Sketches for Dump

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Sketches for Dump

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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Damon Herd at Pecha Kucha Dundee 11

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

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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 »

Book Talk from the Scottish Book Trust

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CompletePersepolis

I’m on this month’s Book Talk panel from the Scottish Book Trust. I joined host Sasha de Buyl and Mona Vaghefian (@mvaghefian), Communications Coordinator for the Edinburgh Iranian Festival to discuss the popular autobiographical graphic novel Persepolis, by French-Iranian author Marjane Satrapi. I really enjoyed recording this podcast and listening back I think it came out pretty good. You can stream it below but… Read more »

Life follows Art follows Life…

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Mrs Thomson in front of my work.

I am going to repost some posts from my old blog The Adventures of Ticking Boy as well as new posts. Here is the first old one: Last Friday I had the joy of watching a wonderful interaction with my art.  I was invigilating an Open Studios event at Buckhaven Beehive when a women came in the door 5 minutes before… Read more »