Performing and Picturing Patienthood

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I am very pleased to be taking part in the Performing and Picturing Patienthood symposium at UAL on April 4th & 5th. It should be an engaging event with contributions from several great comics creators and academics working broadly in the field of graphic medicine. Please see details below for more information and to book tickets. How does producing graphic… Read more »

Graphixia post – A Bike’s a Bike for a’ That

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In my day job I get to run comics making workshops (it’s a hard life I know) and one of the first things we do in a session is to try to put the participants at their ease with drawing. We go through a few warm up exercises designed to take away the fear of the blank page and the… Read more »

Graphixia post – I wasn’t expecting The End Of The Fucking World

Well, that was unexpected. The continuity announcer on Channel 4 (one of the 5 UK ‘terrestrial’ channels) just swore. Until now every trailer for the new TV show The End of The Fucking World (TEOTFW) has been quite coy, with the voice over announcing the title as ‘The End of the *cough cough* World.’ But now as the first episode is about… Read more »

DeeCAP with Scottish Ensemble

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In some very exciting news DeeCAP is excited to join forces with Scottish Ensemble, a dynamic string orchestra based in Glasgow, for an evening of comic performances brought to life with live soundtracks and featuring comics by Damon Herd, David Robertson, Zuzanna Dominiak, Andy Herd, and Norrie Millar. Presented and hosted by Dundee Comics Creative Space (my day job!). DeeCAP with… Read more »

Graphixia post – Whatever Happened to Fiona Smyth?

My latest post for Graphixia is an appreciation of Fiona Smyth. It’s not a spoiler to say that nothing happened to her, she is still making comics and art. This recent artwork is from a series called The Scottish Greeters. I can’t help but wonder if it was inspired by last year’s Scottish referendum result.

Sketches for Dump

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David Robertson, who is the creator behind Fred Egg Comics, has asked me to be a guest artist in the third issue of his Dump series. David and I collaborated on a one-pager for the previous issue and I was pleased he asked me again. Perhaps inspired by my strip for Double Nickels Forever, he wrote a music based strip for… Read more »

Pecha Kucha night revisted

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I mentioned a couple of months ago that I was taking part in Creative Dundee‘s Pecha Kucha Global Night – Vol 11 on Friday 20th February 2015. This was a special annual global event developed by the organisers in Tokyo to connect some of the 800 PKN cities around the world. It was a great night with lots of interesting speakers,… Read more »

Double Nickels Forever again

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Double Nickels Forever cover

I received my contributor copies of the Double Nickels Forever the other day, and I have to say it looks great. Put together by the wonderful Warren Craghead and featuring 59 artists including Lydia Wysocki, Simon Moreton, L Nichols, John Porcellino and Warren himself. The book is a tribute to San Pedro punk band the Minutemen with each artist illustrating… Read more »

Pecha Kucha Night Dundee

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Tomorrow night (20/2/2015) I will doing a presentation at the Pecha Kucha Global Night hosted by Creative Dundee. This is the 11th PKN that Creative Dundee have hosted and it looks like it is going from strength to strength. Like many of their previous events tomorrow’s is already sold out. I like the format as it means you have 20 slides… Read more »

Comics, Manga & Co. The New Culture Of German Comics

This review was originally written in November 2012 for Dundee University Review of the Arts. Comics, Manga & Co. The New Culture Of German Comics is a touring exhibition from the Goethe Institut showing at the Matthew Gallery DJCAD from 2 November – 8 December. It showcases the work of two recent generations of artists from the flourishing world of German comics. At… Read more »