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gilesdraws:

I’m trying a new style of traditional inking/tones in a FUBAR short for jeff-mccomsey, written by jeyradan. It’s based on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

I wrote a sixteen-page story based on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, which Giles is currently drawing for FUBAR: By the Sword.  When he’s finished, I’ll be lettering it as well.

Sir Gawain himself is based on our mate Simon, who lives in Cambridge and is awesome.

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modernprometheusscience:

After speaking at this Wellcome Trust scientific conference recently, I was offered the chance to write a conference report for Abcam.  It’s gone live now, and I wanted to share it, as it’s quite a privilege to have gotten to do it!  Hopefully, I’ll get to do a lot more of this sort of thing in the future…

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A little while before Giles and I went to see The Who play, we found out that Pete Townshend had once written a comic called “Mods’n’Rockers” for an anthology about the 1960s.  We thought that was so cool that we took a few mods-and-rockers ideas of our own that we were kicking around at the time and decided to put together a short comic in time for the show.  I wrote the initial draft of the script in an afternoon, and Giles sketched twelve pages of pencils in a day.  In the end, we didn’t finish before the show and so the final touches were pushed back for months, but we’ve finally gotten it done, so here it is.

Script and letters: Mick.
Art: Giles.

(If you want to know more about mods and rockers: here.)

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All right, I promise I’ll leave you alone about this from now on.  You’ll forgive me for one reminder, I hope – and one that comes with a comic teaser, as well.
Memoirs of the Mysterious is still on Kickstarter and we have only ten days to finish funding the project.  It’s a really awesome anthology of suspense-themed short comics, and it’s affordable, too; you can get a digital copy of the entire anthology (about sixty pages of comics) for five dollars.  And you can get more than just those comics, too – check out the higher reward levels.  You can even get full custom comics made based on your ideas!
Anyway, I talk more about it here, and the Kickstarter is here, and if you want to read some really neat comics and support the independent creators’ market (and me!), this is an easy and affordable way to do it.  And I’ll shut up now.

All right, I promise I’ll leave you alone about this from now on.  You’ll forgive me for one reminder, I hope – and one that comes with a comic teaser, as well.

Memoirs of the Mysterious is still on Kickstarter and we have only ten days to finish funding the project.  It’s a really awesome anthology of suspense-themed short comics, and it’s affordable, too; you can get a digital copy of the entire anthology (about sixty pages of comics) for five dollars.  And you can get more than just those comics, too – check out the higher reward levels.  You can even get full custom comics made based on your ideas!

Anyway, I talk more about it here, and the Kickstarter is here, and if you want to read some really neat comics and support the independent creators’ market (and me!), this is an easy and affordable way to do it.  And I’ll shut up now.

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Hey, guys! This is a Kickstarter campaign for a Twilight Zone-themed comic anthology that’s going to be awesome. I have a story in there (written and lettered by me; illustrated by Tony Sedani) and a number of my really cool comics colleagues have worked on the book as well. Take a look, ask me questions if you like, and please consider backing us or spreading the word! It’s definitely worth it.  (Not to mention that Giles and I could, unfortunately, sure use the money.)

Also, if you look through the rewards, the $25 level includes a sci-fi punk rock comic by me and Giles, one of the $100 levels includes having me write a 16-page custom comic script about whatever you’d like, and the $350 level includes a custom four-page comic by me and Giles about anything you want! Check it out!

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Going semi-off-topic for a bit, a lot of people ask me about comics.  Specifically, comics that Giles and I make for publication.  So here’s a post about how that happens, or at least, about how it happened once.  (It’s only semi-off-topic because the comic is about music, which I know will surprise no one.)

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Sometimes I write things that aren’t non-fiction or silly rhyming alphabets.  Meet Jack, the accidental owner of a run-down record shop in Hammersmith.

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So I do science.

I’ve put a hell of a lot of years into doing science, and I’ve done a lot of different kinds.  I did a multi-focused undergraduate degree with several different fields of research, a multi-focused after-degree with more research, and I’m now in the fourth year of a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology.  I’m certainly not claiming to be an expert or anything, but.  I do science.  All kinds of science, all the time, and I love it.

The only thing I really do, other than science, is write.  And when I write, I research every detail extensively.  Particularly the science, of course, but other things as well.  Accuracy means a lot to me – I love being accurate, and even more than that, I love encountering accuracy when I read (or watch, or listen).  And I know there are other people out there who feel the same.

When I finish my Ph.D., I would like to make a career out of science consultation.  Any kind of science, any medium, any audience.  I suppose most people who do what I do would like to be professors, investigators, academicians, would like to enter industry or work in drug development or edit technical journals.  What I want to do – what I’ve wanted to do for longer than I can say – is to make creative science.

So here’s what I’m doing.  I’ve done a little bit of science consultation; I want to do a lot more.  A lot more.  So I have a science consultation blog.  And a Twitter.  And some other stuff as well, but this is just, y’know.  An experiment.  (So please feel free to spread the word as much as you would like.  I would really love to see this work out.)

Basically… if you have a science question of any kind (fanfiction, homework, idle curiosity, whatever!) and you want a quick answer, or a detailed answer, or an answer you can’t find on Google, or an explanation of something you did find on Google, or something you can’t quite put into words well enough to Google or… anything…

… you are welcome to ask me over there?

Because I would like to answer.