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I am working on the Second Edition of my Stone Dance books and the online infrastructure to help me launch and promote them—I’ve recently announced a date for the launch of the first of the new books…

Instagram post 2195901387546659912_19280325797 Have you ever wondered why so many recent political votes divide their electorate almost 50:50? This is my attempt at a simple—perhaps obvious—explanation . . . [Click the link in my profile to see more] #RPintoBlog
#scottish referendum #scottishindependence #ukelection #referendum #elections #trump2016 #donaldtrump #trump #brexit #scotland  #uk #usa #politics  #RPintoBlog

Have you ever wondered why so many recent political votes divide their electorate almost 50:50? This is my attempt at a simple—perhaps obvious—explanation . . . [Click the link in my profile to see more] #RPintoBlog
#scottish referendum #scottishindependence #ukelection #referendum #elections #trump2016 #donaldtrump #trump #brexit #scotland #uk #usa #politics #RPintoBlog
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Instagram post 2192119922707117072_19280325797 Adrian Smith and I collaborated on various graphic novel projects, and this one, Malta, alas, came to nothing.
Here we see a couple of infested zombies on a motorcycle and sidecar. (In my script for the comic, I wrote for this page: first few cells reminiscent of the scene in Lawrence of Arabia where Omar Sharif, on his camel, takes an interminable time to reach the foreground). Our heroes have a fight with the zombies and win. The Janitor manages to communicate to our heroes that he wants to get to the coast. They drive there through the desert in their beat-up Fiat Toppolino and arrive at Tobruk where Allied forces are in a battle with Rommel’s zombie Germans. Through the mayhem, our heroes manage to commandeer a U-Boat and set off for Malta. Meanwhile, in Sicily, Field Marshal Kesselring has lost touch with Rommel's forces and knows that something is going on in Malta that he doesn't understand. He decides to put Operation Herkules into operation—the invasion of Malta. Our heroes arrive in the middle of this invasion, as the Axis forces try to overcome the zombie islanders.  Our heroes reach the church, where the Janitor closes the dimensional breach. Cut off from their source, the alien infestation dies. 
Somewhat of a B-Movie, I think you’ll agree.
@adriansmithartist #adriansmithartist #adriansmithart #Malta #worldwar #worldwartwo #worldwar2 #sciencefiction #sciencefictionmovie #scifi #nazi #zombie #zombies #graphicnovel #comics #RPintoWriter

Adrian Smith and I collaborated on various graphic novel projects, and this one, Malta, alas, came to nothing.
Here we see a couple of infested zombies on a motorcycle and sidecar. (In my script for the comic, I wrote for this page: first few cells reminiscent of the scene in Lawrence of Arabia where Omar Sharif, on his camel, takes an interminable time to reach the foreground). Our heroes have a fight with the zombies and win. The Janitor manages to communicate to our heroes that he wants to get to the coast. They drive there through the desert in their beat-up Fiat Toppolino and arrive at Tobruk where Allied forces are in a battle with Rommel’s zombie Germans. Through the mayhem, our heroes manage to commandeer a U-Boat and set off for Malta. Meanwhile, in Sicily, Field Marshal Kesselring has lost touch with Rommel's forces and knows that something is going on in Malta that he doesn't understand. He decides to put Operation Herkules into operation—the invasion of Malta. Our heroes arrive in the middle of this invasion, as the Axis forces try to overcome the zombie islanders. Our heroes reach the church, where the Janitor closes the dimensional breach. Cut off from their source, the alien infestation dies.
Somewhat of a B-Movie, I think you’ll agree.
@adriansmithartist #adriansmithartist #adriansmithart #Malta #worldwar #worldwartwo #worldwar2 #sciencefiction #sciencefictionmovie #scifi #nazi #zombie #zombies #graphicnovel #comics #RPintoWriter
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Instagram post 2192118523889743228_19280325797 Adrian Smith and I collaborated on various graphic novel projects, and this one, Malta, alas, came to nothing.
Here we see the infested zombie Rommel leading his infested Afrika Corps to attack the Allies at Tobruk. Elsewhere, our heroes, archaeologists digging at some ruins in the Libyan desert, are visited by another alien—as it happens the hero of what would later become Adrian’s acclaimed HATE series. (A character Adrian imported into the story fully-formed). Peculiarly, he was simply called ‘the Janitor’ (he already had the HATE bucket with him). He has come to help fight the alien infestation…
@adriansmithartist #adriansmithartist #adriansmithart #Malta #worldwar #worldwartwo #worldwar2 #sciencefiction #sciencefictionmovie #scifi #nazi #zombie #zombies #graphicnovel #comics #RPintoWriter

