Monday, 22 December 2014

Year end 2014

I've been mostly quiet through 2014 as I continued work on my book. The year has been incredibly productive and the final touches are being applied to the mega-journey that is "Surface Tension." The book will be released in early 2015 (possibly around March or April).
Most of my updates have moved to my official Jay Gunn page, I find it easier to post updates and get feedback.

The page can be found at:

All the best,


Friday, 15 November 2013

Surface Tension - Belated updates

Still beavering away on my graphic novel - "Surface Tension." Here is an updated version of the cover that was added to the Forbidden Planet/Titan comic catalogue (2013).
Note - the graphic design and logo are a temporary addition and NOT final.
I'll be attending the "Thought Bubble" comic book convention in Leeds. I'm going to the festival in a none official capacity as we have yet to ramp up on an official publishing date for the books, and I still have to finish my pages. I'm looking forward to catching up with friends and doing a little networking and showing some of my finished pages to friends and colleagues.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Surface Tension - Japan

It has been a fantastic two months of great progress on Surface Tension. The feedback from Titan Books on the latest round of pages has been extremely exciting! As ever I'm always excited to show you more work in progress from the book, but for the moment I can only drip feed information until we are ready to officially promote the book.

So here is a brief look at the events in a Japanese coastal town. What are the people fleeing from, and why is the little girl heading towards the danger and not away from it? Nothing in Surface Tension is as it first seems.

I also have a Jay Gunn Facebook page that is dedicated to Surface Tension. I'll be posting information and snippets of work on that page. Be sure to "like" it in order to receiver updates as I near the launch of the book.

Jay Gunn - Facebook page

Friday, 12 July 2013

Sneaky peak

Due to my lack of recent updates, I thought it would be time to share another sneak peak at "Surface Tension." Here is a zoomed in crop of two beach combers discovering something monstrous has come ashore on the midnight tide!

What could it all mean? Stay tuned.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Keep on drawing

I haven't updated my portfolio blog for a while as I've been too busy. So here goes - a new post! Working on a graphic novel leaves you very little time for other distractions, so trivial things like social networking and watching TV or playing video games have to be put aside - you have to maintain focus and be full of positive energy!  

Work is continuing on Surface Tension at a fair old pace, and is coming more and more into focus on the page. The process of tanslating my script into actual comic pages is something that I am really enjoying, each day brings a new challenge and something new to design. I still have a lot of things to learn but I am super happy with the way things are turning out. I cannot wait to show the finished pages.

Here is just a small mysterious sliver  of a panel from a page - a tiny enigmatic little preview that will  mean nothing at this moment in time but will have greater meaning in September.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

SURFACE TENSION - Titan Books - by Jay Gunn

I can now officially announce that the script that I have been working on for the past year has a title - SURFACE TENSION. I will be writing and drawing this series of thrilling comic books.

Burning the midnight oil, at work at my drawing board.

The book series will be published by Titan Comics, a new 'creator owned' label from Titan Publishing. Titan are a UK publishing/distribution company that also owns the chain of Forbidden Planet high-street stores that has links to the Film, TV, Video Games and Toy industries.
Titan have published many gorgeous high quality books from America, Europe and Japan. Everyone from Katsuhiro Otomo, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and Jonathan Ross have had works published by Titan... and then there is little ol' me. I am very excited to be working with Titan as their team of passionate editors have really embraced the story and have given me a lot of very good editorial support and really want the work to be the best it can be.

I will be creating Surface Tension under my pen name - Jay Gunn.

I cannot say too much about the story or its world yet, other and the fact that the first book will be released in September 2013. There will be more news and announcements as the launch date nears.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Signing contracts

So the day has come that my secret project is to be signed with a publisher. I'm off to sign the paper work later today in London.

It's an exciting day as it means the story that I have been chipping away at for the past year now has an official green light to go into production. I've worked on several iterations of the script treatment (which was an interesting experience) and now all parties are happy and the first episode has been signed off. I am having a lot of fun creating the world for this story and I can't wait to share it with you all

In terms of theme, design and art it is a return to the things I love the best - sci-fi, fantasy and a dash of horror.  

An official announcement is still some time away so I still cannot tell you anything more but stay tuned for more details as they happen.

"All things are connected..."