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This is amazing news, very very exciting. Go Conrad! And David Wyatt, who I don’t know, but very much liking the look of his stuff.

David Wyatt Illustration

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A few days ago I went to Oxford to discuss a new project with David Fickling. David has been a phenomenal driving force in British children’s books for many a year, publishing Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, Horrible Histories, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and much more. Back in the early nineties, he kick-started my career in book illustration, so when David calls, I come a-running.

Mr Fickling also publishes The Phoenix, and is passionate about telling stories through the medium of comics. If you’ve not seen it, the graphic novel Mezolith is worth looking at – it’s a great example.

The idea is to develop some stories with Conrad Mason, the writer of Demon’s Watch and Goblin’s Gift (out this month – see cover in previous entry!) which is quite an exciting prospect for me as I’ve been itching to do this sort…

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