Preludes, Previews and Purchases Locked in your house for a year with nothing to do? Unable to leave your council area? Forbidden from “congragating” with others? These might be the terms of your bail, or it might just be the last year for all of us. So what to do with all the spare time? Make a comic of course. There have been a lot … Continue reading Let it Rain Comics!
‘That Comic Smell’ Comic Mike Sedakat, Fernando Pons, David Robertson, Tom Stewart, John Tucker I’ve often enjoyed a lazy Sunday afternoon listening to comics podcasts whilst pottering about and, well, reading comics. Among them is ‘That Comic Smell’. The hosts are all based around the original home of comics – Dundee. Beanoland itself. I spent some formative years in this fine city myself and I … Continue reading Biscuits and Big Barda…More Tales from Beanoland
Mount a Rescue by David Robertson. This book sees the very welcome return of David Robertson’s comics anthology books, with writing by David and art also by the author but featuring several other artists. Mount A Rescue is a bumper Summer Special packed full of exciting features from the Dundonian Harvey Pekar. As ever we have autobiographical content alongside short fictional comics, reflections on pop … Continue reading Tales of the Future
Belltime by David Robertson We all love body-swap time travel stories don’t we? Big, Freaky Friday and yes, Peggy Sue Got Married. Whether we are young and wish we were old, or old and wish we were young. Imagine you could go back to school with all the knowledge and maturity that you have now. Imagine you could undo all those mistakes. Say the right … Continue reading Out of Time
But a Dream! by David Robertson David Robertson was kind enough to send me a copy of his new collection But a Dream! This brings together some of David’s unpublished early work from the 1990’s. Like a good librarian David has kept his archives – maybe in some kind of Borgesian pocket dimension or possibly just in a cardboard box. From wherever they came, here … Continue reading Dream Catcher
Break the Cake – David Robertson – Fred Egg Comics First things first. I need to confess. I was a resident of the fair city of Dundee for several years. Billy McKenzie? I saw him walking the city streets with his whippet and his cool hats. Philosophy lectures in the Tower Building? I sat through them (when they weren’t too early). One thing I didn’t … Continue reading Let them eat eggs