Thursday, December 13, 2007

SA Great 2007 Rising Stars

Not too long ago I was honoured with an inclusion in the SA (South Australia) Great 2007 Rising Stars program. It included a whole range of younger folks: business people, scienticians, athletes, teachers, inventors and other clever clogs all from this home state of mine. It was truly an honour to be included, though I felt inferior to the rest - but whatever.

They produced a magazine to go with the award and here is my interview therein - just for those who might be interested. The kinds of questions asked made for slightly different answers from some of the other interviews already linked. Check it out if you dare.

On an unusual note, there was a birthdate cutoff to be eligible to be a Rising Star and this little duck only made it by about two weeks. Phew! Not as young as I look it seems.

Probably a bit too much of my-own-trumpet-tooting going on here - I will get to Lawrence's question soon... honest!

Speaking of which, please keep the answers to these questions coming - I cannot enthuse enough about how great the answers have been . (If you want to read other people's most excellent ideas, for now check the comments here, here and here. Should I stop this project now? Am I flogging it too much perhaps?)


matt bacon said...

Congrats on the award! well deserved I'd say.

I'd also say WhooHoo! to a possible movie deal. That would be awesome. Love to see the concept art for that!

Can you tell us more?


Anonymous said...

thought up the worst monster

the worst monster


to quote Dylan Moran

the hangover is verry desecptive you wake up and think ohhhh its a wvonderful dayyy the treesss are singing the birds are swaing i might go for a walk later ....
it last till you get to the kitchen the wham ahhhhhh

D.M. Cornish said...

Worst monster, indeed, master giantfan - though fortunately I do not encounter it terribly often. I reckon an equally worse one is the Pile-o'-Dishes, left after a week of procrastination - AARRRRGGHHH!!!!

And thank you Mr MBD (Matt Bacon Designs), for the congrats - I shall get back to you about movie deal shortly, probably as a post sometime soon.

Lawrence said...

Mo' props, DM. Excellent work.

The movie idea is interesting, although I have to say that (thus far) the monsters (which, if Henson's Creature Shop was involved would, I'm sure, be the main focus of the visual style) don't interest me as much as the ships, the architecture and the clothing. I guess I found "Foundling" to be so incredibly visual in terms of it's obsessive attention to detail that in my mind I already know what everything looks like.

As previously mentioned, what I *really* want is minatures or action figures based on DM's illustrations. (Yes, I am lame.)

D.M. Cornish said...

Not lame at all, sir!