliwoda, Artie Romero, Jim Siergey, Larry Tisch, Bob Vojtko, Bob-X, and Adam Yeater.

The cover above is by Gary Fields.

My comic is called Out to Lunch! and stars Fred Egg himself...

Copy This! is available from D.Blake Werts for $3. Contact him at for details.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018


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

Have a look here.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Tuesday, January 02, 2018