Misfit Witchart

You asked for it, so I did it. Mostly. Someone wanted a picture of the tanglecats and, sorry, but my modelling isn’t up to feathered cats. My modelling is barely up to cubes and planes. Sorry this took a while to get done; I’ve been up to my eyeballs in getting the next Fox book sorted.

Anyway, more Misfits artwork, including Ramona, Azuria, Cadenza, Scintilla Rainshadow, and some Krystal-in-scales shots, including the concept art for the epilogue scene.

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They Finally Did It

Just had to post this… Jodie Whittaker is to be the 13th Doctor. They finally did it and I have to say I’m looking forward to next season more than I was.

Huh. If they brought Bill back, which I don’t think they will, that’d make for an interesting dynamic. Not sure they’d go there, but… Another interesting thought is what they’ll do with the companion(s).

Well, Ms Whittaker was in Attack the Block, so she should be used to running and aliens.

Misfit Witchcraft

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Now available, the next instalment of the Misfits series. I had absolutely no idea what to do for the cover of this, until this idea hit me this week. Honestly, I think it’s one of the better ones I’ve done, even if it’s a little dark in places.

More Fox/V8

I’ve put together a small collection of some more Fox concept art I produced since I got the V8 version together. There’s not a bad pinup there, but for the digital art, “wow, that looks real” guys it’s also a great close-up of her face so you can see things like the tiny hairs along her jaw and ears which just add a hint of realism. Not sure why I bother with that kind of thing, tbh, because the book covers are usually rendered at a distance where you can’t tell… I didn’t think I was that much of a perfectionist.

You can find the pictures here. They are not suitable for work.

Hot; too hot

The United Kingdom has a unique climate. Our weather tends to avoid the extremes you see in Europe. We don’t (usually) get the real highs or lows. I’ve sat in summer temperatures in the Netherlands which were over 30C (86F) while the UK was in the 20s. This is great, most of the time, but it means that when we do get extremes, we aren’t set up to cope.

We don’t get real highs, so we don’t have air conditioning. Oh, I could really go for air conditioning right now. I was cooler in Arizona in the summer.

Hot… Too hot…

Genesis 8

Genesis 8 (female) is out with a load of clever new stuff… Usual marketing blurb… What can I do with it?

Well, Fox was my first G3/V7 character, so I figured I’d see if I could recreate her using G8/V8. It took… quite a while, but I got this in the end…

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Looks pretty much like her, I think. I’ll probably play more tomorrow.

If you’re interested in how easy it was to build that (it wasn’t especially), the image links to DeviantArt, and there are more details in the comments under the picture there.

Wild Speculation

There is now a page on the site which I will be barely looking at the Wild Speculation page. This is basically a place to post spoilers and speculations based on those spoilers. Big warning: DON’T GO NEAR IT unless you’ve read the books (or the ones you want to anyway).

This page is for you guys to post whatever you like in the way of theories and guesses about my books, the characters, the hanging threads you think I’ll pick up, the little hints you think I’ve left… Whatever. I am going to avoid responding unless something is so outrageously wrong I think it could actually hurt the plots, or I think someone’s wandered into “I’m not comfortable with that kind of behaviour” territory.

Get speculating.

Not Wild Speculation

In the not wild speculation category, I have been updating the What I’m Working On page. I think it’s about accurate now.

The big news there, really, is that I’ll be doing another Fox Meridian book once Misfit Witchcraft is in the proverbial can. This one will be called Eden Burning, and will feature the usual blend of technological crime and kickass heroine. Though this one is a little more action-packed than some of the others (I think, haven’t written it yet) and will, once again, result in a major upheaval in Fox’s life. I think I might be sending her to Mars in the book after this one (whenever that happens), to hunt for Martians. I just can’t let the girl have time off…