Category Archives: Comics

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 »

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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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 »

Review: The Homesick Truant’s Cumbrian Yarn by Oliver East


I have always considered Oliver East to be an artist who just happens to be using comics as his medium but I think that might be doing a disservice to his dedication to comics. Yes, his practice of taking long walks and then making art from them has similarities to artworks such as Richard Long’s A Line Made By Walking… Read more »


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© Mitch Miller

Popped over to Glasgow yesterday to check out the latest exhibition by Mitch Miller at Market Gallery in Duke Street.  Mitch has spent the last six weeks making a massive dialectogram of Duke Street. Making a what? In Mitch’s words: “Dialectograms are large, highly detailed drawings of places, taken from the perspective of those who live and work there, and… Read more »

Autobiography, Eddie Campbell & Romance

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One of my all time favourite autobio comix practitioners is Eddie Campbell, he of From Hell and Bacchus fame. Most of his autobio stuff has been collected in Alec: The years have pants which includes The King Canute Crowd and How To Be an Artist. He is also a prolific blogger and always has interesting things to say on comics,… Read more »

Who is Ticking Boy?

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Apparently, one is supposed to update these things regularly, we shall see. Anyway, who is Ticking Boy? The short answer is me. In 2004 I underwent surgery to replace the defective aortic valve in my heart. My new carbon mechanical valve makes a noise like a loud watch and its constant ticking is a reminder of my own mortality. In… Read more »