It's been a while, frankly I'm just not in the habit of blogging. Bloody shocking at it really, hopefully that's something I'll rectify in the coming months.
I guess I won't bury the lead and let you know what's been going on.
Firstly, the first issue of what I'm hoping will be a full graphic novel at some point is coming out this weekend. Jupiter (which you've probably heard me banging on about on one form of social media or another is something of an enigma, wrapped in a mystery wrapped in a Lucha Libre mask.
Set in 1940's California, it tales the tale of an ex-wrestler turned private eye, though he tends to specialise in cases of the bizarre and macabre.
I'd had the idea for a while to build a world somewhere between Hellboy, Ghostbusters and Chinatown, I really like the tropes of film noir and thought it would be fun to play in that place of tommy guns, femme fatales and satanic rituals raising demons to the mortal plain.
Anyway, the first issue serves as a prologue for the proposed book in which the titular hero has adventures, explains his past and we get a somewhat realistic history of Lucha Libre and the culture it inspires. Fun.
I've also done work on a children's book with an author which is now on sale through Amazon called 'The Dandelion Who Refused To Be A Weed' it's for super young 'uns but it's a fun read and I'll be doing some more of these books later on in the year.
It's been difficult to manage the illustration side of things alongside my part time job in a comic shop, starting a new band and being freshly married (albeit to a wonderful and supportive woman who is always cheering me on in my endevours regardless of how grumpy I get when overworked) but I feel I'm starting to settle into a groove with it all and I'm looking forward to the rest of this year, writing more comics and going to conventions.
Speaking of which, at present I should be making appearances at ELCAF, Thought Bubble and a few other shows around the UK throughout the year as yet to be announced.
Anyone wanting to see me and tell me how wonderful my beard is can go to MCM in birmingham this weekend and I'll be there with copies of Jupiter, my other comics and whatever else I can scribble on and sell to you.
Hopefully I'll see you there and we can be best pals forever yeah?