This month I attended my final degree show and the Animation Exposé at the University of Hertfordshire. A selection of the best final year projects across all four pathways of the UH Animation degree program were showcased to staff, students and industry professionals.
Prizes were awarded for the best projects in 2D animation, 3D animation, Games Art & VFX. I was nominated for best comic prize for my final project, Reality Hackers. Continue reading
Within just seven days of launching the Kickstarter campaign for my cyberpunk comic Reality Hackers, we hit the funding target!
This was my first attempt at launching a crowdfunding campaign. I’ll be honest – at first I wasn’t sure if it was going to be successful. I didn’t know how many people would be willing to pledge, especially to an artist they’d never heard of! I have a small audience on social media, but I knew I would also be targeting newcomers to the campaign.
Little did I know that independent comics fans are seriously awesome! There’s a huge source of support online for crowdfunded comics. Also, turns out people love cyberpunk! Read more
Recently I completed two synthwave logo design projects, in animated and static formats.
It was really fun to combine logo design with a genre of music and aesthetic I personally am a fan of. If you’re unfamiliar with this genre, synthwave is a modern form of electronically-based music, taking inspiration from the 1980s. Naturally, synthesizers are a focus. You can read a great break-down of it over on Iron Skullet’s blog.
Vosto‘s design came first. I started with the static design, then re-purposed it for bringing into After Effects and made the following animated intro: Continue reading
On April 5th 2019 I will be launching a Kickstarter campaign for my cyberpunk comic Reality Hackers. The campaign will raise money to print the first issue, as well as offer some cool extra goodies! I’ll also be spending March releasing teasers of the story-line, character biographies and more.
This project is one of those really big, grand-scale and epic stories that I’ve had in my mind and been chipping away at for quite a few years now. It’s a dystopian sci-fi story with heavy influences from late 1980’s / early 1990’s cyberpunk, along with elements drawn from psychedelic counter-culture, and focuses on a group of Mad Max-styled biker-hackers who realise they can manipulate the structure of reality and try to take over the world, while their main artificially intelligent nemesis – the C.O.R.E. – tries to do the same. Continue reading