Sarah Jane Smith is one of my favourite fictional characters. She's everything you want in a heroine, smart and funny, with soft edges and willing to take on the world to do the right thing
When I had the opportunity to pitch my idea to Mary-Helen, I never thought I would seriously get the chance to do something as special as I have for this anthology. Not only do I get to write Sarah Jane during her adventures on Bannerman Road, I had the chance to explore a 'what it' story that has been on my mind for at least three years. Along side some marvellous writers who I am lucky to class as my friends.
And then they landed me the bombshell and asked me to do all the interior and cover art work. I couldn't have been more thrilled!
My story is set during Sarah Jane’s later years whilst she lives at 13 Bannerman Road. Clyde Langer is attending open days to study illustration but he and Sarah Jane noticed that this university isn't all what it seems. Who is the mysterious grey haired man and who is his prisoner?
In the future, when the charity anthology is in print, I'd love to show you the process in which some of my inner drawings were created, but for now you'll have to wait in wonder.
Featuring stories by:
Josh Wanisko and his daughter, Lily Wanisko
William J. Martin
Tina Marie DeLucia
All proceeds will go to the Cancer Research Institute.
You can order your physical copy here and get a digital copy straight away!
Okay! As it's World Book Day I've decided to draw four characters that I remember impacting me as a kid that I read and loved in books. - a post of drawing and other surprises
My first is Remus Lupin from Harry Potter-- who without such I wouldn't have fallen in love with the Potter World. He felt so human to me. Kind, considerate and tormented. I was ten years old, and thought it was wonderful. To this day he and Ian contend for fav fictional teacher. I will always love Remus Lupin.
After this, the next book character has to be Darren Shan. The Saga of DarrenShan introduced me to horror as a child, I devoured it, and loved it so greatly, and though I love all the characters (particularly Larten Crepsley) it wouldn't exist without Darren -- so I drew him for you!
Okay, third character I want to introduce is Hester Shaw from the #MortalEngines series. The badass girl on to take on the world for revenge and learning about love and still being amazing. She was an amazing character to discover growing up.
Last but not least is Lee Scorseby from His Dark Materials! This wonderful Texan who helps Lyra in her adventures. I remember loving him and Hester, his daemon so much. Whilst the film isn't amazing, Sam Elliott was always Lee to me, but I'm very excited for Lin Manuel's version