The Hammer Flies

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Behold the God-slayer Typhon – Doom of Zeus – Graphic Novel Fourth Draft

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I have done a great deal of research in the build up to turning this very strange and ancient tale into a graphic novel so that it is all based on history, (unless it was the morphine). Some of the research work helped me create the individual features linked to below:

Athene

Hermese the Babe

The Great Goat-God Pan

The Three Fates

Doom of Zeus – the Making of

Creation Recording

The Handwritten text boxes titled Information Snippet add background details from the research work.

Yes this is what I have been busy with over the past months while in and out of hospital and beginning my long recuperation by the sea.

I came up with the idea of developing a graphic novel around a Greek myth earlier in the year and an independent publisher is now on board with an interest in hybrid publishing (that’s when you publish online and with a major distributor too).

It has been a dream for many years to do something with the quirky and strange Typhon and the terrible Zeus; their battle suited my online graphic novels perfectly.

We are probably a couple of hundred hours from the ‘for sale’ version, but I shall update here as pieces and text boxes are completed.

Please do share with friends as we will be asking for help shifting the finished product later in the year.

PS the first graphic novel from Viking Comics Inc. The Hammer Flies is almost ready for release as a slide show presentation – my first movie!

PPS Soon to become an epic poem, a poetess has commissioned me to illustrate.

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OldMan Comics Inc #23

OldMan Comics Inc #23

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The Little Isle; An Illustrated Tale of Faerie – First Draft

The Little Isle; An Illustrated Tale of the Realms of Faerie – this magical collaboration is slowly building towards becoming a publication and will feature these words below with the marvellous artwork of New York-based artist and designer Toni DB. For this first edition you will need to content yourselves with my illustrative scribbles which are in here for fun and to help get the process started. Samples of Toni’s illustrations appear at the foot of the blog as an idea of the quality of her work.

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Let Snowdrop Fairy flutter,

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A crumbling pixy utter,

Does no one now believe?

No one now believe

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Rock troll in mountain melds

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Where elf-lore was upheld

No longer real belief

Oh, you who once believed

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Bumbling Hobb is sadly gone

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Where Titania is frowned upon

Doubters scoff belief

Where doubters scoff belief

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The fabled ancients say,

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As tall tree people sway,

You no longer believe

No longer believe

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Jackie Paper blows

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With Samwise to goodness knows

The land of disbelieve

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Eritrea altered course

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Die as you disbelieve

As you so disbelieve

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Will o the wisp will splutter,

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Wish Fairy dying stutter,

Death of belief

Death I believe

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Dragon-heart, Camelot, clover

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Flower-painter, cobbler, prince; all over

In doubt you lost belief

All gone, oh yes, believe

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Sleepy hill or hidden meadow

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Timeless tower or treasured bower

Forgotten to believe

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Too modern to believe

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The turn of page, the nod of dream

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The whirl of pool, the trickster’s scheme

Are all beyond belief

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Belief beyond we leave

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Let dandelion fly, or white fluff sail

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Let all cream curdle, each story fail

Die without you; disbelieve

You do not now believe

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No stones open, no princess dance

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A swan is just a swan, a frog will not advance

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A foolish past believe

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They used to all believe

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Go sweep the moon, go skip the primrose

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Smash the tooth, the lost morose

Forget all once believed

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To dwindle we believe

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Dwindle we believe

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Dwindle

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For those of you still wishing

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The fey are all diminishing

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No matter how you weave

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No matter how you weave

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Or does a little glimmer stubborn

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Provide a tiny isle to live on

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In the way that you perceive?

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In the way that you perceive

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So still the faerie weave

In the way that you believe

In the way that you believe

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Believe

Say, faerie live today

In the way that I believe

In the way that I believe

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