This morbid video by McCann made me laugh. It's part of a safety campaign from Melbourne Metro Trains. The song's performed by Tangerine Kitty. I love their little dance moves.
A big congratulations to Dave Shelton, whose illustrated book A Boy and a Bear in a Boat, published by David Fickling Books, has just been shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards! (You can read my earlier blog post about the book here. The awards also shortlisted two graphic novels, Bryan & Mary Talbot's Dotter of Her Father's Eyes and Joff Winterhart's Days of Bagnold Summer. I hadn't even heard of the second one, I ought to look out for that. (Here's a review by Just William's Luck.)
I'm going to try to go along to this Japanese Comics & Cosplay party in London on Saturday, especially because the excellent Emma Vieceli will be there. It should be good fun, do come along! And you don't have to, but feel free to dress up as your favourite comics or animé character! Details on the Goethe Institut website.
And today while I work, I'm going to listen to Alex Fitch's latest Booklist radio show podcast, which includes Axel Scheffler and Oliver Jeffers. Visit the Booklist website, or go straight to the Resonance FM podcast link here.