I've been alternately occupied with all manner of paying projects (and some freebies)...
However I've been put onto some great web comics by friends and reading other peoples work, discussing GA and reading back through my old notes has made me yearn to shake the cobwebs, cockroaches, mould, dust bunnies, grit, etc etc out of this page and not try but GET the comic up and running again - and by xmas! It'll probably only be a once a month update to begin with as I am now dingin my Masters but I will be updating. Hell or high water.
I've now have a longterm goal for the comic - in that I've decided to work towards finishing the stories I began telling - finalising them by printing. Much as Edward Fitzgerald (Translator/author of 'The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam' published his work to have a distinct end to the project. I am also intending to re illustrate the earlier pages, bit by bit, possibly into a full page format.
On another note: I am currently a part of a Kickstarter - Losing Altitude - this will produce an art book featureing endangered birds (and a Bat <3 - which will be mine) to raise awareness of the species at risk in the world. Do go have a look see.
I am TWICE published, along with other students and lecturers from my University Design department with a third, e-volume due out early next year.
Scribble Volume 1
I have about
twenty eleven softback copies for sale at a mere $15US ea plus postage. We currently have a limited run of 1000 copies, I don't know if more will be printed in future: so this may be your only chance!
There are seven black and white twelve page comics by different artists, in a range of media, pencil, ink and digital.
Scribble Vol 2: Stories from the Garden
Fully coloured soft back! Nine stories - all on the title theme. Mine has fantasy creatures running amok in a botanic garden, mermaid, dragon, satyr, salamander and a fox amidst others.
I am happy to sign any I sell, for an extra $5 I'll draw something elaborate next to my signature.
Scribble Vol 3: Stories without Words - coming soon!
Email me to enquire more.
To see what I have been working on outside of Gone Astray head over to Deviantart.
And I hope to be putting original artwork up for sale on Etsy in the near future.
OOC SUNDAY - The project wil remain on the backburner until I get Gone Astray happening again. Then I'll probably do it in bimonthly installemnts
DONATIONS: I won't ask for anything right now - Wait until I've got this up and rolling againg and then I'll put the little battered hat at my feet again. I've enough guilt without more.
Thanks for reading and sticking with me through this long hiatus.
AGAIN thank you so many times to TheDeere with his annual gift of a carved pumpkin Six! years
in a row: (Go see in the Gallery)
Also - at long last - go keep an eye on the RSS page for updates... not that that's really working at the moment either but I'll keep throwing spanners at it until it does.