Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Quantum Of Solace

Just watching The South Bank Show. I waited decades for a real, bone-crunching, Flemingesque Bond to appear. I remember watching all the Roger Moores, and even though he was great as The Saint and Brett Sinclair, he wasn't Bond - and that's why they became farces. Entertaining, but farces. Daniel Craig has turned it all around, and is a safe bet to be remembered as the best on-screen interpretation of Fleming's character. Maybe not quite the mid 20th century old-school snob, but a 21st century equivalent steely-eyed assassin.

Debut Blog

Hmmm. Just noticed I've had this blog for over 3 years, and ain't posted owt. Ok, here I am. Now then, what have I been up to? Well, this has been a BUSY year. Acted as 'lecherous businessman' in a music video for Scottish rock band To Catch A Thief. This involved me lying on my back on hard gravel with my arm in a puddle, on an old industrial estate in Radcliffe (near Bury) at one in the morning!! Lovely!
Saw my first, independently published, comic book in print in May. 'BORDERLINERS: Ceremony Of Innocence', written & drawn by me, with lettering (and original co-creating) by Chris Harvey. Got some great reviews from the likes of Bryan Talbot, Tim Perkins, Mike Collins, Liam Sharp, Gary Spencer Millidge, John Freeman, and the legendary Dez Skinn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Drew 3 illustrations for a TV documentary on serial killers, and now awaiting news on a possible commission for a major graphic novel.