Friday, 29 August 2008

Brave New World

They say never mix business with pleasure.

For me it was slightly different. The business was a new joint collaboration with a long time good friendly bloke. The pleasure was the beer whilst we we began our first steps into our brave new world.

Don't those beer fuelled ideas get you into trouble?

I've never written a graphic novel. When I write I see the world in its entirety, the look, the feel, the taste, the smell, everything.

Why would I want someone to steal that from me, to force the reader by slamming some image into his face whilst shouting 'Oi this is what I'm imagining. Look this is it! You can't imagine it any other way.'

The main reason is my great mate Chris Taylor, check out his blog here

How long this will take I don't know, but what I do know is I'll love every minute of it.

Thursday, 28 August 2008

The Beginning - My Prologue

The creative medium, wouldn't life be boring without it.

I don't care who we pretend to be or who we really are, at some time we've all watched, read, listened or just plain imagined something that someone else has created for us. And after we've thought...WOW!

I've destroyed the Death Star more times than anyone I know.

I've saved the word countless times from one threat or another and yes in the end I always get the girl.

I don't know why I have to venture into other peoples worlds everyday, my own isn't that bad especially when you think most worlds I end up becoming part of have some tyrannical empire or just maniacal bad guy who wants to take over the world from his underwater cave.

Yet still we pack our bags and go. And the best bit is that each of us have a different journey. We read the same words, we see the same things, yet we are all in a slightly different realm.

And that's our imagination. I love mine. It is truly crazy and at times it means the washing up doesn't get done or the lawn doesn't get cut. But what the hell, whilst you've been doing the ironing I've been saving the galaxy. Again!