Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The San Diego Comic-Con come-down

It's catch up time. Which means, a brief run down of the fun and games that is San Diego Comic-Con...

First up, Clockwork Watch creator Yomi Ayeni and I were interviewed a couple times, to talk about our projects, Vampire Boogie, Clockwork Watch and Magic of Myths.

- Comic News Insider interview:
 http://www.jimmyaquino.typepad.com/comicnewsinsider/2014/08/episode-562-yet-even-more-sdcc-w-lucy-knisley-yomi-ayenicorey-brotherson.html

 - Geek Speak Videos interview:


Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A nice surprise...

Seems I've got a little section on Leeds West Academy's site after doing a guest teaching spot there...


New Image

http://www.leedswestacademy.org.uk/news/graphic-novel-production

A really pleasant and unexpected addition - thanks to the wonderful people at Leeds West Academy for the opportunity.

Friday, May 02, 2014

Something wicked this way comes...

Artwork from the brilliant and talented James Daniels for a behind-the-scenes comic book project... shhh, we'll talk about it later in the year...



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Watch_Dogs unleashed


Well, the embargo is over and I can finally talk about it - last week I jetted off to Montreal to play Watch_Dogs on PS4. And it was superb.


I've got a ton of content coming up for Watch_Dogs on eu.playstation.com and blog.eu.playstation.com, so that will explain all as I post my features one by one, but the first is now live on PlayStation.Blog, so take a look: http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/03/11/six-ways-watch_dogs-will-take-surprise/#section-contents-likes-next

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Quick updates

Why, hello there. It's been a while, but I have news. In an appropriate flash format. Thar she blows:

- Magic of Myths was chosen as a highlight book for the Comics should be good blog for its Month of African-American Comics. (Yes, we're aware it's a mild misnomer given neither Sergio nor I are African American, but the column stated that black people from across the globe were eligible, and the mirror didn't hold any surprises for me the last time I looked in it, barring a few more grey hairs, so...)

Naturally we're delighted to have been picked among the many, many entries and the columnist, Brian Cronin, had lots of kind things to say about the series:
"In this series, Brotherson does a strong job with the concept of myths, especially modern myths, like the ones that we make up about ourselves and our lives. Are they any less powerful than the ancient myths? I suppose we will find out as the series continues. 
"Calvet’s work evokes a nice Kirby-esque feel to it that lends the comic a good deal of charm. (...) This is an engaging series with charming artwork from the main artist. I hope to see more of Eve’s heroic journey in the future."
So we're happy bunnies indeed. Read more here: http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2014/02/11/month-of-african-american-comics-magic-of-myths-seasons-1-2/ 

- We've also announced a new Magic of Myths book, called Magic of Myths: Faerie. This is to help fill the gap of Magic of Myths: season three's delay (sorry). The story will be revealed in due time, but it involves William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream... 
 
An artwork preview fresh from Sergio's drawing table? Sure, why not:


- After January's (seemingly successful) guest teaching slot at a Birmingham junior school, I've just been asked to do another in a secondary school, this time on creating comic books. Very cool. Also, scary. But mostly cool. Should be a lot of fun.

- A secret project I'm currently putting together is progressing. After a friend and very well respected creator/editor made a few edits/suggestions, it's time for a re-write. Which is exciting - it frames the story in a new, refreshing way. Hoping to have something to actually *give* - yes, give - to you come San Diego Comic-Con...

- Oh, yes, San Diego Comic-Con. We (myself and Clockwork Watch creator Yomi Ayeni) have been accepted once again to grace their wonderful, busy halls. Which is bloody amazing as it seems even those who have attended a couple times haven't got in this year. We may even get a panel. We're super grateful. Hopefully we can drag our super talented artist friend, Jennie Gyllblad, along with us.

- Zombie anthology Dead Roots is on the verge of release [which includes my story 'Black, White and Red (All Over)' - drawn and lettered by the talented Andy W Clift and Mike Stock, respectively] , with a launch party set for 22nd March at the Coach and Horses on Great Marlborough Street. Come on down for book signings and drinks! 

That's it for now. More to come soon. Promise.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Happy New Year!

Hope a (very) early 2014 is bringing you lots of fun - or at least a mild smile to your face.

It barely feels like a month since I was writing for this blog in January 2013. Somehow, a whole year as crept by and I've barely had time to update The Writer's Block. I even had a title change all planned for it. That slipped through the net, too. At least, for now.

And, as always, things have been happening. Gratefully, my profile has continued to grow, and another story is on the verge of being published while several others are either being edited or written. And plans are afoot.

So, a quick update, as seen on my Facebook profile (so apologies if Facebook pulls this into a feed and you've already read it): 

Andrew Girdwood has very kindly selected me as 'one to watch' in the comic book industry in Forbidden Planet's Best of 2013 round up: http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/2013/best-of-the-year-2013-andrew-girdwood/

And I'll be doing a guest teacher spot on fiction/writing on Friday 10th January at a good friend's junior school. Should be interesting, to say the least... wish me luck.