For the last five years TerrorBull Games have published board games - specifically satirical and subversive board games. Last year we met a French vegan anarchist and artificial intelligence specialist and things took a turn. David Partouche suggested we make an iPhone version of our international cult hit 'War on Terror'. We chuckled because programmers had approached us before with the idea but then realized it was a bit too difficult, telling us it just wasn't possible. I'm pleased to say David has just proven those other programmers it can be done.
It's that time of the year again when the great and good in British Illustration pop up in the A.O.I's 'IMAGES' annual. Judgement on number 36 is out soon, while IMAGES 35 recently had it's private view in London, where the various awards in different categories were dished out. Work to appear in the annual is jury selected, so not every Tom Dick and Harry can get in, and subsequently the standard is always high.
Well we are happy here at team FMI to say that we have had not just one, nor two, but three people manage to get into the hefty tome. And if that wasn't enough, some of them even got a number of illustrations into it.
As well as illustrating Children's books I publish satirical boardgames, and I'm excited to say we've just launched War on Terror Edition 2. Edition 1 of War on Terror the boardgame was launched in Nov 2006 and we've added lots of new cards, new rules and an awful lot of illustrations, there are probably 100% more drawings on the box cover alone, and it was pretty crammed before!
I've just completed my first project with Frances which I'm chuffed about. I'm happy for two reasons, firstly it was a project I got after only an hour of signing up with Frances, and secondly because the book I got to illustrate is such a good read. The work involved black and white chapter headings and some 'clue boards' for Emma Kennedy's novel 'Wilma Tenderfoot and The Fatal Phantom'. This is the third book in a series published by Macmillan. The first two books are called 'Wilma and the Case of the Frozen Hearts' and 'Wilma Tenderfoot and the case of the Putrid Poison' and were both illustrated by Sylvian Marc. I hope Sylvian isn't too dismayed at my take on his existing characters. All three books do stand alone as novels in their own right, whilst at the same time there is a rather good narrative arc throughout the series. If you want to read them all, and you haven't read the first two yet, the timing could be just about right as The Fatal Phantom hits the shelves this November.
Thanks for reading about the new boys efforts, I will always try to do better.