Thought Bubble 2013

Last weekend was the Thought Bubble comic convention in Leeds. What started out as a small one day event in the basement of town hall with maybe twenty five tables, has grown into a two day event with a couple of hundred tables spread out across three halls. A few years ago it relocated toContinue reading “Thought Bubble 2013”

November update

I’ve not posted in a bit as ever since I came back from WFC I’ve been pretty busy with various projects. So just a quick round up of what’s going on at the moment. The game is still in the testing phase, I just received a message to download another version for me to playContinue reading “November update”

Coming About

The comics market is changing. That’s not news, it’s always changing and adapting. However what is perhaps news to some and is becoming more and more obvious to me, is that the Big2 publishers, Marvel and DC, are no longer the Final Destination for creators, probably writers more so than artists. For years, breaking inContinue reading “Coming About”

Man of Steel

I’ve held off writing a post about this, mostly because I wanted to get some distance from the film, so I could write about it with some perspective. In the end I managed to say everything I wanted to on the latest episode of the Comic Book Outsiders podcast I co-host with Scott Grandison. We’reContinue reading “Man of Steel”

Projects Update July 2013

Thought I would just do a quick general post on the projects I’m currently working on. The Novel – The next draft has gone off to my agent for her feedback. I’ve timed it just right so that I can go on holiday in a few days and I won’t spend the entire time pondering,Continue reading “Projects Update July 2013”

My Workspace

This post, and other related posts that will probably be forthcoming by Laura Lam, Jennifer Williams, and by Lou Morgan was inspired by a tweet Laura made about finally getting herself a shiny new desk. I’m always curious to see other people’s creative workspace and what they surround themselves with to help them write orContinue reading “My Workspace”

Projects update April 2013

Just a quick update on current projects. The day job has been keeping me busy, but I’ve been chipping away on the creative endeavours which fuel me. Sadly, it looks as if Empyre is dead. For now at least. We submitted it to a few comic publishers, one of which didn’t bother to respond atContinue reading “Projects update April 2013”

Good Comics – Part 1

I’ve been reading comics for so long, I sometimes forget how difficult it is, and how intimidating it can be, to walk into a comic shop, or browse in a book shop, or search online, and pick up a comic worth reading. Yes, it’s all subjective and what I think qualifies as a ‘good’ comic,Continue reading “Good Comics – Part 1”

YA Comic Books

This idea has been somewhere in the back of my mind for a while, but it came together last week when Marvel Comics announced that they are launching a series of YA novels, based on their superhero characters. The first two announced are She-Hulk and Rogue, written by Marta Acosta and Christine Woodward and theyContinue reading “YA Comic Books”

Show Don’t Tell

I’ve posted a few times on here in a vague fashion about some of the comic projects I’m currently¬†working on. Today I’ve decided to just show you some of the artwork and you can judge for yourself. The first two pages are from Empyre (with Adam Bolton and Ryan Taylor on art) and the secondContinue reading “Show Don’t Tell”