Tuesday, October 10, 2006


I'm currently getting things together for a story that I'm hoping will appear in "The Girly Comic" and possibly something else for "Violent", both titles from Factor Fiction. Oh, and in November I'm planning to write a novel in one month... well, 50,000 words at least.

A while back, my good friend James told me about National Novel Writing Month, or Nanowrimo as it is known for short, and on Saturday last weekend I was all set to meet with Jay and Selina of Factor Fiction to discuss producing a story for The Girly Comic and Violent. Jay mentioned that he and Selina would be attending a Nanowrimo meeting that day (as they're both having a stab at it too). So, thinking this almost to be some sort of prothetic lure of destiny, I decided right there on the spot I'd go for it too.

After the meeting Jay and Selina gave me copies of The Girly Comic and Violent, which I've since had a read of and thouroughly enjoyed and am quite excited at the prospect of getting involved. Likewise Nanowrimo. Met some self proclaimed nutters (they're nice really) at this Nanowrimo meeting and am really looking forward to Nov 1st. I hope to use this as the impetus to get a novel written and then will see where that road takes me.

Monday, October 09, 2006


Late on Saturday night, I produced a one-pager for Ian Carney's "Not My Small Diary" contribution.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Not so long ago I was asked to create the logo and intro sequence for Animex 2007. I start work on the intro sequence towards the end of this month -- due to complete early December.

From the "about" section on the site:

The Animex International Festival of Animation & Computer Games takes place every year in Middlesbrough in the North East of England. The festival has its roots firmly planted in the creative side of animation and computer games and acts to provide animators, directors, students, artists, designers, writers and educators with a forum in which they can share their knowledge and skills and promote the art of animation and games.

The Animex site is up (with new logo and character designs by me in place), so go check it out.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


I'm writing and drawing a story for the next issue of THE END IS NIGH, a British Fanzine dealing with the impending Apocalypse, due out summer 2007 (in time for various comic conventions, I've no doubt). The theme is "when nature runs amok", which has me sat here wringing my hands and laughing maniacally already.

Not sure how many pages I've got just yet, but this next issue promises to be bigger than the previous issues so I'm presently working on the idea of a story that can be broken into chapters and dispersed throughout the issue (naturally, this depends on the story). We shall see.