“Martian” author Andy Weir short stories published exclusively on the books and comics app, Tapas

Before Andy Weir’s brilliant SF novel The Martian became a bestseller and a box-office hit, it was posted in short, free instalments to his website. His approach mirrors the serialised stories of 19th century periodicals, which popularized authors like Charles Dickens and… Read More ›

Alliigator Descartes latest Crucible Comic 3D Model Revealed

Here’s the latest Crucible comic-inspired 3D model, based on the comic characters co-created by myself and Smuzz and designed by Smuzz, who many downthetubes readers will know as SMS, one of the artists who drew “ABC Warriors” for 2000AD. Crucible started out in… Read More ›

Crucible Character Models On Display at Glasgow’s Satellite 5 SF Convention

Top designer Alligator Descartes, who has created some amazing Crucible figures based on designs by Smuzz for the eponymous comic story which you can read on Tapastic, will be giving a talk at Satellite 5, a Glasgow SF convention, this weekend,… Read More ›

Crucible: The Walking-Notes of Truuug Vanderplatz ‘The Daunting’

Here’s another “Crucible” extra from co-creator Smuzz, focusing on our resident medical expert, Truug Vanderplatz, set before the first adventure. There’s more about Crucible here, and you can read the strip on Tapastic (publisher interest welcome). Truug’s notes are presented… Read More ›

Truugationary: The Wit and Wisdom of Truuglub Vanderpatz The Daunting

Please note, these are the only the terms known to date employed by the Chk’Rath, Truug, who features prominently in Crucible.  It will, over time, expand. Bellingly: Ironically. With thundering yet much-avoided inevitability. Bathetically. Chk’Rath: Truug’s species (see Episode One) Frentling: Pantomiming… Read More ›

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