Sorry for the lack updates recently – well, my excuse is that I have been distracted by our new website and graphic web-novel – Songs of Albion with writing by Tom Radcliffe – a frequent contributor to this blog!
This was a very quick doodle that became the basis of a main character – and we liked him so much that this sketch has been included in the story. Check it out!!
UPDATE: Oops! I forgot to put this up right away when it came in from Tom… a ballad to a purple cat… but no, it touches on many things Albion in just three short verses… read on!
Upon the shores of Albion
our purple Cat abides
hunting mice in forests deep
or eels at lower tides
while Marlowe makes himself a fool
with dominating passions
Cat’s the perfect cat: aloof
from fickle human fashions
Perhaps a Spaniard in the works
will turn his world on end
where up is down and foul is fair
and enemy is friend!
Yes, they are cute… and there will be seals in New Albion! We’re now officially one week from launch!! How exciting! 😀
One of the cutest things I’ve seen recently is an island in Japan full of kittehs! Enjoy 🙂
New poem from Tom! So that’s why she’s smiling!!
What does the seal see with those limpid eyes
beneath the surface of the wine-dark sea
below the turbulence of truth and lies
where minds and hearts and bodies might be free?
She rises to the light to take a breath
before she plunges deep into the cold
where abyssal creatures face their death
and life with equal silence: stoic, bold.
Her enigmatic smile is all we’ll know
of secrets hidden by the ocean’s veil
while on the surface back and forth we go
oblivious to Eurynome’s tale.
Within the ocean’s darkness secrets keep
Until the seals will deign to humans speak.
I missed posting last week as I was out of town for a bit and have been very busy preparing the “next big thing” I’ve been working on with Tom Radcliffe – Songs of Albion!! click the link and get a sneak peak into what’s coming… there will be Tom’s prose and poetry along with my images combined into an original story that we hope will enchant… It’s got everything – monsters, fencing, true love… no wait that’s “The Princess Bride”… anyway, there’s everything you could be looking for and lots that you likely haven’t even thought of looking for!! Stay tuned for midsummer…
UPDATE: Tom’s poem for this image! – evocative without giving too much away!
Let us go now, you and I
while the sea is spread beneath the sky
like an enormous body of saline water;
Let us go, through half-remembered sweeps
of currents where the tides run deep
across the bones of sunken wrecks
where ragged claws in scuttling pairs
are heard to whisper, “Do I dare? O do I dare?”