Calm after the storm

Hey everyone. A very (belated) Merry Christmas to you all, hope it went well for those of you that celebrate. And for those of you that don’t, I hope you had a nice day off.

Not had time to do much over the last week or so other than eat, work (at day job, sadly) and sleep, but I did manage to produce the attached as a treat to myself for getting all my chores done last Friday. Thought I’d share.

Happy Holidays people, chat to you probably in the New Year.


Paul on bike with Scorch


Festive Hyper Space

Like normal hyper space, only sparkly (possibly with tinsel).

Also vexing, in that once you enter the warp, you’re tied there until Christmas Day, or even beyond, depending on how hectic your New Year proves to be.

I should know better by now than to plan to do anything between roughly the 27th of November (auspicious for me, as it is a friend’s Birthday) and somewhere around the 2nd of January. Attempts/plans to do anything even vaguely productive between those dates tend to fall away into the slipstream, diminishing into the past with startling rapidity as the nexus of conscious energy that is Christmas approaches.

All this is a very roundabout way for me to say: book’s probably not going to see the light of day before the New Year.

I console myself with the fact that several of my favourite authors have put publishing dates back (by considerable timespans in some cases – I’ll mention no names, but you know who you are…). So many apologies, but I’m afraid I will have to rely on your patience for just a little longer.

Thank you.

(PS. Apologies to any physicists reading this.)

Today is my day.

So, it’s my birthday today. It was also our first snow of the year here in sunny Manchester (as far as I’m aware).

Have spent the morning redoing the art work for the front cover, whilst catching up with a bit of Being Human (third series), and then the cats ‘helped’ me clean my bike out in the back garden (they went in before it started snowing, leading me to suspect they knew something I didn’t…)

Anyway, I was going to produce something arty and birthday oriented, but haven’t had the chance to sit down and draw properly yet this week, so in lieu of a new piece (and in the best tradition of Tony Hart, one of my childhood heros), here’s one I prepared earlier. Drew it for my next youngest brother Simon’s card this year, as I was getting him a set of H.P Lovecraft’s stories.

Have a good day all x

Cthulhu Birthday Cake