New Year, New Site
“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
Everything I’ve done in my career stemmed from the love of drawing stories. It is a specific passion. I don’t draw still lifes, landscapes or portraits. I’m only interested in sequential images. It has led me to art school, to Disney, to storyboarding, writing and directing movies. Now it’s taken me into software development, and I often find myself asking: “How did this happen? Can’t I just work in an established medium like film or comics? Is it necessary to invent a new one?”
The answer is apparently “yes”.
Although these side trips are distractions from the serious business of creating stories I still put in time at the drawing board every day (Christmas and New Year included).
This site has been redesigned and will serve to inform people on the progress of my original projects. Seven Extraordinary Things is still available at www.sevenextraordinarythings.com (new readers to that story should click here). Other stories like The Curious Saga of No-One and The Girl in the Moon will be available on www.scrollon.com, currently under construction and scheduled to launch by March, 2012 (and incorporating my shiny new software).
More stories are on their way. Below is a glimpse of a few things currently on my drawing board.