Viking Comic’s Inc. bid to Festivals, Markets and Museums

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Viking Comic’s Inc. bid to Festivals, Markets and Museums

This blog is our presentation to the offer you an installation of a full screen projection of our work, we aim to reach throughout the Viking lands.

We at Viking Comics Inc. are creating an amazing Graphic Novel with the working title of The Horned God and the Wild Hunt and the proposed script is below in our links. We are already looking for artist contributors and we will be making this happen. So please contact us now with offers of contributions.

We will be creating an installation for large screen presentation and download for a road-show of Markets, Festivals and Museums and await news on interest on this… Many thanks to all the project organisers reading this in advance for what will be a marvellous experience.

Please click here for links to CVs/Bios

Please click here for links to our previous projects

Readers; please do send us statements of recommendation and expressions of interest, also saying of your role in Viking activities or how you know me.

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Exciting Viking links

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Exciting Viking links

This links blog is part of our presentation of events and activities across much of the Viking lands. I am sure you will all find it very interesting.

Here are Bio summaries as CVs of the work of Chloë Anderson and Adrian Spendlow…

The Hammer Flies – Viking Comics Inc. – The online cooperative arts project
Our popular first Graphic Novel

Proposed Script
This is the initial script as our application to Follow The Vikings with the working title of The Horned God and the Wild Hunt

Our proposal for the Follow The Vikings project

Do please contact us with expressions of interest and support, and please follow this blog.

My homepage
www.adrianspendlow.com

Living the Viking Way
These are the Viking Experiences which lead to the creation of Viking Comics Inc.

Chloë Anderson

Music

Sound Effects
http://www.hauntedhouseyork.co.uk/
http://issuu.com/atmosfear/docs/scareworld_issue_4-issuu_version-/24?mode=a_p
York TV (York@54)

Adrian
Haiku
Hansel and Gretel
Community Project
Some from Norway

Children’s Viking Comic Book Tale
Oski and the Amulet

There are a whole ‘stable’ of talented people we can draw upon in need; here are a few of them…
Tom Ray – Digital Composer – DJ – Artist
Brinkmanship EP, by Breakmagos
Soundcloud page
Breakmagos is an eclectic and eccentric electronic music producer with a strong interest in Lo-fi, Noise, Found Sounds, Glitch, Tape/Vinyl Noise, Drones, re-purposed background noise and vintage computer game sounds.
Miniatures
Olivia Jayne Newton – Celtic Folk ArtistCeltic Folk Artist – Actress – Producer
Gramey Smith of GSmithmedia – Musician – Web-designer – Composer – Film Maker
All Things Media
Youtube – music and film
My Chieftain Georg Hansen Viking Presentations
Lars Magnar Enoksen – Runes, Galdra and Glima.
Plus of course all 18 artists involved in our first project and all the ones still to join with this project.

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Bios for Adrian and Chloë for your project

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Bios for Adrian and Chloë for your project

As part of our presentation to the Follow The Vikings project with events and activities across much of the Viking lands here are Bio summaries as CVs of our work.

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Adrian Spendlow – Storyteller – Poet – Actor – Writer – Presenter:
DOB 24/03/1954

Much of my work, for schools, museums, festivals, markets and the community has been commissions, where I have developed interactive mixed media projects through research upon the commissioner’s chosen theme to draw inspiration from thoughts and ideas to create displays and publications.

Outcomes are vital and I have written from the experiences of many different groups within society; always to maximize the results in terms of displays, features and publications.

Projects include.
Acting: Mort, Little Mermaid, Vincent the Musical, Loonie Old Witch, Henry V, Punch, Pinocchio, Dickens in A Christmas Carol, Kingdom of Neversleep, Branwell and the Brontes, Oscar Wilde, plus other roles.
Team Leader for; Home to York, I’m Here, Read All About It, WWII, Poetry for Carers, Ales n Tales, Gathering Ghosts (Radio ); community based projects leading to exhibition of story related art with live performances, film making and digital displays.
The Kirklevington Stones Project, Greek Myths, history tours for blind ex-service people, The Viking Banner Project for York Archaeological Trust, Road to Ragnarok, The Dolly and the Riverboat, Streets Alive Concrete Poetry – interactive pavement art, Watery Tales, Slavery for Ferens Gallery, Light of an Ancient City for the Festival of Light and many more.
Legendary; story and song duo with Olivia Jayne Newton.
Collaborations with several artists and digital media artists to create text/poem/story integrated with their art.

