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Saturday, 6 February 2021

Magpie of Space: Contagion - Episode 13

Magpie of Space: Contagion - Episode 13:  Dr Trope makes her way to the Bridge, eager to hear news of the miniaturised away team. Have they managed to access the Space Station charg...

New episode now available.

Thursday, 28 January 2021

Other Health Issues Still Arise

The global pandemic doesn't have a monopoly on human health and this winter we've had our problems here in Space Pilot HQ. My wife is undergoing cancer treatment and so I haven't been around the blog or web comics very regularly.

I hope to come back to these things later but other priorities are more pressing for us for now.

Thanks for your interest in my work. I do have the last parts of the Magpie Contagion story and I will draw them for you soon.

Saturday, 26 December 2020

A Happy Christmas to all our Readers



It's been quite a year. I hope you can all have a peaceful time this Christmas and recharge for the year ahead.

Nollaig Chridheil!

Mark

Sunday, 13 December 2020

More Magpie of Space

 The Magpie is back! Lt Hazard has been lost in teensiness somewhere in the Engineering Lab and now we know what has happened to him. Read all about it in The Magpie of Space.



Friday, 4 December 2020

MILK Has Been Funded

The good news today is that my pal Stevie White will have his graphic novel MILK published thanks to a lot of good people who pledged to fund it on Kickstarter.


 

The other good news is that I now have time to finish the next Magpie of Space comic. So watch for that soon.



Monday, 30 November 2020

 Happy St Andrew's Day!

As you may know, Space Pilot HQ is based in Scotland (along with a wheen of proposed spaceports). So I want to share our national day with you. 

 Here are a couple of saltires that you can print out. The double one gets folded over and glued with a stick up the side. Then trim off the top edge to restore symmetry.



Monday, 9 November 2020

Activity Expected Soon

 I've been launching a Kickstarter for my comics chum Stref and now it's all up and running. This is a great comic book called MILK and it showcases the huge variety of art styles that he can work in. All original Stref stories broadly across the SF and horror genres, it is available to pledge for here on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/soig/milk

Spacemen from MILK
MILK Cover


This means I am starting to get some of my time back and a new episode of Magpie of Space is on the way too. Watch for news soon.



Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Magpie of Space: Watch this (Magpie of ) Space

Magpie of Space: Watch this (Magpie of ) Space:  Sorry for the delay in another issue coming out. I do have the plot for the next one and it will happen soon.  The reason for the delay is ...

Saturday, 19 September 2020

Early Signs of Autumn

 2020 has presented us with a very long summer in many ways, but now there are little signs of autumn here in the southwest of Scotland. I collected a few today as I explored the Crichton Estate.










A Trip to Mars by Camera

 I've been admiring the nearby bright and clear view we're having of Mars this week. It's burning bright and fiery in the eastern sky around 11pm or so from this part of Scotland. I snapped off a few shots with my Pentax K-7 and git these quite satisfying results.

 

The little red dot of Mars in the night sky, too bright for the stars to be detected on the same image (ISO3200 f/4, 1/8s, f=18mm).

A closer look with a 300mm lens. Mars shines through the glare of a street lamp (ISO3200, f/5.6, 1/10s).
An enlarged view taken with the 300mm lens again (ISO3200, f/5.6, 1/60s).

It's still up there. So look out for it tonight if it's clear.




Wednesday, 2 September 2020

A Game For Space Farers

 How will Prof Poot Poot cope with all of the stress laid on him in Episode 10? Well Dr Zoe Scope has an idea and all will be revealed in the next instalment of Magpie of Space. She thinks playing a particular 3D game might help focus his mind and help him to offload the stress.


 

Out now!