For those who don’t know, November is NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – the month where writers of all kinds of works attempt a 30-day sprint to 50,000 words. As part of that I joined in on several write-ins; sessions in local coffee shops and cafes where writers would get together and use strength in numbers to smash out as many words as possible in a single sitting. However I used these sessions as an opportunity to draw, rather than write, making much progress on the first issue of my current comic book project, “Unchronicled”.
Another outcome of the month for me though was the commission of a book cover illustration for writer and regional municipal liaison Jemma Hill – who bested the NaNo challenge at 65,000 or so words – for her story “First Draft”. The intention may be to publish this story either online or otherwise at a future date, but this brings me to draw attention to the fact that I am happy to undertake commissions for this kind of thing.
If you’re a writer who is e-publishing or self-publishing their own short story or book, or even a professional publishing house and you require an illustration, please let me know, commission fees are negotiable depending on the illustration’s content.