Adrian

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Chloë Anderson – Actor – Composer – Storyteller – Community Worker – Artist
16/08/1979

Acting experience: The York Pirate Adventure, Frightwater Valley as a Hallowe’en Mummy, Character actor for Swashbuckling Weekends as an undead fortune teller, Hag at a GNG Entertainment’s ‘All Hallows Eve’ event, Lightwater Valley and Sunderland Illuminations, Possessed girl for Hallowscream at York Maze, Pilot Theatre, Slung Low, York Theatre Royal in the nationally acclaimed Blood and Chocolate, many productions for Theatre Company We Are Theatre.

For We Are Theatre: Coaching and Mentoring, Sound production including effects, community work enabling inclusive community theatre groups. For Attractions in the region; Guiding, assisting, engaging, and supervising children in play activities,

I have performed with many attractions, the first of which was ‘Haunted Live and Xtreme’ with GNG Entertainment, based on actual historical events, Ghost stories for Haunted in York, York Maze interactive trailer ride show as the Wicked Witch over two years,

Production and Digital Presentation; presenter and researcher on York TV’s ‘On the Pulse’ live, also Production Assistant, performance and public speaking skills – developed as part of a BA hon Degree in Theatre, Film, & Television, producing and DJing music, contextualising music/music history tutoring, tutoring on studio recording, electronic music production, plus health and safety, Certificate in Teaching in the Life Long Learning Sector, Access to Music Creative Music Producer, Promotions & Marketing for Luminar Leisure Ltd, performing at festivals, musical and theatrical events, weekly show on a live internet radio station, sound effect production for community plays with Adrian, interactive community music sessions and composition, ‘BBC Introducing’ performances and interviews, supported international renowned artists Netsky, Jenna G, and Rich Reason, storytelling for ‘I’m Here’ project, published writer with Tangled Roots, composing and production for The Boat Rises featuring; Rolo from France, Ragnar’s clan and Viking belief systems (VCI), researcher and co-writer for VCI, The Hammer Flies online comic book and forthcoming panoramic display, Urban Legends forthcoming production for VCI, production, artist and co-producer for Viking Comics Inc. – widely travelled performer generally.

Chloë

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The Hammer Flies – reblogged to promote our presentations across the Viking world

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The Hammer Flies – reblogged to promote our presentations across the Viking world

This re-blog of The Hammer Flies is part of our presentation to Festivals, markets anmd museums with events and activities across much of the Viking lands.

We at Viking Comics Inc. are creating an amazing Graphic Novel presentation with the working title of The Horned God and the Wild Hunt and the proposed script is below in our links. We are already looking for artist contributors and we will be making this happen. So please contact us now with offers of contributions.

We will be creating an installation for large screen presentation and download for a road-show around Markets, Festivals and Museums and await booking enquiries.

Enjoy.

The Horned God and the Wild Hunt
Our Proposal
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A great big thank you to all involved in this huge project. In the end I think there were 17 contributors.

Please share and let us see this project grow.

I was originally inspired to create this by taking part in a Jorvik Viking Festival project at Strensall Explore and The Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy.

Together we will see more come from this project.

I plan to create a canvas version for a woodland walk so it will inspire further comic creation.

At present all artists generously donated their work, for which I am extremely grateful, and I hope we will create revenue by a printed version and further projects in the future.

All artists are available for commissions, and can be contact through me.

adrianspendlow@gmail.com

Jackie’s jewellery is available through her Ebay shop SwanhildasSweets

Read of more from storyteller Helen M Sant on her blog site http://www.yorkstoryteller.co.uk/

Ana Maus’ work can be seen on her page Art From The Heart.

See more from Gramey Smith on his YouTube channel and in a community project album via my Facebook.

Chloë Anderson’s music is available on her site Demeter.

Don’s work with horses can be seen on his Facebook page.

Tom Ray has a blog of painted figures at Tales From the Lead Pile.

I will gladly add any links requested and make any changes required.
Many, many, thanks to all.
Adrian

The Horned God and the Wild Hunt
Our Proposal
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The Horned God and the Wild Hunt – Viking Comic Inc. II

 The Horned God and the Wild Hunt – Viking Comic Inc. II

Newer Version here

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The Hammer Flies

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Each line here will be a text box and you will do a picture for it; acrylics, digital, photo of a sculpture, real world picture, inked, leather work, collage, weaving, stuff.

