January 29th, 2017
So I’ve been a busy boy.
Over about the past two and a half years, I’ve managed to write a couple of novels. Well – they’re unpublished at this stage, so I have to call them manuscripts, technically. But not for long: I’ll be self publishing
I started Mnemnosynch first (probably five or more years ago) but stalled after 20,000 words. Then around two years ago I first read the term “Solarpunk”, and realised how all the little story ideas I’d had on and off for a couple of decades fitted together. I was absolutely bitten by a bug, and hammered out Zephyr in around eight months – all 120,000 words of it. I went back to Mnemnosynch a year ago, and finished it up at around 68,000.
I’ve been editing them both, but recently spent a bunch of effort on Mnemno, and have recently handed it over to a professional editor, for a book review. I’m planning on self publishing them both this year – Mnemno first, on which I can learn all the mistakes of how not to do it, and Zephyr toward the end of the year.
Mnemnosynch – This is the best version of the image I can find, but alas cannot chase down any provenance for the original: http://www.armtattoos.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Drama-Masks-Tattoo.jpg
Zephyr – This one is by a Japanese artist known as Imperial Boy. His (we will assume) official website is no longer active, having been at: http://tksn.sakura.ne.jp/
I’m using them only on a temporary basis, for private circulation, and will have to have proper art sourced or done before I go to print.
December 17th, 2015
No seriously, the guy is shameless.
After playing with today’s Google Doodle, I found myself inevitably drawn to Youtube, to find a good quality version of the full piece of his most famous work, the 9th in D Minor. I slipped my headphones on, settled in with a design task I had to spend a good hour and a half on, and let it start washing over me.
November 5th, 2009
October 30th, 2009
I’ve finally figured out what to do with this website!
This, my friends, is going to become the online repository for all of my life’s artwork. (Well, at least that portion of it which I am willing to be seen by the public.)
Not all of it will be great, but there is a fair accumulation of it. And as I have just recently figured out how to burn VCRs to our DVD disk recorder, early on the list will be the collected works of the Iced Dodo Creative Collective! Be frightened, folks….