• The Books

    The Books

    For two or three generations a private manuscript, this remarkable book may well become a public classic in the great English nonsense tradition.’ The Uncle series of books tell the story of a millionaire elephant with a purple dressing-gown.  He has many friends and supporters, including the Old Monkey, the One-Armed Badger, the cat Goodman, Noddy Ninety, Cloutman, the King of the Badgers, and Butterskin Mute. He is also the owner of an enormous castle called Homeward: The only trouble […]

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  • Homeward

    Homeward

    Homeward, the castle where Uncle lives, is a labyrinth of skyscrapers and multi-coloured towers connected by a fantastic network of tunnels, secret passages, water chutes, lifts and railways, and littered with oil lakes, fountains, walls of sweets and towers of treacle. The castle is so large that parts of it are unknown to its owner. It is inhabited by millions of animals, dwarves and curious creatures, all of whom are supposed to pay Uncle rent. As most of it is […]

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  • J.P.Martin reads Uncle

    Here, the author reads the chaper ‘Night In the Haunted Tower’ from the first book ‘Uncle’. Amongst the very strange towers of Homeward is the Haunted Tower, this is the story of how it caused Uncle to lose a bet with Beaver Hateman. It is Uncle’s annual Christmas party. That evening the guests arrive at Uncle’s party, including: the King of the Badgers, Uncle’s aunt, Miss Maidy, her companion, Miss Wace and the miser, Whitebeard. They listen to the Badfort […]

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  • BBC Radio Interview with J.P.Martin

    “Uncle’ at the BBC – J.P.Martin interviewed on the radio Announcer: He’s 85 and he lives at Timberscombe in Somerset. His daughter is a playwright and some time ago she persuaded him to write down some of the stories that he told which his grandchildren so enjoyed. The stories are about an elephant called ‘Uncle’ – a rather eccentric elephant at that. One who’s got a degree and wears a purple dressing gown. The first ‘Uncle’ book has now been […]

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  • Animation

    Here is a little test I did using cut out animation – crude but fun !

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  • Model Animation

    Model Animation

    For some time I have been hoping to develop the Uncle books into an animated series. Uncle has the potential to appeal across all ages, in the same way that ‘Wallace and Grommit’ and classic ‘Magic Roundabout’ episodes do. Younger children will be entranced by the surreal fantasy of the adventures, while older children will appreciate the tongue-in-cheek conflict with the anarchic Badfort Crowd. There is great scope for gentle political satire between Uncle’s benign dictatorship and the Badfort Crowd’s […]

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  • The Books

    The Books

    For two or three generations a private manuscript, this remarkable book may well become a public classic in the great English nonsense tradition.’ The Uncle series of books tell the story of a millionaire elephant with a purple dressing-gown.  He has many friends and supporters, including the Old Monkey, the One-Armed Badger, the cat Goodman, Noddy Ninety, Cloutman, the King of the Badgers, and Butterskin Mute. He is also the owner of an enormous castle called Homeward: The only trouble […]

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  • Homeward

    Homeward

    Homeward, the castle where Uncle lives, is a labyrinth of skyscrapers and multi-coloured towers connected by a fantastic network of tunnels, secret passages, water chutes, lifts and railways, and littered with oil lakes, fountains, walls of sweets and towers of treacle. The castle is so large that parts of it are unknown to its owner. It is inhabited by millions of animals, dwarves and curious creatures, all of whom are supposed to pay Uncle rent. As most of it is […]

    Continue reading »

  • J.P.Martin reads Uncle

    J.P.Martin reads Uncle

    Here, the author reads the chaper ‘Night In the Haunted Tower’ from the first book ‘Uncle’. Amongst the very strange towers of Homeward is the Haunted Tower, this is the story of how it caused Uncle to lose a bet with Beaver Hateman. It is Uncle’s annual Christmas party. That evening the guests arrive at Uncle’s party, including: the King of the Badgers, Uncle’s aunt, Miss Maidy, her companion, Miss Wace and the miser, Whitebeard. They listen to the Badfort […]

    Continue reading »

  • BBC Radio Interview with J.P.Martin

    BBC Radio Interview with J.P.Martin

    “Uncle’ at the BBC – J.P.Martin interviewed on the radio Announcer: He’s 85 and he lives at Timberscombe in Somerset. His daughter is a playwright and some time ago she persuaded him to write down some of the stories that he told which his grandchildren so enjoyed. The stories are about an elephant called ‘Uncle’ – a rather eccentric elephant at that. One who’s got a degree and wears a purple dressing gown. The first ‘Uncle’ book has now been […]

    Continue reading »

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  • Animation

    Animation

    Here is a little test I did using cut out animation – crude but fun !

    Continue reading »

  • Model Animation

    Model Animation

    For some time I have been hoping to develop the Uncle books into an animated series. Uncle has the potential to appeal across all ages, in the same way that ‘Wallace and Grommit’ and classic ‘Magic Roundabout’ episodes do. Younger children will be entranced by the surreal fantasy of the adventures, while older children will appreciate the tongue-in-cheek conflict with the anarchic Badfort Crowd. There is great scope for gentle political satire between Uncle’s benign dictatorship and the Badfort Crowd’s […]

    Continue reading »