I did a picture for the website Multiversity for their Guardians of the Galaxy Month. I coloured it and recorded the (somewhat dull) process and uploaded to youtube. If you want to waste 20 minutes of your life watching me colour it then here’s the video:
I’ve always loved post-apocalyptic fiction, at least in comics and movies – when I was a kid there seemed to be nothing but post-apocalyptic movies, partly it’s ‘cus it was a time when people did genuinely think our days would end in nuclear winter, and partly it was ‘cus the tv would show movies from the 60/70s as a matter of course, and there may have been a run of Omega Man, Soylant Green, Planet of the Apes, Damnation Alley that left an indelible impression.
Was pleasantly surprised by Rise of the Planet of the Apes – I loved Planet of the Apes (and every slightly lesser, but in my eyes no less diminished, sequel in the “franchise” – ugh that word). Burton’s Planet of the Apes was… just… well, I’m sure you saw it. It was very Tim Burton does Planet of the Apes.
So, I’ve been away and now I’m back. I won’t bore you with the details (oh sod it, I probably will). I think I hit a high fever in the middle of the holiday, so spent most of a day lying in bed being useless (and I wasn’t much use to begin with). Nathan, who has ASD, was entitled to quick entry on all the rides at lego land and Chessington, (yay!) but was petrified of everything so much time spent trying to get him to do anything (boo!) and Thomas, who now, I think, has developed a “mega-colon” (which means that … er… instead of a baker baking cupcakes he constantly drops little cupcakes and every few days delivers a massive 12 tier wedding cake – one big enough to stop toilets flushing) went through endless pairs of pants.
Those lovely chaps at the Big Bang in Dundrum have invited me down, along with Michael Carroll to sign copies of “Payback” – the Judge Dredd collection that collects a whole bunch of stuff, including the stories Mike and I did together about Dredd’s clone brother Dolman.