|Hello and Welcome|
| Aside from the fact that I live in London with a number of cats, motorbikes and my son and his girlfriend let's cut to the chase.|
|Just lately I've been working on a graphic novel called Shallowater. It has evolved rather than been planned. I started it in 2006 as a throw away lark of 5 pages but bits got added that raised questions I couldn't answer at the time. I was studying for an MA and I also thought that it was either silly or daunting.
Then provoked by Laydeez do Comics and WIP comics I picked it up 5 years later and eventually got to the end. As I say it progressed more or less linearly, writing abit then drawing it up and then asking, "What happens now?" , "How would they cope with that?", etc. Over the duration various thought provoking or handy bits of information came my way via friends, articles, TV etc that helped with the story. Various current affairs also influenced it and it seemed to make some kind of sense.
Thing is, I shoved it down very quickly. It is legible but could do with an amount of tidying up, sorting out the odd continuity glitch and, perhaps, some colour work.
But to start with here are the first 4 chapters still in prototype form. The first 2 chapters were produced in 2006 before I had acquired sufficient computer skills to work directly into the computer and are so in lovely brush and ink. The second 2 are when I had and acquired a Wacom tablet Which has now died- darn!)
The project will resume once I've sorted a new tablet.
|Find Shallowater here.|
|You are welcome to comment/ give feed back via the contact point at the bottom of the page. But nothing untoward please unless it's wonderfully witty or I'll furrow my brow at you!|
|An overview of various styles are in Portfolio.|
|There is an animation section featuring work from the MA Computer animation course at Bournemouth University. Also there are two short show reels; one that does feature my weekend pirate, Septimus Le Plage and the other an Emett tram.|
|Feel welcome to peruse various other projects and doodling via the menu to the left.|
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Page last modified: 1 May 2013