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I'm in a super new anthology!


From my story, Thames Reach

I got an e-mail last night from Will Kirkby, co-editor with Naniiebim to say that our books arrived from the printer and look fabulous. Yay!!! Do you like the covers, aren't they brilliant? The anthology has two covers because the book has stories that read from left to right and some that read from right to left, so you can open the book either way. The amazing Warwick Johnson Cadwell has even made a palindromic comic in the centre (meaning you can read it both ways). You can buy it here on Etsy and I'll bring some along to Inverness for Hi-Ex comics festival on 27 & 28 March.


A5 size, 80 pages, colour covers, black and white pages

You can't believe how chuffed I was to be in a book with WJC, I had a bit of a fan-girl meltdown when I last saw him at BICS, totally abandoning my book stall to take one of the most talented illustrators in Britain for a drink.


From The Defenders of Albion by Warwick Johnson Cadwell

This book is choc-a-bloc with talent, and I love how this story is set in my own neighbourhood. I took Will and Naniiebim on a tour awhile back, and Will took loads of research photos. He showed the Persepolis shopkeeper some of his drawings of her shop, and we left on a wave of her enthusiasm, with lots of 'I heart Peckham' badges and free Iranian food.


From Peckham by Will Kirkby

Artist links: Warwick Johnson Cadwell, David O'Connell, Naniiebim, Will Kirkby, Nikki Stuart and me

Article about Hi-Ex in yesterday's Highland News

Comments

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phlebas
Feb. 5th, 2010 09:40 am (UTC)
Ooh, it's the Marcie story! Will it be in any shops?
jabberworks
Feb. 5th, 2010 11:56 am (UTC)
I don't know yet! Maybe Gosh! will take some, but I think we're going to have to do a lot of our own legwork. Will keep you posted!
chamonkee
Feb. 5th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
It should be in a quite a few over the next few weeks. Naniiebim is working her ass off to get them out there! London will be stock on friday while we're down there.
rheakurokawa
Feb. 5th, 2010 09:56 am (UTC)
i adore the left cover. gorgeous gourgeous. any idea on who the artist might be?

it all looks good actually
phlebas
Feb. 5th, 2010 10:15 am (UTC)
jabberworks
Feb. 5th, 2010 11:59 am (UTC)
Isn't it amazing?! Nikki (shakino) made the paper birds, then Will (chamonkee) put them into a photo montage.

For the other cover, Lou (naniiebim) drew most of it, but Will drew the monster and coloured it.

Lots of collaboration! :)

Edited at 2010-02-05 11:59 am (UTC)
jabberworks
Feb. 5th, 2010 12:17 pm (UTC)
Ooh, just heard from Will, apparently there's a secret bird hidden in the spot varnish!
chamonkee
Feb. 5th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
yup and lou draw that! Collaborama!
ellenlindner
Feb. 5th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
I am so excited to see this - just bought my copy on Etsy. Well done, guys!
jabberworks
Feb. 5th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Ellen! Hey, Viv just dropped off your new set of keys. x
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