The Making of…



Firstly, if you don’t already know me, then welcome, thanks for coming, god knows why you’re here or how you found me, but great, the important thing is – that you’re here. 

I’ve not written a proper blog before… 

I’m not quite sure how it’s all going to work out, I’m thinking I might be doing this all a bit backwards – but I can assure you, I do have good intentions. Let’s face it, ‘The Making of…’ normally comes after the finished article – not before. 

      Anyway, I’ve had some nicely unusual experiences recently, which finally convinced me to just get on with writing The Nao of Brown.

But first I better fill you in on how I got to this point. Back in January 2007 I proposed amongst a few special friends that we create a new anthology comic book called ONE. I was really surprised & pleased when they all agreed. I’d managed to get on board Jamie HewlettAlan MartinPhillip BondBrendan McCarthy &Ashley Wood – all in a matter of two short days, but that turned out to be the easy part. We then wrote up a proposal & touted it around to a few different publishers. Amongst other things it was going to include Jamie & Alan’s ‘The Sixteens’ a previously unpublished strip, which thankfully you can now read in ‘The Cream of Tank Girl’. All the other strips were going to be new, unseen material & I suggested that Alan & I might work together on something I’d been mulling over called ‘2013’. It was a very loose idea at that stage, with some very loosely sketched out characters. The tag line we had for the proposal was “2013 is‘Siddhartha’ meets ‘Transformers’ with a peppering of ‘Chorlton & the Wheelies’.” There was our protagonist, a big fat fella with a beard called Gregory Pope, a rhubarb & custard coloured robot in red Cuban heels called Abe Rainbow & a footless, spooky looking ‘godbot’ called Abraxas. Gregory was a washing machine repairman obsessed by the cult Japanese TV show, which featured these colourful characters. Of course there had to be a love interest, so I came up with a Japanese girl called Nao (pronounced ‘now’), who was also obsessed with the TV show. Nothing came of the anthology in the end, we had talks with the publishers DC & IDW and a few others, but found it hard to strike a deal that everyone would be happy with. I continued, in my spare time, to think about the story & started doing sketches of the characters & fleshing out the ideas a little.

In the next few posts I’ll fill in the gap between then & now, but meanwhile, here’s the cover for the as of yet unwritten book…

5 Responses to “The Making of…”

  1. simon Says:

    Hey glyn – so glad to see some more work from you – its all looking amazing please keep me posted


  2. beela Says:

    Hi Glyn , lovely to be able to see your work & contact you . Hope life is good for you ,love Sheila beela xxxx

  3. Amanda Says:

    Hey Glyn – your artwork is, as always… fantastic! …we continue to be dedicated followers of the Dillon!
    Mand x

  4. Jovian M. Says:

    Oh, and now I see your name here. -_-

  5. Mat Says:

    OCTOBER 2008!!???

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