The actual book is done. Edited, refined and ready for consumption. So, now onto the parts of the process: Covers. They're interesting, as a lot of great covers are appropriate to their medium. A great album cover isn't necessarily a great book cover or even a comic book. My personal favourites with the latter are … Continue reading The Ron Brandywood Capers – 2023
Eden. Beneath crystal blue skies, order existed. Verdant grasses and fruiting plants sustained the animals who gave their flesh and organs to fill the bellies of those raised and sculpted in His image, and observed with perfect and total clarity, by The Word. There were changes and refinements made to each stage of the process. … Continue reading The Lilith: An Excerpt.
https://www.instagram.com/askyofbrokensmiles/?hl=en A collaboration between myself and Jack Howarth. Words and pictures trying to capture the horror of the world before it becomes so huge that you cannot see it. If you are on Instagram, come and have a look. There's new original work coming from me early next year, and also a large project which … Continue reading A Sky of Broken Smiles
WE OWN THIS CITY Based on a true story and a subsequent book, this is a compact, thoughtful and passionate indictment of police and political corruption. Jon Bernthal's soulful and self-destructive performance gives the whole story a raw and rugged authenticity. It is a considered production with the same melancholy wisdom as The Wire. THE … Continue reading Watching and Reading.
Moon Witch, Spider King. Brutal, earthy and poignant. James' ongoing Night Star trilogy goes back to events before the first book, and the single protagonist, Solonga, the eponymous Moon Witch is compelling and complex as any character in fiction. The patois James uses for her has a gorgeous rhythm to it, and the story itself … Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading and Watching
(This is the prologue from the revised, upcoming edition of The Ron Brandywood Capers, comprising The Lightning Thesaurus, The Dead Friend and the hitherto unpublished The Weak Father. It's been quite something to revisit the start of this, and now that we're on the last few stages, I felt ready to share something of it … Continue reading The Ron Brandywood Capers – Exclusive Preview