Monday, 23 December 2013

Merry Christmas and Farewell 2013

Merry Christmas everyone! 

Turns out I could squeeze in a picture that wasn't penguin related for the holidays! 
I hope everyone has a fantastic holiday and is with the people they love, as everyone should be at this time of year.

Thank you for everyone who has followed and supported me this year, it makes all the work worthwhile...this picture is for you.

So, have a wonderful time and i'll see you all next year!

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Concorso Silent Book Competition Sneak Peak

Well, I'm about to jump into the full scale final piece production line for Christmas so you may not hear from me during the holidays as I prepare my entry for next years competition. But as a Christmas treat I thought I'd give you a glimpse of how some of the pages are shaping up....

So far the pages are coming out better than expected and I've been able to draw them up and colour them within a couple of days, and seeing as there are 50 more pages to go this is definitely a good thing! Will still be an absolute rush to get them in before the January deadline line but things are looking encouraging as it stands.

For those of you who have missed some of my earlier posts regarding the story, here's a quick synopses:

"Emperor follows the story of a colony of penguins and the mysterious arrival of a new penguin into their group. While he appears friendly and offers them the benefits of technology and scientific progress, one child suspects that a more sinister ploy is at stake.

Dealing with themes of the environment, technology and voice, 'Emperor' is my exploration of the dangers of revolution"

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines

It's amazing how fast time fly's. Just two weeks ago I was having fun with mock up pages from my silent narrative competition entry, now I'm onto dummy book four with the deadline only five days away. Naturally, I'm starting to go a bit manic.

Yet in all this hectic schedule there have been some fantastic developments. Namely, I have been offered a job as an official concept artist for Forsaken Studios. FS are currently working on a project called 'Embers of Caerus', a new MMORPG which is shaping up to be one of a kind. An entirely self sufficient world which players can construct and shape as they see fit. For more information head over to their website at for more details on the game.

Fantastic as this is, it has had the rather adverse affect of taking my crammed schedule and super sizing it - no rest for the wicked, not that I'd have it any other way!

The new year though is looking to be even more productive however, with not one, not two, but three books written, designed and printed within the first six months. Information on these books will follow soon, but I can tell you that my penguin story is looking to be completed by the end of January, with the first chapter viewable online. Once the limited print has been made, I will be selling the book at conventions and exhibitions around the UK so keep an eye out for upcoming events if you want the chance to get your hands on the rest of the book!