(I have created initial artwork (of a sorts) and now ask that you replace it – and this will progress / evolve as the tour progresses)

This follow up to The Hammer Flies is a collaborative graphic novel for online display and as a presentation on screen at festivals and museums across much of the Viking lands.

We at Viking Comics Inc. are creating our amazing Graphic Novel presentation The Horned God and the Wild Hunt and the proposed script is below. We are looking for artist contributors now!

text box intro 02We will be creating an installation for large screen presentation and download for Markets, Festivals and Museums.text box intro 03(We will chat through what is needed and how it all works and then leave it up to you to interpret)

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For the Horned God rides

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(Neanderthal Camp etc)

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Ana Maus

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For the horned god rides
“We must be about our way,” speaks King Georg
“To out ships and to our home”

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No
For I must cast the bones

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I see a great wyrm-beast that winds and devours. It is coming down through the hills to destroy

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To destroy our kin
Then we must a-home at speed

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“Come back! There is more.

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pic footer camp 01It is not our home where death is at its worst.
They will be safe enough in the cold till our ships return.

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pic footer camp 01The danger is…

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pic footer camp 01…to the Jarl
Øyvind Bone-in-the-Head”
“Bone Head!”
Egil stands, “They need us not.”

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“They have a great fortress”
Vibeke stands,

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“and great armies”
“They need us not. We are needed at home.”
“So speaks our greatest fighter”

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“Yet there is more,”
“A monstrous being came out of the sea”

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Ana Maus

“a Dragoon!” [need to look this up, it turns man-like]
“Bone Head fought it single-handedly.”
“It fled with want of limb”
“There was a great feast.”
“They slept well (despite the distant sound of wailing pain)”
“The very walls of the hall were burst apart”
“The creature’s father!”
“Bone Head was swept aside to fall as dead.”
“This enormous creature devoured each warrior.”
“One by one”
“They were devoured”
“Beheaded”
“Snapped”

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“Halved”

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pic footer camp 01“Till all that could fight were laid as limbs”
“Roaring it ran”
“Last seen”
“Diving down the great falls with son in arm,”

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“Swimming across the sea to other, safer, lands to heal.”
“When Bone Head awoke all there was left was stench and slime and death”
“and the battered poor”
“More death will come – the winding beast”

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“One ship”
“Our best warriors”
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“The outside watcher. Ready yourself for you must go” [it could have the faces of everyone involved]

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A great wyrm-like trail bursts out of the waters and howling, baying, blowing, hunts – across the very sea

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The Horned God creates a path of ice as they hurtle on

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The Horned God creates a path of ice as they hurtle on

pic footer camp 01Arrows, spears are flying down

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Arrows, spears are flying down

pic footer camp 01The great leviathan

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The great leviathon

pic footer camp 01The monstrous beast it leaps

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The monstrous beast it leaps

pic footer camp 01Swallowing the hunt

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Swallowing the hunt

pic footer camp 01They burst out and hurry on

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They burst out and hurry on

pic footer camp 01The Jarl on guard alone looks down and sees a sail
“Hail”
The band disembark
“Such a small force as this”

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Such a small force as this

pic footer camp 01The fire-wyrm comes

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Villagers run and hide
Jarl and Georg’s fighters stand and face
“They are but men”
“On horses, carrying torches!”

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“Naked but for red paint and skull of bird” (Jodie Hazel)
The vast horde leaps the stockade.

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T’or Eric fallsGeorg falls 01pic footer camp 01
Simen fights to deathsimen fights to death

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Kennet runs through them; killing, dyingkennet runs 01pic footer camp 01Jarl again is knocked from feet, to fall in well

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Lars Magnar knocks a red one from horse and rides to fight a while
Vigdis and Jeppe feel spears as their spears pierce

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Egil and Vibeke cut a swathe almost to the rear

“And that leaves you”just you 02 coloured

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Then a darkness fills the sky

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Then a darkness fills the sky

pic footer camp 01The Horned God

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The Horned God

pic footer camp 01The Wild Hunt fly

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The Wild Hunt fly

pic footer camp 01And all will die…

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pic footer camp 01You take up arms and valiant join your god in mighty, fighting, death

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Till none are left alive

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pic footer camp 01What will you do?

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pic footer camp 01Will you and your warriors join the hunt?

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Or will you send the red ones to be part of the forever hunt?

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Will you follow the Horned God to Valhal? To feast till Ragnarok

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Whichever way you choose, the village is saved

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And they will build again

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[credits]

All artists will be credited for their work and links placed as requested.

