Blogging on FB at the moment about writing a second part to my Kindle book (15kish) Variants. If you’re interested at https://www.facebook.com/TerryMartinAuthor/
Since the last blog Phatt Knappii are booked to open Framfest in June, 2016, and will be appearing on the second day of Bourne Festival’s threedayer. Next week (Tuesday, 15 March, 2016) we start a four-month (monthly) residency at The Ship Inn, Fosdyke Bridge, and will be playing at The Hole In The Wall, Spalding, on Friday, 22 April. Also we have a new mobile friendly website phattknappii.uk.
Well, Phatt Knappii is the band I formed with my wife, Liz, and and Martyn Hayes from the village where we live in Lincolnshire, UK back in 2012. It started with just me playing guitar and all of us singing. Now Liz is on bass and Martyn on keytar. I’ve started writing more songs, though we still predominantly do covers (mainly 80s).
You can see/hear some of the songs I’ve written here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCygiP2D65tlPTMRtS6XC2HA
I’ve been quiet here for some time, but I have been busy. My wife has challenged me to paint a picture a week in 2015 and you can watch my progress here.
On the publishing front I have some exciting news I’m dying to spread, but we have yet to cross the Ts and dot that other letter. So you’ll have to come back again when the news is out …
After six long years of hard graft Dead Girls – The Graphic Novel (that’s the collected set of eight comics, plus a few continuity pages, amounting to 208 pages) is ready to be launched. It’s the single biggest investment that The House of Murky Depths has ever made, and it’s make or break time. We need your support to make it happen. We’re starting the perks at Indiegogo with as little as £3 (a postcard of Jim Burns – that’s right, Jim Burn’s – cover) with the main perk – the graphic novel – being £32 (signed, of course, by Richard Calder and Leonardo M Giron), which will be mailed out well before the launch at the World Science Fiction Convention – Loncon 3 in August. There are lots of other great perks too, all available to see at the Indiegogo page. With a massive investment of £500 (for those with deep pockets, and a friend) you can enjoy an evening down London’s Brick Lane in an Indian restaurant with writer Richard Calder and publisher Terry Martin – that’s me, in case you didn’t realise. But there are lots of other great and affordable perks in between. At the time of writing this we’re a little shy of £400 with ten days to go. We need £5,000. Please contribute or simply pass on the link to all and sundry. The latter costs you nothing other than a little of your time but it might reach someone who appreciates a great story and stunning artwork (weighing in at an estimated 1 lb 6.2 oz (629 grams)! Thank you.
Sometimes you have to stretch yourself a little and what better way of giving you the incentive than to participate in a challenge for a worthy charity. When we heard that the Butterfly Hospice were organising a Big Bike Ride from Boston to Lincoln (a short 33-mile ride) I said to Liz, my wife, “Let’s cycle it on the tandem.”
She said, “Yes. Let’s do the return ride too.”
Now neither of us have ridden a bike for months (Liz for years) and the last time we rode the tandem we fell off after about two feet (if that). So, for us, it is a challenge. Our first preparation ride to acclimatise arses as much as anything else, not on the tandem just yet I hasten to add, went okay. A gentle 10.5 miles. We have to do that another five times, plus one more mile.
It is all for a good cause though so please sponsor us. You can do that here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/LizandTerry . Thank you in anticipation.