Saturday, March 27, 2021

GOSH! COMICS / BROKEN FRONTIER Drink and Draw

I had a good time this week taking part in the Gosh! Comics / Broken Frontier Drink and Draw.

The fun began a couple of days before when I provided a prompt drawing to present to the group.

The participants in the group, and online at Twitter, drew a picture based on the prompt. I had to judge this round and pick a favourite!

After that, came another two rounds chosen by others. The second was "Wholesome Violence" from Josh Hicks, and the third was from Andy Oliver - "That Comic Smell".

As @thatcomicsmell was tagged in the original tweet, all the drawings that were posted sent multiple notifications to Tom (from That Comic Smell)'s phone. He didn't know what was happening for a minute there!

I had a great time, and it was nice to meet (sort of) new friends in the comics community.

Photo pinched from Andy Oliver's Facebook.

Friday, March 26, 2021

THAT COMIC SMELL: Intention Fails Revisited (Plus Xmas Swag)

The new episode is online now.

From the web:

"Come back with us to the start of the year. Christmas had not long been, Santa had not long visited the TCS HQ and all of us were bestowed with comics goodies and ready to show them off and talk about them.
Now cast your mind back to the start of 2020. The Folks here at the pod went through their “Intention Fails” the comics in which they bought with reading being the number one priority, then it never happened. Well, we revisit those top 3 intention fails of ours and see how we got on. Did we manage to read them? Do we have more for the comic year? What are stuff do we waffle on about?
You’ll have to listen to find out. Here on…
That Comic Smell!
Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @thatcomicsmell
Get us on…
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and most places you find podcasts.

The Dumbest Idea Ever (Jimmy Gownley)
Last Gig in Shnagrlig (Gilbert Shelton)
Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? (Brian Fies)
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage (Sydney Padua)
King (Ho Che Anderson)
Flesh: The Dino Files (Various 2000AD)
JLA: Year One (Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn, Barry Kitson)
Robin: Year One (Chuck Dixon, Scott Beatty, Javier Pulido, Marcos Martin)
Batman: Black and White (Various DC)
Atomic Hercules: Goes Commando (Tony Esmond, Adam Falp)
DC Through the 80's: The End of Eras (Various DC Creators)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection Volume 1 (Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird)
Maus (Art Spiegelman)
Marney the Fox (Scott Goodall, John Stokes)
Judge Dredd Volume 1: The Complete Case Files (Various)
What we Don't Talk About (Charlot Kristensen)
The Story of Sex (Philippe Brenot, Laetitia Coryn, Will McMorran)
Daredevil: Born Again [ARTIST EDITION] (David Mazzucchelli)
The Celts (Hugo Pratt)
Daltokyo (Gary Panter)
CABBIE (Marti)
Batman: Strange Apparitions (Marshall Rogers, Steve Englehart, Dennis O'Neil)
Laika (Nick Abadzis)
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World (Penelope Bagieu)
New York Drawings (Adrian Tomine)
Challengers of the Unknown (Jack Kirby)
Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes (Paul Levitts & Various)
Wonder Woman 75 Years (Various)
Regreso al Edén (Paco Roca)
Universo! (Albert Monteys)
On a Sunbeam (Tillie Walden)
Box Office Poison (Alex Robinson)
An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons & True Stories Vol.2 (Various: Edited by Ivan Brunetti)"



Wednesday, March 24, 2021

NERDS WHO HAUNTED THEMSELVES: WHY COMICS?


I had a lot of fun guesting on Stuart Mulrain's Why Comics? podcast.

A good, open format, wherein he asks that simple two word question as the starter for a conversation on comics, and whatever else comes up!

Have a listen here.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

NEVER IRON ANYTHING: The Incredible Hulk #312


I discussed the influential issue 312 of The Incredible Hulk by Bill Mantlo and Mike Mignola with Tony Esmond on his podcast.

Have a listen here.


Saturday, March 13, 2021

THAT COMIC SMELL: Environmental Messages

The new episode is now online.

From the website:

"We are getting on the hot topic items here at TCS this time. We are talking “Environmental Messages” in comics and we have some absolute belters as well. We cover all aspects and ways in which creators have tackled this extremely important topic. Some serious, to the point, more informational and even fun. It really does show you though that the environment has been on creators minds for some time and how we should have always been taking this shit seriously. Before we go deep on that though, we have a right good laugh. Get ready for some mad tangents in this one.
This and all the usual comics chat on…
That Comic Smell!

Get us on…
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and most places you find podcasts.

Sharks (Bernard Solé)
Science Comics: Trees (Andy Hirsch)
Gon (Masashi Tanaka)
Godzilla: official compendium (J.D.Lees, Marc Cerasini)
Cadillacs & Dinosaurs (Mark Schultz)
Flesh (Pat Mills)
Raze (Claire Spiller)
Lost Light (Claire Spiller)
Trashed (Derf)
Animal Man (Grant Morrison)
Captain Planet (Marvel)
Saga of the Swamp Thing (Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette, John Totleben)
Nausicaa (Valley of the Wind) (Hayao Miyazaki)
Asterix (Dogmatix) (René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo)
Crisis: World War Three (Pat Mills, Carlos Ezquerra)
Concrete (Paul Chadwick)"

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

TAY BRIDGE DISASTER COMIC at CONVENTION COLLECTIVE

Leonard Sultana has written on Tay Bridge Disaster comic in the Kickstarter Profile over at The Convention Collective.

