Saturday, December 31, 2016


A wee run through what I've been up to this year.

In January, my webcomic "Bell Time" continued at the Redbird Review site, with pages 4 and 5 going online.

I also got involved with Dundee Comics Creative Space, which means I use the studio space and also facilitate comics workshops with 11-17 year olds.

I had a story in issue 23 of Copy This!

In February, the latest Adventures in Comics #5 came out, with a two pager from me called "Why, Waltzer Man?"

I started a weekly blog for fun, picking and choosing single comic book panels.

Treehouse #8 was released in March, containing "A Book with Death in the Title" part 2 and "Birthday Wish". I also appeared on the inaugural episode of the Treehouse podcast, available here.

Page 6 and 7 of Bell Time went up at Redbird Review.

I drew a picture based on David Bowie's Jump They Say which was included in an exhibition in Soho, London.

Bell Time pages 8, 9 and 10 went online in May.

In June, I had a story called "Stay Alive", a tribute to Stuart Adamson of Big Country, in the second edition of Dead Singers Society.

An anthology called Tin Roof Collective 2011-2016 Selected Works was published containing my story, "Gym Talk".

"My Troubles with Men" appeared in Star Jaws #7.

My latest comic book Zero Sum Bubblegum was released at the end of June. Still available for £3 here.

Treehouse #9 came out in July, with my stories "I Live with a Killer", "No-One is Keeping Score" and "Death Bed Farewell".

Jack Sprat Press website ran my story "You've Been (Cyber) Punked!". Have a read here.

Glasgow Comic Con produced an anthology this year. I had a story called "Rights & Responsibilities" in the digital version here.

The Dundee Comics Creative Space workshops continued, with a series of newspaper style strips which were collected here. There was also an interview with me, published here.

I wrote a wee article on how much I enjoy Fraser Geesin's "The Cleaner: Man of Destiny" for the Broken Frontier comics website. Have a read here.

In August a new podcast called That Comic Smell, with Giuseppe Lambertino, Fernando Pons, Tom Stewart and myself began. The first episode's theme was The Incredible Hulk. Listen here.

Pages 11-15 of Bell Time were published at Redbird site. I've enjoyed this project, sticking to doing a new page of the 56 page story once every three weeks has been a great discipline in among all my other comics projects. There's another due tomorrow - page 22.

An ode to the madness that is "Hoovering" appeared in Artificial Womb #13.

Dirty Rotten Comics #8 opens with my story, "Lady Masque".

In September, That Comic Smell episode 2 featured "Underground and Lesser Known Comics".

A series of  3 panel comic strips called "Dundee Shmundee!" began over at the Dundee Comics Creative Space here.

I began studying the MLitt Comics and Graphic Novels post graduate course at University of Dundee. One of the modules is "Creating Comics" and as part of that I began work on a new twelve page comic called "Nando". A blog to show the work on the comic is here.

Sneaky Business #2 was published and featured my story called "FB-Out!"

In October, I took part in 24 Hour Comic Day, making a story called "Intersectionality". I did a write up of the event here.

This parody of The Bash Kid Streets was done as part of an assignment for the comics course.

That Comic Smell episode 3 was a discussion of the Eisner Awards.

I put out a new comic -  a collected version of my first two minicomics Berserkotron 1 & 2. It also features a new ten page "making" of section. Available here.

The Ink & Pixels exhibition ran throughout October and November, featuring my story "Silently Falling", and covers for Berserkotron and Treehouse #7.

In time for Halloween, That Comic Smell discussed horror comics.

I entered a story called "Pezz" to the Thought Bubble Comic Competition this year. It went on display at Leeds Library. Have a look at it here in a write-up of this year's Thought Bubble.

A second "Dundee Shmundee!" strip went online at the DCCS website here.

I wrote another bit for Broken Frontier, this time on Jack Teagle here.

Treehouse #10 was released in time for Thought Bubble con in Leeds. I had a few stories in this one; "I Live with a Killer 2, "Shopping for Tuna" and "Live Every Day Like it's Your Last".

 The third "Dundee Shmundee!" strip went online here.

That Comic Smell episode 5 discussed Love and Rockets. There was also an "extra" podcast 5.5 here.

I was a guest on Ari Brin's science fiction podcast Novum. Have a listen here.

I did two more comics as part of assignments for the comics course: X-Dudes and Rodolphe Topffer's Reverie.

My fourth Dundee Shmundee! strip went up here.

Last but not least, That Comic Smell did a Fred Egg Comics special.

A fun and busy 2016.

