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Metaphrog’s “Little Mermaid” racks up another award

Only a week after winning the Excelsior Award Junior for their fairy tale-inspired graphic novel The Little Mermaid, Metaphrog were surprised – and honoured to receive the SICBA Outstanding Achievement to Comics 2018 award at Glasgow Comic Con this weekend. Metaphrog are Franco-Scottish duo Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers, also winners of The Sunday Herald ScottishContinue reading Metaphrog’s “Little Mermaid” racks up another award

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Metaphrog receive funding from Creative Scotland for next fairy tale graphic novel adaptation

There’s good news for award-winning Franco-Scottish graphic novelists Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers, aka Metaphrog today, after Creative Scotland announced this month’s open project fund awards. They have been awarded £32,000 towards creating their next graphic novel. Mentioned in this recent interview for downthetubes, this new fairy tale adaptation will follow on from the success ofContinue reading Metaphrog receive funding from Creative Scotland for next fairy tale graphic novel adaptation

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In Review: The Little Mermaid by Metaphrog

Metaphrog’s latest hardback adaptation of a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, The Little Mermaid, is now out from the US publisher Papercutz. Adapted by John Chalmers and illustrated by Sandra Marrs, the Franco-Scottish couple who make up the Metaphrog team, the pair began their adaptations of Hans Christian Andersen’s original fairy tales with The Little MatchContinue reading In Review: The Little Mermaid by Metaphrog

Janice Forsyth, radio presenter, Metaphrog's John Chalmers and Sandra Marrs, and Janice Kirkpatrick, judge and Creative Director of Graven design studio at the Scottish Culture Awards. Photo courtesy Sunday Herald (with thanks to Metaphrog)

Comic Creators Metaphrog win Scottish Culture Award

Congratulations this morning to Metaphrog – the Franco-Scottish duo of John Chalmers and Sandra Marrs – who tell us they are “Completely stunned” after winning The Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards 2016 for Best Visual Artist. Metaphrog – who had their adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Red Shoes And Other Tales released by US publisherContinue reading Comic Creators Metaphrog win Scottish Culture Award

Metaphrog Nominated For Scottish Culture Awards 2016

It has been a remarkable 12 months for Metaphrog, the Franco-Scottish duo of artist Sandra Marrs and writer John Chalmers.  August saw them announced as Writers in Residence at the 2015 Edinburgh International Book Festival, in September they were awarded funding by Creative Scotland to research, develop, produce and promote their graphic novel projects, whileContinue reading Metaphrog Nominated For Scottish Culture Awards 2016