"Third Long Arc" - process notes
I’m looking at the document I wrote when I was developing The Plague Widow… Northlanders being designed the way it is, each time I start a new story what I’m doing is starting a brand new project. So there’s a lot of proposal-writing and outlining and collecting of reference. Here’s the working list of titles I had for this story: Titles: THE WINTER OF THE PLAGUE...
In 2006 I went on a research trip to Iceland (okay, it was also my honeymoon) and brought my shitty old Holga with managed to shoot one last roll of 120mm before crapping out. I got the film developed into negatives, and, long story short, it was ages before I got them scanned. Here are a few shots from that dying plastic camera, only slightly adjusted for contrast and with some double-exposed...
Northlanders for February 2010
The Vertigo Comics: Graphic Content blog has a post up now about something they are calling “Brian Wood Month”, where I’ll have four books released in February 2010. Up there is the cover to Northlanders #25, but click through to see the art for NORTHLANDERS BOOK THREE, which will be called “Blood In The Snow”, collection all the short stories to date: ...
Northlanders Research Source List
(re-posted from an earlier version of this site) Partial list of the sources and texts that were part of Brian Wood’s research for the book: Non-fiction -The Anglo-Saxons by Geoffrey Hindley -Queen Emma and the Vikings by Harriet O’Brien -Gods and Myths of Northern Europe by HR Ellis Davidson -The Far Traveler by Nancy Marie Brown -1066: The Year Of The Conquest by David Howarth...