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Knockabout Reveals Alan Moore’s “Jerusalem” Novel Cover

Jerusalem Novel Cover

Knockabout Comics has just released the cover for Alan Moore’s long-awaited Jerusalem, drawn by Alan himself. Begun in 2008 and running to over to over 600,000 words (putting it in the Top 10 largest novels in the English language) Jerusalem is described as “a grandiose tome” about Alan’s hometown of Northampton, employing an extremely wide variety of styles, including a ... Read More »

Paul Cornell on Tour for Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? novel launch

Who Killed Sherlock Holmes - SNIP

Top comics writer and author Paul Cornell – now also writing the TV show Elementary – will be on tour next month around the UK to mark the launch of his latest novel, Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? Tuesday 19th May sees the release of this, his third Shadow Police novel, published by Tor Books – another great adventure featuring Detective Inspector James Quill and ... Read More »

The Famous Five At 75: New Merchandise in the Works

The first Famous Five strip in Look-In, drawn by Mike Noble.

Bulldog Licensing, which represents the estate of children’s author Enid Blyton, has announced a range of nostalgia products will launch next year to celebrate 75 years of her much-loved The Famous Five. The Famous Five are among Enid Blyton’s best-loved creations and countless children have gone adventuring with them since the publication of Five on a Treasure Island in 1942, the first ... Read More »

Revealed: A New Official “Watership Down” Poster

Watership Down Poster - Radi71

Vice Press will release two stunning-looking a poster celebrating Richard Adams’ classic novel Watership Down produced under license from Nepenthe Productions – the work of celebrated illustrator Raid71 (aka Chris Thornley). This beautiful art print which will be released at 5.00pm GMT on Monday the 11th April exclusively at and is available in a “standard” edition at £40 and a haunting ... Read More »

UK Literacy Association Book Award 2016 Shortlist Revealed

The Something by Rebecca Cobb

The UK Literacy Association has just announced the shortlist for its 2016 awards, which includes work by creators such as Rebecca Cobb, Viviane Schwarz, Alex T. Smith, Eoin Colfer and many more, the titles published by David Fickling Books, Puffin, Walker Books and others. The UKLA awards aim to celebrate children’s books in order to encourage teachers to increase their professional and ... Read More »

DC’s Super Hero High TV special air date announced, expanding new DC Super Hero Girls brand

DC Super Hero Girls - Promotional Art

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have announced the air date for Super Hero High, a one hour tie-in TV special to launch its DC Super Hero Girls brand to a TV audience. Airing on 19th March 2016 on Boomerang, the show is the latest element of a new take on the female Super Heroes of the DC Comics universe launched last year, focusing on their ... Read More »

Could You Run An Independent Bookshop? Now’s Your Chance…

October Books, Southhampton

Looking for a big challenge? The owners of Southampton-based October Books are looking for an energetic group of people who would like to take over the running of the bookshop. Founded in 1977 and now based on Portswood Road in Southampton, October Books a not-for-profit co-operative radical neighbourhood bookshop,  selling general popular fiction, non-fiction and children’s books, alongside their traditional ... Read More »

Colour Me Strange (Or rather, “Color” Doctor Strange)

Doctor Strange Coloring Book 2016 - SNIP

Marvel has announced the upcoming publication of a Doctor Strange-inspired colouring book – just one of the licensed items that will launch around the the feature film starring Benedict Cumberbatch which will be released later this year. Running to 120 pages, the latest “Color Your Own” book for adults joins previous releases in the range, which include the recently-released Color ... Read More »

TwoMorrows Announces “Comic Book Fever: A Celebration of Comics: 1976 – 1986”

US publisher TwoMorrows has announced the upcoming publication of A Celebration of Comics: 1976-1986 by George Khoury, author of The Extraordinary Works Of Alan Moore and True Brit: A Celebration of the Great Comic Book Artists of the UK. Described as a “love letter” to his personal golden age of comics, 1976-1986, Khoury ‘s new work covers all the things ... Read More »

New Lethbridge-Stewart novel announced, features cover by Doctor Who artist Adrian Salmon

Lethbridge-Stewart: Moon Blink by Sadie Miller. Art by Adrian Salmon

Candy Jar Books has released the cover art by Doctor Who Magazine artist Adrian Salmon for its next Lethbridge-Stewart series novel, Moon Blink by Sadie Miller. Award-winning publisher Candy Jar Books launched the fully licensed Lethbridge-Stewart series in February 2015, with Andy Frankham-Allen’s The Forgotten Son kicking off the venture in style. Three more titles were subsequently released; each has met with high praise from fans and the press. A series ... Read More »

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