Monthly Archives: September 2019

Watercolour Webcomic – work in progress…

Watercolour Webcomic – It’s coming… It’s a thing… But it’s going to take some time…

MEET ME AT THE JUMPGATE is an episodic, sci fi, webcomic set in the far future with Max as the main protagonist. It originally started out as a pixel webcomic. We took it so far and then put it on hold but have now resurrected it in watercolour form. We’re currently building the pages and readying for release.

It’s a big undertaking but having a clear understanding of the story is helping.

Max, the main protagonist, a haulage contractor in space. He hauls things from here to there for credits. With a spaceship bristling with Tech, including his trusty ship’s computer, he heads off, little knowing the adventures that are about to befall him.

Oh, did I mention, Max is a dog.

MEET ME AT THE JUMPGATE

As you can see, the story starts out innocuously enough but there are twists and turns planned that would give a Void Dragon from the Perdio Sector of space a run for its money…

Anyway, here’s a small look at some work in progress – watercolours and the tiniest piece of a webcomic – watercolour webcomic 😉

Watercolour Webcomic - Sneak Peak 1

The image on the left is a piece of the Space Station…

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Cinema City – Neither Wolf Nor Dog

Cinema City – Neither Wolf Nor Dog – Neither Wolf Nor Dog is the film Directed by Steven Lewis Simpson and is based upon the book of the same name, written by Kent Nerburn.

rp and I went to Cinema City in Norwich on Monday 26 August 2019 specifically to watch Neither Wolf Nor Dog and initially, as you see below there was just us

Cinema City - Neither Wolf Nor Dog

It did fill up later with a few more people.

I believe Neither Wolf Nor Dog is the greatest book written about understanding Native Americans from a non-Native perspective. It helps, in some small way to heal the divide. There is a lot more that needs to be done. In the final analysis, there probably is not enough that can be done. However, watching this film, reading the book or both is something that should and needs to be done by everyone, in my opinion.

An Important Road Trip

The film is set in South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation and follows Kent Nerburn, as he is led on a road trip by a Lakota elder and his friend. Nerburn; the author who has been requested to write a book about the Lakota elder’s experiences and perspective on life learns much from this. And in turn, we learn from his experience.

Watch the film, read the book!

ps. Dave Bald Eagle is magnificent.

mu

A BIBA State of Mind

A BIBA State of Mind – There’s something about BIBA. Born in the Sixties, evolved in the Seventies but eventually met a demise towards the end of the Seventies. Relaunched and relaunched without founding member; Barbara Hulanicki but eventually she got back in the chair, consulting on the new owner of the brand; House of Fraser.

A BIBA State of Mind image

My daughter recently got married and one of the things I knew I wanted to do was attend the Wedding in a BIBA dress. I wanted a dress I could be proud to wear, for the best Wedding. I got my wish.

A BIBA State of Mind - BIBA Dress image

BIBA state of mind – it was the Rose Printed Velvet Midi Dress – I love it! And most of all? I love that BIBA logo.

We all had a wonderful time but now it’s back to murpworks. I’m fully focussed upon watercolour as my medium of choice and now I’m doubly-focussed on AT THE JUMPGATE. It’s my all-consuming passion, set in the far future, not that that’s any excuse. Intrigued? You can follow the antics of Max & Schrödinger in Meet Me At The Jumpgate – just jump to AT THE JUMPGATE and check back frequently.

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