ALTERANTE HISTORY & POSTERS & LAVIE TIDHAR (OR FUN WITH FAKE FILMS!)
Lavie Tidhar’s novel ‘A Man Lies Dreaming’. Poster created for ‘Tangier’ starring Leni Riefenstahl in the best fake film ever. The ‘Casablanca’ poster…
The day job involves turning up at Forbidden Planet. Repeatedly. And quite often I get to design Forbidden Planet posters. Hey, there’s tea, lovely people, a huge Mac and, AND absolutely the best Science Fiction licences to illustrate with. These guys’ll end up as giant window display boards in the company’s stores… and honestly? Nobody likes working for the man but it’s pretty nice when Toho Films give you the okay for your Godzilla poster to go to print!
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!
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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