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

Archive for December, 2009

Tasmania Holiday

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24th December is our last (partial) day at the Brisbane Street address in Launceston. We’re going to be travelling and camping until January 11th, and then heading back to WA via a two-day stop-over in Melbourne (where I’ll be popping back up on Skype/ICQ/Email). During the time, I should be intermittantly available by mobile phone. (Nb: don’t forget the three hour difference from WA!!!).

All things going well, we should be back in WA around the 22nd of January (estimate only), and back in Albany early February.

Merry Christmas to anyone who’s reading this!

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December 23rd, 2009 at 4:01 pm

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Artwork – Gift of the Zombi

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Artwork - Gift of the ZombiWell, as Julie says, nothing says “Christmas” quite like Zombies. There are two zombie stories to be released this month from 19 Nocturne Boulevard, the first is Gift of the Zombi

Ben and Mia, young zombies in love, search for the perfect xmas present in a world of the walking dead.

The two zombies have swapped their hands with each other. Julie suggested the image of hand holding, and then I totally went to town on it, coming up with what I feel is one of my best — albiet Frankenstienien — covers.

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December 14th, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Artwork – Picture in the House

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Artwork - The Picture in the House A supremely creepy cover for a 19 Nocturne Boulevard audio drama called The Picture in the House. The play is an adaption of a HP Lovecraft story.

I didn’t even need to take any new photographs — the ugly looking teeth are my own taken to create a set of “monster” teeth for another project, and then photoshopped to look like I need immediate dental care. The texture is a drop-sheet I took some snaps of ages ago while my dad was redecorating the family lounge room. And the artwork is public domain from the Wikipedia article on “cannibalism”.

I really like this one. It’s my favourite cover in the series so far. The tear in the picture forms such a creepy smile, and it echoes HP Lovecraft’s obsession with things hiding in the walls.

It reminds me of something. Azazel from The Sandman? Perhaps. The image of the maddened Jack Nicholson from The Shining? Maybe.

The Picture in the House is currently scheduled for release on the 20th January, 2010.

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December 4th, 2009 at 10:28 am