Monday, November 3, 2008

The Half Way Point

Well folks, I've reached the half way point in the script for FLIGHT CAPTAIN HURRICANE, and although the finished art for this segment is still several months away, I can already see Sandy's beautiful designs for it.

We're moving closer and closer to submitting FCH to Zuda, and my confidence is growing more and more with each passing day.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Full of Page-turning Goodness

I know he's too modest to say it himself, but having just read the whole of Flight Captain Hurricane Chapter One, I can safely say that our Bob here certainly knows how to spin a good yarn and no mistake. Good work, my friend, good work indeed.

I know it feels like all I do is come here and tease you all with a few "oooh's" and "aaaah's" but honestly, once you all start seeing the finished work, I'm sure you'll agree it was worth the wait.

Finally, I'd like to shout out a big thank you to the guy who left a comment on my first blog entry, and follow that up with a very quick apology...sorry I didn't reply, I've only just now started figuring out all the in's and out's of this strange new thing called Blogging... new to me, at least.

Until next time, Wing Commanders
Keep Watching the Sky

Chapter 1 down, 3 Chapters to go!

Just finished the draft of FLIGHT CAPTAIN HURRICANE Chapter 1. We follow the adventures of John Whitney into the unknown, and now the danger deepens!

This has been a great project to work on for me. The pacing has been such a challenge and that's based completely on the way FCH will be presented.

Anyway, back to work!

Friday, October 3, 2008

New Character Design!

Courtesy of my younger son, Calvin. We were talking about an upcoming character that I had a basic idea for. I told him that Sandra was busy working on the pages (which I can honestly and unbiasedly say are AMAZING) and hadn't drawn him yet.

"Well I'll do it!" was his response.

SO, without further ado, here's Calvin's design of.... "Character X"

Monday, September 1, 2008


Wow. Double-you-OH-double-YOU! Wow.

Yup, I've seen the pages too, and my word do they ever ROCK! Sandra, please accept my most humble thanks for the effort and skill you've applied - the line art is just breathtaking. Awesome, in the truest sense of the word, you've seriously created some awe.

Now, if that doesn't get people interested, then I don't know what will... aside from seeing the pages yourselves, that is ;-)

Sorry to tease and run, Wing Commanders, but that's my job.

Until next time,
keep looking to the skies

Friday, August 15, 2008

Getting Closer and Closer....

Sandra showed me the line art for the Submission, and Oh Nelly! They are gorgeous. Her research into the uniforms and equipment made for a rich environment, and I am amazed by pages 7 and 8!

ZUDA... we're comin' for ya!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

*clears throat*... Is this thing on?

Hello, good morning, and welcome... or something like that. How're you doing? Everything going well? Good.... wait a second, what do you mean who am I? Ah that's right, you'll have no clue about me up to now... well, I guess I'd better start with a little introduction:

I'm Scott, and along with the other two members of the Flight Crew listed over there, I have had a hand in this whole Flight Captain Hurricane stuff - a very small hand, Some would say infantile in its size (but I think that's just rude, and so I don't tend to speak to those Some anymore, nasty, wicked people that they are).

Um... where was I?

Oh yes, I have had a hand in creating the world (or Universe, or whatever you want to call it) of Flight Captain Hurricane, fleshing out general themes, ideas, basic characters, etc... consider me more like a silent partner... which sounds like it means I don't do or say a lot. I can't argue with that, it's probably true.

Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself, say hello, good morning, and welcome... then let you go on about your business. Enjoy the awesome production diary that this blog is, and marvel at the beeeeeeeeeautiful sketches.

Catchya later, wing commanders.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Zed Flight!

Here are the other pilots of Zed Flight: Flight Sergeants Hopkirk, St. John, and Lt. Smythe:

And here are some great head shots by Sandra Khoo

And some quick color sketches of a Japanese Ki-21 "Sally" Bomber and a Mark II Hurricane!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Some quick Thank yous.

I'd like to thank the Royal Air Force Museum and Chris Yeoman for their assistance in researching FLIGHT CAPTAIN HURRICANE. For a story set in World War 2, I needed to be as accurate as possible in descriptions of planes, squadrons, colors, and well, just about everything.

Chris supplied me with images of the exact model of Whitney's Hurri, and the RAF supplied more details about the squadron markers. Thanks to all!

My son asked me early on in the research why I was being so detail oriented. My answer was simple: "It's World War 2, and it's one of the most researched and studied conflicts ever! If I say there are Hawker Hurricanes in the South Pacific, there'd BETTER be Hurri's in the South Pacific! People will know!"

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Who is Captain Whitney?

John C. Whitney is a young, handsome New Zealander flying with the RAF. He’s seen action during the Battle of Britain and is now flying with the No. 226 Group based in Palembang, Sumatra. Whitney has an adventurous spirit under a cautious exterior. At the start of the War, Whitney was studying Engineering at Oxford, but quickly joined the RAF and entered Pilot’s Training.

During the fabled Battle of Britain, Whitney flew a Hawker Hurricane (dubbed Lucky Lady) and scored three victories.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

FCH First Look!

Here are Sandra Khoo's designs for the hero of FLIGHT CAPTAIN HURRICANE, John Whitney!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Welcome to the Team!

I am thrilled to introduce Sandra Khoo as the newest member of the FLIGHT CAPTAIN HURRICANE Team. She is a terrific artist in Malaysia, bringing a truly world wide flavor to this epic story.

Thanks Sandy and welcome aboard!

Cleared for Take Off!

Welcome to the production blog for FLIGHT CAPTAIN HURRICANE! It's an exciting and action packed homage to Sunday Comics, Republic Serials, and ol' fashioned pulp adventures.

Follow the adventures of Captain John Whitney as he struggles for survival after being shot down by the Japanese in early 1942!

FLIGHT CAPTAIN HURRICANE is created by Bob Francis and Scott Fisher.