Gwen vs Marilyn

Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear (including my short story “Kindling“) is now available in a Kindle edition from Amazon.

Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories (including my comic “Finishing School“) is available as an ebook from a number of places. That should include iTunes, but possibly not in Australia yet.

I have just sent off the art for a new comic, which I hope will become a Real Thing, subject to various approvals. In the meantime, the picture at the top of the page is a personality comparison between my last comic heroine, Gwen, and my new one whose name is not currently used (but is Marilyn). I’ve been trying to loosen up and be a lot sketchier for this comic – “Finishing School” betrays signs of terror and excessive caution – and there are a few panels where I could feel that clicking. I’m not sure you can tell by looking which panels they are, but I can see where I began to let go.

I had to force that – blowing up the original thumbnail sketches, putting clean paper over them on a light box and going straight to inks with a dip pen, instead of doing complete-blue-pencil-and-technical-pen as for “Finishing School”.