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The Kitschies 2012 poster for the Kitschies Awards and Kraken Rum featuring a giant squid

Kitschies & Krakens 2012

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The Kitschies, presented by Kraken Rum, reward the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic.

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Well, who wouldn’t want to design a poster for that, right? Especially as it means I get to draw tentacles. Heh. Kraken Rum have just lovely graphics for their tasty tipple. Really nice stuff. But rather than simply copy their illustrations I wanted a tiny monster all of my own.

And – when it’s for the only awards ceremony where you actually win a tentacle – I feel you should clearly make an effort!

Speculative Fiction 2012…

Speculative Fiction 2012 From Jurassic London… Of Jurassic & Jackets…
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Speculative Fiction 2012 collects and celebrates the best non-fiction online – the top book reviews, essay and commentary of the year.

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And could you maybe do a cover Sarah?

Something Nasty In The Woodshed…

A little unsettling Voodoo down by Waitrose? Dubious occultists are up to no good at number 23 again? The Thelemic Lodge next door just won’t keep the noise down? Yup, urban occult. Who knows what sinister esoteric doings are going on behind the closed doors of suburban Blighty.

I just loved the new anthology idea from Anachron Press. Urban Occult. Irresistible. Trying to write a contribution sounded loads of fun. Satanists. Crazy Wiccans. Those nasty inner-city backwaters that really just aren’t right. And I’ve been lucky enough to have my short story included. Wow. Plus I’m very pleased to have designed the jacket.

Victorian Posters & A Small Press Expo

Or Victorian Posters & Fun With Fonts. An Adventure With Steampunk Design.This is the copy that lands in my Forbidden Planet inbox. Ping![blockquote blockquote_style=”overlayed” align=”none” text_align=”center” cite=”- Forbidden Planet -“]
On Saturday 30th June, at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore, we will be hosting an event with a difference – welcoming a host of authors and editors from four small press publishers into a mini convention in our very own store!

From Newcon Press, from Jurassic London, from Myrmidon Books and Snowbooks, we’ve gathered a swathe of talent – from some of the most respected names in the industry, to the latest award winners and nominees, to the very hottest of hot new titles… we’re throwing open our books department to celebrate the love of genre which brings us all together. Come down on the day to mix and chat with the authors in one of our trademark ‘open plan’ events!

We’re also celebrating the launch of Newcon Press’s fabulous ‘Hauntings’ anthology featuring a truly chilling fusion of the best writers around!

So come and join all of us – Nina Allan, Christopher Priest, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Pat Cadigan, Sophia McDougall, Lavie Tidhar, Rod Rees, Gareth L Powell, Una McCormack, Ian Whates, Jonathan Green, Rebecca Levene, Paul Kane, Marie O’Regan, Andy West, Mark West, Rebecca J Payne, Theresa Derwin, Ben Baldwin, Adele Wearing, Esther Saxey, David Thomas Moore, Glen Mehn, Thomas Emson, Alan Baker, Danny Acacio and Sarah Anne Langton – and we promise to make it a day to remember!

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Lunartik Series 4 Art Passes

Lunartik & Chums: Art Pass Series 4

Lovely Little Art Passes With A Small Dash Of Fizzy Pop Vampire.

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Matt JOnes’s Art Pass wallets are back in business with another collective of artistic talent. Art Pass Series 4 artists included: Chu, Dave the Chimp, deadlemming, KozyNDan, Lunartik, Mr. Scruff, Niels de Jong, Sixxa, Sarah Anne Langton & Den Patrick, Suckadelic and a Special Edition Pass by Triclops Studios.

Art Passes are designed to be a ‘pop out and go’ style folded wallets for business, travel, credit cards, or even money. Each retails for £2.99 and will be available from each individual artist’s web stores or directly or from Lunartik’s web shop.
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And I’m totally lovin’ this as straight from his little ebook Mr Fizz gets to be a chum. Cool. Very sweet to see a design I’d drawn now on something other than a computer screen. Amazing to see a design I’d drawn actually with a practical application. Hugs All round.