Friday, 28 April 2017

Research Failures Type 1

Research Failure Type 1


I don't mean to single out this particular comic production team for ridicule but this turned up on my Twitter timeline and it is soooo bad that I just had to make fun of it. But for a serious purpose.

Both these scenes are set somewhere in the UK...

Now I write comics so I know about deadlines, I marvel daily at an artist's ability to get that much good ink on paper(1) within the time allotted. I always try and source pictures of things and places to speed the process along.

Even ten years ago this could be a laborious task but now I found the following in less than 30 seconds.

30 Seconds. Now it's quite possible that the people who created this comic don't give a shit about research. That's fine in which case they wont mind being used as an illustration.

(1) Although these days it's more likely to be pixels

Thursday, 27 April 2017

A Rare Book Of Cunning Device

Out Today
27th April 2017


I wrote this as an audible short story to raise money for Cityread the library charity which I'm involved with. It won't be available in other formats for ages so if you want to know what happens in it you're just going to have listen to the mellifluous tones of Kobna Holdbrook-Smith.

Audible have promised me a link to where you can get it which I'll post as soon as I have it.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

A Sunday Quote

" practical definition of freedom would be complete without the freedom to take the consequences. Indeed, it is the freedom upon which all the others are based."
Lord Vetinari in Going Postal by Sir Terry Pratchett

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The Furthest Station - UK Release

Coming September 21st

From Gollancz Books
Audio (in all the usual ways)
eBook (and all the usual formats)

Opening Paragraph(1)
Jaget said he’d been watching this documentary on TV about the way people learn to track animals.

‘Not white people, right?’ he said. ‘Like people that grow up in the bush.’

In this case !Xun people from Southern Africa, only Jaget couldn’t do the click sound until I taught him. I can only do it because I once harboured romantic dreams of emigrating to South Africa and had got someone to teach me. Since I hadn’t practised in ten years it probably meant we were both doing it wrong. We got some from funny looks from our fellow passengers – possibly because we were both in full uniform. 

(1) Yes yes I know strictly speaking not a paragraph ok? Do you want to read this or not?

Monday, 27 February 2017

The Furthest Station - Subterranean Press

Coming June 2017 from Subterranean Press

The Furthest Station
A Rivers of London Novella

Available in a classy limited edition
An even more classy and limited edition

Friday, 24 February 2017

Friday Comic Tease

Completed Inks from Black Mould Issue 5

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Random Quote

I must not fear. 
Fear is the mind-killer. 
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. 
I will face my fear. 
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. 
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. 
Only I will remain.” 
The Litany Against Fear from Dune by Frank Herbert (1965)

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Mama Thames by @Laurelhach23

By @Laurelhach23 - who if reads this would like to provide a bit of biography and a link I would love to include it as well.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Friday Comic Tease

Completed Inks from Black Mould Issue 4
Out Wednesday 25th January 2017

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Black Mould #4 Cover Preview


Cover A
Rachael Stott & Luis Guerrero

 Cover B
Lee Sullivan and Luis Guerrero

Cover C
Lorena Assisi

Friday, 13 January 2017

Friday Comic Tease

Completed Inks from Black Mould Issue 4
Out on the 25th January 2017

Monday, 19 December 2016

Black Mould Issue 3 - Out on Wednesday

Black Mould Issue 3 Covers!

Cover A
Lee Sullivan and Luis Geurrero

Cover B
Mathew Waite

Cover C
Will Brooks

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Night Witch - Out Today

Out Today!

The Complete Night Witch

A compilation of all five Night Witch issues into one easy to handle volume. A handsome tome that would grace the shelf of the most discerning comic connoisseur.