Adrian Smith and I collaborated on various graphic novel projects, and this one, Malta, alas, came to nothing.
Here we see the infested zombie Rommel leading his infested Afrika Corps to attack the Allies at Tobruk. Elsewhere, our heroes, archaeologists digging at some ruins in the Libyan desert, are visited by another alien—as it happens the hero of what would later become Adrian’s acclaimed HATE series. (A character Adrian imported into the story fully-formed). Peculiarly, he was simply called ‘the Janitor’ (he already had the HATE bucket with him). He has come to help fight the alien infestation…
@adriansmithartist #adriansmithartist #adriansmithart #Malta #worldwar #worldwartwo #worldwar2 #sciencefiction #sciencefictionmovie #scifi #nazi #zombie #zombies #graphicnovel #comics #RPintoWriter
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Instagram post 2192115099710324794_19280325797 Adrian Smith and I collaborated on various graphic novel projects. and this one, Malta, alas, came to nothing. Adrian wanted something with “Nazi zombies” and so I concocted a weird story involving a zombie infestation caused by an alien incursion that occurs on Malta during World War Two.
Here we see a man running from a German Luftwaffe bombing into a church. A German aircraft is shot down and crashes into the church. killing everyone. A dimensional breach opens, and maggot-like aliens come through and infest the dead, who begin to rise. The island is quickly overrun. A consignment of spitfires arrive, and their pilots are taken over. Flights from Malta drop host corpses onto a convoy of Axis merchantman, taking them over. The merchantmen arrive in Tripoli and crash into the quays. Axis personnel overrun the wrecked ships and are, in turn, infested by the aliens. The infestation spreads along Rommel’s supply line and reach his forces at Gazala and overwhelm them…
@adriansmithartist #adriansmithartist #adriansmithart #Malta #worldwar #worldwartwo #worldwar2 #sciencefiction #sciencefictionmovie #scifi #nazi #zombie #zombies #graphicnovel #comics #RPintoWriter

Adrian Smith and I collaborated on various graphic novel projects. and this one, Malta, alas, came to nothing. Adrian wanted something with “Nazi zombies” and so I concocted a weird story involving a zombie infestation caused by an alien incursion that occurs on Malta during World War Two.
Here we see a man running from a German Luftwaffe bombing into a church. A German aircraft is shot down and crashes into the church. killing everyone. A dimensional breach opens, and maggot-like aliens come through and infest the dead, who begin to rise. The island is quickly overrun. A consignment of spitfires arrive, and their pilots are taken over. Flights from Malta drop host corpses onto a convoy of Axis merchantman, taking them over. The merchantmen arrive in Tripoli and crash into the quays. Axis personnel overrun the wrecked ships and are, in turn, infested by the aliens. The infestation spreads along Rommel’s supply line and reach his forces at Gazala and overwhelm them…
@adriansmithartist #adriansmithartist #adriansmithart #Malta #worldwar #worldwartwo #worldwar2 #sciencefiction #sciencefictionmovie #scifi #nazi #zombie #zombies #graphicnovel #comics #RPintoWriter
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Instagram post 2184894474168171034_19280325797 With our creativity, we explore a space of art and culture, of science and technology, that expands outwards in all directions. By perceiving reality more clearly, we develop more sophisticated skills and tools that, in turn, deepen our perception of reality. It seems natural to believe that this virtuous circle is accelerating us towards an infinite horizon. But is this true and, if so, in what way? [Click the link in my profile to see more]
©Escher #RPintoBlog #escher #creativity #art #science #culture #technology #human #humanity #humancreativity #limits #AI #artificialintelligence #intelligence #humtanintelligence #singularity #innovation #invention #discovery #knowledge #knowledgeispower #reality

With our creativity, we explore a space of art and culture, of science and technology, that expands outwards in all directions. By perceiving reality more clearly, we develop more sophisticated skills and tools that, in turn, deepen our perception of reality. It seems natural to believe that this virtuous circle is accelerating us towards an infinite horizon. But is this true and, if so, in what way? [Click the link in my profile to see more]
©Escher #RPintoBlog #escher #creativity #art #science #culture #technology #human #humanity #humancreativity #limits #AI #artificialintelligence #intelligence #humtanintelligence #singularity #innovation #invention #discovery #knowledge #knowledgeispower #reality
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