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.

Have a listen at iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube.

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.