the pentamerone

Here I am promising you my OCs, and what do I do?

Draw the girlfriend’s OC.  (Obligatory “GO FUCKING LOVE HER” link provided)

So hi, welcome back.  Sorry for the radio silence after such a lengthy period of time.  I’d like to tell you that I’ve undergone some sort of butterfly transformation since I’ve been gone, but nope.  Still the same lump.

Anyway, this is Otis.  Twisted murderer psychopath extraordinaire, bred from youth to be a heartless killing machine by an organisation secretly running the world from the shadows (yes, that one).

Dropped all of that to follow around an angsty writer with potential god powers and a problem with authority for his own amusement despite the death sentence that decision came with.  What a guy.

Out of the dozen or so characters in this game Pentamerone (see link above) is writing, one of them is mine, and you’ll see him eventually, as long as this tablet keeps working.  Probably sometime soon.

You’ll also be seeing some people from another story I have with Pentamerone (we don’t stop, like ever) named Simon and Wade.  Both mine.  If they get enough love, I might even give them their own page.  But this is probably me making plans my head’s not willing to follow.

Thanks to whoever stuck around.  D8  Y’all are too good to me.


Day 344: Warwick Goble

Warwick Goble (22 November 1862 – 22 January 1943) was an illustrator of children’s books. He specialized in Japanese and Indian themes.

Goble was born in Dalston, north London, the son of a commercial traveller, and educated and trained at the City of London School and the Westminster School of Art. He worked for a printer specializing in chromolithography and contributed to the Pall Mall Gazette and the Westminster Gazette.

In the 1890s, he contributed half-tone illustrations to monthly magazines such as Strand Magazine, Pearson’s Magazine, and The Boy’s Own Paper. In 1893, he was exhibiting at the Royal Academy. In 1896, he began illustrating books. In 1898, he was the first to illustrate H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds, having illustrated it for Pearson’s Magazine in 1897. He briefly continued with scientific romance themes.

In 1909, he became resident gift book illustrator for MacMillan and produced illustrations for The Water Babies, Green Willow, and Other Japanese Fairy Tales, The Complete Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Stories from the Pentamerone, Folk Tales of Bengal, The Fairy Book, and The Book of Fairy Poetry. During World War I, he was employed in the drawing office of Woolrich Arsenal, and volunteered for service with the Red Cross in France. He worked occasionally for New York MacMillan, and produced editions of Treasure Island and Kidnapped. Goble gradually gave up illustration to pursue sculling, cycling, and travelling. He died in his Surrey home in 1943.”