Shape Challenges: March

Just a few of my #shapechallenge doodles from March. In other news; just about to start the third and last Tiger & Wolf book. Proper post soon, hopefully.

Shape Challenge February

Further to previous posts about wanting to get back into the drawing game, I discovered a rather neat little artist challenge on Twitter known as #ShapeChallenge. This is a diversion helmed by Studio TeaBreak (@virtualstudio) that I first found through Sarah McIntyre (who, with Phillip Reeve, creates such wonderful books as Cakes in Space and Pugs of the […]

January Cartoon and more bad art

So it’s January, and though I’m working up a post about non-human characters, it isn’t ready yet, so here’s some art. Firstly, a cartoon to kick the year off. A bit of Harry Potter in fact.  I have gone one further than that, and recently acquired a drawing tablet, because drawing by hand and then […]

Fresh Dates and Rotten Art

It’s that time of year again. I’m currently busy dealing with a number of Secret Projects, which I hope I will be able to spill the beans on soonish, but right now, here’s a fairly bare bones list of Things I Am Doing this year. As one of them’s in a fortnight, I figured I […]

The evolution of a cover

After the last post, Alan Brooks has pointed me at some of the stages and deviations the Sea Watch cover went through. I’m hoping Alan will perhaps do a guest post on the various stages of the business, as there’s a lot I never really guessed at – as a reader you just see the […]

New Covers!

Firstly, I am proud to present the reissued covers for Scarab Path and Sea Watch courtesy of Alan Brooks: I’m particularly proud, in a bizarre kind of way, of the Sea Watch one, not because it looks vaguely like me, although that was a weird coincidence, but because I kid myself that I can see […]

News and new covers.

It’s that time of year, or one of those times of year, when there’s basically too much to blog about (1) First of all, Signings and Events for the near and moderate future now include: This weekend (30th September-1st October) Fantasycon, Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton. Complete programme here and rather like Alt Fiction earlier on, […]

News roundup: Fantasycon, New cover art and cheap kindling.

Latest news from the world of the insect-kinden: Firstly, I will be at Fantasycon 2011 this year (1) and I’ve been asked to sit on a panel on Trends in Fantasy Fiction, 10am Saturday. I will hopefully be essaying a reading too, as the five people who came to the last one at Alt Fiction […]

Come Fly With Me…

It’s the turn of the Fly-kinden this month, with a new short story, Fallen Heroes, here and another piece of David Mumford’s excellent art here. Enjoy! I’ve been criminally lax in linking to David’s other art (1), so I’ve added him to the blogroll (ridiculously ungracious name!) and you can see more of his work here. […]

From the Commonweal to the Spiderlands…

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