Sunday, October 30, 2011

Making friends with Jonathan Ross

Now here's an Unseen Shadows update you may not have been expecting...

Barry Nugent, novelist and mastermind behind the whole Unseen Shadows universe, has got TV presenter and writer Jonathan Ross to pen the introduction to the forthcoming Unseen Shadows anthology, Tales of the Fallen.

The anthology is already gathering some well earned and justifiable praise within the independent circuits, so it's fantastic to get someone like Ross to write the foreword. While Stolen (an adventure/crime story written by myself and artist Cormac Hughes) won't be in this edition, we have got a two page art preview in there, and the stories that made it into the book are superb - they would be, with the likes of Cy Dethan, Nic Wilkinson, Rob Carey, Dan Thompson, Vicky Stonebridge and many other excellent talents behind it.



So, you've no excuse now - make sure you pick up a copy of Tales of the Fallen at this year's Thought Bubble convention or pre-order your copy right here.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Clockwork Watch update

And now for some Clockwork Watch news:

- Did you know you can be part of Clockwork Watch and get your face into scenes from the first part of the story, graphic novel The Arrival (adapted by myself and drawn by Jennie Gyllblad? All sponsors that have donated above $40 will be incorporated into the artwork of The Arrival or Breakaway as characters in the story. YOU are about to become part of your first comic and a transmedia story - so head over to http://igg.me/p/38052?a=221140&i=shlk and pitch your sponsor! Once you do, kindly send your photographs to "characters@clockworkwatch.com" and please include your name, address and a contact number - we MAY need to get in touch.

- General costume sketching has begun!



If you want to see more, pop over to http://jenspiration-now.blogspot.com/2011/09/clockwork-watch-it-begiiiins.html

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Unseen Shadows update

Lots of stuff to report about Unseen Shadows, so let's jump straight to it:

- Stolen, an adventure/crime story written by myself and artist Cormac Hughes, is coming along nicely, with more excellent artwork pouring in as I type. There will be a few extra previews to show you soon, but there are a lot of exciting things happening behind the scenes which will be revealed as well in due time.

- The first Unseen Shadows anthology, Tales of the Fallen, is going to launch at this year's Thought Bubble convention - and it's looking rather sharp. Take a look:

"They are murderers, martyrs and mercenaries in the no-man’s-land between adventure and crusade – soldiers of fate and fierce honour, bound together in mystery, darkness and blood. Their enemies are shadows haunting the outermost borders of a darkening world, and as night approaches the shadows grow long.
"They are the Fallen, and these are their stories."
Tales of the Fallen will launch on 19 November 2011 at Thought Bubble in Leeds. You can read some previews at the official Facebook page.

- Sticking with Thought Bubble, there will be an Unseen Shadows panel held during the festival. On 19 November 2011, 12:00pm to 12:45pm in the Alea Cinema Room, you can Meet The Team That Expanded The Universe. Here's the blurb from the site:


"Learn how the self-published cult hit novel Fallen Heroes became the epicentre of one of the biggest transmedia experiments in the UK indie arts world comprising comics, prose, audio, live action and including trailblazing talent from all creative fields."

- There is plenty of Unseen Shadows audio to sink your teeth into as well. You can listen to the first seven minutes of Empire of Blood - The Audio Drama, here, while the audio book version of novel, Fallen Heroes, can be enjoyed here. It's all for free, so make sure you enter the shadows... 

Friday, October 07, 2011

Ringing in the...

You may have noticed a few changes on the site of late…

Yep, The Writer’s Block has gone through a little revamp. There’s still plenty of work to be done as new features are added and refinements made, but I hope you like the changes so far. Feel free to offer feedback as I'll take any comments on board.

One of the big additions to the site is the menu bar near the top of the page which will detail various projects I’m attached to. It’s a work-in-progress, so there’s plenty more to come, with pages on Clockwork Watch, Unseen Shadows, Bayou Arcana and various other published stories to be added – but in the meantime, you can buy fantasy miniseries Magic of Myths: season one directly from me by clicking on the relevant tab. There’s also the option to purchase the super cheap digital version for £1.50 as well.

There’s plenty more to come soon, so why not stay up to date by subscribing via the menu on the right of this page?