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Updates: 'Circa Sixty Years Dead' Cover Illustration; Plans for an Atompunk Blog

Photo Credit: I didn't get much done with the cover illustration for "Circa Sixty Years Dead" this week. I've been working at my day job everyday and have been in the process of taking on a new freelance assignment. I've also come to the conclusion that I need to refocus my newest blog, The Super Freek . In fact, I just posted about it there. In the process of planning the refocusing of The Super Freek, I decided to make a new additional blog that I will dedicate to atompunk topics. You can read about it there . I'll have updates on the progress of "Circa Sixty Years Dead" and the cover illustration next time. Until then . . .

My Book Cover Illustration for 'Circa' So Far

Book Cover Art for My Upcoming Horror Short Story I wanted to have the full outline of my book cover illustration for “Circa Sixty Years Dead” done knowing that I wasn’t going to get it painted by today. But an uncle of mine asked if I could help him clean out my grandfather’s house that he’s been renovating and, being family, I didn’t want to turn him down. I mostly cleaned out the house’s dungeon and took several things to Good Will which both put me back in the illustration a bit. The dungeon? Yeah, right! you say. Actually, it’s the nickname we give to the cellar, although sometimes I’ll call it the catacombs even though nobody’s buried down there (at least nobody we know of). As you’ll see below, a little under half of the outline to the book cover illustration is done, but it won’t take me long to finish it and then start painting (with coloured pencil) by the end of the week. It's very light, so if you want you can look at the concept sketch to it . So I can’t say the wh

Kim Stanley Robinson to Speak at Sacramento Library

Photo Credit: As global warming continues to rise like the very oceans it causes to, today's science fiction reflects the issue more than ever. It attempts to anticipate what could happen if we don't reduce global warming and its causes. One of the authors who are most known for doing this is Kim Stanley Robinson. Best known for his award-winning Mars Trilogy of novels, his latest work that directly addresses the global warming issue is Green Earth  which is a trilogy of earlier novels combined into one. I had the pleasure of hearing Mr. Robinson speak at UC Davis's Whole Earth Festival back in 2013 when he read from his novel,  Shaman . I spoke about it in an article in my "Life, the Earth and the Universe" post back then. He is giving another presentation, this time on his  Green Earth , Sunday the 10th of April from noon to 1 at the Sacramento Central Library, in Sacramento California. If you're in the area and plan to attend, you mu