January 21st, 2014

a peek into the studio

Here's a look at the my desk right now. I'm working on the follow-up book to Oliver and the Seawigs. The second book's going to be the same size and format as Seawigs (and a collaborative adventure with Philip Reeve, of course), but it will feature entirely different characters and a new setting. I'm already very fond of this little robot; its name is Pilbeam.

And the setting is - did you guess? - SPACE! I'm having loads of fun designing spaceships and stuff. If I get stuck, I look at pictures of sea life and take the shapes and make them mechanical. That largest space ship here is definitely based on a fish.

Good ol' Reeve sent me a care package with some helpful reference material.

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