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Fictions: Health and Care Re-imagined Webinar

June 21, 2021

With the year-long Fictions project drawing to a close, Future Care Capital are hosting a webinar event on Wednesday 30th June, 16:00-17:00 to explore what inspired the authors, and ethical issues raised by the use of tech in health and social care. Registration is free and can be found here.

The event will briefly refresh some of the key themes of the stories, including the use of algorithms to assess need; alternative and virtual realities in care; and the risks and possibilities of ‘cheating the system’ where artificial intelligence is employed.

Here is the press release:

Storytelling has been used throughout history to engage people’s imagination, to facilitate a sense of culture and community, to pass down tales about the past, and explore the possibilities of the future.

Fiction engages the brain in a different way to reading facts, can facilitate a better understanding of other people, and can help us see the world from different perspectives. It can be a way of opening conversations about difficult issues, taboos and stigma in a non-threatening way.

Over the course of one year starting in the summer of 2020, Future Care Capital has been running a series of highly successful fictional stories exploring the potential futures of health and social care through science fiction. This innovative approach was taken to inspire debate and new thinking among practitioners and policy makers, and as a way of making ideas and realities of near-future technology more accessible to a wider audience. 

This event presents an opportunity to reflect on the power of stories, and on the real world issues and concerns addressed in our Fictions series.

It’s Her Turn

June 15, 2021

The 12th and final story in Future Care Capital’s year long Fictions project is now online and free to read on their website. It’s Her Turn is by Anne Charnock.

Here is the artwork in full that I did for the final three stories.

It’s been a lot of fun being involved in this project over the last year, collobarating with the authors and seeing it all come together. To mark the end of this project, Future Care Capital will be holding an online event at the end of the month to reflect on the themes and issues addressed in this Fictions series. I will post details of this event shortly.

Stealthcare

May 18, 2021

The next Fictions story is now online; there’s only one more story to go in this year long project from Future Care Capital.

Stealthcare by Liz Williams can be read here.

Devoted

April 27, 2021

Here’s the cover art and wraparound design I did for the German language limited edition of Devoted by Dean Koontz. This edition is published by Buccheim Verlag and is limited to 666 copies only. The book is available now.

Besides the cover, I also did the signature sheet art and a number of duotone interior illustrations. Here are a few of them.

Signature sheet art

CareFree

April 20, 2021

The tenth story in Future Care Capital’s year long Fictions project is now online and available to read for free.

CareFree is by Keith Brooke.

Dark Across the Bay

April 12, 2021

 

Here’s my cover art for Dark Across the Bay, the new horror novel by Ania Ahlborn, which will be published by Earthling Publications.

It will include an introduction by Josh Malerman and is limited to 500 numbered and 15 lettered deluxe hardcovers.

The book is due in July and you can preorder a copy direct from the publisher at www.earthlingpub.com/aa_darkacross.html.

Tales from Arkham Sanitarium

April 5, 2021

Here is one of two projects I did for Dark Regions Press towards the end of last year.

Tales from Arkham Sanitarium is a collection of Lovecraftian tales edited by Brian M. Sammons. The book is available for preorder and will be published by Dark Regions Press.

Don’t Push the Blame on Me

March 19, 2021

I’m currently working on the last piece of art for the final three stories in Future Care Capital’s Fictions project. 

You can read the latest story Don’t Push the Blame on Me by Anne Charnock now.

And here’s the full artwork from which this section has been cropped.

Fictions: George

February 25, 2021

George, the next story from Future Care Capital’s Fictions project, by Stephen Palmer, can now be read here.

In related news, one of Anne Charnock’s stories for this project, All I Asked For, has been shortlisted for a British Science Fiction Award in the Best Short Fiction category. So congrats to Anne!

Marv The Library Policeman

February 17, 2021

I first illustrated the character of Marv, The Library Policeman (who is the mascot for the Stephen King news website, Lilja’s Library) for the cover of the Shining in the Dark anthology.  Now, some years later, Lilja himself commissioned me to do a full character illustration for Marv.  It was really fun collaborating with Lilja, coming up with the design and throwing ideas back and forth about what details we could include in this first full body visualisation of the character.

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