Monday, June 17, 2019

Saturday, June 15, 2019

BELL TIME part 51



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Saturday, June 08, 2019

BELL TIME part 50



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Friday, June 07, 2019

THAT COMIC SMELL 45: Slice of Life



The new episode of the podcast is online now here.

From the web:

"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get”
It’s time for That Comic Smell to take a massive Slice of Life. Indeed, it is time for us to take a look at diary comics, a moment cut out of time, fiction that very much mimics life stories and so much more. We go from absolute belly laughs to comics that leave you heartbroken. All with an added deviation, where the folks here get into the real “Geek” of it all and talk shelf organisation. GET IN!
This and all the usual comics chat on the only comics podcast that can be stacked on a physical shelf…
That Comic Smell!
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Close to the Heart (Megan Sinclair + Various)
Follow me in (Katriona Chapman)
Modern Slorance (Neil Slorance)
Asleep in the Back (Time Bird)
Bi the Way (MJ Wallace)
Various Hourly Comics (Alex Assan, Ell J Walker, Sammy Borras & mnay more)
Trashed (Derf)
Face down in the Mud (David B Cooper)
Scenes from an Impending Marriage (Adrian Tomine)
Strangers in Paradise (Terry Moore)
Kids are Weird (Jeffery Brown)
Our Super Adventure & American Adventure (Sarah Graley)
Momorias de un Hombre Pijama (Paco Roca)
Un Hombre en Pijama (Pacoa Roca)
Little Nothings (Lewis Trondhiem)
Astronauts of the Future (Lewis Trondhiem)
A Quiet Disaster (Alex Potts)
Peep Show (Joe Matt)
Spent (Joe Matt)
Graffiti Kitchen (Eddie Campbell)
American Splendor (Harvey Pekar)
The Black Hole (Whitman Comics)
Jimmy Corrigan (Chris Ware)
Dilbert (Scott Adams)
Hate! (Peter Bagge)
Monsieur Jean (Dupuy, Berberian)
Fungus the Bogeyman (Raymond Briggs)
Laptop Guy (Sha Nazir, Jack Lothian)
Superhero Therapy (Janina Scarlet, Wellinton Alves)"

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Sunday, June 02, 2019

STAR JAWS #3 (of 3)


Cover by Martin Hand.

Barnstormer Comics' latest issue is out now.

It features work from Robin Barnard, Martin Hand, Andy Smith, and myself.

Previews of my two stories:

Training Days
Was there Always a Bigger Fish?

Thanks to Robin Barnard for using my two stories.

You can see Barnstormer Comics at the website here.

Saturday, June 01, 2019

MARVEL STAR WARS EXPLORERS #69



I've been enjoying this weekly podcast which covers each issue of the comics published between 1977 and 1986. I suppose it should technically be 1977-2019 after the recent one off edition. 

They were already at an issue numbered in the 50s when I started listening, so I've been playing catch up. 

I've been leaving comments on their Facebook page as I go along, and decided to send them an e-mail which they read out on their latest episode.

Have a listen to their show here. It's a lot of fun.

BELL TIME part 49



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Saturday, May 25, 2019

BELL TIME part 48


Warning: sweary words!


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Friday, May 24, 2019

THAT COMIC SMELL 44: Review, Recommend, Highly Rate/Reading



The new episode of the podcast is online now here.

From the web:

