A concerened Dr enters, glancing at the octopi. Behind him a door closes on the sceane of folkes pushing teacups around on a military map.
— Jack Union (@JackUnion1885) March 12, 2012
The charming (and talented, but that's another story) Phil once joked that I was rapidly becoming a cartoon version of myself. At least I think he joked. Either way I figured it would be no bad thing if I got more nuns out of it.
So anyway, and then the delightful Mr Kit Cox proceeded to render me into a wholly fictional form as a part of his "Jack Union 1885" twitter story!
If you find Kit's work amusing then I'm pleased to say it's not long now before Kit's "How to Bag a Jabberwock" book is released
for which there is even a launch down in Brighton at the end of may!
So yes, I did vanish for a while there, sorry about that, it's taken a couple of months but I seem to have finally established a defensive cordon around the too-busy-to-draw-stuff problem from where I can make some surgical strikes to eradicate it utterly
… or, for larks, run away screaming, hide in a barn, meet David Essex, kill a priest, scream some more and then generally wait for microbes to sort it all out for me. Not a great plan I'll grant thee but why not stick to tried and tested methods eh?
So what have I been up to? I can't bear the word "networking" as I can't "network" to save my life (the high point of my "networking" skills was to ask one of the UKs leading physicists if they had any job. classy me.) but what I can do is drink lots of tea and chat over said tea and there has been a hundred fold of that. For example, if you'd not noticed me and the ever wondrous Steve Bobcat have started up the Leeds Steampunk Market events (which do indeed do exactly what they say on the tin). I'll go into more detail another time but suffice it to say good stuff is afoot.
April is full of event-ness but right now I shall be urging you to "Come say hello!" at the Birmingham MCM Expo this weekend, and/or Eastercon/Olympus the weekend after. The Travelling Tea Museum will be displayed in all it's glory at Eastercon if you'd like to see it in the flesh, and with the re-issue of the First Tea Company Identity/Warrant Card I have kind of volunteered to render a thousand portraits. Oh, and the guest at MCM and Eastercon are amazing (memo to future Geof: please refrain from calling George RR Martin an "awesome mother fucker" to his face).
in other news, tautology geof is tautology
A little close to valentines day itself but yeah, greetings cards are now available from the online shop:http://islandofdoctorgeof.co.uk/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=14
In travelling-trading news SFX weekender was a delightful start to the year, caught up with some lovely people such as the Genki Gear guys as well as Elsie and Herr Doktor, drank rather a lot of port and had some most excellent live-portrait-requests, including godiva-llama and the bekittenator 1800.
(A sensible man would update this blog regularly and with tiny bite-sized portions of information. Ah well, this'll just be one more tally towards the statistical weighting)
There was xmas, there was new years, there was me being a bit lurgified and reading far too much (seriously, my eyes were going fuzzy and I almost kept track of all the sub-plots in game of thrones) and now EVERYTHING is about to start up again. Of which there is a lot. Too much for one blog entry. So try this:
The steampunk chronicle are kindly featuring both my steampunk valentines card designs as ecards! Just follow the link and you can send anachronous messages of affection to … other … people … (it's late, words elude me). Actual physical cards are back from the printer and should be available from the webshop early next week.
And why am I writing this so late at night? Why because I've just finished packing for the SFX weekender! Should be a hoot, Mav has packed all the port and we're crashing with the lovely Genki Gear guys, oh yeah and there's a massive sci-fi extravaganza! Drop over and see us at the market if you're kicking about.
Right, that'll do for now
Kind of catching up again at last, should be able to sort out me commissions over the next couple of days, buuuut what i do also have is a re-stock of the mugs at the online shop if ye fancy.
Next step: get the webcomics to update regularly again!x