Thursday, August 11, 2011

Running like Clockwork

So, I mentioned before two big forthcoming projects - the first being Stolen, set in the Unseen Shadows universe.

Now it's time for the second.



I'm very pleased to announce that I've been signed up to write a graphic novel adaptation of a MASSIVE transmedia project by filmmaker Yomi Ayeni, called Clockwork Watch. The general concept behind Clockwork Watch is the creation of a huge world that spans across film, comics, theatre, games, Augmented Reality and more. The overarching story is a romantic thriller set in the world of Steampunk, where a scientist falls in love with his research subject - a beautiful robot. However, their love affair and her life are threatened by the values of the Victorian era they are living in, and a man with a lifelong grudge.



The first step in this new world is the graphic novel, The Arrival, which is being adapted by myself and my talented oft-artist partner-in-crime, Jennie Gyllblad. So we're creating the entry point for Clockwork Watch - a colossal honour in itself. 


Like Stolen, this project has been bubbling behind the scenes for months now, so it's great to finally have it in the open. There are even more things happening that we can't talk about quite yet, but we can show off some of Jennie's lovely artwork so far... 















You can see more here: http://jenspiration-now.blogspot.com/search/label/Clockwork%20Watch


Lots of very exciting announcements to come - and one so huge, you may not believe it. I know I'm still trying to take it in...

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Next step - stealing an artist

A bit behind the curve here due to so much work and gamescom at the moment, so apologies for the lateness of this one.

In case you've not seen, one of my latest and biggest projects to date - Stolen, a thief thriller story set in the Unseen Shadows universe - has nabbed an artist. Stand up and take a bow, Cormac Hughes! This talented young man dropped this rather nice sample in mine, and project head/author Barry Nugent's inbox and we were duly impressed:



So now it's full steam ahead. Lettering will be handled by the superb Paul Mclaren. More news as it comes - and don't forget to check out the official Unseen Shadows site for all the latest Unseen Shadows info, including an excellent sounding radio play. There's tons to come...