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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »