This doesn’t really have anything to do with The Nao of Brown… apart from me… & the fact that it was something that bubbled up separately, whilst The Nao of Brown was still brewing.
‘Thorum Thorumsson’, ‘The Three Worlds’ or ‘Giant’ (all working titles) is a project ‘in developement’. Earlier in the year I was approached by some people who claimed to have some money for a whole rash of new projects, one of which could be a graphic novel.
With the promise of creative freedom still ringing in my ears, I took my very very loose ‘Bildungsroman’ idea to Mat Wakeham, who’s currently writing the new Phoo Action series. We go back a very long way but have never worked on a ‘proper’ project together. We batted the idea back & forth a bit, then Mat wrote up a three page synopsis, which includes these two illustrations. But Mat’s really busy right now, & so am I, so it will remain on the shelf for a while until the people who originally approached me about it, come back with that creative freedom & money. Hopefully it’ll happen some day though, because it’s definitely a good idea with lots of great things for me to draw in it.