12 Books of Christmas

What happens when you invite some writers, illustrators, editors, broadcasters and publishing folk to sing a Christmas carol or two? We filmed the results! Huge thanks to The Blurbs (Sarah and Don Conroy, Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, Michael Emberley, Jane Micthell, Síne Quinn, Conor Hackett and on ukeleleGrainne Clear and Deirdre...

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Is this the future of storytelling?

Madefire Inc. is a new company who is trying to push the boundaries of e-books. They are here to revolutionize the way stories are told. To start with, their narrative flow on a page challenges all conventions. Is this really the future of storytelling? You can download the app and get a few samples of their “motion books”...

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One Klass(en) Act
Oct12

One Klass(en) Act

Jon Klassen’s debut picturebook, I Want My Hat Back, has won an international audience of fans since its publication in 2011 with its deadpan humour, dark sensibility and distinctive visual style. His most recent picturebook, This Is Not My Hat, published this week, offers a similarly irresistible tale of the theft of another oh-so-desirable hat and the owner’s relentless quest for justice. Jon talks about the pacing and power of...

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Hunt Emerson’s Inferno: A Hell Of A Comic
Oct10

Hunt Emerson’s Inferno: A Hell Of A Comic

I love Hunt Emerson’s work. He was the one who introduced me to the works of Coleridge, Casanova or D.H. Lawrence when I was a teenager. His brush work, his witty depictions of every scene and his masterful storytelling, makes the reading of his comics an absolute delight. Now he has embarked in probably the most challenging graphic novel adaptation there is: the first book of Dante’s Divine Comedy. The book is published...

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WILDWOOD illustrations by Carson Ellis

Nice animated video of illustrations by Carson Ellis for Colin Meloy‘s (lead singer of the Decemberists) book...

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I’m dreaming … of a Picture book Christmas

Something to get the festive juices flowing!

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