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Brand Licensing Show 2016, Olympia.

I took my MoonAliens for their first outing to the BLE trade show this week. Pleased to say, they were well received; with plenty of interest and follow ups over the coming week.

August 20th 2016

Today would have been my Mum's birthday. I tried not to be too sad, not easy, yet it felt strange not sending her a card this year.  

Thought it would be a good day to post my MoonAliens logo, as this year's Brand Licensing Show looms ever closer, (mid October). Really looking forward to the event.

May 2016

Great that the weather is just as it should be for May, but annoyingly for me it means the hay fever season has started.

Been busy with all the necessary art and groundwork, admin and legals for the formation of Danny Flynn Moon Ltd. The company will encompass my revised Moon project. After months of thought, we think we have at last come up with a new name for the brand, which I will confirm soon.

Easter 2016

After a winter that seems to have dragged on twice as long as other winters, it feels like spring is finally hereā€¦ and so it should be, seeing as it's almost April. Busy gearing up for a full on three days at the forthcoming London Book Fair at Olympia, London.

My lovely Mum (Jean Flynn) R I P

On the morning of November 1st, All Saints Day, my fantastic, warm, caring and lovely Mum sadly passed away. I'm still in shock at the suddenness of it all, as I can't remember her ever being ill. I'm not sure how I'll get through the deep sadness I'm feeling just now, as anyone who has lost a parent will appreciate. It's so hard to accept that I'll never hear her friendly soothing voice, or ever see her again. 

All I can say is, if your Mum and Dad are still around, then talk to them or see them as often as you can, and never be afraid to tell them you love them :-)

And Suddenly, Along Comes October 2015

I'm not certain if anyone really reads this section, but if they do then I thought I'd add two recent Lunartic characters. Where has the year gone? I know it's not over yet, but this year seems to have raced by so fast. 

25th January 2015

Tangerine Dream, Edgar Froese R I P

For the many fans of Tangerine Dream world wide, it was sad to recently hear of the passing away of the band's founder member, Edgar Froese. Tangerine Dream were the pioneers of ethereal electronic rock, their melodic if unearthly music interspersed with space age soundscapes riding over rhythmic bass lines together with swirling patterns and textures - perfect background music to work to.

Tangerine Dream's unique music had a huge influence on me during my teen years - an innovative band that created melodic and atmospheric sounds, the likes of which had never been heard before, nor since. Once in a while, they would even come to the UK; was fortunate to see them live on many occasions.

Needless to say, I have followed this band all through their prolific career. Their early classics RubyconPhaedra, Force Majeure, Underwater Sunlight and especially Logos still sound amazing !


Early January 2015

Another Year

It's the time of year when we all make plans to try and be better people; slimmer, happier etc... However, none of us know what may be around the corner, no matter what time of the year it is. Any day can be the right day to make changes in one's life, without sounding too preaching. I know only too well just how precious each and every day is.

As for me this year, I will continue on with my art of course. I have recently built a new e-commerce Lunartics Shop, as this is the year when I will be working extra hard to make Lunartics more widely known. Recently, I have been working on a series of fantasy-themed paintings, for a range of jigsaw puzzles. Here are some of them below...

26th November 2014

Autumn Leaves

I'm no photographer, other than when I take photos for my reference files. When I was at Art college, it was constantly drummed into us that Illustrators need tons of reference material, on just about every subject under the sun and in my case, the moon. If you are starting out as an artist, this is still very good advice. 

Nature, and particularly the British countryside never lets us down. This year, the autumn has been especially colourful... not sure why, but it has. 

Here are just a few photos I took recently that I thought I'd share... see below

27th October 2014

The Illustrated Man

It hurts me to say it, but I am not reading enough these days. I have lots of paperbacks novels lined up on my bookcase. If they could speak they would no doubt plead with me to pick them up, but I don't. Many of my books I have read before and plan to read again, and there are many that I still have not read. Shame on me...

I used to read at least 2 or 3 books a month, but now that I am working most hours on my latest paintings as well as writing a Lunartics novel, it means there's less free time to read, and this saddens me. 

I did pick up Ray Bradbury's "The illustrated Man" the other day... read the first story "The Veldt", and even did a painting many years ago inspired by this story... Here it is below

20th September 2014

Glowing Orange Orbs

Have you ever seen glowing orange lights floating in the sky? Please, I'm not talking Chinese Lanterns here, but large orange orbs that pulsate as they hover in the night sky. They will then suddenly fly off faster than even Superman, only to reappear moments later in a different part of the sky?

I saw such a phenomenom a few years ago, on the 23rd July at around 9.40pm on the road to Cambridge as it passes Northampton... yet what did I see?

Were they weather balloons, ball lightning or simply tricks of the light? Better still, could they have been alien spaceships? It's a nice thought but unlikely of course. I just wish I knew what they were...

23rd August  2014

Just home after an amazing five days at Loncon; the World Science Fiction Convention at Excel, London. It was a fantastic convention and great to catch up with many of my fellow Artists... in particular Jim Burns, Anne Sudworth, Chris Moore and Steve Crisp

I'm pleased to say I had a very positive warmth towards my Lunartics characters, which I exhibited for the first time, yet sadly there wasn't space to exhibit all 188 Lunartics. I took some of my book-jacket originals along too, including some of my Heinleins, Arthur C Clarke's and Asimov paintings

Made lots of new friends over the four days, and was priviliged to meet the legendary SF Artist Bruce Pennington, whose paintings greatly inspired me when I was a teenager. 

I could have sold lots of my George RR Martin "Fevre Dream" prints but only had the one with me, which sold on the first day.

I still have plenty available over in the HORROR Gallery                                  

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