Monday, July 06, 2020

MOUNT A RESCUE Previews 1



Here is the first installment of previews of my new comic.

Awesome 250. Script, art: DR.

Based on a True Story. Script: DR, Art: Cherish York.

Butter Dream. Script: DR, Art: Tim Kelly.

Clap. Script, art: DR.

Script: DR, Art: Rebecca Horner.

Coming of Age. Script, art: DR.

Script: DR, Art: Neil Paterson.

Mount a Rescue is available now from the Fred Egg Comics shop or at Comichaus.

MOUNT A RESCUE at THE AWESOME COMICS PODCAST



Dan Butcher, Tony Esmond, and Vince Hunt discuss Mount a Rescue on their latest episode, around the 1hr, 34mins mark.

Have a listen here.

Sunday, July 05, 2020

MOUNT A RESCUE at DAREDEVILS & WARRIORS



Alister Black has written on Mount a Rescue over at Daredevils & Warriors.

"This book sees the very welcome return of David Robertson’s comics anthology books, with writing by David and art also by the author but featuring several other artists. Mount A Rescue is a bumper Summer Special packed full of exciting features from the Dundonian Harvey Pekar."

Have a read of the entire article here.

Saturday, July 04, 2020

MOUNT A RESCUE - OUT NOW



Mount a Rescue is available now from the Fred Egg Comics shop or at Comichaus.

Written and drawn by David Robertson, and featuring new artwork from guest artists Clio Ding, Zu Dominiak, Damon Herd, Olivia Hicks, Rebecca Horner, Azuna Ikes, Paddy Johnston, Tim Kelly, Marc Cee, Francesca Mancuso, Norrie Millar, Emma Oosterhous, Neil Paterson, Ludovica Wing Shuen Price, Mike Sedakat, Védís Huldudóttir, Pam Wye, and Cherish York.

“Los Angeles, November 2019” is a love letter to Blade Runner as we reached the date depicted in the movie. “Coming of Age” looks at digitisation of humanity. An individual walks among a submerged civilisation in “Water (load of rubbish)”. “India (and after)” is a sketchbook comic chronicling a visit to that country. And there's more! I have 18 different short stories written by me, with art by others as listed above, on topics such as butter, calculating probability, comics performance, creepy folks, forgiveness, generational conflict, Homer Simpson, movie stars, national radio news, nice smells, plush toys, pub quizzes, recycling bins, “right on” people, sleep apnoea, spacegates, true stories, and women’s faces.

Look for previews of the 35 stories coming over the next week.

Friday, July 03, 2020

IT'S DOCTOR TIME page 3 pencils



The Doctor and Yaz meet up with Winston Churchill.

I had to take a few passes at the writing on this page until I got it the way I wanted.

Thursday, July 02, 2020

IT'S DOCTOR TIME page 2 pencils



This pages introduces Winston Churchill, K-9, and the regenerated Doctor's new look.

I also had fun drawing a Tom Baker era style title sequence TARDIS.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

STAR JAWS #36



The new issue of Star Jaws is out now from Barnstormer Comics, featuring the work of Robin Barnard, Martin Hand, and Paul Rainey.

This issue also features the final part of my comic, Los Angeles, November 2019. Many thanks to Robin for running my story.

More information here.

Monday, June 29, 2020

IT'S DOCTOR TIME sketches



I spent the day doing preliminary drawings for a Doctor Who parody comic.

I've mocked up a kind of "composite" Doctor, with a feature from each incarnation of the character.

There are drawings of the characters that feature in the story too; Yaz, a dalek, K9, and Winston Churchill.

I'm also going to have a multi-colour TARDIS in the story, because I feel like it.

Friday, June 26, 2020

COLOURING JOURNEY INTO SPACE (INTERRUPTED): Pages 1-6



This week I did the flat colouring on pages 5 and 6, then went a step further than I have in the past and added shading throughout the 6 pages.

There's a sequence of rasterising type that locks in aspects of colour, and once that's done, it affects being able to change all the pages the same way.

Using photoshop is a continual learning experience.

Glad to have this one finished and get on with something else next week.