Have a read here.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Saturday, February 27, 2021

THE TAY BRIDGE DISASTER COMIC STRIPS on KICKSTARTER



I've put my next comic up on Kickstarter. 

The comic art is all complete, and the book is essentially finished.

Please have a look here for more details, including a video of the proof copy.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

MARVEL STAR WARS EXPLORERS #106

 

I was very pleased to guest on this fun podcast, which I've been following for a few years.

Have a listen here.

Thanks to Brian Rudloff and Sam Stovold for having me!

Art by Cynthia Martin.

Monday, February 08, 2021

AFTER THAT! #61

 

After That #61 is out now, edited by Micah Liesenfeld, and featuring Charles Brubaker, Tom Cherry, Bruce Chrislip, Tom Motley, Steve Willis, Chad Woody, and Jeff Zenick.

I am in there too with a comic called, "We Didn't Start this Fire"


It's available now here.

Saturday, February 06, 2021

THAT COMIC SMELL: End Of An Era Chat with Dr Olivia Hicks (Sarararara Ending Special)



The new episode is online now. A chat with Olivia Hicks after the recent conclusion of Sarararara. 

From the website: 

*SARARARARA SPOILERS IN THIS EPISODE!* 
“You can never have enough spunk!” 
It’s all coming to an end. Well… The incredible web comic Sarararara is at least. We caught up with our pal (and recent Doctor) Olivia Hicks about wrapping up Sarararara, what it feels like, taking a closer look at some of the pages, themes, how it was produced and the future of, hopefully, a physical collection. It was so good getting a chance to catch up and make sure everything was ok. We had such a great laugh and we even discussed more of Olivia’s recent comics work along with her new job as ‘Junior Graphic Novel Editor’ for ‘Rebellion’ What can we say, Olivia works F***ing hard. 

Just to note that this was recorded just before Christmas 2020 so Olivia can now be found at @droliviahicks on twitter and Sarararara has now come to an end. So if you haven’t read it yet then go check it out! Google Sarararara. This and all the usual waffle on… That Comic Smell Podcast 

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Friday, February 05, 2021

THAT COMIC SMELL COMIC Previews 5

 Final day of preview clips from the new anthology.

We've Come a Long Way! Story: Mike Sedakat. Art: DR.

Aquila the Eagle. Mike Sedakat.

I hope you've enjoyed this series of previews!

That Comic Smell Comic is available in print at the Fred Egg Comics Shop and digitally at Comichaus.

Thursday, February 04, 2021

THAT COMIC SMELL COMIC Previews 4

 Three more clips.

PC Gone Mad. Story: DR. Art: Mike Sedakat.

Omar. Tom Stewart.

Advertisement from the 1950s. Mike Sedakat.

Last set of preview clips tomorrow.

That Comic Smell Comic is available in print at the Fred Egg Comic Shop, and digitally at Comichaus.

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

THAT COMIC SMELL COMIC Previews 3

More clips from the new anthology comic.

Rocket. Story: Tom Stewart. Art: John Tucker.
Any That Comic Smell Podcast: Fernando Pons.

More previews tomorrow.

That Comic Smell Comic is available in print at the Fred Egg Comic Shop, and digitally at Comichaus.

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

THAT COMIC SMELL COMIC Previews 2

Another day of previews from the new anthology from our podcast team.

It's Doctor Time with the P.M.: DR
Disconnected. Story: Tom Stewart, Art: Mike Sedakat.

More previews to come!

That Comic Smell Comic is available at the Fred Egg Comics Shop

It is also at Comichaus.

Monday, February 01, 2021

THAT COMIC SMELL COMIC Previews 1

Pencils: Pons. Inks: Stewart. Colours: DR.

This week I am presenting a series of previews from the new anthology for members of the That Comic Smell podcast team, namely Fernando Pons, Mike Sedakat, Tom Stewart, and myself.

We are also joined by fabulous guest artist John Tucker!

Cosmic Jaunts. Story/art: Sedakat.

Nobody. Story: Stewart. Art: DR.

More previews tomorrow!

That Comic Smell Comic is available at the Fred Egg Comics Shop

It is also at Comichaus.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

THAT COMIC SMELL COMIC available now

 

That Comic Smell Comic is available now from the Fred Egg Comic shop

Featuring stories written and drawn by hosts of the That Comic Smell podcast; Fernando Pons, David Robertson, Mike Sedakat, and Tom Stewart.

Also includes guest artwork by John Tucker!

