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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Get Off That Ship: The Book

Hi all, just a quick update on how I'm getting on with the project. I'm busy with the rest of the other chapters. Not only that but, it's a real goal to get it into print land, with nice paper! So stay tuned for hopefully some happy news. Also, I must thank you all for all the lovely feedback and kind words its a great source of motivation and inspiration!

www.getoffthatship.com

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Ape On The Moon Feature








Ape On The Moon have kindly featured a really cool article about the making of Get Off That Ship. Be sure to check it out here

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Get Off That Ship: The Book

Hi all, just a quick update on how I'm getting on with the project. I'm busy with the rest of the other chapters. Not only that but, it's a real goal to get it into print land, with nice paper! So stay tuned for hopefully some happy news. Also, I must thank you all for all the lovely feedback and kind words its a great source of motivation and inspiration!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Bram Stoker & Dr James Browne


A really interesting thing that E. E. O'Donnell mentions in his book Father Browne: A Life in Pictures was how Frank Browne's brother Dr James Browne (the character in chapter 1 who sees Frank off at Waterloo Station) was the doctor who signed Bram Stoker's death certificate in a London hospital! The certificate supposedly read, "Locomotor Ataxy 6 months, Glanular Contracted Kidney, Exhaustion." 

You can only imagine how the Browne brothers might have felt as they suddenly found themselves in quite a flurry of significant and macabre world events in the space of a week!

Irish writer Bram Stoker, author of Dracula.



Dr James Browne seeing off his brother Frank at Waterloo, London.

The Comic Cast Interview

I chatted with Liam Geraghty of The Comic Cast about Get Off That Ship.
The podcast is available on iTunes, or you can hear the interview at this link here




The First Draft from College

For those who are interested, here is some imagery from the first stab at the graphic novel when I was in final year in NCAD (2005). Note that there is quite a transformation in style. Also because the script has changed a huge amount, many of the scenes depicted no longer exist.

This first attempt had no words, just pictograms in speech bubbles. The legacy of that decision is visible in some panels of the final draft.

The car journey to Waterloo Station, London. This sequence no longer exists.
Fr Browne & The Titanic was the working title before Get Off That Ship

Breakfast with James. Another scene that didn't make it.
Browne displays the route of his journey.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Chapter 1 is now online!

To coincide with the Titanic centenary, I have released Chapter 1 of my forthcoming graphic novel Get Off That Ship. See it at getoffthatship.com

Thanks for all the great feedback! See this space for any further news and development with the project!

Tell all your friends! Now back to drawing those other chapters.


Saturday, 21 January 2012

Get Off That Ship: The Web-Comic

I'm working on the web-comic for this project, with web media aficionado Paddy O'Hanlon. It will be on www.getoffthatship.com (still in construction)

I will have Chapter I of Get Off That Ship ready in March this year- a month before the centenary celebrations of the Titanic.

So there ya are. It may look a little like this...





Thursday, 19 January 2012

Kodak's Bankruptcy

Eastman Kodak, responsible for the Kodak Brownie No. 2, the camera that Fr Frank Browne may have taken onto the Titanic, has filed for bankruptcy protection today. There are also conflicting suggestions that Browne may have used a Plaubel 'Baby' Makina. A strut folding camera that used film plates. Read the Irish Times article here.


Get On That Ship: The Costa Concordia

With the recent and predictable comparisons being made with the Costa Concordia to the Titanic disaster, it seems doubly ironic that the Costa Concordia's captain Francesco Schettino was recorded resisting Italian coast guard's order to 'get on that ship'.

CBS News have uploaded a transcript of the heated conversation here

Monday, 9 January 2012

Saloon Gangway: Titanic

'Left and right stretched a wall of steel that towered high above the roof of the station that we had just left. We were about forty foot above the quay level, and yet scarce halfway up the side of the ship. Below us the people looked tiny, while some hundred and twenty yards aft we could see the Second class passengers crossing the gangway into their portion of the ship.' ~ Frank Browne




















See the resulting photograph here

Monday, 5 December 2011

The Titanic Penman

A portrait of the writer in the inkwell.

Oops!

This double page spread took me a long while to put together! It could look really cool animated actually. Fr Browne used Belvedere House to give context to the size of the ship in his account. This was because he was primarily addressing students of Belvedere College.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Triple Screw

'...far away aft the churning of the propellers ceased, but on came the helpless 'New York'. Tugs blew their sirens and rushed to her aid, but on she came. A voice beside me said, ‘Now for the crash’, and I snapped my shutter.' 
~ Frank Browne



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