Not having posted anything for a while, I thought I should pull my finger out to reveal to the world, er, the dozen or so people who come across this site by complete accident, what I’ve been hard at work on in recent months. Not only have I been toiling on a graphic novel version of Montague Terrace, co-scripted with brother Gary (more on this soon), but I’ve been creating the interactive animations for my MA degree show highlighting the hidden lives of four selected characters from that very same series.
Despite a few thousand technical issues and an extremely steep learning curve using Flash properly for the first time, things are going well.
The plan involves an interactive, wired-up multiple entry system that triggers off a related animation, telling one of 4 stories. Films featured will be of the ex-60s pop grump, Paul Gregory, the not so sweet and innocent former SOE agent Babushka, the magical, mystical double act, Marty and Marvo the Magic Bunny, as well as everyone’s favourite Eastern European megalomaniac, The Puppeteer.
Meanwhile, I’ve also been writing my dissertation discussing the effects of digital and online technologies on the visual language of comics and graphic fiction and the potential repercussions for the medium’s future.
As well as all that, I’m restructuring my website at last and working on design ideas for the degree show. So, just in case anyone was wondering why there hasn’t been a post up for yonks, there you go.