November 5th, 2016
The Scottish accent in comics? It’s almost as much about product as identity. I learned that when freebie newspaper The Glaswegian introduced me to the concept that we had a stereotype of saying “pure dead brilliant”, and then it turned up in a X-Factor comic. It was quite a moment in a life used to experiencing the accents of Moira McTaggart and Rhaine Sinclair, and not knowing anyone who sounded like that. I type this up in a foreign part of the world to me, playing up the accent for laughs. When the familiar appears in the form of something like Cameron Spector, it feels like enjoying a bowl of mum’s homemade soup in the winter.