Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Music hall magic
Here's a look at one of Martin McKenna's spectacular widescreen paintings for the Mirabilis Gazetteer. This was the way we originally planned to tell the Mirabilis story in the days before a comic strip was ever discussed, as a kind of multi-stranded global weave of stories with artwork by Martin and Leo. In short, a Dinotopia-style art book. We even had a firm publication date of September 2009 before the DFC came along and distracted us - and, while working on the graphic novels is a lot of fun, in retrospect we might have been better off starting with the Gazetteer. (20/20 hindsight, what a superpower!) Anyway, we've been dusting it off and there really is rather a lot of juicy artwork just crying out to be seen, so we've decided to get the Gazetteer back on track for publication next year. Watch out for more sneak peeks.