Rob Marland

Comics, podcasts, audiobooks, &c

I make things in Germany. I made the first ever graphic novel about Oscar Wilde, make a movie review podcast with my mum, and record audiobooks. I am currently working on more comics about Oscar Wilde and a graphic memoir about my relationship with my sister.

Email: r.p.marland [a~t] gmail [0] com
Twitter: @BaubleRob

  1. News
    1. News archive
  2. Comics & Zines
    1. My Mum Has ZINE a Movie
    2. A collection of my mum’s best movie reviews from the 2017-2019 episodes of our weekly podcast, My Mum Has Seen a Movie.
      Buy it here
    3. Little Fluffy Clouds
    4. A one-page comic for Tim Bird’s Various Artists project, about how my childhood friend Jim and I bonded over The Orb’s Live ’93 album.
      Read it here
    5. Basler Freitag
    6. A spruced up version of the diary comics I drew on 1st February 2019 for #HourlyComicsDay. My rainy day off in Switzerland includes a cross-border stroll, a soggy Japanese lesson, and too much vegetarian Indian food for one man to handle.
      Buy it here
    7. Welcome to Deadwood
    8. I celebrated the return of Deadwood by making this zine, which features portraits of 30 of your favourite hoopleheads and hustlers, including Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickock, Al Swearengen, and Seth Bullock.
      Buy it here
    9. Oscar Wilde: The Season of Sorrow
    10. The full story of Oscar Wilde’s two year imprisonment for “gross indecency”, from conviction to release. This is the first ever graphic novel about Oscar Wilde! Merlin Holland, Oscar Wilde’s grandson, has praised the “quality as well as the sensitivity” of The Season of Sorrow.
      Buy a paper copy | Buy an ebook
    11. Eazy Is His Name…
    12. A two page comic about N.W.A frontman, Eazy-E. It is featured in Good Comics’ Dead Singers Society Vol. 4.
      Buy it in the Good Comics shop
    13. The Longest Day
    14. A follow up to my My Sister’s Birthday. I visit my sister and dad on summer solstice. Andy Oliver (Broken Frontier) has said that this “bleak farce on family and relationships has a quiet poignancy at its heart”.
      Buy it here
    15. C.3.3 and the Fly
    16. A four page comic about Oscar Wilde and his best friend in prison: a fly.
      Read it here
    17. Deadbeat and Absent Dads
    18. A four page comic about bad father figures for Rudy Loewe's Deadbeat Dads project.
      Read it here
    19. Nosferatu
    20. A re-editing of the 1920s classic film in comics form. You can read this for free, but I sometimes sell hand-sewn copies at comic fairs.
      Read it here
    21. Anecdotes from the Life of Pushkin
    22. I adapted Daniil Kharms’ weird microstories about Pushkin in this odd minicomic.
      Buy it here
    23. My Sister’s Birthday
    24. An autobio comic about a trip to Wales to visit my sister and dad. Coffee wine, awful TV, and not talking about the things we should be talking about.
      Buy it here
  3. Buy
    1. Etsy shop
    2. Amazon
    3. Brick and mortar
    4. Comic & zine fairs
  4. Press
    1. Review of The Longest Day. Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier, 05.09.2019
  5. Podcasts
    1. My Mum Has Seen a Movie | RSS
    2. Still Any Good? Harry and the Hendersons, 15.01.2020
    3. The Arniethology: Days of Thunder, 26.07.2017
    4. The Arniethology: Top 10 Schwarzenegger movies, 28.12.2016
  6. Audiobooks
    1. Poems by Oscar Wilde
    2. Other works by Oscar Wilde
    3. Works related to Oscar Wilde
    4. Jacobean city comedy plays
    5. Other solo projects
    6. Other collaborative projects
      1. Basho’s Haiku
      2. Coming soon: The Dial No 1 - eds. Charles Shannon & Charles Ricketts
      3. The Doves’ Nest and Other Stories - Katherine Mansfield
      4. Magna Carta - Amice MacDonell
      5. Our American Cousin - Tom Taylor
      6. Coming soon: Something Childish and Other Stories - Katherine Mansfield
    7. All LibriVox projects I have contributed to
  7. Oscar Wilde
    1. Oscar Wilde Comics blog
    2. @WildeanQuotes Twitter bot | Check my progress
    3. Font based on Wilde’s handwriting
    4. Wilde’s Final Farewell Lecture in New York (The Wildean, 01.2013)
    5. Was Oscar Wilde the First Ever Stand-up? (Chortle, 05.09.2013)
    6. See Comics & Zines and Audiobooks for more
  8. Miscellaneous
    1. Comic script template for Word
    2. YouTube channel
    3. Seen / Read 2014-20XX
    4. Fonts
    5. Volfsball MVP 2016
  9. Notes
    1. Best things
    2. Comics someone should make
      1. The toxic houseshare of Dante Rossetti, Algernon Swinburne, Fanny Cornforth, and George Meredith at 16 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. Eggs flung in faces, naked prancing, and a toucan riding a llama.
      2. The exploits of Charles Howard, aka Mad Jack, an earl who led a WWII bomb disposal squad known as “The Holy Trinity”.
      3. The Madde Pranckes of the original Jacobean “Roaring Girl”, Mary Frith, aka Moll Cutpurse. Thief, mastiff breeder, actor, and wearer of men’s clothes.