Well, hello again. Are we sitting comfortably?

I hope you all had a nice holiday, and are fully braced for everything 2013 may throw at you.

2013 is the 20th anniversary of Brunswick and the year of my Magnum Opus – the Brunswick graphic novel I’ve been talking about for the past ten years. It’s one of the main reasons I now live in Otaki and have forsaken all external distractions, including sushi, the Central Library and quality conversation.

I meant to spend December in pre-production (or, rather, organising the past decade-worth of pre-production) so I could start on January 1st, but ’twas not to be. I’m hoping to have something concrete to show for my efforts in February. If you’re sick of checking this site and finding no changes, I’d try subscribing to the RSS feed (click on ‘Subscribe’ at the very bottom of the page) to alert you to updates. I’ll also note (on the right) when the next update is likely.

I’ve started by reworking the original Brunswick strips to transfer them to this site. The new versions are similar to the Comic Genesis versions, scanned from the originals, with my scratchy writing replaced by the rather nice Blambot font I use for everything, except now each cartoon is slightly larger and tidier:

Detail from p13 of Salient #25, October 11th 1993

As it was originally printed: detail from p13 of Salient #25, October 11th 1993


Detail from 2003 scan


Detail from 2013 edit

I’ll upload these sets as I finish them, as indicated by the list of updates on the right.

Because not much happens out here and I don’t have any graphic novels to review, the content of this blog will change. This is a big transition for me, but if you can indulge me just a little longer, hopefully I’ll have something special to show for it soon.