Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Hello one and all

A few things have happened lately which may deserve a small blogette. Firstly, a few weeks ago I got a great surprise when I was sent a hefty tome in the post from Peter Normanton, editor of 'From The Tomb' a superb British Horror magazine--it was a great 500+ page book showcasing 50 of the best horror tales over the past 50 years. He was kind enough to deem one of my short stories in that category, and when you consider some of the other creators in there (Steve Niles, Mike Kaluta, Pete Von Sholly, Frank Brunner, Vince Locke, Bruce Jones, Michael T Gilbert et al) it's no mean feat. It's a very well produced book, with high production values (except I have a small gripe--the printer transposed the LAST page of my tale, it's now page 2) I'm not sure how someone can get numbered jpgs in th wrong order, but there you go. Nevertheless my friends, buy this book, you can't go wrong.

Secondly, I've been busy doing 3 pages a week, as well as the day job, for the past 6 weeks---for that book I mentioned in previous posts---for want of a better name, I have called the YO-YO book. Why, I hear you all ask? Well, namely because as of this writing, it's been halted again. Apparently the powers-that-be have changed their minds with regards to the black and white decision, they now insist on COLOUR again, which I can't provide. I have attempted to split the sum they were paying me with a pro colourist, however his fee is the same as that they were offering for me to draw all 132 pages!!! A predicament for sure, and one that I'm pretty naffed off about as I stupidly did them 132 pages of A4 roughs for the whole book, 20 finished pages and numerous character drawings (all of which they allegedly loved) all before signing on the dotted line. Something I won't be doing again.

The coloured page sample above is one of the pages Andy Elder did as a test peice. I would be okay about splitting the money for the book (ahem) but I don't think it would be enough for either of our time and efforts. I'm awaiting to here from them...ahhhh another familiar story

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dave, if you're still looking for a colourist you could do worse than my brother: