Wednesday, December 25, 2013

KYLE-Saga | The website has been launched!

A Merry X-Mas to all of you!

I finally brough the website www.kyle-saga.com online. Have fun exploring it and learn more about the world of Kyle I'll publish in a few month. A few things are still missing, like the download section fr the wallpapers, so please check it out again during the next days.


Also, there is a new video featuring a first glimpse into the "Art of Kyle".
 

Enjoy, 
Mike

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Interview with Michael T. Bhatty's "Fantasy Welten" (in German)



The video for my youtube channel has been released (in German, as my novels are in German).

Thursday, October 3, 2013

NOVEL | Kyle Saga will be launched in 2014



Ben Burtt once said, that films aren't released - they escape!

Having this in mind I've come to a decision regarding the announced release about X-Mas 2013: The first book of the Kyle-Saga will be launched in spring 2014.

Why? Because I want to tell you the best story I can write!

As this is a story I have been working on for quite some time, I have become fond of the characters and the more I get to know them, the more I see other potentials in them.
So, what I want to do is to model some more, form some more, add some more and take away some of those things which make this a really fine story.
The writing experience is quite different for me as for an assigned order by a publisher, where you have to meet deadlines. Here, with this tale, I prefer the artists point of view - and this piece of work needs some more time.

Yours,

Michael T. Bhatty

Thursday, August 29, 2013

NOVEL | AZARYA - about making writing notes

"How do you find the time to write, Mike?"

That is a question I often hear. 

Well, there are a lot of things to consider, because one works a full-time job, has a family - and needs time for writing. So the first thing my wife and I did was having agreements about how and when to spend time for one's project.When she works on her projects I have time for mine as well, and so on.


(c) Azarya - My original notes from 2012, Michael T. Bhatty
A practical approach, of course, is this: Making notes whenever I can, for example. The sequence on the beach, where I describe Tessa's absently moving legs while reading was based in reality. At our last vacation on a ship a young woman lay across from us on the pooldeck and read - yes, like all the women on board then - 'Shades of grey'. And she seemed lost in thought, moving her feet over her legs, while reading.
That scene along with her black bikini made it right into the book. Funny thing was that we always sat across and talked of course. I even got the offer to read her 'Shades of Grey'.



Well, the essence of this is: I make notes if I see something that inspires me, at restaurants, trains or planes. Smartphone or pen and paper, whatever is at hand. 

Oh, and when appropriate I ask people if I am allowed to use their words. Seemed important to me.

Cheers,
Mike

Monday, August 26, 2013

KYLE | Introducing the Art of Sandra Püttner

Sandra Püttner, 2013

I love creative collaboration. Sandra Püttner, a chartacter artist and game designer, currently living in Japan, interpreted some of my new characters.

(c) Characters from the Kyle-Saga, Sandra Püttner, 2013
Sandra and I talked a lot about the characters and how they feel. We even had a writing/drawing session together. While I was writing, she sat next to me and drew the dancing motion of the young woman, for example.
I love those live-events,  listening to music, eating chinese food - and talk about what needs to be done, what can be perfected or what new ideas have the potential to find their way into the novel.

Sandra already interpreted another character of mine, which was AZARYA. Check out this image here, where she added a pipe. That pipe didn't made it into the AZARYA-novel, but instead into the new one.

(c) 2012, Sandra Püttner, Azarya.

Now, Sandra can give very precise feedback and can criticise in a very constructive way, something I like very much. Soon I'll tell you more about our session in which we gave Kyle another haircut;-)

Oh, and check out her website: Sandra's workspace;-)

Stay tuned! Cheers,

Mike



Friday, August 23, 2013

KYLE | "YEAHHHH BABY, that's it! :D" approval mail

I love creative collaboration with the right people. During the last years and month several artists accompanied me on my way and provided inspiration, critical feedback and, of course, incredible artworks!

With artist Anca Adelina Finta I started working in 2000 during our time at Ascaron. As those things are, we lost contact for a while after moving on in different jobs. Last year, however we connected again.
Anca provided me with a tattoo for an elven character from my new novel. As I am using this character as well in a video, I am producing right now, I tried to get her interpretation right.

