The Next Big Thing Blog Tour – My Turn!

Nick-TristanLast week I was contacted by the ever lovely Melissa Smith to take part in The Next Big Blog Tour you can read her blog post here. Now a week later it is my turn. The basic idea is this is a self-interview talking about our next Big Thing to start spreading the word about our projects. You can read Melissa’s original post here. So with no further ado you can read my interview after the jump. Continue reading

Eight Rules of Writing by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman

“The main rule of writing is that if you do it with enough assurance and confidence, you’re allowed to do whatever you like. (That may be a rule for life as well as for writing. But it’s definitely true for writing.) So write your story as it needs to be written. Write it ­honestly, and tell it as best you can. I’m not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter.”
Neil Gaiman – Rules of Writing  Continue reading

A thank you, but no thank you as I continue the manuscript submission game…

The dream of traditional publishing continues… Some of you may have remembered an odd Twitter by me made over three months ago about making a Hail Mary pass with A Teddy Bear Tales. It was as this time I decided to submit A Teddy Bear Tales to Archaia publishing an emerging publisher of amazing alternative titles like Mouse Guard, Tale of Sand and Rust. I noted at the time they were expended their all ages tales books and figured my little story about a quietly heroic Teddy Bear would be a great fit.

So I filled out the submission form, sent in the book, made a tweet, crossed my fingers and got on with things. Three long months later I got this reply… (which you can read after the jump) Continue reading

Drum roll please… A Teddy Bear Tale II – Faithful Cover has been released!

A Teddy Bear Tale II

A Teddy Bear Tale II – Faithful by Nick Davis, art by Dan Nokes

Roll the drums and a dramatic pause as we debut the cover for A Teddy Bear Tale II – Faithful and bring you news that the book is now at the printers for pre-press 🙂 Don’t forget your can Pre-Order your copy of A Teddy Bear Tale II here.

Evolution of a Page – A Teddy Bear Tale II Page Nine Pencil

Pencil of Page Nine of A Teddy Bear Tale by Dan Nokes

Pencil of Page Nine of A Teddy Bear Tale by Dan Nokes

Following up from the first Evolution of a Page – A Teddy Bear Tale II Page Nine Rough we move to the pencil, here we get to see all the details that will be on the page and is my last chance to make any changes before we move to color. In this case Dan has filled in the all details of the planes and put the Toy Train onto its tracks, this is it before I see the finished version. Very little direction is needed by me now, with only the suggestion that the real world elements fade into the background on the completed illustration…  Continue reading