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My name is Brett Coulstock. I’m a writer and designer from Western Australia

Archive for November, 2009

Artwork – The Deadeye Kid #3

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CD Cover - The Deadeye Kid #3The third Deadeye Kid cover. Having established the separate style for these stories, I promptly did a variation in the colour, opening the way for more variation in the future (although I expect most of them will be dusty orange/red).

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November 27th, 2009 at 7:05 am

Artwork – The Big Dark

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CD Cover - The Big DarkThe Big Dark is not due to be released for a while, but I thought I’d post the cover. Nothing exciting here really — just took a nice photograph from Flickr and extended the edges a bit, and adjusted the colours. The play is a police-procedural … in a world where everyone is a vampire, and everyone’s personal history records have been erased.

I actually supply one of the voices for the characters in this play :-)

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November 26th, 2009 at 7:21 am

Artwork – The Deadeye Kid #2

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CD Cover - The Deadeye Kid #2The updated artwork for the 2nd episode of The Deadeye Kid, part of the 19 Nocturne Boulevard line up. It’s keeping with the previously established “Old West” “grunge” style. The major change here is the addition of the story subtitle.

Julie made a dedicated URL for The Deadeye Kid plays.

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November 20th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Tasmania – Hobart and Freycinet Peninsula

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We recently went on an excursion to Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania.

Salamanca Markets, Hobart, Tasmania

Salamanca Markets, Hobart, Tasmania

In Hobart we made certain to visit the German Bakery in Sandy Bay (beestings, lager sticks and pretzels, almond horns and very nice bread), and then to the famous Salamanca Markets (which, I have to admit, had quite impressive array of strange and interesting things).

Brett at Oyster Bay

Brett at Oyster Bay

On the way back we dropped in on the Freycinet Peninsula, and hiked to Wineglass Bay, crossed the isthmus to the other side (Oyster Bay), and then around back to the car-park. Exhausting walk.

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November 20th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Artwork – The Deadeye Kid #1

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CD Cover - The Deadeye Kid #119 Nocturne Boulevard is an anthology show, but it does feature some recurring characters and worlds. One of these is a series of stories set in the wild west called The Deadeye Kid. Julie asked me for a cover for the third in the series.

I’d been thinking about the two previous stories for a while, and thought it would be fun to come up with an wild west variant of the 19NB cover design, something that would identify them all as being part of a series.

I came up with this wild west grunge style — deviating a little more than I intended from the standard 19 Nocturne Boulevard design — and Julie liked it, after some adjustments to the typeography.

For the actual audio play, see the The Deadeye Kid episode page.

I’ll be posting the second cover soon.

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November 6th, 2009 at 7:21 am

Tasmania – Mount Arthur

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On the Saturday before last we decided to climb Mt Arthur — one of the peaks visible from our window, and about half an hours drive from Launceston. It was a lovely walk — about 8 hours. We explored a side trail that led to one side of the peak, and then backtracked and went on the regular track to the top. We had our lunch sitting on the verandah of a small fire-spotting station. The vegetation on the way up was magical — a real enchanted forest feel with lichen and moss covering almost every branch and stone, and the sun lit it up all gold and green. Fantastic!

A striking feature for me was mounds of lichen growing along the ground, quite large, like alien ground coral reefs. Very interesting to see.

Fiddleheads - Ferns on Mt Arthur

Fiddleheads - Ferns on Mt Arthur

Fungi (about 2.5cm long) - Mount Arthur

Fungi (about 2.5cm long) - Mount Arthur

Lichen on Mt Arthur

Lichen on Mt Arthur

View from the East Side of Mt Arthur

View from the East Side of Mt Arthur

Brett standing near the Cairn at the top of Mt Arthur

Brett standing near the Cairn at the top of Mt Arthur

All pictures taken with our new camera.

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November 5th, 2009 at 8:28 am

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