Filed under: illustrations | Tags: art, cartoons, children's books, illustration
There’s an Isaac Asimov story; The Fun They Had, that I’ve wanted to have a go at illustrating for a while. It’s a kid’s story in many ways, but also a science fiction story that’s still relevant 60 years after it was published. Though it is certainly dated, you can’t blame someone in 1950 for not knowing exactly how computers would progress. It’s about two children in the future who come across a book. You can actually read the full text here, it’s not a long story.
Over on my portfolio page there’s another piccy for this story, plus two illustrations for another short tale; The Wall of Darkness, this one by Arthur C. Clarke.
Currently working on another short-comic for the Cape Graphic Short Story Prize, it’s about a post box. I think it has a lot of potential… It’s about a post box.
Filed under: my comics | Tags: art, cartoons, comics, competition, graphic novels, illustration
This is a panel from a four-page comic that may or may not be my entry in to the Cape Graphic Short Story Prize that’s coming up soon. I’ve actually finished this one well in advance of the competition deadline, which is a first for me; for the last three years I’ve entered this, I’ve been scribbling away up to the last minute and praying that my entry arrives in the mail in time.
Read the whole story here, in the comics section. I haven’t done loads of short stories lately (i.e. none), on account of working on the graphic novel, but this is a bit of a step up from all my past efforts at short fiction, even if I do say so myself!
I will be working on more stories for the competition though. Lets see if I can top this one.