Friday, January 27, 2006


CURRENT SOUNDTRACK: Indie Spinner Rack Podcast #1 (

Finally picked up the keys to what could possibly the new home of Studio Baz. Needs a lot of work to make it work, new shelving, desks etc, but there is a nice drawing board left there by the previous occupier complete with weights and compacted dust, which just needs a good scrub. Still waiting to hear on another possibility though which may even be better.

In the meantime RE5 is off to the printers finally, should be ready in a couple weeks time. Starting work already on RE6 and the RE SUMMER SPECIAL. Can't release details on them yet but its a really strong lineup. In the meantime heres the cover again to RE5:

RE5 COVER alt1

Wit stuff already getting finished off as well for both March's and Bristols, I've been tidying up pages and mocking up covers, including variations on the AUK's forthcoming anthology MONSTERS, from the following of which one, none or less may be finally used. Bare in mind nothing you see is official or indeed complete.

monsters 1

monsters 2

monsters 3

monsters 4

But enough messing in photoshop. Back to the emails.

Sunday, January 15, 2006


In typical fashion, my outlook email has died on me again, deleting my entire inbox for no apparent reason. So if anyone has sent us an email in the last two days to the editor address, i've not got it. it seems to be reciving new email fine though. Bloody weird. You can send it to the hotmail address as an alternative.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


Box of Toys New Years Eve 2005

CURRENT SOUNDTRACK: Ben Folds Five, Whatever Whenever Amen; 'Brick'

Another year over, a new one just begun.

Rather nicely, I have the next two weeks off work. Somewhat less nicely, I'm finishing off the decorating in the house. So much other stuff to do but this has to come first unfortunately. There's only so long you can go with no carpet on the stairs.

Once I've got all this out of the way, I'll be able to go into better detail about what Engine have planned in 2006; actually, no, scrap that. What Engine will DO in 2006. Do or do not. There is no try. You'll finally see stuff that has been sitting around waiting to be published. And if all goes well, some major changes and opportunities... watch this space. And stuff.