This is a commission I am currently working on – next step is digital colouring.
Check out this flash fiction story from the eminent Brett Savory, written explicitly for yours truly as part of a campaign promotion for his new book – A Perfect Machine:
Here’s the second story I’ve written to promote A Perfect Machine, this one for R. Thomas Allwin, who pre-ordered the book, and so won the luxury of being murdered by a robot at my hands!
THE NAMELESS ROBOT
The best day of fifteen-year-old R. Thomas Allwin’s life was the day his mom bought him the robot. It was also the best day of the robot’s life. They became fast friends because everything Thomas needed, the robot provided: friendship, support, encouragement.
But that’s where the problems began, and Thomas would come to realize that the day the robot came into his life was actually the worst day. The robot became clingy, was constantly pressuring Thomas for hugs, to open up, be candid about his feelings. The robot loved him, and was just here to help, it would say. Why wouldn’t Thomas just let it help him—all the time?
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Dear Reader –
I haven’t been posting much lately, and there are three reasons for that:
- First and foremost, having a baby boy (he just turned 5 months old) takes a lot of time and effort.
- Second, with the advent of our child. me and my girlfriend are busy planning our future and working toward finding a home for our family.
- Third, the project I’m working on – the one I have been teasing here and elsewhere:
So what is Lady Phantom, you may wonder?
Lady Phantom is the title and main character of an upcoming superhero comic, written by Julie K. Taylor and drawn by R. Thomas Allwin (that’s right – me!). Now, don’t run off and try to find it quite yet, though – we are just starting out. For the past six months, we have been busy refining the original concept, working out the script, doing concept art and storyboards – now, we have all the preparations done and we are ready to start in earnest.
It’s going to be a while before the first issue is available.
I am just now putting pen to paper and starting the actual interior art, and between my day job and my family there’s only so much time to put it. Our plan is to start with a six-issue mini series and go from there.
Everything else will be in your hands, as readers and critics.
You will be able to follow our progress on the facebook page:
We will post updates, teasers, news and information about ourselves there – though of course there will be updates on here as well – so if you want the latest info as it happens, swing by and follow us there. Who knows, there may even be some surprises popping up there later on!
Welcome to Costa City!
Barbarous latin, as was formerly used by lawyers in their pleadings; bastardized medical latin.
As promised, I will continue my (ir-)regular posts even through the challenge.
(with the exception of my ‘Word of the Week’ because, well, all of the challenge posts are such words of the week…or day, rather)
So here you have my sketch of the Week:
(to fit the theme-letter)
See you tomorrow, Dear Reader!