Cosmos

When Nonsense Collides!

Blog - A novel approach....

A novel approach....

by Cartoonist_at_Large

I've written a book! In the last month or so, I typed 'the end' into my manuscript for my first long-form fiction story: the sci-fi / humour / adventure novel 'Island of the Bargain Basement Dinosaurs'. It's basically a pop-culture soaked love letter to all the old-school dinosaur movies, comics, documentaries, books and cartoons that accompanied my formative years; and later propelled me into a Bachelors / Post-graduate Diploma / Masters degree in geological science! This is something I've had on the boil since before even Cosmos - Island started off as an partial outline for a straight-up 'bad dinosaur movie' story around 1996 (at least), and evolved through a succession of iterations from that point on; moving progressively toward its final form.... and getting more and more meta every time. And no, I'm not going to give out spoilers on the plot - you'll simply have to wait until I've finished stage two of the project: illustrating it! I've done quite a number of illustrations for it thus far (including the front / back cover art and a set of pieces I did for a design school book-making asignment), but there's still quite a way to go - there's thirty-plus chapters, guys! Presented this time is all the artwork for chapter one, featuring the lovely (and frighteningly-smart) Marie Fisher, the heroine (with her two stalwart companions) of the story....