‘That Comic Smell Comic’ issue 1.
Featuring writing and art from Dave Robertson, Tom Stewart, Mike Sedakat, Fernando Pons and John Tucker.
40 pages – Interior Colours & Black and White.
£4.00 Physical / £1.50 Digital Copy.
For Sale at the Fred Egg BigCartel Store here.
‘A Comic book with stories written and drawn by hosts of the That Comic Smell podcast; Fernando Pons, David Robertson, Mike Sedakat, and Tom Stewart. Also includes guest artwork by John Tucker!’
Full disclosure here. I have a horse in this race. I am buddies with these guys and often chat on the Never Iron Anything podcast with them. Saying that, I had a blast reading this new anthology and think it is only right that I let you know what is coming your way in comics huffing goodness.
So….this is an upcoming release from my buddies at the That Comic Smell podcast. Dave, Tom, Mike and Fernando have pulled in some help from Small Press legend John Tucker to produce something that is a lot of fun. In fact I would go as far as to say that the camaraderie you can hear every other week on their podcast is translated seamlessly into these diverse stories.
This is a mixed treat of approaches and subjects. Stories in this comic are as different as things like time travelers meeting dinosaurs, comic book reading habits, a pastiche on Doctor Who where in a certain reality he is a bit racist, a comic strip/infographic showing the factors involved in making a comics podcast, mistakes made with a rocket pack, and many more.
The styles go from indie to abstract to fantasy to educational to underground and I ruddy well enjoyed them all.
There’s a short interview between the collaborators on the inside cover and you begin to realise that a couple of the guys hadn’t made their own comics before. It’s admirable that they have all got together and started putting out their own Dundee based comics.
These guys, who are all mates and spend chunks of their time recording comics podcasts for people to enjoy have made a comic. I’m looking forward to seeing more in the future!
Here’s a list of what you can expect inside.
1. COSMIC JAUNTS
(Story: T. Stewart / Art: D. Robertson)
(Story: T. Stewart / Art: M. Sedakat)
4. IT’S DOCTOR TIME WITH THE PM!
5. ANY THAT COMIC SMELL PODCAST
(Story: T. Stewart / Art: J. Tucker)
7. PC GONE MAD
(Story: D. Robertson / Art: M. Sedakat)
9. ADVERTISEMENT FROM THE 1950s
10. WE’VE COME A LONG WAY!
(Story: M. Sedakat / Art: D. Robertson)
11. AQUILA THE EAGLE
Many thanks for reading.