Friday, 23 December 2011

Philip Reeve's xmas present

A brand new short story from Philip Reeve as a xmas present for his blog readers. Enjoy!

Thursday, 22 December 2011

What do you with your old books? | The death of the printed word

That's what Nick Georgiou does with his. Mad or what?

"My art is inspired by the death of the printed word. Books and newspapers are becoming artifacts of the 21st century. As a society we're shifting away from print consumption and heading straight towards full digital lives. "

Monday, 19 December 2011

Adopt a bookshop

To all writers and illustrators stuck for gifts ideas this christmas, check out the Adopt a Bookshop project. You may find that you'll receive as much as you give...

"So how does an author Adopt A Bookshop? Well, there are no social services checks involved, no counselling, no painting the spare room and tempting the bookshop into it with a plate of Pop Tarts… It’s more practical than that."

Read on...

Saturday, 17 December 2011

The new new Inis

It's out! And partly online, as is my review of Little Red Hood by Marjolaine Leray. Here's a snippet:
"This is a very different retelling of the classic tale, one that does not shy away from its cruelty and awfulness, but embraces both through plot, graphic style and text. One wolf, one girl, two pencils, no d├ęcor to speak of, no props apart from the strictly indispensable or highly symbolic. " Book cover image for Little Red Hood

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Christmas Special over on the other side

Just a quickie to let those of you who speak French that I'm doing a Christmas special over on my French blog, which includes recommended reads, cool illustrators to watch out for, book giveaways etc.
Come along, all welcome!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Amazing paper sculptures

Mysterious paper sculptures at the Book FestivalOnly in Edinburgh can you have a mysterious paper artist leaving a trail of masterpieces around the city. Anonymously. Check this brilliant article, it's got all the photos.
Mysterious paper sculptures
Paper sculptures - the end!