I am honoured to share my TEDx Bermuda talk. It’s about my storytelling practice, and how I use it to create positive impact in people, community, and places.
The year has started in a frantic style. A project I’ve been working on for the past 2 years was not selected for a main exhibition. Not sure why, but seems our efforts weren’t appreciated, so we are going to pivot and do something different… Can’t say much more, but YAY!!!!
I’ve been writing… just finished editing a short story for my editor, Corey Brotherson, and we are both adapting a novel into a pilot to be pitched to a TV channel.
And HOLD the front page – I have started writing Breathe Act 2. It’s almost 10 years since the first act, and I’ve been eager to finish Clockwork Watch so I can start plotting the story.It is darker than the first act, and we hope it features some of the original cast.
What a blast! Last week, I was part of the “Super Volcano” experience, by SmashfestUK – Deptford’s free annual Science, Engineering & Arts Festival. It was all about engaging / teaching children through experiential role-play. I gather we had over 1800 children each day, which was amazing.
The aim of the project it to teach science, technology, maths, and medicine subjects through storytelling, so we created a participatory obstacle course. To get round the room, participants had to answer a whole series of questions to progress to the next stage. They also had a chance to be part of a Guinness World Record attempt, at the end of each day!
One of the best parts was the ball pit, where they had to dive and and find a single yellow ball, amongst 5 thousand other colours. It was a riot!
SmashFestUK’s “Supervolcano” is on during half term next week, and I’m hosting an immersive experience for children, live from the crater of a volcano that has erupted Deptford!
I am glad to say this is now Deptfords FREE annual Science, Engineering & Arts Festival
Kindly pass the word round, this is all about the fun of science, technology, engineering, maths, and medicine – yes rather educational, but for SCIENCE!
Date: 13th – 17th Feb 2017
Place: Albany Theater Deptford, London
I have just sent the 7th graphic novel in the Clockwork Watch series to Corey my editor.
The hope is that we have it ready for launch at the 2017 San Diego Comic Convention.
The new chapter “Evolution”, tells the story of Saccadius the bogeyman of the whole story. It’s different, darker, and has a semi-gothic touch.
Art can change lives. I’ve witnessed it happen, in fact I am living proof.
So, after 18 years as a volunteer, captain, guide, and participant at Burning Man, I formed We Are From Dust, a nonprofit dedicated to exploring the impact of art on our sense of identity.
I’m fortunate to have a team that shares this vision, and we’re in the process of creating our first immersive and participatory art exhibition.
I am super excited with the progress of Clockwork Watch: Tick Tock IPA #3. It’s touching to see my words illustrated with such precision.
This book is a journey of discovery for our wayward Clockwork, Ervin, especially when he arrives at the “Point Of No Return” in Badagry (NIgeria), which was the last place slaves were held before being sold, during the dark days of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.
More to come.
Clockwork Watch was voted 2015 best graphic novel by the readers of Steampunk Chronicle.
Whoa!! Thank you!!!!!!
Thanks to Xandy Sahla, who co-directed Breathe for this re-edit of our project. It really does encapsulate the tone, and excitement of the experience. Please share.
Breathe Act 2 is currently being discussed, and we hope to make it happen soon. Watch this space!