Friday, 10 April 2015

SUPER HAPPY MAGIC FOREST at Bologna Children's Book Fair 2015

I was in Bologna recently for the annual Children's Book Fair with Oxford University Press to help them promote SUPER HAPPY MAGIC FOREST. They were fantastic hosts and I was humbled by their enthusiasm for the book and characters.

This is the front of their stand, with matching zingy carpet...

They had the front cover and an inside spread blown up on the walls...

...and there was SUPER HAPPY MAGIC BUNTING. 

Close-up of the bunting, featuring a happy pixie:

There were also limited edition Matty Long balloons...

OUP let me draw on their walls, and even stood and smiled politely when I told them all the mistakes I had made. 

Also being promoted at the fair was a second book - SUPER HAPPY MAGIC FOREST: SLUG OF DOOM. A mark of evil was inevitably left upon the OUP walls.  

Big thanks to OUP for their hospitality and for all their hard work in promoting SUPER HAPPY MAGIC FOREST. It's going to be out in September this year. 

Friday, 27 March 2015

SUPER HAPPY MAGIC FOREST: Let the Frolicking Begin!'s been a while since I uploaded anything here. But I have been really busy behind the scenes.

Exactly a year ago today I was offered a two-book deal by Oxford University Press following a meeting with them at the Bologna Children's Book Fair, which I accepted. 

Ever since, SUPER HAPPY MAGIC FOREST has pretty much taken over my life. I had an amazing summer last year working on the book. I remember sweaty late nights colouring it up with the World Cup on tv, tablet pen (sometimes a beer) in hand, and the 1975 providing the soundtrack. All the while though, I just tried to concentrate on the book and leave the promotional stuff for later. So here it is.

SUPER HAPPY MAGIC FOREST (yes it has to always be typed in caps) is due for release in September this year. Here's a peek at the cover...

I'm going to be travelling to Bologna in a few days time to help promote the book with the wonderful folks at OUP and also the 2nd book which is currently in development...SUPER HAPPY MAGIC FOREST: SLUG OF DOOM.

Get ready for some serious frolicking action. 

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Halloween Monster Guide

An essential who's who of Halloween, from classic vampires and zombies to the lesser-known horrors of the night.

Friday, 4 October 2013