Sunday, January 31, 2010

One panel comics

I am going to be drawing a few one panel comics in the next few weeks. It's a fun way to pass the time and has a high drawing-for-product ratio compared to narrative comics :-)

Here's the first one. The caption is by Simon Petrie (punktortoise on LJ), a kiwi living in Oz:



And I'm going to cross-post this to my LJ later in the day, so apologies to anyone who gets it twice :-)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Choose only one!

Which of the following pictures best represents my 'style' of drawing? I want to send a pic to Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine as a sample of my style, in case an editor wants me to do some interior art for them. They only allow you to submit one pic!

 
 
 
 
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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Panorama of Civic Square

 

I think I might play with stitching together panorama shots in the coming months. Seems like a fun idea :-)
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Wellington day out

 
 
 
 

This week Debbie and I took advantage of the combination of good weather and Dom having an early nap to take a trip down to Wellington. We visited the library, Civic Square, the Civic Gallery, the waterfront and Te Papa. In about 90 minutes :-)

The exhibition at the gallery was awesome - especially the yellow room with black dots!
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Merry Birthmas!

Dom's very fond of his birthday/Christmas present from his Grandma and Grandad! He insists on trampoline time at least five times a day :-)

 
 
 
 
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Saturday, January 09, 2010

Through a plastic bag dimly

Further to Debbie's post, here are 2 examples of camera-in-plastic-bag photos. The camera survived well, and you can see how much fun Dom was having :-)

I am beginning to see the point of waterproof casings for cameras...

 
 
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Learning about podcasting

Hmmm, lots of options to try out. Like this little podbean player:

Solomon's Pearls audio, 4.17mb, approx 17:22



You can download the mp3 file from my podbean page - http://mattcowens.podbean.com/

Or the mp3 download link is this - Solomon's Pearls, which seems to take you to the download page on Podbean quite smoothly?

Or the Internet Archive, which wouldn't let me create an account then wouldn't load up at all after that...

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Dominic is two!


This is slightly late, but I finally remembered to take the size comparison photo of Dominic aged two years and three weeks. That monster toy keeps getting smaller!
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Friday, January 01, 2010

Fiction online

My story Solomon's Pearls is now available from Bluewood Publishing for $1.29, and I have plans to record an audio version some time soon, which will be free. Probably.

Debbie's story The Death Meter will be up on EveryDay Fiction on the 4th of January.

I've had a short story titled Waste Not accepted by AntipodeanSF for their March issue.

It's all rather exciting :-)