Zanxeo is the eponymous hero of a new adventure series – well, it is according to my son – he has the ideas for issue one: the undiscovered island.
A story he started writing for the school book – that they replaced with a list of things he did during half term – if you’ve ever seen a 7 year old jump up and down in raging disappointment – then you’ll know what we had to deal with.
The undiscovered island was his idea for a new Tintin – but it’s time for a new hero.
We’ve worked together to create Zanxeo (zan – zee – oh), his pet mini mammoth – Little M (rescued from the crazy scientist’s lair on the undiscovered island – do keep up). He works for ?Stark (question st.ARK) – an environmental charity that helps in areas of devastation. This is a front – but he takes it seriously when he is needed.
His workshop and living abode was/is devastated in Revolution Messiah (issue 2) but he finds an abandoned windmill (in the wastelands of The Independent Republic of Iceni) where his friends build him a new place to live – knocked up in straw bales, getting the old windmill sails working – replacing them with wrap around solar panels – so he can always create electricity with wind or sun.
This is needed when (secretly) you monitor the atrocities of world governments.
A go at representing what my artwork looks likes for the Middle of NOvaWHERE exhibition. Obviously the collages are one offs, each added section of heat pressing and ink that splits, creates unique layers on the original pieces.