Page 4 for your viewing pleasure and a short synopsis; ten years in the past and all seems bright for Icarus, soon to be married to his lovely Lilith. It begins at Chapelkill market and I’ll leave the rest to your eyes.
More to come shortly
Excellent work as ever from Dan on The Mendicant.
Continued excellence from Dan Ho and his graphic work on James Cessford’s The Mendicant.
More ideas inbetween page development, I thought it best to produce a comparison for reference of the young Icarus and the now shell of the same man. It’s hard to imagine how his posture changed so dramatically over the years but I would put it down to endless nights of slumping in misery and the constant repetition in his head, ’will she ever come back’.
I also made a sketch of Icarus in a happier time of his life, and also what he’s seeing now on the pier as a ’crow’, the bridge to his past. In terms of colour I reckon a splash introduced on the most important person in his life, the main aesthetic detail (her hair), makes me think that Lilith brings colour to his life in this otherwise dull world.
Following Thomas Brown’s recent dramatic retirement after nearly 37 years at the drum, Fetch Street Bingo would like to welcome their latest caller Dr Bruce Codex. Though new to the role, Bruce has already proved himself a hit with the fat ladies (no pun intended).
The Reference Library is pleased to announce a forthcoming exhibition of Victorian thaumatropes. There will be examples from John Ayrton Paris, Peter Mark Roget and Charles Babbage. A representative from St John’s Ambulance will be on hand at all times for those who are overcome by the power of the illusions.
Since Dr Mammon’s famous second hand ceased trading there has been a vacancy on Chapelkill Market. The empty stall is adjacent to the old well and would be ideal for the purveyor of videos, tapes or knick-knacks. Enquiries should be made in person at the town hall (Sorry, no butchers).
Chapelkill Council is selling two delightful local properties from its portfolio to raise money for the renovation of the Fetch Street Bingo Hall & Theatre. For more information on the sale please click here.
(Recent media stories and the local coroner’s report are largely without substance.)
For a while now I’ve been grinding pens to the bone, creating many shell pages to be coloured for The Mendicant, and let me tell you, the hand rendering is the easier process.
Although the forging takes a while, the result is worth it. Here’s a taster of the up coming page, Lilith distracting the old book stall keeper while Icarus makes the grab for her desired book.
More excellent work from Dan, on the graphic adaptation of James Cessford’s The Mendicant.
A stain has appeared in the basement and now covers the entire wall of the caretaker’s office. It is very dark in colour, radiating almost no light whatsoever. Whilst cold to the touch it is dry, and emits a distinctive sulphurous odour.
Mr Sykes, who has worked down there longer than any of us can remember, refers to it as a “living shadow” and first noticed it on the morning that followed the last winter solstice.
The library’s archive of rarer and more esoteric texts is stored in the basement. The stain has already spread to HP Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine, rendering large swathes of the text illegible.
To prevent any further damage to Chapelkill’s unique collection, the Head Librarian is urging anyone with experience of such matters to get in touch at the front desk.
Chapelkill Station now runs trains in both directions - left and right. If you want to get out of Chapelkill but are no longer trusted to operate machinery, come to Chapelkill Station. There is a clock, a Seabrooks crisp machine and a train at least once every 85 minutes (weekdays only).
Due to ongoing legal proceedings, Councillor Mickleford is unable to answer questions about the images allegedly found on his council-owned laptop. If you have any questions about his party’s plans for the future of Chapelkill Library, please click here for more details about his forthcoming drop-in session.
Chapelkill Library would like to apologize for any distress caused at our recent author event. It is acknowledged that some extracts of James Cessford’s The Monkey Puzzle read by the author were not appropriate for a younger audience. Library management deeply regret the resulting night terrors that some of the children are still reportedly suffering. As a gesture of goodwill, the library would like to invite all affected families to a midnight halloween seance in the library basement. Organisers are hoping to make contact with the library’s infamous Archive Strangler. Interested parties can get in touch via the normal channels.