Wednesday, May 20, 2009

'Wolf Like Me' Sketches


This strip won’t be out for some time (it will appear in Accent UK’s Victoriana anthology), but Alex Willmore has already drawn up some sample sketches. He’s the artist for Wolf Like Me, and Lauren Sharp, his usual partner, will be doing the inks.

Alex and Lauren are also the artist team for Insomnia’s forthcoming book ‘Kronos City.’ Check out their website here.

As for the strip, it’s a short Victorian-style tale, different, in a way, from anything I’ve done. Although ‘Quarantine’ has some zombie elements, it is much more focused on the human drama. WLM is specifically focused on this Wolfman character, and goes into the human side from there. Because it is Victorian-themed, the story has undercurrents of lurking evil, some social commentary, etc.

So enjoy these rough sketches from Alex (he says they’re rough—I like what he’s done) and, for those curious, I did swipe this strip’s title from the TV on the Radio song of the same name.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Keith Burns, Insomnia at Bristol

Keith Burns: proud (new) father, fantastic artist, and all-around good guy. Keith has just agreed to partner with me on 'The Police Channel', my latest script which will be published in next year's Layer Zero anthology from Insomnia. I wrote about the story previously here, for those who might be interested. I'm very excited about this news, and can't wait to see how Keith builds this world.

In other news, Insomnia, home of my forthcoming book Quarantine, was the star at this past weekend's Bristol Comic Con. There was a lot of interest from both fans and creators; Nic Wilkinson, Insomnia's Creative Director, describes the weekend in much better than me in her Red Eye blog posting. Big things are going on with Insomnia. I'm yet to pick up their newest release, Cancertown, but have designs on doing so very soon. While this is all very good news, it isn't all that surprising; one of the things that attracted me to Insomnia is their publication model. They do things the right way, allowing creator freedom while creating an open, artistic atmosphere. It's no wonder so many people are expressing such enthusiastic interest.