Saturday, December 08, 2018

BELL TIME part 24



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Friday, December 07, 2018

THAT COMIC SMELL 34: Asterix / Goodbye, Stan Lee



The new episode of That Comic Smell is now online.

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From the web:
"“Nuff Said”
Welcome Heroes of Gaul and Spidey Friends! In this episode of That Comic Smell we take a dive into the pool and get as tough as Obelix to take on those Romans for ourselves. Yes, we tackle the legend that is “Asterix” but not before we have a little goodbye to another comics giant, Stan Lee. We reminisce over some of our Stan written/ influenced books and Nando reads a very touching piece he wrote upon hearing the sad news.
Although there is a sadness in the first section of the podcast, Asterix and A LOT of sugar seems to make the folks here go a little mad as we laugh and gibber our way through various other topics such as toilet reading and what we have been reading lately.
This and all the usual comics chat on the only comics podcast that can be enjoyed both on and off the toilet…
That Comic Smell!"

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Saturday, December 01, 2018

BELL TIME part 23



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Monday, November 26, 2018

Sunday, November 25, 2018

THAT COMIC SMELL 33: Favourite Female Characters ft Alan Henderson



The new episode of That Comic Smell is now online.

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From the web:
"Hey folks. Welcome to That Comic Smell Podcast. Let’s not beat around the bush here, 5 straight white males are about to sit around and talk female characters in comics… We know how it sounds. We really enjoyed it. With our very special guest there also, it was majorly fun. Yes, we are joined by the one, the only, Alan Henderson! (Other Alan’s are available) The brain behind the incredible “Penned Guin” comic strip series http://pennedguins.tumblr.com/ We also raid Alan’s mind for a while and get to the root of what makes him tick *Spoiler… penguins*
This and all the usual comics chat on the only comics podcast to hold the line… because love isn’t always on time, woah woah woooah…
That Comic Smell!"

Saturday, November 24, 2018

BELL TIME part 22



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Friday, November 23, 2018

FRANKENSTEIN RETURNS



This comic has just been released by Universe Publications to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

I am in there with my story, "Frankensteins", alongside work by Elliot Balson, Lana Barron, Sarah Bond, Mark Cruncher, Damon Herd, Harry Higgins, Cam Kennedy, Catriona Laird, Ashling Larkin, Harper McBride, Dan McDaid, Norrie Millar, Chris Murray, Ian Newman, Andrew Strachan, and Phillip Vaughan.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018

FUNTIME COMICS ANTHOLOGY #31


Cover by Ryan Scott.

The latest issue of Funtime Comics is out now, featuring Dan Brader, Glenn Hibburt Arcadio, Armouros Cardear, Shaun Craill, Aaron Christiansen, Simon Fletcher, Shaun Garea, Bob Gibbons, Ryan Green, Dylan Horrocks, Adrian Kinnaird, David Mcdonald, Esquivel Mayorga, Eddie Monotone, Arthur J Whelan, and Paul Jason Young.

I have a few stories in there; “Big Bubbles”, "How to Make Comics Part 14", and “Tea Break at the Razor Factory”.

Funtime Comics #31 is available to order here.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

BELL TIME part 21



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Monday, November 12, 2018

STAN LEE - Founder of the Comic Revolution!


Stan Lee was the first famous person I ever wondered about.

“I wonder what Stan Lee is doing right now?” I used to think.

As a wee boy in Dundee, the best I could envisage was him in the Marvel Comics office talking with writers and artists, or typing away writing stories.

The truth is that by the time I was reading Marvel Comics in the late 1970s, Stan Lee had moved on and was no longer part of the comics company. Each comic had “Stan Lee Presents” at the very beginning. He wrote “Stan's Soapbox” in each issue. He was still a figurehead, and remained so until today.

In Christmas 1979, I was lucky to get the Spider-Man Annual published in the UK, and in it was a three page article on Stan Lee.


Stan's reputation has changed over the years, but this article lionised him, and formed a basis for what I thought about him. I'm sad that he's died. It does feel like the end of an era.

Decades later, Stan appeared at a con in London, announcing that it was to be his last show there. I considered going, with the idea in my mind that when I was stood in his vicinity, I would at last know what he was doing right now.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

BELL TIME part 20



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Saturday, November 03, 2018

BELL TIME part 19



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Friday, November 02, 2018

BREAK THE CAKE Previews 5

Final day of previews...

That was Billy Mackenzie! Story art: DR.

Star-Crossed Lovers. Story: DR, art: Norrie Millar.

Tea Break at the Razor Factory. Story, art: DR.


Urinal Gum. Story: DR, art: Tim Kelly.

Weird Moments in Dad Rock, Number One. Story: DR, art: Neil Paterson.

