Apologies are in order for the lack of new strips in the past couple of weeks. It's still due to work, I'm afraid, with a small pile of illustration jobs occupying the in-tray right now.
The nature of my work means I am not always able to keep to a regular schedule with Orchid, but I am hoping to have a 'catch-up' period as soon as possible, which could mean a sudden flurry of new strips. Thanks, again, for being patient.
These sketches were for a job to help promote digital archiving within an organisation. Initially it was to feature the two characters in posters, stickers and even comic strips, but several meetings (I expect) got the concept down to just a logo instead, so the character ideas were abandoned. I hereby release them upon the world.
Here's the cover illustration I did for a new audio play coming out in August called 'The Scarifyers', written and directed by Simon Barnard, and starring Nicholas Courtney and Terry Molloy of Dr. Who fame. I received an advance copy last week and it is a tremendously good adventure with a very classic feel. The music is particularly good. You can see the rest of the package design here, and more about The Scarifyers at the Cosmic Hobo website.