Ok so the real hard work comes in telling the story but I thought I'd just start with the look and feel of the place and the person... I hope you like. I hope it makes you want to know more? Sadly no one flies in this story. Oh well. Don't THINK there is a fight scene either. See what I can do. Maybe that grouse could get drunk?
(Ehem, finer borders. - been getting some quite useful advice.)
I went to the comics launch pad today. It was quite something to hear about how it is done in the business first hand and I am exhausted from all the new information I took on board.
I met the Comic Book Alliance of GB who yes, knew all about Comics Alliance US and were (also) some lovely helpful people. I feel all together more at home now that I have gone into Birmingham and surprised myself by still knowing my way around...
My favourite talks were by Joey Cavalieri and Klaus Janson (see above working on Ed McGuiness' penciled Hulk). They have been in the business so long that their perspective is quite esoteric and philosophical by now. It was so cool to listen to Mr Janson get all dreamy about lines, watery lines and ones that start thick taper thin, that meet and merge or lines that just end in a blob!
I came away inspired and ready to get back to work.
I have been getting myself together, having got other things together.
Tidy house. Tidy mind. Then I picked up my pencil and away we went.
I have been busy this last week. Not in the busy in my head with deadlines and written projects, but busy in the heavy lifting constant movement kind of way. A busy I almost forgot and which is keeping me in shape!
So because of all the 3D action away from my drawing pad, I haven't drawn anything. I am preparing my space and it is coming on very nicely thank you. I feel so very lucky but I did start work on this room over ten years ago, and a new burst of life has completed its journey from barn to room.
To keep any of you that might check in now and again interested, and to reward you for your effort, I am posting some doodles from around the time this studio was first set up... they date back to my time in Namibia, Malawi and Zaire.
I hope to get going soon but you can't hurry these things. All in good time. All in good time.
Click to enlarge...
shut the front door