I’d like to have more of my own creative work to share, but after a strong start this year I haven’t been drawing much. Strangely enough this partly stems from how well some of my work was received. Perhaps I feel a lot of it isn't really meant to be liked, though it’s comforting to know some people can relate to it.
I’ve spent a lot of time this year reading and writing. I don’t feel like sharing much of what I’ve written, but a lot of what I’ve read is worth sharing with anyone who has the time. I’ll start with the lightest fare before getting serious.
Joe Abercrombie’s Half a King was
I needed a break from the Internet after my last journal post. This was partly due to disillusion with some of the work I’d posted online and partly due to offline concerns that would make fascinating reading if I didn’t exercise restraint. I’ve sent friends a few emails but haven’t logged onto DA until now.
I ended my last journal by saying I’d like to concentrate on work that feels right for me. For a month or so afterwards nothing felt as right for me as landscaping and gardening. Late autumn and early winter in Hobart are good times for outdoor work and the mornings have been good for walks. When a sun that
Right now I’d like to be drawing but I’ve got a bit of offloading to do. If you’re not in the mood for this just go through my recent faves or look at someone else’s page.
Between 2012 and 2014 I spent a lot of time on Scorched Earth, a post-apocalyptic science fiction series. It began as a collection of purely evocative works, not a serious attempt at world building. It was certainly never intended to be the start of a franchise like Star Wars, Warhammer, etc. It nonetheless proved popular and many people have told me they’d like to see it become something more.
They’ve had many different ideas – s