Monday, January 26, 2009

I Am Ninja

It's Elephant Words time again, and I find myself the Monday man for the second time, which leads to a very real "Write the first thing that comes into your head" moment. 

Anyway, here's my story this week -
And here's this week's picture -
As always, comments are welcome.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My Guitar Lies Bleeding In My Arms

Has it really come to this? That I'm using Bon Jovi song titles as the titles of my stories? Yes, yes it has...
Oh well...
Yes, it's that Elephant Words time of the weeks again. This week's picture , while brilliant, had me really drawing a blank until...well...until I just sat down and started to write this morning. I'm really not sure what to make of what I wrote myself, so I'll be interested to see people's response to it.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Dragon's Heart

And so that time of the week rolls around again... This one kinda' crept on me, I have to say. I liked this week's picture (here) and it should have inspired a thousand stories in me...but I really struggled this week...and then last night little bits and pieces started to come together, and somehow formed themselves into a whole today. 

So, here's my latest Elephant Words piece - Enjoy! And please let me know what you think...either by commenting here or on the site.

Friday, January 09, 2009

CBG Fan Awards Nominations's so long since Eleventh Hour Vol 1 came out...sometimes I forget that it came out on 2008...

Hmmm...wha? Oh, yes...the CBG Fan Awards are asking for nominations... This from their site....

"Between now and February 28, 2009, you, the fans, have the chance to nominate your favorites of the past year for the Comics Buyer's Guide's annual Fan Awards. Any comics material with a 2008 cover date or copyright is eligible for consideration. Creators are eligible only if they had work published with a 2009 cover date or copyright.

Again this year, we're offering a nominating round with the survey below.

The final ballot with the top nominees from each category will be available online in mid-March

Only vote in the categories you want, leaving blank the ones you don't. Please, only one nominee per category.

Feel free to mention this nominating ballot on other websites, but we ask those websites or posters to not give potential voters a list of what creators and projects they should vote for and which they should avoid. Such detailed listings amount to a request for ballot box stuffing. As ever, ballot box stuffing will result in discarding the ballots in question. This is a democratic process with everyone free to pick their favorites, not ones that they're told to vote for. Soliciting votes is allowed, but filling in the blanks for potential voters is not."

So, obviously, I'm not going to tell you who to vote for, but do go here and vote.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Marvel Heroes #4 and Motivation

For those of you that haven't looked at the latest additions to my deviantArt - Marvel Heroes #4 is OUT NOW across the UK.

It features a seven page Iron Man story penciled by the awesome Neil Edwards and inked by yours truly.

It's only £2.50 and you get a free Hawkeye bow and arrow set with it! Woohoo! Go buy it now! Oh...and don't forget to check out the uncoloured inks which I've posted on my deviantArt and let me know what you think.

In other's that Elephant Words time of the week again (I know, it seems like only a week since the last one...).

I went for something a little different this week, mainly due to the fact that I am working like a mad man right now on a seven page Spider-Man story for a future issue of Marvel Heroes.

Chech it out here -

And this week's picture is here -

"Elephant Words are the ways in which we describe or interpret the same thing in different ways.

Elephant Words is a burst-culture website, featuring daily flash-fiction.
Each Sunday, an image is posted.
Over the following week, each of six authors takes their turn to write something inspired by that image. "

I've just agreed to stay on for another six weeks of Elephant Words!

Friday, January 02, 2009

How the War Began

Well, it's the Elephant Words time of the week again...

This week sees a return to my more usual style, after last week's foray into the more personal, autobiographical realm.

So, you can find my contribution for this week here -

And the picture we had to use for inspiration this week is here -

Comments are, as always, welcome, either her or on the site, and if you like it please take a moment to rate it on the Elephant Words site.

I got a bit of a mixed reaction to last week's story, which is pretty much what I expected.