“You were always on my miiiiiiind”
Welcome everyone. This time around the folks here at TCS HQ are having a little go through and making a dent in what we have been reading recently. We have some short Reviews, some general ogling and drooling over. We have some hearty recommends and just a general letting y’all know what pages we have been sniffing recently for all of you looking to add some beautiful dirty paper to your reading list.
This and all the usual comics chat on the only comics podcast to be better than Bond. Not hard really…
That Comic Smell!
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Red (Laura Monaghan)
Goblins (Sloth Comics)
70 (Alisdair Wood)
Female Furies (Cecil Castelluci, Adrianna Melo)
Defenders (Ed Hannigan)
Shark Wife (Olivia Hicks)
Batgirl (Hope Larson, Chris Wildgoose)
The Rehabilitation of Doctor Eye (Gold Lion Comics)
Space Ghost (Gold Key)
Ferals (Gabriel Andrade)
Maximum Security: The Mighty Thor (Dan Jurgens)
Bruce (David Cooper)
Demon Knights (Paul Cornell, Diogenes Neves)
Detective #1000 (Various DC folks)
Avengers: True Believers Re-print (Marvel)
Star Wars Legends #5 (Marvel)
Dear Justice League (Michael Northrop, Gustavo Duarte)
Lazarus: Risen (Greg Rucka)
Machine Man (Jack Kirby)
Signs from an Impending Marriage (Adrian Tomine)
Cassandra Dark (Possey Simmons)
Conspiracy Dog (KEK-W, Lukasz Kowalczuk)
Hello Dolly (John Tucker)
CYDO (John Tucker)
The Fragment (Adam Falp)
Living in Sin (Adam Falp)
Human Garbage (Josh Hicks)
Glorious Wrestling Alliance (Josh Hicks)
The Hunter (Joe Sparrow)
The Intercorstal (Gareth Hopkins)
Death Ray (Dan Clowes)
Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron (Dan Clowes)
Geis (Alexis Deacon)
Desolation Wilderness (Claire Scully)
Invasion from Planet Wrestletopia (Ed Kuehnel, Matt Entin, Dan Schkade)
The Lang Walk Hame (Peter Watson, Gordon Johnston)
Leaf (Nicole Bates)
Lemon Pepper Huggz (5 Meats Comics)
Princess Wolf and her Life of Darkness (Beatrix, Kristen Haas Curtis)
Saffron (Samuel George London, Rosie Alexander)
Slang Pictorial (Nick Pictorial)
Snuffy & Zoey (John Celestri)
Marble Cake (Scott Jason Smith)
Untitled Generic Space Comedy (Matt Garvey, John McFarlane)



Saturday, May 18, 2019

BELL TIME part 47



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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

COMIC SCENE THE PODCAST Episode 8



I'm a guest on the latest episode of Comic Scene the Podcast.

In it I talk about The Incredible Hulk Annual 1980, and Soldier's Heart by Carol Tyler. The show was recorded just after I'd had the idea to put together my 1990s comic But a Dream!, so it's nice to have my initial burst of enthusiasm recorded.

Here's information from Phillip Vaughan at the website:

"In this episode I chat to David Robertson who runs Fred Egg Comics, and is a member of the 'That Comic Smell' podcast team. I also chat to Ian Wheeler, current Comic Scene writer, and the creator of the fondly regarded Eagle Flies Again fanzine. Ian has recently been published in Doctor Who Magazine, issue 536. Special guest starring Ian's cat!"

It's online now. Have a listen here.


Monday, May 13, 2019

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Saturday, May 11, 2019

BELL TIME part 46



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Friday, May 10, 2019

BUT A DREAM! Preview 5


Here are the final previews from my latest comic:

Okay Radio
Outside

But a Dream! is available now here.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

BUT A DREAM! Preview 4


Another two clips from stories in my latest comic:

ST: TMP mini

Dave's Dre Am Diary

Last two previews next time!

But a Dream! is available now here.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

BUT A DREAM! at DOWN THE TUBES



John Freeman has written on But a Dream! over at Down the Tubes.

Have a read here.

BUT A DREAM! Preview 3


Third round of previews from my latest comic:

Bad Show Then

Cosmic Checkpoint

More previews tomorrow.

But a Dream! is available now here.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

BUT A DREAM! Preview 2


A couple more stories from my latest comic book:

Life is But a Dream

P in the Park

More previews tomorrow.

But a Dream! is available now here.

Monday, May 06, 2019

THAT COMIC SMELL 43: Justice League International Vol.3



The new episode of the podcast is online now.

From the web:
“I’m BAAAAAa-aaaaack…”
Welcome to our 3rd instalment of taking a look at the JLI. You may get one of these every 6 months or every year, who knows? Either way, we will slowly but surely make our way through this entire series collection by collection.
We all stare wide-eyed and fascinated at David’s, ever brilliant, collection of single issues and he guides us through all the best pages, step by ever so beautiful and hilarious step.
We also take a look at what we have been reading recently and some of the comics that were picked up at the recent Little Shop of Heroes (www.littleshopofheroes.co.uk/) run, Dunfermline Comic Con.
This and all the usual comics chat on the only comics podcast to look better in single issues with all the ads and letters pages still in…
That Comic Smell!
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and most places you find podcasts."

