Hello! It’s been a hell of a year!
You may know that in 2016 I took some time away to work on various things, including conventions, training in a new career and moving my whole life to a new city. If you didn’t, well, you do now. I’m happily situated once again, and gearing up to release Chapters 12 & 13 of Mythos, which means….you guys, Book One is nearly complete.
If you’d like to see a hint of what I’ve been working on all this time, I’ve been putting up process journals over on my tumblr — Part One details my writing and sketching process, and Part Two goes into detail on my visual development for the chapter and preparations for shooting backdrops. Wait, shooting backdrops? Yep, it’s another weird experimental art thing. Peep those journals if you want to know more.
The chapter itself should be up in its entirety very soon, along with another two process breakdowns for this extra weird endeavour. I’m also working on a couple of other fun things, including a Patreon (finally), which will be announced as they come together throughout this year.
Oh, aaand I’m hoping to hit some more conventions again this year! Look out for me at MCM Manchester, Thought Bubble, and ECAF just for starters.
In the meantime, thanks SO MUCH for sticking with me while I figure out how to make all of this stuff the best it can be for as long as possible. I promise to make it worth your while.
Hey folks! As promised, I’m going to be filling the gap between chapters with a nice in-depth journal of the work I’m doing to create Chapter 12: The Deeps! You can read the whole thing here, including links to the full script and thumbnails if you just can’t wait.
For those of you with an interest in making comics (or any other kind of creative media, really) you might also be excited to hear that the latest episode of Open Panel was just released! It’s a heavy but fascinating episode, all about the perks and pitfalls of dealing with the concept of morality as writers. Give it a listen!
Last year was great fun for me convention-wise, so you can expect to see a lot more of me on the road in 2016. It’s early in the season yet for bookings, but so far I can confirm that I will be at:
Though not finalised yet, I do plan to be at MCM Manchester (July 30-31st), MCM London (October), and at Thought Bubble as usual. I’ve also applied to LICAF (Oct 14-16th), and will keep you guys updated on how that shakes out.
If you want to keep an eye on where I’ll be and when, you can always find the most recent details at the bottom of this page. I may well be adding to this list throughout the year, so don’t despair if you live somewhere further flung. (Unless you live outside the UK, in which case, despair. Maybe next year.)
Sorry about the delay on the rest of this chapter. A close relative passed away quite suddenly at the beginning of the month, and all kinds of schedules are going to be rearranged for the next llittle while as we deal with everything. I’ll be leaving town for the funeral next week, but I’m going to do my best to put up the second half of this chapter (as one bulk update) before I go. I know it’s not ideal, but such is life.
Watch this space for updates about my 2016 convention plans after I get back from Wales. It’s going to be a good year from here on, I promise!