When I showed her the combined artwork with her own drawings (on the left) and my 3D-interpretation, she send me a mail of approval with the words: 

"YEAHHHH BABY, das ist es! :D"
(meaning of "das ist es" in English: "that's it")

With those kind words she made my heart jump as an artist, because one (or me) is often unsure if I get those things right. Thank you, Anca.


(c) KYLE-character-design, artwork by Anca Adelina Finta and Michael T. bhatty, 2013


And if you like to learn more about the upcoming novel, follow me please, either here on Blogger, or on Twitter or Facebook.

 https://www.facebook.com/KyleNovel

 https://twitter.com/MTBhatty


Thank you, folks.

Mike


Monday, August 19, 2013

NOVEL | The Origins of AZARYA

This shot could be called "Origins". Why?

Cover shot of ASIYA, AZARYA and ISZMA (2013)

Because the topic of "abusive relationships" started in ASIYA, when the priestess/unable sorceress finds her dark mentor in the cruel elfen lord. It went on in ISZMA, but only to an extend.

A lot of stories reached me after the release of ISZMA - and thus the story of AZARYA had to be told as well.

Strange how these things start, isn't it?

Saturday, August 17, 2013

KYLE | Preparing the Video for the new website

I have loads of work til X-mas when my latest fantasy novel is to be released.

Right now I am working on the video for the website. 

Location "the wastelands", 2013, Bhatty


What you see here is the barren wastelands. This shot shall be used for a background in the new video. 

Stay tuned!

Cheers,
Mike

Thursday, July 11, 2013

AZARYA | The art of Sandra Püttner and Anca Finta

I am thrilled. Two artists have created a number of interpretations from the scenes and characters from my novel AZARYA: Dark Passion Tales - Azarya Rising.

The first one is from Ms Sandra Püttner, a game designer and graphic artists currently living in Japan. 



'Azarya' by Sandra Püttner 2012.
An interesting detail: the pipe isn't in the book. But Sandra's idea went directly into the next novel which will be released at the end of the year. Here we can see how the collaborative work influences the outcome of a creative piece of literature or art.


'A Camgirl's room', by Anca Adelina Finta, 2013
Ms Anca Adelina Finta, a very experienced game art artists, with whom I worked from the beginnings of my career in the games industry, created her own version of how we see Azarya performing in front of her webcam. I like the way how she presents Azarya not from the point of view of Azarya's customers, who'll see her via her webcam. So this is actually Azarya's point of view - as is the tale in the book.


'Wolf's Moon', by Anca Adelina Finta, 2013
Anca's interpretation of the wolfman is thrilling. I sense a little bit of Coppola's Lucy and werewolf here. There is an exhausting quality to Azaryas moves, caught somewhere into the veil of a darker magic waiting for her...

You got curious?

Well you can find the english version as print or ebook at Amazon:
Read the ebook excerpt at Amazon (English, 18+). or have a sneak peak into the printed book at Amazon (English, 18+).



Sunday, April 7, 2013

NOVEL | Printed AZARYA book is available now!

Wow, I can't tell you how excited I am. The publication process is running.

Today AZARYA has been made available for ordering at the estore at: AZARYA's estore

So, now my Tessa has a new home:-) (Tessa is the real name of Azarya).

Well, Amazon.com and other bookstore will follow within a few days.

Stay tuned and watch the loo and feel teaser in the meanwhile:



NOVEL | AZARYA will be physical book (printed)

This is thrilling!

The print layout and cover layout of my AZARYA-novel (available as ebook at Amazon) will soon be available as a printed version, too.

This is how it will look! Feels great! :-)


Fake 3D shot of the printed version of AZARYA, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

NOVEL | working on the new project website

Working on the Kyle-Website, Michael T. Bhatty, 2013

These are exciting times. I am working on the website of my KYLE-Saga-project, which shall be launched soon. The domain is already there and now the content is about to be created.

What is it about? Well, an epic fantasy tale, of course! 

Now, please tell me, what kind of information do you enjoy?

Cheers 

Mike


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

AZARYA - the official teaser video

My dear readers,

I have created a teaser video for my latest ebook novel AZARYA. To get the flair, check it out;-)


Of course, you can also find it on Vimeo:
Enjoy and check the book out on Amazon! 

Cheers, 
Mike