BUT A DREAM! Preview 1



My latest comic book is a collection of stories I wrote and drew in the 1990s.

It's been an interesting project looking over artwork from twenty plus years ago.

I'll be presenting previews from it all this week. Here are the first two:

December 31st, 1994

Neck Hurts

More tomorrow!

But a Dream! is available to order here.

Saturday, May 04, 2019

BELL TIME part 45



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Saturday, April 27, 2019

BELL TIME part 44



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Sunday, April 21, 2019

THAT COMIC SMELL 42 - Fantagraphics ft. Charles Raymond



The new episode of That Comic Smell is now online.

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From the web:
“WE TOLD YOU SO!”
We are diving into the truly sublime, the absolute cream of the crop, the comics greatness that is “Fantagraphics” David brings along only a fraction of his vast FG collection to show off. We discuss how some of their collected titles are published in the UK. We each take a turn appreciating the greatness of this legendary comics publisher and all whilst having an incredible special guest…
Yes, we are joined by the ever so talented ‘Charles H Raymond’ Creator of such titles as ‘Death Inc. , Chlorophyll, Dust and so much more that you can find here www.notsotiny.co.uk/index.html
We also explore our opinions on movies these days and a little trip down memory lane via our television nightmares growing up.

This and all the usual comics chat on the only comics podcast to be powered by gas…

That Comic Smell!

Here are some of the titles mentioned:

Peanuts (Collections) (Charles M Schultz)
Hate (Peter Bagge)
Love & Rockets (Hernandez brothers: Gilbert, Jaime, Mario)
Black Hole (Charles Burns)
King (Ho Che Anderson)
Ghost World (Daniel Clowes)
David Boring (Daniel Clowes)
Palestine (Joe Sacco)
Jimmy Corrigan (Chris ware)
My Pretty Vampire (Katie Skelly)
Fante Bukowski (Noah Van Sciver)
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse (Collections) (Floyd Gottfredson)
The End of the Fucking World (Charles Forsman)
Fritz The Cat (Robert Crumb)
Hip-Hop Family Tree (Ed Piskor)
Usagi Yojimbo (Stan Sakai)
The Comics Journal
Eightball (Daniel Clowes)
Acme Novelty Library (Chris Ware)
Real Girl (Various)
Duplex Planet (David Greenberger)
The Job Thing (Carol Tyler)
Frank (Jim Woodring)
Raisin Pie (Ariel Bordeaux, Rick Altergott)
Self Loathing Comics (Aline Kominksy-Crumb, Robert Crumb)
War of the Trenches (Jacques Tardi)
The Nimrod (Lewis Trondheim)"

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

BELL TIME part 43



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Saturday, April 13, 2019

BELL TIME part 42



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Saturday, April 06, 2019

BELL TIME part 41



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Friday, April 05, 2019

THAT COMIC SMELL 41: Batman (Happy Birthday Dark/Bright Knight)




The new episode of That Comic Smell is now online.

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"JUMPING JILLIKERS BATMAN!!”
NANANANANANANA BATMAAAAAAAAAN!! The Caped Crusader turns 80 this year with his 1000th issue on it’s way, so we thought it only fitting to discuss our very favourite Dark/Bright Knight! We go in to some back issues, some slight history of the creation/true creation and creators. Take a look at some of our all time favourite stories of Bats. We also answer some Bat related questions such as “Best Bat Family Member?” “Best Batman Villain?” “Best Bat Gadget and or vehicle” and loads more!
This and all the usual comics chat on the only comics podcast to be called upon to broadcast via a giant signal in the sky of a microphone…
That Comic Smell!"

Sunday, March 31, 2019

BELL TIME part 40



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Saturday, March 23, 2019

BELL TIME part 39



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Saturday, March 16, 2019

BELL TIME part 38



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Saturday, March 09, 2019

BELL TIME part 37



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Saturday, March 02, 2019

BELL TIME part 36



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Saturday, February 23, 2019

BELL TIME part 35



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