Friday, September 30, 2011

E scape

I have a project I'd like to share with you. Venturing into unchartered territory, it has involved getting over my facebook loathing and incurring a sore thumb. You can follow it at Escape Behaviours and keep updated at my facebook page here. I aim to add a page a day until completion.

33 comments:

Leslie Morgan said...

LOVE your work at Escape Behaviours! I am quite taken with the imagery of the hero setting sail with golden tongue. I'm still dodging the facebook thing, Rae, as we discussed. But I salute for going there and your good reasons for doing so.

WV-shabi. Well, maybe, sometimes.

Rachel Fenton said...

Thank you, Les.

I totally get the dodge factor!

There are a few art and other refs in the collection which might be fun, else completely anal, to spot.

I read a very funny WV this morning...must try to recall it to tell you as I thought of you when I read it....

Titus said...

Ooh, that's so exciting! And the graphics are really strong - I loved the golden tongue concept too! Lovely blend thus far of humour and mythic qualities.

Now, tell me. Do I have to facebook to follow, and what is the platform for Escape Behaviours itself. If I save it to favourites will new stuff appear?

As you can tell, I fight the need to facebook too.

Rachel Fenton said...

JoAnne, what a relief to know you and Les are as facebook reluctant as me - phewsh!

There's a link on my side bar to the Escape Behaviours blog - just past it into your blog roll or whatever - if you want to - I'm not going to post daily links here as it's eating all my cognitive capacity to put the picture on the other blog and link to FB as it is! And I'm still drawing a page a day - plus eight at weekends!

FB is linked to the NZ Comic Creators (which I just joined!).

Thank you for your interest/support!

Rachel Fenton said...

Speaking of Facebook - can someone tell me what that little chat icon is all about? I dunno what it means or if I'm supposed to do something when it appears! I really should only be allowed to work in flint and slate....

..I also realise I'll look back on this comment and feel like an utter nermal in a few weeks....

Donna Hosie said...

Love it. (I'm a bit of a Facebook fiend, but the new changes to the site have bamboozled me!)

Rachel Fenton said...

Donna - I am facebookically discombobulated!

Give me post cards any day :)

Andrea said...

I think it's a wonderful project. Sorry I can't think of anything else to say right now as it's late at night and I have a terrible cold, humph! (to the cold, not you :))

Rachel Fenton said...

Awe, bless you, Andrea!
Thank you - and for tolerating my facebook/tumblr questions - I'm good at drawing pic in the sand with a stick though :)

Andrea said...

Your illustrations are amazing. Also love the epic style of the poem. I love epics and always happy to share any website advice I might have!

Rachel Fenton said...

And I'm always in need of such advice!

Thank you, Andrea x

Talli Roland said...

Headed over to take a look! Hope you're having a great weekend.

Rachel Fenton said...

Cheers, Talli - let me know what you think.

I'm having a hard-working weekend - no change/news there - I hope you're having a fab weekend, too.

Thomas Taylor said...

I have finally had a chance to look at Escape Endevours properly, Rachel. It's fearless and going somewhere very interesting! I especially like the touch of the mythic in the drawings. Reading it feels like blowing sand of something ancient I've found in the desert, Which far too classy for facebook.

Love it so far, and I'm looking forward to more.

Rachel Fenton said...

It is fearless, Thomas, which is why it's scaring me to death to put it out there - and on facebook of all places!

Thank you.

Hope I can keep your interest over the coming weeks. And any tips/advice you have will be gobbled up :)

BTW, I've tried to leave two comments over at yours but no word verification came up and my comments poofed into the ether!?

I was saying how I was impressed by the wood-cut-ty-ness and the specs being held over the skull - smart details.

Rachel Fenton said...

There's something weird going on with blogger - I keep leaving comments on your blogs - all ye regulars - but my comment just disappears instead of word verification coming up - no message to say my comment has been saved/awaiting approval - any ideas, folks?

Thomas Taylor said...

Rachel, in a rubbishness competition between blogger's approach to comment management and facebook's attitude to privacy, we could expect a photo finish.

I'm sorry you couldn't leave a comment, but many thanks for trying. Maybe it's just a bug.

Good luck with the next installemt of Escape Endevours. I'm still dipping into the poetry pamphlet and discovering new treasures. I'm still touched that you sent it to me.

Rachel Fenton said...

:) No worries.

The pamphlet was great fun to make and I'm really glad you get so much from it - it's a good companion to Escape Behaviours, too - this project grew out of that - therefore, thank you!

Rachel Fenton said...

PS. Blogger's still gobbling comments!

Love your post - so on topic! Coloured fish and pebbles with faces...joy...:)

patteran said...

I love the elision of the mythical and the commonplace. And as one who loves a good graphic novel but rarely finds anything readable amongst the sci-fi/horror/superhero dross, I'm pleased to have this to follow.

Rachel Fenton said...

Thank you, Dick!

I hope I don't disappoint - please do let me know what you think.

I got into graphic novels through my daughter - she's read all the children's and young adults in our library - I got hooked after a Dracula edition!


I also enjoy a comic anthology called Flight, there are some details about it here:

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Flight_(comic)


And, Dick - thanks for the support.

martine said...

Hi Rachel
Thanks for your comment it did make me smile, slugs would eat the mail in the postbox in Chastleton sometimes too, little nibbles round the edge:-)
I followed you here from your comment on Jim Murdock's The Truth About Lies (that has got to be the best most informative and interesting blog on the interweb). Can't believe I haven't found you before as you seem to know all sorts of people I already follow. Just love the artwork on Escape Behaviours.
with much love
martine

Rachel Fenton said...

Hey Martine, no worries :) I saw you down on my followers and thought I'd say hullo!

T'interweb's a small world, isn't it? And what Jim doesn't know isn't worth knowing!

Look forward to reading more of your blog, too x

steven said...

hey rachel "escape behaviours" is so very good and i wish for more faster if you can excuse my insatiable appetite for the very best!!! steven

Rachel Fenton said...

That's a lovely comment, Steven - thank you! I'm glad it makes you hungry for more.

~*L.*~ said...

I just went to the site, Rachel. I left a comment there, but I will say it here too: that looks like the beginning of something quite extraordinary. I cannot wait for the story and its destiny to unfold.

Rachel Fenton said...

Thank you, Lori - thank you so much :)

Talei said...

Wow, amazing drawings! You are super talented!!

Rachel Fenton said...

Cheers very much, Talei!

helencaldwell said...

This looks brilliant, Rachel. I've got a lot to catch up on but I'm looking forward to reading Escape Behaviours and enjoying your amazing illustrations.

Rachel Fenton said...

Thank so much, Helen :)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Best of luck!

Rachel Fenton said...

Thank you, Nuala :)