Monday, 16 July 2012

My work on display at the Canada Place Trail Exhibit, Vancouver!!

Back in February I had a surprise email regarding a couple of Illustrations from my 3rd year at the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Someone wanted to purchase the right to use these two illustrations in an outdoor educational display in Vancouver, Canada!

The Illustrations in question were these shown below:

This one depicts John Cabot landing on the beach of Newfoundland, having set sail in the Matthew from Bristol.

And this one depicts a tribe of Native Americans viewing the previous scene from the surrounding mountains.
These Illustrations were originally conceptual pieces for and idea I had for a werewolf comic set in the 1700's, when the British came to colonise America. You can find the original posts for these images on my blog here and here.
I spent my 3rd year at uni developing the story and aesthetic for this comic, but have since had to put it's production on hold with the intent of picking it up in the future... However you can view all the work I did towards it right here.

Right now the Canadian Trail exhibit is open free to the public and has received a lot of interest from tourists to Vancouver!
I am told that there are up to 3 cruise ship sailings a week, transporting approx 5-6,000 people, not including the other visitors walking through the exhibit, so it's anticipated to draw plenty of attention!

On the outdoor promenade there are benches highlighting different topics of Canada. These benches have graphic panels that tells the story relating to that topic. My Illustrations are on a graphic panel for 
their history station! The display itself is scheduled to remain up and open to the public for 3-5 years!!!

And here is what you can expect to see!!

My contact and the Canada Place corporation was kind enough to take a few photos of my work in the display and of the Exhibit as a whole!

So if you find yourself heading out towards Vancouver, or if I have any Canadian readers out there, then pop along to Canada Place and take a look! You can find out more about the exhibit and other things on this website: you do go, I'd love to hear all about it so please feel free to comment below!! :) 

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Dark Harvest: Resistance - Reviews, Interviews and more!!!

Welcome Prometheans to this HUMUNGOUS review post!!The Dark Harvest: Legacy of Frankenstein supplement; Resistance, has been out and available to buy (as PDF) for a good few weeks now. The reviews and interviews have been pouring in, so I've taken the liberty of collecting every scrap of info I can find for an uber-list of links for you all to peruse at your own leisure!I shall be adding to this list  and updating it with a few more review links and things that are on their way!
1. We'll kick things off with a review from Tommy Brownell on his blog.You can find Tommy's take on Dark Harvest: Resistance here: 
2. Review by GMS Magazine, here is a little bit about what they say about the art."The text is broken with inserts, which take the shape of parchment, and quite a few really lovely illustrations. The style of the illustrations is somewhat misleading to the atmosphere of the book, though. The style is slightly naive in its rendering. Although I have absolutely no problem with it (in fact, I really like it), you might be forgiven for believing the contents are less serious than they are."You can find the whole thing here: 
3. The Going Last Gaming Podcast give a really nice review in their June episodeIf you want to listen to the dark Harvest bit specifically, fast forward to the last 15mins:

4. A really lovely and enthusiastic review from Nearly Enough Dice up next! Here's what was said about the art amongst other things.

"I love the comics, the stories and the artwork and maps that are throughout this wonderful supplement. I love the fact that there is over 160 pages of stuff I actually want to look at! I love this supplement and get a real feeling of quality from it."

5. A little while ago Iain Lowson, the creator of Dark Harvest, gave an interview to the Polish gaming website: Poltergeist, about Resistance!

The interview was published on the site in Polish, however you can find an English translation on the DH:LoF website here:

This issue of the magazine is also available as a PDF (in Polish) where they have used the 1st page of the Resistance comic I did as the featured art for the interview!
You can download it right here:
(Skip ahead to page 44 to see my art in the article!!)

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6. Over on the blog Life and Times of a Philippine Gamer, Jay has also reviewed Resistance!
You can read it right here: 

7. This one is hot off the press: A review by Michael Wolf from Stargazer's World!!
Find it right here:

Doctor Who: The Impossible Crossing UPDATE

Hello Whovians!!

I apologise, it's been a whilst since you all had an Impossible Crossing update and a sneaky peek at some behind the scenes art!
You've been introduced to the Harriet, Howard and the rest of the Daniels family, and of course the Doctors you all know already. So today I'll let you have a gander at some studies for additional background characters that'll feature in the comic.

Most of theses studies are of members of the Titanic's crew, and of course the uniforms and insignia have been throughly researched, however there are a couple of additional passengers also! Some of the characters here are based on people who were actually present on the Titanic, we've done our homework to ensure that there is a bit of historical accuracy amidst all the Timey-Wimey!!

Also each character's likeness is based on an actor/actress, but I won't tell you who. You'll have to guess! :)

As far as progress of the 1st issue goes I'm just over half way with the pencils and inks! 10 pages to go before I start lettering and colouring!
But although the finished thing is a little way off yet, don't worry I'll soon start revealing a few odd panels to keep you all excited!
Ooooo also I've also got a bit of news
Geek Syndicate's Luke Halstall was lovely enough to give a little review of the 5 page Prologue, that launched back in April. You can find Luke's article here