1. COSMIC JAUNTS
(M. Sedakat)
2. NOBODY
(Story: T. Stewart / Art: D. Robertson)
3. DISCONNECTED
(Story: T. Stewart / Art: M. Sedakat)
4. IT’S DOCTOR TIME WITH THE PM!
(D. Robertson)
5. ANY THAT COMIC SMELL PODCAST
(F. Pons)
6. ROCKET
(Story: T. Stewart / Art: J. Tucker)
7. PC GONE MAD
(Story: D. Robertson / Art: M. Sedakat)
8. OMAR
(T. Stewart)
9. ADVERTISEMENT FROM THE 1950s
(M. Sedakat)
10. WE’VE COME A LONG WAY!
(Story: M. Sedakat / Art: D. Robertson)
11. AQUILA THE EAGLE
(M. Sedakat)

40 pages. Black & white / colour

Cover: pencils by F. Pons; inks by T. Stewart; colours by D. Robertson.

Previews of the stories will feature on the blog all next week!

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Saturday, January 23, 2021

THAT COMIC SMELL: SCOTLAND IN COMICS

 

The latest episode is online now. A discussion of Scotland's depiction in comics.

From the webiste:

"OCH AYE THE NOOO!

We are starting off this New Year and celebrating the upcoming Burns night by talking “Scotland in Comics” We talk about how we thought me may struggle on this topic despite being from the topic in question. We have a surprise new blog to follow along with when it comes to this topic specifically. Find out how many superheroes have hit our shores over the years and so much more. This and us haverin awa fir oors, as usual on…

That Comic Smell Podcast

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

Highlands Travel Diary (Katriona Chapman)
Wild Lives (Claire Hubbard)
The Beginner's Guide to Being Outside (Gill Hatcher)
Holly (Steven Ingram)
Vampires Everywhere (George Lennox, James Devlin, Thomas Creilly)
Saltire (John Ferguson)
Batman: Scottish Connection (Alan Grant, Frank Quitely)
Lobo #51 (Alan Grant, Norm Breyfogle)
2000AD Prog #833 (Garth Ennis, Anthony Williams)
2000AD Prog #1034 (Pat Mills, Nick Percival)
Scotland for Beginners (Jeff Fallow)
Scotland in comics (Fred Egg Comics Blog)
Iron Man #164 (Dennis O'Neil, Luke McDonnell)
The Bogie Man (Alan Grant, John Wagner, Robin Smith)
The Bogie Man: Chinatoon (Alan Grant, John Wagner, Robin Smith, Cam Kennedy)
The Bogie Man: The Manhattan Project (Alan Grant, John Wagner, Robin Smith)
X-men in Edinburgh (Chris Claremont, Marc Silvestri)
Batman: Lord of Batmanor 1953 (WIn Mortimer)
The Jocks and the Geordies (DC Thomson)
Hulk #192 (Len Wein, Herb Trimpe)
Thriller Picture Library #113 (Amalgamated Press)
Scotty Comics [Star Trek] (Gold Key Comics)
American Splendor (Harvey Pekar, Gary Dumm)
Scrooge McDuck (Disney Comics)
TinTin and the Black Isle (Hergé)
X-men (Chris Claremont, John Byrne)
Asterix and the Pechts [Scots Version] (René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo)
Kidnapped (Alan Grant, Cam Kennedy)
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr.Hyde (Alan Grant, Cam Kennedy)
Wahur's Oor Wullie? (DC Thomson)
The Broons (DC Thomson)"

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

THAT COMIC SMELL COMIC at DAREDEVILS & WARRIORS

 


Alister Black has written on That Comic Smell Comic over at Daredevils & Warriors.

Have a read here.

The comic will be available soon at the Fred Egg Comics Shop.

Monday, January 11, 2021

POCKET THOUGHTS ANNUAL #3

The latest edition of Pocket Thoughts Annual is out now!

Featuring Alex from Punks Around, Salem Black, Bloomurder, Brendon Bracewell, Nanette Cloud, Ryan Ewing from Pocket Thoughts, Jillian Fleck, Isa Flo from Yucky Zines, Annie Flores, Dolly Gosh Art, Gurn, Chloe Henderson, Joe and Holly from Caw and Paw, Kali Kambouroglos, Kensiek, Richard Larios from Feral Publication, Jessica Maybury, Solansh Moya from Weirdo Brigade, Nyx from Sea Green Zines, Ominousbird, Amélie Paquet, Aqeel Parvez, Allie Rae from Warglitter Zines, Crash Reynolds, Sheinicorn, Sheri Roloff, and Vlasinda Productions.

I'm in there too, with a comic called "My Political Insight". Here's a preview:

For more details, go here.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

THAT COMIC SMELL COMIC at NEVER IRON ANYTHING

 

Tony Esmond has written about the upcoming That Comic Smell Comic over at the Never Iron Anything review site.

Have a read here.

Saturday, January 09, 2021

MOUNT A RESCUE at BUY SMALL PRESS

 

Mount a Rescue is now available, in print and digital versions, over at Buy Small Press.

Details can be found here.