Friday, 19 March 2010

Cancertown Residents Escape!

I really wasn't sure what to say when I first spotted this over on Simon Wyatt's blog. I mean, I was almost literally speechless. The man's a genuinely talented artist, with an upcoming book from Insomnia as testament to that fact, but it turns out he's one of those polymath types who's just as skilled in other media. I sometimes think that people like Simon exist solely so I can reflect on how little I've accomplished in my own life...

Anyway, the point is that he's taken his latest inspiration from Cancertown: An Inconvenient Tooth, and is now working on some truly staggering sculptures of Crosshair and a Badmouth. Check out his first in-progress shots below:

Between this and Ferret's dangerously ambitious and thoroughly beautiful Bad Rain quilt, I have to say I'm really excited to see the book so well and truly "out there" in the artistic community. Much as I'd love to take more credit than I'm due, it's clearly Stephen Downey's transformation of my written character descriptions that's primarily to blame for these cross-media manifestations. That said, if there's any glory to be had, I'll gladly bask in it until Stephen shows up.

As for me, I'm already balls-deep in the sequel and having the time of my life.


  1. Hey, I just thought, does that mean I get to make a sequel too? Cool!

    I really should give some thought to cuddly badmouths too. Maybe when I get some time.

  2. If it comes off as I hope it will, Cancertown 2 should be old-fashioned nightmare fuel from start to finish. If any of it catches your attention artistically, it'd be fantastic to see a quilted sequel to Bad Rain.

    Cuddly Badmouths would be unfathomably wonderful...


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