Saturday, October 16, 2021

BOOZE HA HA Previews 6

 Last round of previews from my new comic.

We Didn't Start the Fire. Story, art: DR

Palp's Revenge. Story: Miles Robertson, art: DR

To Rebel. Story: DR, art: Marc KC

Weird Moments in Dad Rock, Part 2. Story: DR, art: Neil Paterson

Women and Rejection. Story: DR, art: Ali Hodgson

Hope you've enjoyed these previews.

The comic is available now here.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

BOOZE HA HA Previews 5

 Latest previews from my new comic book:

Terrahawks. Story, art: DR

Sarararara Grease. Story, art: DR (Sararara created by Olivia Hicks)

Shoe Nuff. Story: DR, art: Abi Wye

Sticker Fun. Story: DR, art: Cherish York

The David Robertson. Story: DR, art: Tim Kelly

One more round of previews to come.

Booze Ha Ha is available here.

BOOZE HA HA Previews 4

 More excerpts from my new comic.

Public Lav. Story, art: DR

Landfall Expedition. Story: Ethan Robertson, art: DR

1 Left! Story: DR, art: Zu Dominiak.

Perils of Plastic. Story: DR, art: Clio Ding

UK/US Pronunciation. Story: DR, art: Emma Oosterhous

More previews tomorrow.

Booze Ha Ha is available now here.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

BOOZE HA HA Previews 3

Further excerpts from stories in my new comic book, available now here.

Story, art: DR

My Political Insight. Story, art: DR

Bunker Destruction. Story, art: DR

Merry Birthday. Story: DR, art: Norrie Millar

Shared Memory. Story: DR, art: Asuna Ikeshima

More previews soon!


Alister Black has written on Booze Ha Ha over at Daredevils & Warriors.

Have a read here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

BOOZE HA HA Previews 2

 More previews from my latest comic.

Love in Lockdown, Story/art: DR

Indiana Jones and the Age Old Question. Story/art: DR

Early 2000s. Story: DR, art: Francesca Mancuso

Facade. Story: DR, art: Pamela Wye

Green & Black. Story, art: DR

Booze Ha Ha is available now here.

More previews to follow!


Dan Butcher, Tony Esmond, and Vince Hunt have released the latest edition of their podcast.

They discuss Booze Ha Ha, starting around the 1 hour 15 minute mark. Have a listen here.

Monday, October 11, 2021

BOOZE HA HA Previews 1

My new comic, Booze Ha Ha, is out now!

Over the coming week, I will post previews of the stories inside.

Journey into Space (interrupted). Story/art: DR.

In an Ideal World. Story/art: DR.

Back in Time. Story: DR, art: Mike Sedakat.

Consider a Bee. Story: DR, art: Rebecca Horner.

Booze Ha Ha is available now here.

More previews to come.

Monday, September 27, 2021

THAT COMIC SMELL: Tay Bridge Disaster Comic audio commentary

The latest episode is online now.

From the website:

"This episode is the Audio Commentary for our David’s “The Tay Bridge Disaster” Comic.
This was originally released with the Kickstarter for backers back in April and is now being broadcast for those who purchased outside of that or didn’t get the chance to listen before now.
Grab your copy or grab yourself a copy and have a listen.
Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @thatcomicsmell
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Saturday, September 25, 2021


After That #63, edited by Micah Liesenfeld, features Aaron Brassea, Charles Brubaker, Brad W. Foster, Maximum Traffic, Tom Motley, Kevin Spenst, Mark Taylor, and Jeff Zenick.

I am in there too with a comic called, "Public Lav".

After That #63 will go on sale soon here.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

DUI - Drawn Under the Influence

DUI - Drawn Under the Influence is out now. It's an Awesome Comics Podcast community anthology.

It features the talents of Kevin Couling, Clifford Cumber, Pete Doree, Damian Edwardson, Helena Edwardson, Tony Esmond, Jordi Perez Estevez, Martin Feekins, Forpe, Jason Garrattley, Sarah Harris, Alan Henderson, Garry Hill, Dave Hingley, Gareth A. Hopkins, Neil Johnson, Rob Jones, JWC, David Livens, Alan Purdie, Ken Reynolds, Matt Simmons, Zeke Simmons, and Joseph Simons.

I've written a couple of stories for it, too. “Syd Cleans Up” is drawn by Andy Hanks, and “Journey to Vilcabamba” is drawn by Susie Gander.

Here are a couple of previews:

The comic is available now here.

Saturday, September 04, 2021


I discussed Spleenal by Nigel Auchterlounie with Tony Esmond on his podcast. A bit of a British comics classic, in my opinion.

Have a listen here.

Monday, August 30, 2021


Damon Herd's new comic, "Whatever Happened to Ticking Boy" is out now. A collection of stories written and drawn by Damon.

