In Review and in Pictures: Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018

Joe Gordon reports on this year’s annual Books gathering in Scotland’s capital… I’ve just been enjoying a couple of weeks at the world’s largest literary festival, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, seeing a number of fascinating author events and also being fortunate enough to chair several comics and science fiction events too, from Young AdultContinue reading In Review and in Pictures: Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018

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Cartoon Cats and Gormenghast too – British Library Comics and Art Events for autumn 2018

The list of talks at the British Library this autumn has been released and there are some great events for comics and fantasy novel fans, featuring some terrific creators from both the UK and Europe. First up is “European Graphic Novels: Drawing Untold Stories“, chaired by author Paul Gravett on 16th October. The talk probesContinue reading Cartoon Cats and Gormenghast too – British Library Comics and Art Events for autumn 2018

Tolkien-inspired art by watercolour artist Alan Lee

Alan Lee to illustrate new edition of JRR Tolkien’s love story, “Beren and Lúthien”

HarperCollins will publish a new JRR Tolkien title, Beren and Lúthien, in May 2017, a love story that has inspired many creators to illustrate scenes from their story. This edition will feature art by Alan Lee, an award-winning artist long associated with Tolkein’s works, who also worked on the Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth films. Edited by his sonContinue reading Alan Lee to illustrate new edition of JRR Tolkien’s love story, “Beren and Lúthien”