One thing I always do when I start a new writing project - if possible - is go out and take some reference photos. I usually don't actually use them that specifically - I rarely describe something featured in the ...Read More

Earlier this year I was asked by Simon Ings - one of my favourite novelists - to write a new short story for Arc magazine. If you don't know Arc then you really should - it's a quarterly mix of ...Read More

Those of you that have read my book Paintwork will know that the title story is about re-purposing advertising billboards for art - in fact you might recall that I described pretty specifically the location of the billboards in question. ...Read More

Apologies for being quiet over the last few weeks, but I have been kind of busy. I was off making my inaugural visit to the Great American Empire, and I can report on my return that our colonial cousins ...Read More

Quick post - just wanted to say thanks to everyone that came and checked out the See No Evil post last week, the response was phenomenal. Thanks especially to Cory Doctorow over at Boing Boing for picking it up, and ...Read More

This weekend saw the final unveiling of the the See No Evil project in Bristol; Europe’s largest street art exhibition. It is, to say the very least, an extraordinary, breathtaking achievement. Graffiti artists not just from Bristol but around the ...Read More

UPDATE: Paintwork is out now - you can get Kindle versions from Amazon US and Amazon UK, and versions for all other popular e-readers at Smashwords. Enjoy! Not final artwork, but couldn't resist sharing. Fantastic work from my much better half. Paintwork ...Read More

Right, I'll try and keep this as brief as possible. Last night, inspired by the latest 'foreign pirates are killing anime' outburst from the Japanese industry, I fell into one of my usual rants on Twitter: "The anime industry avoiding the same ...Read More

Long-time readers will remember me showcasing the work of Bristol based anime and manga artist Rory Doona on the site before - well, he's back, this time with a few pieces he's done for UK anime distributor Manga Entertainment. To ...Read More

The name Natsuhiko Kyogoku is probably unfamiliar to most anime fans, but the novelist has already had one of his works adapted - Madhouse's 2008 series Mōryō no Hako - with a second, Loups-Garous, being adapted into a movie by ...Read More