Friday, 20 April 2012

The Brits are coming...

This is really a plug for my good pals at Accent UK. Editors will be arriving in New York next weekend to show off the goods at Mocca (Museum of Cartoon and Comic Art, for those not in the loop).
I believe their new title 'WesterNoir' is being printed in time for the event. I've seen it and I can attest that it's pretty freakin' excellent. This will also be the only convention the higher ups at Accent UK will be attending this year, therefore the only chance US fans can get a glimpse of the mega-graphic novel 'Who On Earth Was Thaddeus Mist?' before proof and review copies are sent out prior to release. Dave West himself it taking some samples and previews to the event so if you ask him nicely - and perform the secret hand-shake - I'm sure he will welcome you into a smoky gentleman's club and unveil some of the mysteries... ...or get him really drunk and he'll probably tell you how the whole thing ends, and sing a Bowie Station to Station track until you both get thrown out! OJ OX

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Reel Love

So, I started writing and drawing a new comic book.

This one kinda came out of nowhere. I had been having idea-sketches happen for a while with these characters but had no clue my brain would force me to work on it so soon.
I don't want to tell too much because I'm not sure there's much to tell yet, I'm not sure what it wants to be (I work that way) or how long. I'm not sure whether I'll self-publish or look for someone to put it out. It's a really personal story with ten foot witches and ray-guns. Absolutely all of it is true.

It also has a tentative title, but knowing me (I decide pretty quickly and stick with it) that is going to be the final title; Reel Love. It's about having a relationship with the entity of cinema, as told from the point of view of the art-form. It's got people I've known and people I want to know.

I've been working on it purely for fun, as a sort of experiment, and for some reason those always turn out to be projects I rate most highly. A lot of my time is taken up making sure Thaddeus Mist happens, but I've managed about ten pages of this in downtime before working on new scripts. Writing and drawing together, it's a much more intangible and rewarding process than I was expecting.