I have some comics plans up and running for 2017, including a project for Jack Kirby's 100th birthday, a cartoon for the next Copy This!, new strips for a forthcoming Star Jaws issue, Dundee University's H.G. Wells comic, Dithering Doodles and the next Treehouse, as well as continuing the Bell Time and Dundee Shmundee strips, and more study on the Comics MLitt course.

Have a great new year, everyone!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

THAT COMIC SMELL 6: Fred Egg Comics

The new episode of That Comic Smell is now online.

Have a listen at Soundcloud here and YouTube here.

From the website:

"Merry Christmas Everyone!

In this extra *SPECIAL* episode, the folks here at "That Comic Smell" sit down to Well one of us at least. Our very own David Robertson gets his work (Fred Egg) talked about.

We delve into what goes on in David's head and ask that all important question "What makes your creative mind tick?"
David talks us through his process, how he started, his influences and much much more.

So sit back, relax and enjoy the only podcast to come to you live. (A month or so ago)"


Here's a bit of Super reminiscing:

From Superman #369, written by Cary Bates, art by Rich Buckler and Frank McLaughlin, March 1982.

Thursday, December 22, 2016


My fourth Dundee Shmundee! strip is now online over at the Dundee Comics Creative Space website.

Have a look here.


Another two page comic I did recently as part of an assignment for the MLitt Comics and Graphic Novels course. Click for larger versions.

This one references Leonce Petit, Franz von Goez, Robert Crumb and Will Eisner.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


The new episode of That Comic Smell is now online.

Have a listen at Soundcloud here and YouTube here.
From the website:

"This is the part where we had too much recording to just let it go to waste.

This is a little peak behind the curtain into what happens after the main podcast is finished. The folks here at "That Comic Smell" enjoy a gab afterwards.

So sit back and relax for a few minutes and have a listen to some extra bits and bobs."

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


This is a two page comic I did recently as part of an assignment for the MLitt Comics and Graphic Novels course. Click for larger versions.

Apologies to X-Men artists John Byrne and Dave Cockrum!

Monday, December 19, 2016


I'm a guest on the latest episode of Ari Brin's science fiction podcast Novum.

Here's information from the website:

"Creating Comics with David Robertson. In this episode, Ari talks science fiction, comics, and making an idea into a tangible reality with comic creator David Robertson (Fred Egg Comics)"

It's online now. Have a listen here.

Friday, December 02, 2016


Warren "WEE" Elliott has written on Berserkotron over at Almost Normal Comics.

Have a read here.

"Three friends find themselves at the end of childhood and transitioning into adulthood. Two are finishing their last year of school while the other has already left school and taken a part-time job. As the central character, Bert, ponders what he’ll do following school, his friend Ronnie has built a robot, the Berserkotron, and, with Bert’s help, prepares to enter it in a “Robot Wars” completion! Throughout the story Bert, Ronnie, and their other friend Melvyn interact with “Robot Wars’ competitors, school mates, and parents. 

Berserkotron is a great coming of age comic! David keeps the art simple with minimal details and sparse backgrounds. He effectively builds the story through strong but subtle character development. The lives led by the characters, their hopes, disappointments, and future concerns are all believable and told in a relatable fashion that pulls the reader in and keeps them engaged in the story!"

Thursday, December 01, 2016


The new episode of That Comic Smell is now online.

Have a listen at Soundcloud here and YouTube here.

From the website:

"On the newest episode of "That Comic Smell" We are joined by a Guest!! Our friend Mike Sedakat dropped in to talk comics with us.
This month we talk about The Hernandez Brothers own, incredible, "Love and Rockets".
We dive into the timeline of the stories, a little brief overview and general chat about what we all think about it.
Later we have another cup of tea and David tells about his time away in Leeds at "Thought Bubble" with "Treehouse Comics"
He also shares with us some of his finds whilst there.
We then talk "Doctor Strange" before firing into a tangent on "The A Team"
All this and more on this months episode.
These are some of the titles we discussed:
Love and Rockets (The Hernandez Brothers)
The Cleaner [Man of Destiny] (Fraser Geesin)
Island (Rozi Hathaway)
Sneaky Business (Rozi Hathaway)
I Don't Believe in the Sun (Stephen Merritt, Lem)
Safe From Harm (Joan Edam)
Beats (One Beat Zines)
Bum Storm (Robert Luckett)
Madness on Mars (Joe Bamford, Doctor Simpo)
Skip Tobey Vol.1 (Andy Herd)
Fear (Zu Dominiak)
The Orb (Zu Dominiak)"