I am in there too as a guest, with a story I wrote and drew called, "Ticking Boy Meets Fred Egg Uptown". Here's an excerpt:

More info on the comic can be found at Damon's blog here.

Friday, August 13, 2021


The Tay Bridge Disaster Comic is now available to read on Comichaus - The Netflix for Comics.

Have a look here.

Monday, August 09, 2021

THAT COMIC SMELL: 5 Year Anniversary (General Comics Catch Up)

The latest episode is online now.

We use five years of the podcast to meet up (in person!) and discuss comics we've been excited about lately,

From the website:

"Five Years later…
We are still here. This episode is just a general comics chat and catch up but we celebrate our 5 year anniversary and what a time it’s been. We have made so many friends, talked about incredible topics, had a laugh, chatted to amazing creators, had interviews with heroes, went to cons, made a comics together, just generally enjoyed ourselves and so much more.
We will never be even able to begin to thank you all for sticking with us and listening this whole time. It’s been an absolute pleasure and we will keep putting them out as long as it keeps being as fun as it’s been.
If this is your first one then welcome! We have 5 years worth of a back catalogue to catch up on and thanks for joining us now.
We really hope you enjoy this, as much as we enjoy making it.
(P.S. That’s us now on our way to another big moment as well. We’re on the road to 100!)
Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @thatcomicsmell
Get us on…
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and most places you find podcasts.
Pogo (Walt Kelly)
Taxi (Alfonso Font)
Rohner (Alfonso Font)
Houdini: The Handcuff King (Jason Lutes, Nick Bertozzi)
Battle of Britain (Ian Kennedy)
Monsters (Barry Windsor Smith)
Habibi (Craig Thomson)
Terror From The Other Side (Joan Edam)
Blacksad (Juan Díaz Canales, Juanjo Guarnido)
Frank Miller (Jose Joaquín Rodriguez)
Contrapaso (Teresa Valero)
El Eternauta (Hector G Oesterheld, Francisco Solano López)
Albert Oehlen vs History (Griffo, Wendy Gondeln)
Battlestar Galactica (Battleship Galacticon) (Various Marvel)
Crash Site (Nathan Cowdry)
Sea-Diver Vol.1 (Nathan Cowdry)
Bubbles Fanzine
Baron Bean (George Herriman)
George Mayhem (Tony Esmond, Darrel Forpe)
Hobo Mum (Charles Forsman, Max De Radigués)
An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons & Trues Stories (Edited by Ivan Bunetti)
Perfect Example (John Porcellino)
It's a Good Life if you Don't Weaken (Seth)
Love and Rockets Companion (Marc Sobel, Kirsty Valenti)
The Junction (Norm Konyu)
My Hot Date (Noah Van Sciver)
Blammo 1-5 (Noah Van Sciver)
Justice League Tornado's Path (Ed Benes, Brad Meltzer)
Justice League Identity Crisis (Brad Meltzer, Rags Morales)
Sonata (David Hine, Brian Haberlin)
TMNT: The Last Ronin (Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Tom Waltz)
Detective Comics (Mariko Tamaki, Victor Bogdanovic)"

Sunday, July 25, 2021


When Batman: The Killing Joke came out in 1988, it was unusual for a prestige format DC comic in that it had distribution right away in venues other than comic stores.

I remember seeing it on sale in Virgin Records (alongside newly released Duran Duran live video "Working for the Skin Trade").

My first thought was "Oh, that Batman comic has the name of the band".

This has always been part of the comic for me, and I presume for most people who know of the band. 

I listen to them every so often, and this time around I got to thinking that many years and decades have gone by now, and maybe some comic readers don't know of the band?

They're bloody good, and have recorded some great songs!

Saturday, July 17, 2021

THAT COMIC SMELL: Justice League International Volume 5

The new episode is online now. A return to discussing Justice League International.

From the website:

"Guess who’s back with a brand new plan of attack?!
Yes! The TCS crew are all back together in the same space. We got a really nice day weather wise so took the chance to sit outside and catch up with our favourite DC superhero squad. We are back chatting about the Justice League! In this JLI Vol.5 conversation we sift through the next collected volume whilst also admiring the single issues we each have, from different parts of the world as well. We compare the printing, colouring, different editorials/collections over the decades and of course (most importantly) the smell.
It was so great to sit down and just have the band back together chatting comics again.

We really hope you enjoy, as much as we do…

That Comic Smell!

Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @thatcomicsmell
Get us on…
Apple Podcasts:
and most places you find podcasts."

Monday, June 14, 2021


Modern Fairytales is the latest edition of the Big Brown Eyes anthology edited by the Lambert sisters.

It features Freya Lambert, Jon Halls, Ken Best, Linda Vuorenvirta, Michael Powell, James Patricks, Emily Dixon, Nadev Rosenbloom, Joe Latham, Ross Billingham, and Karis Viola Lambert.

And I have a comic in there called, "Love in Lockdown". Here's a wee preview:

For more information, click here.