Edinburgh book festival was AMAZING.
Had such a great time and caught up with so many people; probably too many to list, but special shout out to dinner and drink friends Paul Cornell, Kieron Gillen, Chrissy Williams, Jamie McKelvie, Paul Gravett, Bryan and Mary Talbot, John McShane, Nina Douglas, James Wills, Emma Hayley, Clara Benn and Sarah McIntyre. *phew* I also met some new faces, heroes, and put faces to names I've followed online...including fab peoples like Lauren Beukes, Inaki Miranda, Hannah Berry, Mitch Benn, Stephen Collins, Francesca Simon, Joe Gordon, Grant Morrison and Neil Gaiman.
Amazing weekend, great atmosphere, so much energy and a real sense of togetherness. Thanks so much to the festival for making me feel looked after and at home. ^_^
So - what's next? I'm going to make a list in the site's sidebar, as I should have done ages ago. But next week is Melksham comic con, and the week after is NICEcon in Bedford, so it's all go!
Quick reminder that Vampire Academy: Shadow Kiss the graphic novel is out on December 31st and that between now and then I'll be posting up the odd snippets of how the pages are looking with Caravan Studio's amazing colours on them. Check my FB page and tumblr for more. Squeee!
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Edinburgh book festival was AMAZING.
So, a quick update from me! Those of you following my facebook or twitter accounts will know that I recently completed inks on Vampire Academy:Shadow Kiss. It's always a mixed feeling finishing up on a big book, and I got to draw so many amazing scenes in this one!
Now all I can do is wait to see how colours come in from Caravan Studio - which is always exciting. I really hope Penguin random House will be able to share the cover soon, as it's looking lovely^_^
So, Shadow Kiss done, I'll be diving back into pencils for Alex Rider: Scorpia. I think you're going to like this book, gang. I've also been working on an Avalon Chronicles-themed article that will open up a pretty cool competition. Why Avalon? Well, Avalon #2 is out now! Just released last week :)
You'll meet this guy and a few more new characters in the second volume ^_^
In convention news, next up is the epic Edinburgh International Book Festival; featuring their first ever StrippedFest - focused on comics and graphic storytelling. I was pretty overwhelmed to hear that my own workshop actually sold out on the first day tickets went on sale (Thank you, people who booked!), but you'll find loads more comics-related goodness on offer, so get booking and I'll see you there!
So - the comic that I teased last post by myself and Paul Duffield was revealed as TXA; a ten-pager commissioned by the London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine. Click the banner for one of the write-ups as well as a link to the full comic:
And the other news that broke over the weekend was regarding the incredible search for the remains of Richard III, a subject close to my heart. I was amazingly happy to be asked to provide illustration for the press conference, and enlisted the help of Kate Brown and Paul Duffield in making the images come to life with colour and borders. An exciting time for fans of the white boar!
Click the above banner for more on the dig. And the one below for a little teaser I posted on my tumblr regarding just why the whole thing was so exciting for me to be a part of!
All this and of course Shadowkiss is still moving on as well. I'm over twenty pages into pencils on the book, and I just know you guys are going to love it!
I've been a little quiet on the updates, but things have been on the manic side! Apologies. ^_^ First of all, I recently finished a small and fairly unusual comic for a client who isn't a comics publisher. Next week I'll be able to say more, but I really enjoyed working on something so different, and having the awesome Paul Duffield on colours helped the whole thing look shiny :)
The big news this end is that I have of course made a start on Shadowkiss pencils. This will be the third book in the series of Vampire Academy adaptations that I'm the artist on. Shadowkiss was my favourite book of the series. So much happens! Graphic novel adaptations are always pretty fast paced, and I hope that readers finding the series via the GNs will be tempted to check out Richelle Mead's amazing novels as well, but - as always - adapter Leigh Dragoon has done an amazing job of picking out the highlights and making the whole thing work for comic format. It's early days so far and I'm only ten or so pages in, but the script is already making me smile. Be sure to follow my twitter for the occasional update on how I'm doing, but in the meantime, I'll leave off with another shot from my short comic, coloured by Paul Duffield. It's late, and I agree with the off screen character - coffee is a good idea! :)
My tickets are all booked for NYCC, so I hope to see people there! ^_^