Thursday, 31 January 2013

Mum's The Word

I do believe I said that this was going to be a good year, and the beginning couldn't get much better than this! My debut picture book, 'Mum's the Word', written by the ever-so-talented Timothy Knapman, will be released on the 7th of February, published by Hodder Children's Books!

Look, it's over here, and also is available all over the online dimensions and in all good bookshops (I've always wanted to say that!), and I really couldn't be more excited.

It's one of those weird things where I finished this book at the beginning of last year, and had to keep quiet about it. A year passes, new projects come and go, and suddenly this blasts back into my life like a fiery ball of awesome excitement! I'm very, very pleased with the way it's come out, I worked so hard and learned so much whilst working on this project, the printing is lovely (and it's in hardback! That's like, un-heard of these days!) and Timothy Knapman's humoruous and touching lyrics are a just so energetic and fun to read.

The books is all about a little puppy (secretly named 'Max', after my own late dog, Max, who was not late when I started this project, more just on time) and his heart-warming relationship with his mum. And believe you me, despite what the illustrations above would tell you - the book does have words in it. Just not on the files on my computer. Sigh. As a celebration of its release, I will post some developmental work onto my blog every day leading up to the release next Thursday, so stay tuned, lords and ladies!

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Cedric LeGrande (and Jamie) says: 'Happy New Year!'

A Happy New Year to you all! 2013 is already looking to be busy and brilliant for me - I have a few new children's book/fiction projects that I'll soon be working on which I'm very excited about and hope to be able to share with you guys soon.

Some great comicy related news too - the Phoenix Comic has gone digital! So all you people across the vast oceans who have so far been unable to read this fantastic weekly comic, and for those people that just like reading comics in a digital format, now's the time to get involved! The app can be found over here! I also have a new comic series, the idea of which I have been working on for a few years now, which finally looks to see the light of day, thanks for the incredibly kind folks at the Phoenix Comic (as well as more mis-adventures from Cogg and Sprokit!). I am over the moon about this, hopefully it's going to be a huge, awesome, epic adventure of Victorian-fantasy proportions, but yes, once again; More on that SOON.

Wow, I've just spent this entire blog post speaking in cryptic suggestions and riddles of things to come. What about things to NOW?! Here's a pug. I call him Cedric LeGrande.

And here's to a fantastic and exciting 2013!