I make comics. I read comics. I write about comics.
My own comics work has appeared in Adventures in Comics, Artificial Womb, The Awesome Comic, BAM!, Belt Sander, Big Brown Eyes, A Bit of Undigested Potato, Copy This!, Crap Your Pants, Dead Singers Society, Dirty Rotten Comics, Eric, Funtime, Guardian #opencomics, Jack Sprat, Love Bites!, Reworking Walter Scott, Shiot Crock, Small Pets, Sneaky Business, Star Jaws, Swift at 350, Time & Space, Tin Roof Collective Selected Works, Treehouse, The UK Web and Mini Comix Anthology, Wilma, and at the 40075km website.
I’ve written for The Comics Grid, The Comics Journal, Down the Tubes,
Graphixia, The International Journal of Comic Art, Nude, Reference
Reviews, Spaceship Away, Starscape and Stripped.
I'm doing a webcomic called 'Bell Time' for Redbird Review. Have a look here: http://redbirdreview.com/bell-time-web-comic/
I'm also doing a webcomic called 'Dundee Shmundee!' for the Dundee Comics Creative Space website. Have a look at that here: https://dundeecomicscreativespace.com/tag/david-robertson/
There is a behind the scenes process blog for a comic I did as part of the Comics MLitt course. Have a look here.
Through Fred Egg Comics, I self-publish my comics Berserkotron, Dump, Zero Sum Bubblegum, and the forthcoming
Latest news is posted at my BLOG: http://fredeggcomics.blogspot.co.uk/
I'm on FACEBOOK:https://www.facebook.com/david.robertson.18488169
And on TWITTER: @fredeggcomics
Buy comics at the SHOP: http://fredeggcomics.bigcartel.com/
Have a listen to comics podcasts I appear on here.
What they’ve been saying about Fred Egg Comics:
…a pretty damned compelling comic. Read it and enjoy, as there’s plenty to like in here.
Kevin Bramer, Optical Sloth
The stories are dry, funny and, what makes it really compelling, is how recognisable the characters are, something that's often missing from comic books. David's energy and world view shines through each story helping to make this a refreshing read.
Eileen Budd, Redbird Review
What's clear is that this is a long game for him, as he's
interested in experimenting, getting better in public and simply getting work
out there. ‘Dump’ is still his most promising work, as it matches that flatness
of tone with strange goings-on to create a deadpan atmosphere.
Rob Clough, High-Low
Many of the strips depict what are little more than incidents, thoughts or ideas put down on paper. Many of these are poignant or moving. All were, at the very least, interesting. A whole backstory can be inferred from a very few words and some simple images. David understands story-telling and communication. He presents you with incidents and the story or idea is contained within.
I really enjoyed them.
Peter Duncan, Splank!
Berserkotron is a great coming of age comic! David keeps the art simple with minimal details and sparse backgrounds. He effectively builds the story through strong but subtle character development. The lives led by the characters, their hopes, disappointments, and future concerns are all believable and told in a relatable fashion that pulls the reader in and keeps them engaged in the story!
Warren "Wee" Elliott, Almost Normal Comics
Daft, quirky and a fun read with cartoon-style art, it’s great to see David continue his love of the comic form, balancing stories that start out as snapshots of daily life with moments of the patently absurd.
John Freeman, Down the Tubes
This was an enjoyable and fun read. If asked, yes, I'd recommend this. All together a great little book.
Terry Hooper-Scharf, Comic Bits Online
Robertson’s unique way of thinking makes each story interesting. There’s something of Harvey Pekar in the straightforward and commonplace nature of many of the events, and the art is simple yet effective which perfectly matches the tone.
Milo McLaughlin, Gaseous Brain
When I first saw Robertson’s Dump I didn’t know what to expect, what with its Monster Truck cover and all. It came all the way from Scotland and it was pretty damn awesome!
We start off nicely with “Things to Do at 3 O'Clock in the Morning,” with some funny and creepy results. In “What a Difference A Day Makes” Robertson presents a powerful yet simple autobio piece with surprising frankness and a hint of melancholy. There is also a cool “30 Days of Comics” section that mixes the autobio equally with the absurd. Dump: The Difficult Turd Album is wonderfully printed, a good 80 plus pages of comics that will generally leave you satisfied.
Jason Marcy, Trouble with Comics
We get in these pages something that is simultaneously extravagantly ambitious and yet utterly down-to-earth. Jaunty and engaging in tone, it leaves the reader feeling fully invested in Robertson’s love of the form – an almost infectious enthusiasm.
Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier
... a collection of the different comics that the author's composed, plus some collaborations. These comics are black and white and they're straightforward and clear in terms of both image and flow.
Anne Persand, Xerography Debt
Robertson's key strengths: the juxtaposition between the often mundane nature of daily life and the absurdities that can be found within.
Robertson's art is not flashy but is simple and effective, a good fit for the everyday situations depicted in his work.
Gary Smith, The Big Glasgow Comic Page
If I saw this in a store or at a con I would not have any clear idea what the thing was by looking at the cover. Some people might think ‘what the heck is that?’ and pick it up out of curiosity. Others might think ‘what the heck is that?’ and pass it by. I hope they pick it up. It is an enjoyable read.
Shannon Smith, Poopsheet Foundation
One final thing I wanna mention - something rarely found in comics but so great and welcome when an artist takes the time to do it - is at the end of this issue is a ten-page section of sketches, doodles, scribbles, and the background story of how Berserkotron came to be. Great stuff!
I liked David Robertson's story about Crohn's Disease, with the ironic subtext that many Crohn's suffer no longer crap their pants because they must use a colostomy bag.
Tom Spurgeon, Comics Reporter
Wow! Retracted, Zero Sum Bubblegum, and Dump covers by David Robertson.
Star Jaws cover by Martin Hand.