A few years ago I wrote a post on my old blog about the value of drawing your characters before writing your novel (and then another post where I broke out the pencil crayons). In short, it’s a process that get’s me to empathise with the characters and slip into their world, at least a […]Read more "Feral Space Character Sketches"
It’s the mid to late nineties in Chicago and a man comes home to find Spider-man trying to con his girlfriend out of seventy dollars. This incident was just one of several during that decade where both Marvel and DC superheroes pushed their way into this man’s everyday life and acted, well, shamefully. Violence would […]Read more "The Man Who Whupped Spider-Man, Superman and Batman’s Ass."
Found this on my page at SFF Chronicles. Scanned it years ago and put it up there, lost the original painting along the way. Must date from 2008-ish. As I’ve mentioned on this blog before, I like to sketch/scribble my way into a novel. Helps find the mood. Check out SFF Chronicles. Great forum. And […]Read more "Old Watercolour"
If you’ve been keeping up with my shenanigans (ie, the publication of the first two books of the Feral Space Series) you’ll have noticed the gobsmackingly awesome covers. They’re by the artist Duncan Halleck. I’ve been incredibly and undeservedly lucky to get Duncan as my cover artist. Feral is, after all, my debut series. I’d […]Read more "The Visions Of Duncan Halleck"
In a bout of writing avoidance I done did a sketch of the protagonist from my pal Ellery’s work in progress. Sword came out wobbly but otherwise I’m pretty pleased. I’m not gonna start drawing graphic novels anytime soon though, let’s face it.Read more "Just a doodle"