Sirius - Page 26


Yay! New Sirius! Looks even more beautiful than the last time every time. But the third panel with Lorana, the second piece of dialogue sounds...odd. The story, however, seems to be gearing up to get very interesting indeed!

Just in time! Arrived on the same day as my copy of Skylark Science Fiction Stories from 1980, which has illustrations by yourself and another chap. You knocked it out of the park, as always.

Next on my list, that rather rare and expensive book about the old testament.



P.S. Would you ever consider creating a blog post where you give us a bit of insight into your process on Sirius? I'm very curious. All the best till next time, Arthur.

Hullo Bheki,

my IT genius has done something to the site that makes all the images look sharper so that helps.

Odd in what way? I'm asking out of genuine curiosity.

My first reaction to idea of blog on the way Sirius is made is doubt - that I could do it and it would be interesting. A man who knows said the programmes I am using - Page Plus for line work, Paint for 'painted' stuff - were never designed to do what I'm doing with them. Sensible illustrators would get themselves one of the better more professional programmes available. I now have one of them and if and when I can work it you might see the results.
I will of course answer any questions I get  about the Sirius process.

All the best,

Hi Arthur,

About the line, I guess it's just the phrasing. I viewed it as having to read 'Such events in the brain is what we call mind'. Yes, it's that second 'is' that throws me off! Unless you were meaning to convey a phrase, a specific thing: 'We Call Mind'? But then again, a lot of the time, your characters have very specific speech patterns. So I could be entirely off.

I see your point about the programmes you use. Did some quick research, and found that they seem to be designed for doing what I actually do for a living - page layouts and such. But you've found a way to use it for more artistic purposes, with impressive results. Looking forward to the future presentations.

Kind Regards


Hullo Bheki,

I'm no grammarian but when writing that I was torn between using 'are what we call' and 'is what we call' and chose 'is', my thinking being that it was related to 'mind' which is singular. Plus thought it sounded better.

Drawing with Page Plus yesterday it occurred that I could describe what I do if there were to be public demand but honestly I wouldn't want to encourage people down a track when there are more efficient ways of producing similar - and better - results.

All the best,

It's a fascinating insight into the realisation of images Arthur, one that's keeping us all very engaged! Looking forward to the next instalmnents...

All the Best,


Hullo Andy,

thanks. New instalment soon I think.


Hullo whoever,

light-bulb over the head last night and I have, with due humility, changed the word bubble in question (see above).