All art remains the property of the creator and although use of these peices is kindly donated, if profits are made from future publication they will be shared proportionately.

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Link to Jodie Hazel

Link to Ana Maus

The Hammer Flies

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Viking Comics Inc. proposal for an installation at your festival, market or museum

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Viking Comics Inc. proposal for an installation at your festival, market or museum.

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Our ‘Viking Comics Inc.’ will create an ever evolving graphic novel presentation for large screen installation, URL and QR code displayed in situ across the Viking world featuring relevant Mythology and Folk-lore (with original background sound track as optional). Art work and storyline contributions will be encouraged via the introductory text, visits and global promotion so our original installation gradually changes to become work from the whole target area.

We will build this for you to display as a scrolling digital presentation and would also be happy to be present at any time. We will promote the concept of contribution so that the art and story are gradually changed to be from event visitors. We will also offer dramatised storytelling and arts workshops to each venue involved, either through your funding or by approaching the museums etc ourselves.

We offer this proposal yet are happy to be invited to adapt as team participants to your view of what is needed for oyur attraction.
Adrian Spendlow and Chloë Anderson

PS This proposal with the links as evidence of what we do and examples of the proposed work, plus initial script as well as our Bios are presented here as a link to the WordPress blog adrianspendlowblog.com

adrianspendlow@gmail.com

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Living the Viking way

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Living the Viking way

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These are the Viking Experiences which led to the creation of Viking Comics Inc.

The recent Viking-related experiences of Adrian Spendlow and team member Chloë Anderson…
As Personal Skald to the Chieftain for Viking Valley, Gudvangen in Norway I am known for multi-national stories with participants speaking in as many as twenty languages. Storytelling courses, including at Lygra and Gudvangen markets are always an uplifting experience and I have performed at several Scandinavian events for Vikings, tourists and children. Story circles for children and young adults usually also draw out the child within the adult too.
I was recently very honoured to be tour guide for a week in York for students of the famous Seljord Folkehøgskule and am often asked to coordinate visits.
My opening speech for Gudvangen Market was filmed for Norwegian TV, and at Njardar Vikinglag’s Jolablot I did a story presentation for Belgian TV. As part of our campaign to win the right to build a Viking town I was portrayed across all Norwegian media, I also hosted Viking Rock Festival.
My double CD Andvari’s Gold is for sale on jelldragon.com the foremost online shopping site for Vikings, I also narrated Jorvik: York and the Vikings CD as part of the Spendlow’s York history series, which is also for sale on jelldragon.com
I am very proud to be a member of Njardar Vikinglag, Bjørgvin Vikinglag and an honorary member of the University of York Medieval Society’s Vanaheim Vikings group.
As a full-time storyteller, actor and poet I frequently working to commission (See general CV in links), as a result I have worked as poet in residence for many places including the Jorvik Viking centre.
The York Museum Trust, the York Archaeological Trust and the Jorvik Group for such as the Jorvik Viking Centre, Barley Hall and the Jorvik Viking Festival are among the many establishments that often use my skills.
Recent invitations include Borre Market and the thousandth anniversary of the gathering at Sarpsborg, and to create dramatised stories involving the audience which then lead into staged battles by a trained crew. I was surprised while compiling this to see just how widely travelled and how lucky to be part of the Viking world.
As a blogger I frequently write on the topics of Vikings, History, Storytelling, Poetry and even Viking cooking. As part of my blog I set up Viking Comics Inc. with Chloë Anderson and our first presentation features the work of some 18 artists; The Hammer Flies was very well received. This came about following a Jorvik Group commission which involved presenting Viking stories in the form of Comic book heroes: an especially written Viking Comic book display and the children’s resultant story formed a comic book display throughout the Jorvik Viking Festival venue.
As project manager for community work I have worked many times with Chloë Anderson mixing music, drama, storytelling, dance, reminiscence, on-screen presentations and publications. We recently created a ‘Spendlow’s TV’ series for sale as a download presentation. Chloë Anderson and I are currently working on a panoramic story and image download which will be available online this year based on the themes of a boat burial, Rolo in France, the different views of Viking afterlife, stories for the Viking world and the Ragnar clan in Valhalla. We are currently in discussion to create walks around fjords where you add to the story and accompanying arts as you go.
Our next Viking Comics Inc. will be a Graphic Novel presentation on the theme of The Horned God and the Wild Hunt. The theme for this and the draft script form the basis of our presentation to Follow The Vikings.

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Adrian the Viking Tour Guide