Okay, so, first post for a while. So? What’s been going on?
Well it seems like yesterday that I was sat behind the table at Thought Bubble 2017 last September, seven months ago, and we are already gearing up for this coming September. Already looking forward to it.
Last year sow some really welcome reviews of the comics both in print, online and on air, some live events and cons, some weird but refreshing comics projects including pin-up pages & limited edition prints as well as some of my comic art projected in front of a live audience as part of a one person theatre production,
…as well as some top meet-ups with other creatives, out of which has come some potential new projects.
What are these you ask?
Well, first up, some vague news, a statement that I may well be committing to spending a little more time on Iron Shod projects and other comics and illustration based projects for a little while in the near future. Trying to get this, these, projects off the ground, trying to set up and exploit what potential my personal artwork etc might have, both digitally and as printed art.
All a little scary, but its a uniquely timed opportunity I can’t let drift.
And with all that comes some new comics projects in the offing, most I can’t really talk about (yet to be announced creature feature stuff with regular collaborators, as well as potential new partnerships, etc), but here’s a couple of things that have been tentatively announced.
1 – Part three of “The Viking Saga” by Rob Jones (and Madius Comics) and myself, the concluding part of our three issue run looking at myths and monsters in the lands of ice and snow.
2 – A new* project “Koenig City Sketches”… superheros, super villains, corporations and crime in a 1930’s noir styled sprawling metropolis. This first instalment a visual intro to the city and some of the characters who live, work and hunt there.
3 – The, at present, tentatively titled “Reality Obscures”, the next book from The Cthulhiad, with more monsters, occultists and monster hunting following on from 2017’s Some Rough Beast(s).
4 – probably more mini-sketchbooks, postcards and even some larger printed art – Watch this space for more details.
Well, I’m excited…
Time now to catch up on the backlog of mini-collabs and friendly projects that have probably languished a little while other parts of my life took precedent. 2018 should hopefully end as a fun year creatively, making up for all the stress and trauma of the Christmas break and the first half of this year…
You can find me post sketches and finished art in all the usual places – Twitter – @hesir / Instagram – AKAhesir / Facebook – @apoheniainc / and my Art Station / Visual Development Portfolio amongst others and oh, I now have one of these… Ko-fi I’m not exactly sure what it is yet (I’m sure this will feature as part of the coming week’s/month’s efforts), but I have one, laughs.
*to be fair this is actually an old project, one that has basically sat around until I found a style for the art I liked, and has now reached critical mass in terms of material ready to go.