The Hoons Christmas Special

December 4, 2023
JD Kirk

Greetings, VIP! If you’re here, chances are you’ve followed a link from the JD Kirk VIP Club newsletter. I really appreciate you being a member, and as a reward for following along with my exploits (and hopefully reading my books!) here’s the second edition of THE HOONS, the comic-strip starring Bob, Berta, and Iris that’s – ahem – heavily inspired by long-running Scottish comic, THE BROONS.

If you haven’t read the first issue, or the story of how the whole thing came about, you can do so here. I recommend reading that one first, before coming back here for issue two.

And now, without any further ado, here’s issue two, with art once again by the amazing Stevie White. Click the image to enlarge and zoom in, and let me know in the comments if you’d like to see more of these.



  1. Les

    Love your books and The Hoons cartoons are brilliant! Looking forward to reading the next latest Filson, Hoon and Logan! Merry Xmas!

    • Phil Riddel

      Great stuff – lots more, please!
      How about a Hoons annual?

    • Neal Finch

      Love the cartoons. Need more or an annual, or cartoon style book.

  2. Dot Walsh

    Absolutely love this, the Hoons look just as I imagined! Brilliant, please bring out an annual 😍 xxx

  3. Carole Tarbet

    Love this

  4. Ian

    I loved this! The Matrix πŸ˜‚

  5. Jeanne Gillespie

    What a great way to start my day off! And I loved how you “broke the fourth wall” with Iris. Brilliant! I hope you make these cartoons a regular feature of your VIP letter. Also, hope you feel better real soon. Those kidney stones are awful!

  6. Tom Speirs

    Love it! Next year to keep with tradition has to be Oor Boyband.

  7. Karen

    Definitely need more of The Hoon’s.
    Merry Christmas

  8. Dawn Lewandowski

    Aww this is brilliant, love Bob and Berta x

  9. Sheila Larkin

    Brilliant. Thanks πŸŽ„

  10. Robin

    Love the cartoons! I can’t stop smiling, lmao

  11. Ann Studd

    Oh, that is just soooo (insert epithet of your choice) funny!

  12. Sheila Daly

    Exactly how I imagine Bob & Berta to look like. Brilliant comics. Thanks for the continual entertainment.

  13. Peter Murray

    You are really spoiling us this time around – The Hoons, Advent Calendar videos and the VIP newsletter πŸ˜‰ I will be looking forward to the new books in due course – once I have caught up with the first tranche of the DCI Logan series.

  14. Sheila McLean

    Brilliant! Absolutely loved it. Berta’s a class act. πŸ˜‚

  15. Sonja Janssen

    Never heard or read anything about you till I went on a holiday in Scotland last September and read a litter of bones. I’m hooked( is that correct English?) ever since! Read a couple of more Jack Logans and couldn’t stop laughin ‘. Love the Hoons too!!Merry Christmas from the Netherlands!

  16. Vaunda

    I scared the cat laughing. Thanks for that, and yes, more would be welcome

  17. Helena Nash

    Brilliant. Don’t what know I like more – the Biffa Baconesque escapades of Bob and Berta, or the metaphysical horror of Iris’ dawning realisation that they’re trapped in a comic strip, just like in Grant Morrison’s Animal Man!

  18. Simon MacLennan

    The Hoons cartoons are A Very Good Thing.

  19. George Carmichael

    Brilliant, what a great idea makes me laugh out loud.

  20. Georgina Watson

    Absolutely brilliant! More please!

  21. Alison Forbes

    You and Stevie make a great team! Thanks for bringing the DCI Logan gang to life too, that’s made my Christmas!

  22. Joan

    Bloody totally brilliant! I love the end bit where they’re all there, even Dave in his chair, and

    Taggart. We absolutely need more Hoons comic strip.

  23. Dana Groulx

    Loved seeing the gang in the last panel, including Taggart!

  24. Kitty Johnstone

    Brilliant… language aside, a real blast from the past. Thanks for bringing happy smiles on a worse than dreich day!

  25. Tony

    Love it. Definitely need more of these. Merry Christmas πŸŽ…

  26. Elizabeth preston

    Absolutely brilliant when do we get the annual? πŸ˜‚


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