Saturday, 25 April 2020

Jack's April Lockdown Update

As you can probably expect, the lockdown has limited what able to do and work on, so no news on conventions or events until we have a better idea when this whole thing is over. But I haven't been doing nothing. Here's a rundown.

- As you can see from the picture above, I'll be returning to the world of Warhammer 40k fanfic, with a short story following one of the secondary characters from The Trials of Sister Roslyn, Sister Touro. I commissioned the cover from the frankly brilliant Kristina Amuan, who's work you can find here. I... uh, haven't exactly started work on the writing yet though, so I should probably get on with that.

-In case you missed it, I posted another quick fanfic a couple weeks ago. This time around the video game Unavowed, which I all recommend you play. You can read my story, A Muse Like You, here.

- I'm still working on a bunch of comic and writing projects. I'm hoping my Comic Book Guide to Beer will be finished by the end of the year, though given how long my John Paul Jones Comic took, it's on a 'when it's done' schedule.

That's all for now, remember you can follow me on twitter, tumblr and deviantart.

Monday, 13 April 2020

A Muse Like You - An Unavowed Fanfic

I didn't think I'd be stepping back into the world of fan fiction so soon, but isolation has left me with a lot of time to spare and I just couldn't get this idea out of my head. Good for a bit of practice working with an existing world and characters.

If you haven't played Unavowed by Wadjet Eye Games I highly recommend it. If you have, then read on.

Since leaving the police force and joining the Unavowed, Vicki Santina has found herself strapped for cash. Wearily joining a budget gym, a chance encounter with Calliope, the former spirit of creation, leads to a whirlwind relationship Vicki wasn't expecting. However, with the death of another muse in downtown Manhattan, Vicki finds what little she has can be taken away just as quickly. Can she and the Unavowed find the killer in time, and more importantly can she teach Calli to slow down and smell the roses?

Part love letter to Unavowed, part love letter to New York, part love letter to sapphic pulp novels, part love letter to the way Vicki Santina says 'ugh!', A Muse Like You is a short story of 11'500 words about slowing down and learning to enjoy the time you have.

You can read the whole story here:

Saturday, 7 March 2020

The George Lazenby of Podcasts

That's right Bat-Listeners. It's time once again to return to the minute-by-minute podcast genre with Bat-Minute Forever.

I join Niall and Jon to talk teenage wards, underappreciated character roles, and Val Kilmer's lips.

Bat Minute Forever - Minute 40: The Schumacher Way, Baby! (with Jack Harvey)

 Hope you enjoy the episodes as much as I enjoyed recording with them, and be sure to check the outtakes for digressions on James Bond actors and Games Workshop store names.

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Jack's February Update

Thought it would be a good time to check in with you all in regards to what's going on right now and what's on it's way.

- In case you missed it, The Whitehaven Siege is now available in a digital edition. I'm still looking for hard copy retailers to expand the issue's reach itself, but if you're further afield, consider checking it out here
- Likewise, my Warhammer 40'000 story, The Trials of Sister Roslyn, has now concluded. You can read the whole thing in it's entirety now, so if you want to take a look, you can start here.
- I'll be attending Carlisle Megacon on the 21st March, where as per usual I'll be selling copies of my books, prints and comics, and giving away free print versions of For The Max. Hope to see you there.
- Starting Monday 2nd March, I'll be a returning guest for the Bat Minute Podcast. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you folks think.

And that's about all for now. Recurring updates will be slower on the ground going forward. I'm still looking for a publisher to pick up Memoirs of the Fated, and I have a few ideas of what I want to start working on from here. One small project may be a Doctor Who Zine, which you can see test art for below. So watch this space if something like that might interest you.

In the meantime, you can keep up to date on my ramblings by following my Twitter, Tumblr or Deviantart.

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, 22 February 2020

The Trials of Sister Roslyn Roundup Part 3

The Trials of Sister Roslyn has now concluded and is available to read in it's entirety. Thank you all for taking this journey into the dark, but not always so grim as you imagine, universe of Warhammer 40'000. Thank you also to Windlass, who as you can see, has done more amazing artwork of characters from the story.

For those of you who still have yet to catch up, here's links to the remaining chapters below.

Chapter Twelve: In which the squad undergoes greater turmoil.

Chapter Thirteen: In which Roslyn discovers the Imperium is not as black and white as she thought.

Chapter Fourteen: In which Roslyn and the squad finally regroup with Imperial forces.

Chapter Fifteen: A plan is executed to finally break the Ork's advance.

Chapter Sixteen: In which Roslyn must make a difficult choice.

Chapter Seventeen and Epilogue: Roslyn contemplates her future.

This is the end of Roslyn's story for now, but I hope one day to revisit the characters. Maybe it'll be in a year, maybe it'll be ten. We'll see. For now, watch this space for news on other projects that'll be on their way soon.


Sunday, 26 January 2020

The Whitehaven Siege Digital Edition is Now Available

Good morning folks. Just a quick update here to say that my comic book, The Whitehaven Siege or The Many Tales of John Paul Jones' Attack On Whitehaven Harbor is now available digitally on Gumroad.

So for those of you out there unable to grab a physical edition (which with it's current limited release, this is most of you.) you can hop on over to Gumroad and for the low low price of £2 you get the full 23 page comic in it's purest black and white.

We'll see if other digital editions follow in the future, but for now, find it here:

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

For The Max

This week I've finished working on a short comic about automated delivery systems, capitalism and the apocalypse. This story is called FOR THE MAX.