A celebration Thomas & Friends cake and the first issue of the magazine published by Marvel UK as Tank Engine "Thomas and Friends" in 1987 and the current issue of "Thomas and Friends" (Issue 756)

Happy Birthday, Thomas & Friends – 30 Years Young!

The UK’s biggest specialist children’s publisher, Egmont Publishing, is celebrating the 30th birthday of Thomas & Friends magazine with licensing partner Mattel. The title is based on the popular railway stories by Reverend Wilbert Awdry (who I met as a youngster thanks to my father, a fellow priest) and his son, Christopher. Thomas & Friends magazine, hasContinue reading Happy Birthday, Thomas & Friends – 30 Years Young!

Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx (Brownstone's Mythical Collection 2)

Joe Todd-Stanton’s Brownstone’s Mythical Collection optioned for film

Nobrow’s quite excellent imprint for younger readers, Flying Eye Books, has revealed that the Brownstone’s Mythical Collection series by Joe Todd-Stanton has been optioned for film development by DreamWorks Animation. The series began with Arthur and the Golden Rope in 2016, taking our unlikely adventurer into Norse mythology, and more recently Marcy and the RiddleContinue reading Joe Todd-Stanton’s Brownstone’s Mythical Collection optioned for film

Redan celebrates as Fun To Learn Favourites magazine turns 20

Children’s magazine specialist Redan Publishing Ltd is celebrating as its Fun To Learn Favourites magazine turns 20. The magazine has enjoyed a successful 20 years in the competitive pre-school magazine market, the Shrewsbury-based publisher offering its thousands of readers top quality editorial content and production values, an ever-changing mix of the hottest pre-school characters andContinue reading Redan celebrates as Fun To Learn Favourites magazine turns 20

This Is Animal Jam magazine Issue One - Content

DC Thomson releases This is Animal Jam magazine, available in UK and US

DCT Media and WildWorks are celebrating the release of This Is Animal Jam magazine, in a deal brokered by UK agent Rockpool Licensing. Now on sale in the UK, and available through Barnes and Noble in the United States, the magazine – another release in DC Thomson’s “This Is” line – is based on theContinue reading DC Thomson releases This is Animal Jam magazine, available in UK and US

Redan Publishing CEO Robert Sutherland SNIP

Remembering Robert Sutherland: An Appreciation by Jenny O’Connor

Former Marvel UK staff and the present team at Redan Publishing were all saddened by the news of the death of Robert Sutherland, whose passing was announced last week. Here, Redan’s Editorial Director Jenny O’Connor, who knew Robert for almost 40 years, pays tribute to the man who did much behind the scenes to shapeContinue reading Remembering Robert Sutherland: An Appreciation by Jenny O’Connor