My talented friends and family 3

16 January, 2009

When I was a kid, it would have been unthinkably cool to have a friend who wrote for 2000AD. Now I do. And he’s a very busy boy.

Here’s the splendid Jaspre Bark:

My book on Leonardo Da Vinci was translated into nine different languages and published all over the world. Here’s a link: (NB, link goes to .pdf download.)

The first four in the series of graphic novels I wrote to help improve literacy in 12 – 16 year olds in UK schools can be seen here:

On a totally different note my new novel is a gore soaked horror tome and coming soon from Abaddon books here’s a link to some advance publicity:

And I’ve got a few comic stories up on my Facebook page now.

Looking forward immensely to that Abbadon book, ‘Way of the Barefoot Zombie’!


My talented friends and family 1

14 January, 2009

I’m lucky to have kith and kin who are doing great things in the world. So I’m gonna pimp them.

Author, bon-vivant and ex-Athanor cohort David Devereux has his second novel published at the end of this month. To celebrate this, there’s a rather special signing event:

Come and discover a whole NEW kind of signing! At 5:00pm on January 22nd, Forbidden Planet 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London will be playing host to: –

Joe Abercrombie
Alex Bell
Mark Chadbourn
David Devereux
Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Tom Lloyd
Suzanne McLeod
Steven Savile
James Swallow

To promote the release of David’s new book EAGLE RISING, we welcome a host of science fiction and fantasy talent to one event – an event to bring writers and fans together and to promote interest in new and different kinds of fiction.

This is a NEW kind of signing, bringing the authors out from behind their tables and giving their readers a chance to meet them and talk to them about their work. An array of fantastic books will be on hand to be picked up and signed – including works by every one of the writers present.

It’s a good book – the second in the series featuring the British black-ops combat-magician and all-round bastard, ‘Jack’. Well worth a look if your tastes incline in that direction.