Long time no see, again. Lots of things have been happening, though, even if they haven’t necessarily happened in the order I’d planned. (For instance, the long-mooted Weekly Webcomics idea didn’t get going. Yet.)
Having assembled a reasonably decent set of film gear in recent months, Steve and I have been doing a series of short items for the film show on Big Centre TV—Steve presenting, me directing & editing. Big Centre is soon to become Made in Birmingham, but hopefully we’ll continue working on this material as before. You can see one (and soon more) of these items in the Film/Video part of my revamped but under construction portfolio here.
The most recent piece, a short extract from a longer interview with Alan FrightFest Jones, which we did in London on October 19th, airs on Big Centre today (Halloween, appropriately). We’ll be uploading it to YouTube fairly soon.
Plans are also afoot for a live-action Club Vamporama teaser/short film (probably about two minutes long), as well as a short film idea of Steve’s. The casting is underway for both projects but I can’t say more at this time! Well, I can say that I did artwork & design for a poster that will feature in the Vamporama film. It depicts Bette Noir, etc. I shall be posting this shortly.
And speaking of artwork—namely the aforementioned Webcomics idea—although the Webcomics entries on this blog will remain as a legacy feature, I’ve now started up a sub-domain—go check out webcomics.chezchrissie.co.uk! All future Webcomics postings will go there, but I will post plug links here. I’ve filled out this new section with selected older postings from here (including most of the old Comicana/Vamporama stuff), sometimes edited/adapted a little. More very soon—I have a few things I need to post, including the Vamporama movie poster mentioned above…
It was my birthday yesterday, but we don’t need to go into that.
I spent Saturday in Manchester at the Festival of Fantastic Films. We (that is, me and Steve) managed to shoot no less than eight interviews and these will be used in various ways in the coming weeks/months.
Later on the Saturday night, we went to see John Carpenter‘s “Release the Bats” gig at the Victoria Warehouse. I wasn’t best keen on the venue (and I’m not alone in this) but the gig itself was terrific. Pics & stuff from both to follow.