Talking Tove in Tokyo

The 20th Anniversary Conference of the Finnish Institute in Japan was devoted to Tove Jansson: Visual Artist. Writer. Landscape Enthusiast. Woman. I was delighted to give a keynote lecture on living art everyday like Tove. It was the one thing I didn’t get pictures of! I have started the overwhelming task of uploading all the…

NYC with the QoE

Spring break has mostly been work but I did manage to make another escape to spend the day with the fabulous Stephanie down in the city. Just before another collaboration escapes on Monday, Respectable Horror, which I edited and she supplied the wonderful cover art featuring cover model Poppy. She’s not just skin and bones…

Review: I Tell You It’s Love by Joe R. Lansdale & Daniele Serra

I TELL YOU IT’S LOVE Joe R. Lansdale Adapted and illustrated by Daniele Serra Short Scary Tales Publications Dark moments seem like sweetness and light to lovers who dance to the beat of a dying heart. Ugly is beauty to them, horror is their laughter, and souls, dark or bright need not apply. This new…

LonCon and ShamroKon Schedules

LONCON 3 The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention 14-18 August 2014 LONCON Tove Jansson’s Moomins: Their Legacy and Influence Thursday 12:00 – 13:30, Capital Suite 13 (ExCeL) It’s 100 years since the birth of Finnish author/artist Tove Jansson, the award-winning creator of the beloved Moomins. Moomins appeared in novels, illustrated books, comic book strips and…

Leicester Comic Con / London Rambles

I headed off to the southern lands last weekend to join the fabulous Adele for Leicester Comic Con and some Fox Spirit Books plotting and planning. More on the exhibit later!

Appearing Soon!

In some cases, very soon! This Saturday I’ll be at Leicester Comic Con on Saturday with the lovely Adele, supporting the Fox Spirit Books skulk and signing books and what not. Drop by and say hello. I will be the one stroking the lovely covers of my books. A weekend of fun, running down to…

Review: Fashion Beast

Drop over to A Knife & A Quill to read my review of the Malcolm McLaren/Alan Moore film-that-never-was, now a graphic novel, Fashion Beast. Fashion Beast Writers: Alan Moore, Malcolm McLaren, Antony Johnston Cover & Artist: Facundo Percio MR, Color, 256 pages ISBN 9781592912117 Blurb: ALAN MOORE has redefined the graphic novel with his seminal…

TOA/V: Adèle Blanc-Sec

We watched The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec the other night: I had been looking forward to it coming out but when it did, life was chaotic and so I’ve not seen it until now. I was intrigued when I heard a couple papers on the film at the comics conference in Glasgow. I’m happy…

Glasgow, Day Three AKA Dundee & the Trossachs

We started off from Glasgow, so I guess it counts. We took a windy trip through some of the lower highlands and yes, the famous Loch Lomond. It was incredible as the slideshow will demonstrate; what you don’t see is the cars and one other bus trying to squeeze past our big tour bus (or…