I've been a visiting lecturer since 2012, speaking regularly over the years at Dundee University, Edinburgh Napier University, and Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art and Design, where I also acted as an assistant for a couple of semesters. For games I've presented lectures many times at Abertay University on all aspects of game and... Continue Reading →

Death Sentence named comic of the decade!

Chuffed that Death Sentence was awarded comic of the decade by Dreamcage, by a combination of nomination and public vote. That encompasses all three series, Death Sentence (written by me and drawn by co-creator Mike Dowling), Death Sentence London and Death  Sentence Liberty (both with art by Martin Simmonds). Kudos to the other finalists, Habibi,... Continue Reading →

Praise for Hollow Monsters

Some great reviews for Hollow Monsters have been popping up, which is heartening. Why am I posting them all here? Well, a good chunk of the time for the modern writer is spent convincing people to read your work. And it helps to give them quotes from reviews, readers, or experts, to sway their opinion. A... Continue Reading →

Hollow Monsters – a graphic novel

  It’s no easy thing creating a graphic novel. Writing, drawing, lettering, and publishing are all difficult skills to master. And yet it’s so simple in other ways: mere marks on a piece of paper. It’s this latter thought I’ll be holding on to as I battle through the next year, by the end of... Continue Reading →

Kickstarter Tips – Part 2: Mike Garley

I launched a Kickstarter comic last week (Currently 400% funded with a few weeks to go). While preparing that I was lucky enough to be offered good advice from people who know a lot more about Kickstarter than me. People like Mike Garley, now on his eighth successfully funded Kickstarter project. So, Mike, what are you... Continue Reading →

Introducing Hollow Monsters

Hollow Monsters is my attempt to move the graphic novel into new territory, by creating something ethereal, disturbing, challenging and profound, something which could only exist via Kickstarter. Set in the eighties, it concerns horrors real and imagined lurking in a suburban forest frequented by a gang of kids from a nearby estate, and how what... Continue Reading →

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