Posts Tagged ‘Wasted’

Studio Profile: Hope Street Studios

Posted by on August 16th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Earlier this year, I looked at the wealth of interesting small-press publications that were emerging from Scotland. It became apparent that the majority of the work was coming from one studio — Hope Street Studios in Glasgow — where professional creators like Jamie Grant, Frank Quitely, Gary Erskine and Dominic Regan had formed a creative nexus with emerging independent artists and writers. When the opportunity arose, I decided to visit the studio and speak to the various creators associated with it about the community that Hope Street has fostered as well as their influences, aspirations and the uniquely bleak Scottish sense of humor.

More information on the creators and publications featured can be found at the following locations: Dominic Regan: Gamma Head John Miller: Evil Wee Comics Graham Murdoch: Lambiek profile Iain Laurie: Powwkipsie and Black Cape Craig Collins: Roachwell Wasted, Northern Lightz and Nexion: Bad Press Ltd.

Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation: The New Scottish Underground (Part Two of Two)

Posted by on January 26th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Lees concludes his two-part essay on contemporary Scottish comics.

Zinder Kuprise - Written by Craig Collins, drawn by Paul McCann.

 

Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation: The New Scottish Underground (Part One of Two)

Posted by on January 25th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Black Cape - Written by Fraser Campbell, drawn by Iain Laurie, colors by Derek Dow These are guys who grew up with The Simpsons as well as “The Bash Street Kids”; who identify as much with Enid and Rebecca as with Dennis and Gnasher, and for whom comics primarily mean American exports. It's that mentality that really prevails in the three publications under scrutiny in this two-part essay - Wasted, Nexion and Khaki Shorts - three anthologies that share much of the same cast of creators and really exemplify the new wave of Scottish underground cartooning.