Unseen Unseen Shadows Sketch : Secret Clancy Wallencheck Artwork

It’s been a while since the Unseen Shadows Anthology (featuring Clancy Wallencheck:Band of Butchers, Napoleon Stone: Fragments of Fate, Stephanie Connisbee: Operation Solomon and Reverend: Wrath of God). The next anthology is in the process of being completed – this time featuring Ben ‘The Hand’ Ashodi (from FH 1) and Nathan Ash (written by our very own Dan Thompson).

At the time of Unseen Shadows I drew a scene based on Dan’s writing. As I’ve been looking through some of my old artwork I found that sketch and thought I’d stick it up for your perusal. First time Dan will have seen it too. Surprise, Danno!!

BTB Classic: Secret Samurai 1

Aw man. These were early days for me and Photoshop colouring. Huge issues with these. While there’s no way they’d pass muster nowadays they are at least a little insight into where it all started from. Based on the Tourettes Ninja concept developed by Matt Hart at Wolfguts.com. One day the Ninja will rise….

BTB Classic: Secret Samurai 3


Enemy to the Secret Samurai, Blue Hammer is so-called because he is Blue and has a hammer. In all truth he doesn’t have name. He is the first of a large number of mystic mutations to occur throughout Japan. A smithy and weapons maker who drowns is transformed in death into the watery coloured… um… Blue Hammer.

BTB Film – Naked Net

“A fun one this. 2 days in London with George Featherby to complete 15 minutes of VT for Naked Net, a live programme for C6, Bournemouth Uni’s TV station. Never meant for public consumption this was a practice run for us to utilise technology that wasn’t in regular use yet. New code for the time had to be written in order to achieve some of the shots, the most difficult being the electric dot bouncing around underneath the pier because of the movement of the camera across multiple axis’ and the bouncing ball itself but the effect turned out pretty well. Set in world in which widespread internet porn was some years away and some people still saw the Millenium Dome as an important cultural centre piece. Heady days.”

– Steve

I love watching old stuff that Steve made before I was around. It has all the funny of the things we make now, but without the painful memories of sitting out in the cold for hours waiting for a passing helicopter to go away so we can get the shot we want.


BTB Classic: The Budgie 1

The Budgie. Fairly self explanatory. The Budgie was sort of a sideways parody of the Godfather. The basic principle being that he would be an evil little bastard, sadistic and vicious and working his way up the food chain of Chicago and slugging it out with the numerous animal gangs that populate it. Only he looks like a Budgie. There.

Might appear here one day because I still like the sound of the idea but frankly this baby slipped right under the pile of other things to do, perhaps unsurprisingly. Made me laugh though.

BTB Classic: Caelum Priory 3

Caelum Priory was a sprawling battlefield drama set in the provincial future city state of Caelum Priory. Written by Thomas Boosz it sadly never managed to live up to its potential as the exhaustive nature and scale of it required an enormous amount of development work. Pages and pages of architecture, technology, character designs and weaponry and vehicles were generated. More so than for any project I’ve worked on before or since. Almost all of it (including pages of the book) were lost when a low standard hard drive took a slight knock and broke the pin that reads the information. According to the retailer it’ll cost £700 to retrieve any information from it. An enormous amount of work is still on it and it sits on the back of my desk in the blind hope that one day, before the technology becomes entirely redundant I’ll have the money to retrieve the data. Frankly folks, it’d be a treasure trove of old artwork – only a fraction of which I have available to post here without it. Still, its about the new and interesting, right?

BTB Film – Bush Fucker Smile

Our theme of dredging up dodgy stuff from our university days continues this week. In 2005 I performed my first solo stand up show subtly titled “Bush Fucker Smile”. It was all about how a nice middle class boy learns to be an activist and why the Iraq War was a really silly idea. The show itself was kinda hit and miss (hey, it was my first try) but the opening video was actually pretty good in a silly, low-fi kinda way. You’ll recognise Al Crow and Andy Cherry from The Day The Moon Got Too Close and this is as good a chance as any to once again plug their band Silvers as they have a gig next week in Brick Lane.