This is an exciting time in Dundee, as the V&A has its opening weekend.
Yesterday, a special edition of The Beano was unveiled, as part of the 3D festival in Slessor Gardens. The last panel of the comic is blank, inviting visitors to the "pop-up" Beano tent to complete it. This was also a Guinness World Records attempt - the largest finish the comic strip competition! It was open to all ages; as Mike Stirling of The Beano said on the day, the youngest was 2 years old, and the oldest was 80. One of these final panels will be chosen to be exhibited in the V&A building.
Photo from the @BeanoOfficial Twitter feed.
I was pleased to be in the tent alongside my Dundee Comics Creative Space colleagues Rebecca Horner and Catriona Laird. We gave encouragement and advice to the people taking part. It was a lot of fun and great to be involved in this new era for Dundee. The building is open to the general public starting Monday.
PS. It was also nice to catch up with my old chum Gary Robinson. I didn't know he was going to be there until he bounded out onstage acting as MC for the bands on stage. An excellent day all round!
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“They buried us but they didn’t know we were SEEDS”
The exact statement that is on the back of the book for this incredible book and the folks here take a deep dive into what makes it a great first issue.
Welcome to That Comic Smell Podcast. David, Nando, Giuseppe, Mike and Tom get into “The Seeds” by Ann Nocenti and David Aja. They also explore briefly what creations are behind this team and how they came to be on a comics on the great Karen Berger’s line at Dark horse “Berger Books”
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"TOP 3 CREATORS. GO!!
Is exactly what we did to our guest on episode 27 of That Comic Smell.
We were joined by the oh so amazing Olivia Hicks! (2000AD writer, Betty & Veronica and Cloak & Dagger Lover)
We all bring our own top 3 creators to the table and one by one present them and discuss some of the works that really made us decide that they were the ones for us.
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Here are some of the titles mentioned:
John Byrne - Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-men
Moebius - Lt Blueberry, The Incal, Silver Surfer
Paco Roca - Wrinkles, El Invierno del disbujante, Los Sucos del azar
Sam Henderson - Magic Whistle, Humour can be funny
Mary Fleener - Life of the Party, Slut Burger
Al Williamson - Star Wars
Akira Toriyama - Dragon Ball, Dr Slump
Bill Finger - Batman
Walter Simonson - Thor
Kate Beaton - Hark a Vagrant
Katie Skelly - My Pretty Vampire
Kathleen Jacques - Band vs Band
Sergio Aragonés - Groo the Wanderer, M.A.D, Bogie Man
Bryan Talbot - The Tale of one Bad Rat, Grandville
Darick Robinson - (w/Warren Ellis) Transmetropolitan (w/Garth Ennis) The Boys
Derf - Trashed, My Friend Dahmer, The City
Daniel Clowes - David Boring, Ghost World, Wilson
Bill Watterson - Calvin & Hobbes
Some Honourable Mentions:
Tony Millionare - Maakies
Todd McFarlane - Spider-man/Venom
Garth Ennis - Preacher
Kate Leth - Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat
David Robertson - Dump I, II & III, Zero Sum Bubblegum, Wow! Retracted, Berserkotron"
I make comics. I read comics. I write about comics.
My comics have appeared in Adventures in Comics, Artificial Womb, The Awesome Comic, BAM!, Belt Sander, Big Brown Eyes, A Bit of Undigested Potato, Copy This!, Crap Your Pants, Dead Singers Society, Dirty Rotten Comics, Eric, Funtime, Guardian #opencomics, Inkthology, Jack Sprat, Love Bites!, Reworking Walter Scott, Sarararara, Shiot Crock, Small Pets, Sneaky Business, Star Jaws, Swift at 350, Time & Space, Tin Roof Collective Selected Works, Treehouse, The UK Web and Mini Comix Anthology, Wilma, and at the 40075km, Dundee Comics Creative Space and Redbird Review websites.
I’ve written for The Comics Grid, The Comics Journal, Down the Tubes, Graphixia, The International Journal of Comic Art, Nude, Reference Reviews, Spaceship Away, Starscape and Stripped.
Through Fred Egg Comics, I self-publish my comics Berserkotron; Dump; Zero Sum Bubblegum; Wow! Retracted; and the forthcoming Break the Cake.