Saturday, 6 February 2021
Thursday, 28 January 2021
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
Sunday, 13 December 2020
Friday, 4 December 2020
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.
Monday, 9 November 2020
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
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
Saturday, 19 September 2020
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.
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).
Wednesday, 2 September 2020
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.