Hope everyone is good. Life has been crazy- family wedding, I moved and lots of stuff.
I've sat down the last couple of days and been going over the... Read more
A quick update just to touch base.
After the last update I got a load of stuff rolling but had to stop it all for work but about... Read more
First Print Test
I got some small cards printed to test how this stuff looks and I was actually pleasantly suprised :P
I've got some info for you on printing and format.... Read more
4 for the box so far...last day
It's been 10 days since announcing the Box of Spells/ Boox idea.
I've only had 4 comments and they are in favour. Last chance for feedback today! If... Read more
A Box of Spells
I got lots done at the weekend and it gave me an idea that i'd like to run past you.
Okay, so I did 40 layouts from the... Read more
Finally back to it.
This popped into my head watching the Bjorn and the bear episode of Vikings and then I started thinking about the pelts on Finn's bed in... Read more
Since the last update I've being working on a large, paid project. I think there is one week left. The annoying thing is that I was really getting... Read more
Happy New Year!
Hope you all had a great holiday and the fun outweighed the amount of work involved! LOL.
I had a nice break and back to FINISHING the book ASAP. This... Read more
Hope you are all good!
I've been remaking the website. There was a glitch that I couldn't repair that meant that posts couldnt be updated. The new site... Read more
Mushrooms...There's 2 reasons for this.
It is debated but there is speculation that the Vikings used (and abused?:) certain mushrooms for their hallucinogenic properties either for recreation or... Read more
Tuesday Update: Foxy!
Sorry for the delay on this one. We've had workmen here and it's been chaos but back on it now! This is more of a nature/atmosphere one. Fox Print artwork.
Tuesday Update: The Smell of Bacon
Saehrimnir the boar. The food of choice for Odin's chosen warriors each night in Valhalla.
Sunday-ish, okay, Monday, update!
Loki The Deceiver
Skáldskaparmál tells us of a bet that Loki loses with the dwarves know as Ivaldi’s sons. The penalty should have been to lose his head. After attempting... Read more
Sunday Update: Thor
This is a portrait of Thor. I'm working on Thor versus Jormungandr for the Ragnarok print.
I'll do an update every 2 weeks rather than every week (when... Read more
Sunday Update: The best of ships
Before IKEA there was Skíðblaðnir- a ship that could fold up and fit into a pocket. This is for the ship in a storm stanza.
Hope you all had a... Read more
Sunday Update: Seduction (work in progress)
Odin wishes to sample the Mead of Poetry. The mead is kept inside Hnitbjörg mountain and guarded by the giantess, Gunnlöd. Odin develops an elaborate plan.
Odin tricks Baugi into... Read more
Back to Work!
Hi you guys,
Why does everything take longer than you expect? I have finally sorted life's shenanigans and actually moved house. I can now dedicate 2 days a week to... Read more
Quick update / Happy New Year!
Happy New Year everyone!
Sorry for the long delay in updating you guys- life has been a biatch but will be sorted within a few weeks.
I have lots of... Read more
Progress has been slow the last few weeks but I managed to get quite alot done over the weekend and will be back on it this weekend.
Below... Read more
Hanging from a Halter
Here's a new print artwork.
This week i've been working on the text, the page layout that includes these feetz and Odin as an eagle. I'll show you that soon.... Read more
The Dead Will Walk and Talk With Me
New print artwork ready!For a desktop wallpaper, click this link:
Then click the image. Right click the larger image that pops up and save to your desktop.
Quick lunchtime update
Hi you lot!
I'm working full time this month but getting stuff done at lunch times and weekends.
I'm a little behind buy have 15 of the 18 sets of... Read more
Pre-Order Available Now
A few people who missed the Kickstarter have asked If I could set-up a pre-order system. I've set it up now here:
The tiers and pricing are... Read more
Fimbulwinter's Coming! ...soon
Please hit this link for the post (allows me to show you larger pictures!) http://www.ninefromnine.com/category/blog/
I'm expecting that some people will be twitching for an update! I'm getting some bits finished and will be doing a big update on Friday. I have some important... Read more
The Best of Books
Hello all. I had a draft of this set up since last week while we did some translation checking. But it's gone so I will try to remember what I... Read more
Coming Soon: Book Layout Preview
I've been working on a page layout tool for the website so that I can see how the pages are working together. I've got it working but need to add... Read more
This poor chap is Starkad the eight-armed Jotun. Odin bestowed upon Starkad blessings including the ability to live three lifetimes and always be victorious in battle. Thor however, not being... Read more
A Sense of Place
More work in progress. I’ve been looking at photographs of Iceland. Something that I noticed was that the landscape appears very often as horizontal bands- a layer of mountains then... Read more
The Midgard Serpent
Jörmungandr, like Fenrir is a child of Loki the god of mischief. He lives in the great sea that encircles the world of Midgard. At Ragnarok he fights with Loki's... Read more
So Swift it Cannot Fly
Someone just hacked ninefromnine.com. Most annoying but sorted now. Here's an update of another work-in-progress piece. It's a multi-page spread and you can see a larger version here:... Read more
Two Prints have arrived!
it's a lovely sunny day in London and Mr Posty just arrived with prints for Luke and Sven.
I'll be signing them and posting them off this afternoon. ... Read more
Here's a really brief update to keep you in the loop.
I've purchased the domain name and webspace for a dedicated Nine from Nine site. I'm working on the... Read more
Project just ended: FUNDING SUCCESS!
Well, that was crazy! I'd like to sincerely thank all of you for getting involved. We almost hit the first stretch goal.
This is all about getting involved in something... Read more
Finishing line in sight!
There's just over an hour left. In a last marketing offensive, I'm bombarding twitter.
Wish me luck!
The Meaning of the Poem
This is for any of you interested in the origins and meaning of the poem. Here's an excerpt from my blog as I was first getting this project together:
Ljóðatal... Read more
Stretch Goals up!
There's only a few days left. It's been really fun- thanks to everyone who's been involved so far! It's time for stretch goals. As the goal is quite... Read more
We've done it. Wow!
Thank you so much all of you- We Made This!
I'll be putting up an update and clarifying stretch goals by tomorrow morning.
Once again, thank... Read more
Nine from Nine: The Movie
I really believe in this project and want to push it as far as possible. I spent 6 months researching and then over a year -most weekends and morning journeys... Read more
The First Print!
The photo doesn't do this justice, it's on great quality paper and the ink has that flat, powdery silkscreen look to it, yummy!
I found a mistake in a reward date!
I just found a mistake!
The TROLL pledge has an incorrect date. It obviously won't be ready until ALL the illustrations are complete, about a month before the... Read more
Halfway in 3 days!
Sincere thanks to the following people for getting the project over halfway in just 3 days:
Larry, Luke, Josh and Fiona @ http://www.electromagneticpencil.com/
You know how cool you are right?... Read more
The Book Illustrations
Below is a list of the illustrations to be featured within the book. Sometimes a verse might need one illustration, sometimes it will have two or three. I'll update the... Read more