Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Metatextile Criticism

Been sitting on this for a week or so, waiting for Ferret to mention it over on her blog (it really isn't my news to break). Anyway, she's posted about it now, so here it is:


Ferret's "double-page bedspread" quilt, Bad Rain, has won the Judge's Choice award at the prestigious Sandown National Patchwork Championships. As anyone who's read this blog in the past will probably know already, Bad Rain is a textile rendition of a piece of Cancertown art, and it's drawn amazed attention everywhere it's been seen. Congratulations are due.


While I've got you here, we all know how kids love the great taste of Facebook, right? Well, I should probably mention that my learned colleague, Nic Wilkinson, has set up Facebook groups for Cancertown, The Case Files of Harlan Falk, The Ragged Man, Slaughterman's Creed and The Indifference Engine. All the latest news and updates will be posted there, so help yourselves.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Lock, Stock and Kaiju Rock

Well, I've tested the water of Twitter a little bit, and find it murky but not unpleasant. Not exactly sure what it's for yet, but I'm slowly getting into it.

A couple of items of Mel Cook interest today, most prominent of which (in my mind, at least) is her completion of the colours for The Indifference Engine. In fact, since Nic Wilkinson finished lettering the book in time for Bristol, this means we're into the final proofreading stage and hopefully looking at a full launch around BICS this year. Thanks to Mel, Nic and Rob Carey for going balls-out on this one. It's always great to work with my Cancertown collaborators, and I'm already working on ways to con Rob into another go-around...

While we've got Mel on the table here, so to speak, she's currently got a T-shirt design pending approval on the Threadless site. It's a monster, so do feel free to head over there and enter a score for it. I fucking want one of these, so don't let me down.

Finally, I've just seen the latest coloured page of The Ragged Man (art by Neil Van Antwerpen, colours by Peter-David Douglas), and it's just too good not to share.
...and I'm gone.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Updates, Kinda...

So, as I sit now at the arse-end of a week of spazzing around in celebration of Nic Wilkinson's birthday, I find myself with a few items of news that are potentially worthy of note.

1) After repeated nudging, I have found myself in possession of a Twitter account. I'm not entirely sure how that happened, or how much use I'll be making of the thing - but I gather that most people say that at first...

For those who may care desperately what I'm doing at any given moment (spoiler alert: if I'm Tweeting about it, the chances are heavily in favour of me being sat at my computer with nothing remotely productive to be getting on with), my Twitter name is @CyDethan.

2) I had a glorious moment this week when DriveThruComics put out a newsletter featuring Insomnia Publications' Layer Zero Time Anthology (login required - annoying, I know). I have a story in this one, which the newsletter describes as an example of my "before they were famous" work.

For those keeping score at home, ALL my work to date classifies as "before they were famous" material. Still, always nice to hear nice things.

3) I've been looking for an excuse to post this for a while, but excuses are for losers so I present it here without apology or justification. This is the blazingly talented Valia Kapadai's rendition of Nic and me, as seen through her own particular Twisted Vision.

4) Lastly, can I possibly be the only one who did a double-take on seeing the free giveaway currently being offered in Lazy Town Magazine? Judging from the grinning loon on the cover, I'd hope a "pedo-meter" would be standard issue out there...

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Stolen Bike - T805 ASP

The following post is copied and pasted from Ferret's Blog. Feel free to pass it along:


If you see this bike around with the above number plate, please report it to the police. It belongs to a friend and was stolen last night in East London. I know how it feels to have a much loved vehicle stolen and it would be great to bring the culprits to justice.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

"What's That Coming Over the Hill?"

Okay, now this needs some special attention. Si Wyatt has posted a frankly brilliant trailer for his upcoming Insomnia graphic novel, Unbelievable. Si specialises in full-blooded, frequently nightmarish storytelling - enriched with a distinct mythic quality then folded and flattened to a razor's edge. By all accounts, this one's going to be a monster. Witness, and tremble...

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