I don’t do Thanksgiving, what with being English and all. But even so, I’ve found myself feeling very thankful this month. I’ve recently been touching base with old friends, and getting closer to my current pals as well. I feel blessed to have such a lovely band of people around me.
After taking a bit of a break last month, I’ve got cracking on my book Monster Hunters, Dinosaur Lovers once more. My research involves deep-diving into the fantasy and science fiction published between 2013 to 2016, and I’d like to take the opportunity to offer my sincerest gratitude to all of the SF/F magazines that have made their stories available as podcasts, thereby allowing me to research and draw at the same time. Kate Baker’s Clarkesworld readings have been the soundtrack to my evenings.
Speaking of drawing, the first issue of my comic Midnight Widows will be finishing its serialisation in Belladonna next month, and work is well underway on issue 2. Marcela’s been pencilling, and I’ve been inking (while listening to Kate Baker). If all goes to plan then there should be a crowdfunding campaign early next year, so that I can afford a colourist, cover art, print runs and more. Watch this space.
Articles of mine published elsewhere this month:
- The Vampire Comics of Nancy A. Collins (Belladonna)
- Mephistopheles Does Manga: Kore Yamazaki’s Frau Faust Volume One (Belladonna)
- Amazing Histories, February 1927: New Worlds and Human Failings
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