MeZolith

Stories Within Stories Within History: Talking <i>MeZolith</i> with Ben HaggartyMezoLith Vol. 1 by Adam Brockbank

Excellent news!

The first volume of this graphic novel set in the mesolithic era  is back in print, with Volume Two due out later this year.

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Ben Haggarty and Adam Brockbank present a compelling version of prehistory – drawing on archaeological evidence, anthropology and folklore.

There is an insightful interview with Ben Haggarty over on the Paste Magazine site.

Dr H

 

One Girl Goes Hunting: new artwork

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John Swogger has been working on the artwork for One Girl goes Hunting, developing the Studio Ghibli look we discussed at the start of the project.

 

From the colour pallette and the warmth of the images…

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To the look of the characters…

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It’s great to watch the story unfolding…

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Dr H

 

One Girl Goes Hunting

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This is Kat-Ya.

Around two years ago my family had been binging on Studio Ghibli films. While watching Howl’s Moving Castle both Dr A and I were struck by the similarity between the landscape of the Waste in the animation and the landscape of Orkney. The vivid blues and greens, the huge skies, the constant movement of grass in the wind. I remarked that Neolithic Orkney would look great as anime/ manga in the Studio Ghibli style, and I imagined a girl standing next to the Stones of Stenness. This was the spark of an idea that led to me writing One Girl Goes Hunting.

Having written the script I knew that my artistic talents were not up to the job, so the script lay waiting until Steph Moser suggested that I get in touch with John Swogger.

Emails have gone backwards and forwards as I’ve tried to explain to John how the world of One Girl Goes Hunting looks inside my head.

In the second batch of files I saw her on the screen in front of me. The girl I’d imagined. Kat-Ya.

Dr H