Which Way Now? Story: DR, art: Marc Casilli.

Break the Cake is available to pre-order at the Fred Egg Comics shop here, and will be on sale at Dundee Zine Fair tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

BREAK THE CAKE Previews 4

More excerpts from my forthcoming comic...

Minty McAllister, Lady Journalist. Story, art: DR.

Number Three's the Charm! Story, art: DR.

Puffer Love. Story: DR, art: Pam Wye.

Seedless. Story: DR, art: Paddy Johnston.

Space Station Explosion. Story: Miles Robertson (age 9), art: DR.

Spoiler Warning. Story: DR, art: Rebecca Horner.

Break the Cake is available to pre-order at the Fred Egg Comic shop here.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

BREAK THE CAKE Previews 3

Day 3...

Hourly Comic Day 2018. Story, art: DR.

Humble Beginnings. Story: DR, art: Katie Quinn.

Into the Comics Archive. Story, art: DR.

Jonathan Swift: 'I am a Fraud'. Story, art: DR.

Jurassic Menu. Story: DR, art: Mike Sedakat.

Break the Cake is available to order at the Fred Egg Comics Shop here.

More tomorrow...

Monday, October 29, 2018

BREAK THE CAKE Previews 2

More tastes of the stories featured in my forthcoming comic:

Dog Walker. Story, art: DR.

Everything in Moderation. Story: DR, art: Francesca Mancuso.

Fred Egg in 'Out to Lunch'. Story, art: DR.

Goodbye, Star Wars. Story, art: DR.

The Hourly Changeover. Story: DR, art: Olivia Hicks.

Break the Chain is available for pre-order at the Fred Egg Comics shop here.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

BREAK THE CAKE Previews 1



My new comic, "Break the Cake" is imminent!

It will officially go on sale at Dundee Zine Fair, which is to be held on Saturday, 3rd November.

Over the course of this week, I will present previews of the stories in Break the Cake, including many excellent guest artists!

Let's get started...

The Amazing Hang-Out. Story: Ethan Robertson (age 12), art: DR.

Baguette Decisions. Story: DR, art: Zu Dominiak.

Big Bubbles. Story, art: DR.

Co-Pilot. Story: DR, art: Ludi Price.

Descartes' Candle. Story: DR, art: Védís Huldudóttir.

Break the Cake is available to pre-order now at the Fred Egg Comics shop here

More previews tomorrow!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

PENNED GUIN


I did a guest spot for Alan Henderson's Penned Guin comics.

Have a read of his tumblr here. Also, check out his shop here.

Friday, October 26, 2018

THAT COMIC SMELL 31: Happy 80th, Supes!



The new episode of That Comic Smell is now online. A discussion on Superman!

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From the web:
"*Cue the John Williams Superman Intro Music*
Is it a bird? Is it a Plane? No! It’s that smelly podcast.
Welcome folks to That Comic Smell Podcast. Yes, this time we are talking Superman and all because this year the big boy in blue and red turned 80! Can you believe it? Doesn’t look a day over 25.
We discuss our first experiences with him, the movies and all things Supes.
This and all the usual comics chat on the only comics podcast that can leap tall buildings in a single bound and run faster than a speeding bullet!
That Comic Smell!
Here are some of the titles mentioned:
Superman Pocketbook No14
Supermobile Issue of Superman
Superman Annual 1980 (Various)
Action Comics: Millennium Edition (Various)
Superman III Adaption (Cary Bates, Sal Amendola, Ben Oda)
Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (Alan Moore, Curt Swan, George Pérez)
Superman War of the Worlds (Roy Thomas, Michael Lark)
The Man of Steel (John Byrne, Dick Giordano)
Action Comics Annual 1987: Cry Vampire (John Byrne, Arthur Adams, Dick Giordano)
Red Son (Mark Millar, Dave Johnson, Killan Plunkett, Andrew Robinson, Walden Wong)
All-star Superman (Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely, Jamie Grant)
Superman vs Muhammad Ali (Dennis O'Neil, Neal Adams, Dick Giordano, Terry Austin)
The Death of Superman (Dan Jurgens, Louise Simonson, Roger Stern, Jerry Ordway, Jon Bogdanove, Tom Grummett, Jackson Guice)
World Without Superman ( Louise Simonson, Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Karl Kesel, Roger Stern Walter Simonson, Tom Grummett, Jon Bogdanove )
Superman: Transformed (Dan Jurgens, Louise Simonson, Ron Frenz, Ron Lim, Karl Kesel)
Superman: Peace on Earth (Paul Dini, Alex Ross)"


BELL TIME part 18



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Thursday, October 25, 2018

DUNDEE SHMUNDEE! #19



Here's my latest comic strip on the Tay Bridge disaster.

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