Licensing agency Riverside Brands has just added the popular online parenting series, Hurrah for Gin, to its portfolio, a comedic pastiche of modern day parenthood survival by Katie Kirby, whose third book, Reluctant Adult, quickly hit the Sunday Times bestseller list earlier this month. Based on digital marketer Katie Kirby’s own trials and tribulations ofContinue reading Katie Kirby’s “Hurrah for Gin” gets licensing deal
After the crowdfunding success of the illustrated guide to the hidden world of the trolls of Oxford, The Oxford Trollomicus, it’s great to see the first novel set in the same world, Bods, has smashed its target goal within six hours of launchContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: “Bods” by Greenspike hits target in just six hours
Just out in bookshops is Sir Lenny Henry’s memoir, Who Am I, Again?, which is not only a terrific read, but also includes comic vignettes of his life story, written by the comedian, drawn by Mark Buckingham and lettered by Todd KleinContinue reading Sir Lenny Henry writes comics!
Bundle of Holding, a company that presents time-limited collections of tabletop roleplaying games, or books by RPG designers, as DRM-free ebooks, is running an offer to help support award-winning games publisher Jonathan Thompson, the owner of Battlefield Press after an arsonist robbed and set fire to his Louisiana home, which has delayed production on theContinue reading Bag of Holding Fundraiser under way to support games publisher Battlefield Press after arson attack
Former Tharg, comics editor and writer Steve MacManus shares his experience of writing his first novel, The Sheerglam Conspiracy, a story set inside the world of 1970s British comics. 40,000 words long, it took 14 long months to write – and is on sale now… “Write about what you know” is a maxim generally considered toContinue reading Tricks of the Trade: Writing a Comics-inspired Novel, by Steve MacManus