• GAMMA.CON 2016, by Annie (6)

    GAMMA.CON on Saturday 17th September 2016 marked my six-year-old daughter Annie’s first major convention experience, and she spent the entire day at my artist alley table with me, helping calculate…

  • How graphic novels benefit from the “show, don’t tell” principle

    One of the most interesting things about images, about using images in conjunction with text, is the effect that it has upon a reader’s brain. One thing that cropped up…

  • April 2016 update

    Somehow, this annual April update skipped a year. It’s April 2016? Really? Are we sure about this? Here we go then. Family When I wrote the last April update, our…

  • Aurealis Awards 2014 finalists announced

    Last year, Peaceful Tomorrows (Vol 2) was shortlisted in the Best Graphic Novel category of the 2013 Aurealis Awards. To have been nominated was a profound and exciting experience for…

  • Crunching the numbers – the Undad Kickstarter debrief

    Referrers

    Earlier this week, my Kickstarter campaign Undad ended, raising more than $5300, which is 40% more than its funding goal of $3750. In this post, I’ll attempt to break down…

  • Accidental autobiography – Undad update

    A few months ago, I put together a brief analysis of my major creative works, focusing on the way they reflected what was going on in my life at the…

  • What I learned from my failed Kickstarter

    ATKM campaign

    In April/May of this year, I ran a Kickstarter campaign for a science fiction anthology entitled All The King’s Men. The project aimed to source artwork and writing from creative…

  • April 2014 update

    Time for another April update. Re-reading this old blog post was, as with last year, a reminder of just how incredibly busy life is. NB: There are a lot of…

  • Writing bucket list – February 2014

    Success is one of those things that’s impossible to quantify. If you’d asked me when I was a kid what my definition of success was, it’d probably end up looking…

  • The importance of contacts

    One thing that they never told me is that contacts matter. That in a lot of ways, it doesn’t matter what you write, as long as you can sell it….