Thursday, December 29, 2022


2022 started off with a contribution to Pocket Thoughts Annual #4; a story called "Every Friggin' Stop". 

That Comic Smell podcast did two episodes in January; Intention Fails / Best Of 2021; and Reviews Chit Chat part 1.

In February That Comic Smell Comic #2 came out, featuring stories from all of us, alongside Alan Henderson and Olivia Hicks.

I guested on Marvel Star Wars Explorers discussing Dark Empire 2 #2.

That Comic Smell had their second Chit Chat episode.

I had a piece of artwork in the JUDGE DREDD GALLERY at I ❤ COMICS ONLINE CON

Sadly, Ian Kennedy passed away, and in tribute I posted an interview with him, and an article on a commission he did for me.

I did a comic called Wacky Space Race 1980 for Star Jaws #55.

March was a busy podcast month, with That Comic Smell having their third Comics Chit Chat, and also celebrating their 100th episode.

Then I also discussed Barefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa on Never Iron Anything with Tony Esmond.

I did a comic called Drive Legal for AFTER THAT! #65 in June.

In July, THAT COMIC SMELL did a George Perez & Neal Adams Tribute.

Then in August, That Comic Smell as a whole guested on OMEN TO THAT with Damian Edwardson.

I talked Star Trek: The Mirror Universe Saga on Never Iron Anything podcast.

In October, I released my latest comic book Reject All, available at the shop.

THAT COMIC SMELL covered Monster Comics and Oor Wullie / The Broons.

On MEGA CITY BOOK CLUB, I discussed Captain Condor with Eamonn Clarke.

This past month, Marc KZ released Liget 5.5, featuring translated comics he's drawn from my scripts.

And to round the year off, That Comic Smell had our Christmas get together and discussed our favourite comics merchandise / tat!

In 2023, I have work coming up in Pocket Thoughts Annual #5. I will be continuing work on strips for the third That Comic Smell Comic anthology, and my next long form comic story. I am also toying with putting together a collection of my very earliest comics from way back in the previous century.

Have a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2022


The new episode is online now!

From the website:

"Welcome to episode 105. We had our Christmas get together on the 19th of December and had a slightly different topic this time. We got our favourite comics related merchandise together and had a good chin wag about them. There’s stamps, toys, models and so much more. We also throw in some comics talk nearer the end. This and all the usual comics chat on… That Comic Smell"

Monday, December 19, 2022


I've written many one page comic stories for Marc KZ to draw over the years, and he has now collected them in a new issue of his Liget series. He's translated them into Portugese; the first time any of my comics have been translated. Very exciting!

Here's what Mark himself has to say about Liget 5.5:

Liget 5.5 is a special edition celebrating the five years I’ve been publishing the comic. All stories were produced during that time, some for anthologies, some for the internet, and some are collaborations on other creators’ projects. All in all, there’s 15 stories, ranging from one to nine pages long. 36 pages, A5 format, color and black-and-white.

Thank you, Marc!

Sunday, November 20, 2022


Eamonn Clarke hosts Mega City Book Club podcast which regularly discusses 2000ad and other British comics.

On this episode, we discuss Captain Condor by Frank S.Pepper and Brian Lewis; a terrific science fiction story from Lion comic.

Have a listen here.

Monday, October 31, 2022

THAT COMIC SMELL: Monster Comics

"For this Halloween we take a moment to have some fun and get all our comics involving “MONSTERS” together.
We have appearances of comics and characters such as: The Hulk, The Thing, Alan Class Comics, The Archie Gang, Cthulu, Robots, Godzilla, Ultramega, House of Mystery, BWS’s Monsters and many many more.
We had an absolute blast with all these gargantuan greats, bold behemoths and marvelous monster.
This and all the usual comics chat on…
That Comic Smell!"

Sunday, October 30, 2022


Alister Black has reviewed Reject All over at Daredevils & Warriors.

"David has a great talent for capturing the everyday and the strange thoughts that cross our minds. The struggles we all face, like ‘where did I put my face-mask’ and ‘do I need glasses?’"

Have a read here.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

REJECT ALL: Previews 6

 Last round of previews of my new comic, Reject All.

Wacky Space Race 1980. Story/art: DR.

Late Night Chinese. Story/art: DR.

Scam Call. Story: DR, art: Pam Wye.

Train Cancellation. Story: DR, art: Cherish York.

I hope you've enjoyed the previews this week. 

Reject All is available now here.

Friday, October 28, 2022

REJECT ALL: Previews 5

 More previews from my new comic, Reject All.

Takin' the Bus. Story/art: DR.

When I Was 34. Story/art: DR.

Thesis Pieces. Story: DR, art: Iestyn Pettigrew.

The Schofield Shuffle. Story: DR, art: Mike Sedakat.

Reject All is available now here.

Last round of previews tomorrow.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

REJECT ALL: Previews 4

 More previews of my new comic, Reject All.

Ticking Boy meets Fred Egg Uptown. Story/art: DR.

Star Confrontation. Story: Miles Robertson, art: DR.

£250,000. Story: DR, art: Francesca Mancuso.

Weird Moments in Dad Rock: Tears for Fears. Story: DR, art: Neil Paterson.

Reject All is available now here.

More previews tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

REJECT ALL: Previews 3

 More previews from my new comic, Reject All.

Every Friggin' Stop. Story/art: DR.

New Faces of Star Wars. Story: Ethan Robertson, art: DR.

Radio Excitement. Story: DR, art: Tim Kelly.

Blackbird. Story: DR, art: Marc KZ.

Reject All is available now here.

More previews tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

REJECT ALL: Previews 2

 More previews from my new comic Reject All.

Drive Legal. Story/art: DR.

Lost Mask. Story/art: DR.

Pam & Tommy. Story: DR, art: Helena Edwardson.

Fourth of May. Story: DR, art: Rebecca Horner.

Reject All is available now here.

More previews tomorrow!