Shovels

Tatiana Alisova

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here, it’s been pretty hectic, the book is well and truly out now. I’d like to say thanks to everyone who’s said nice things about it on Twitter. I’ve had some good reviews, I’ve done a fair few interviews, signings and had a great trip to SPX in Washington, all of which I’ve been posting about on Twitter. But there’s more to come, so here’s where’s to find me in the coming months…

Last week the book came out in France, so having already done a lovely little festival in Dieppe, this week I’m heading to the St.Malo festival, where I’ll be speaking slowly, and again wishing I’d paid more attention in Miss Payne’s French lessons. Posted here are some sample pages from the French version, published by Akileos. Then two weeks later I’ll be attending Comiket for the first time and the weekend after that it’s Thought Bubble, which I’ve been looking forward to for two years now, having had to miss it last year due to working on the book. I’m not on any panels at Thought Bubble, so in order not to feel left out, I agreed to this Book Trust event on the Monday. Then the following weekend it’s going to be a bit of a trip down memory lane at S.W.A.L.C. with quite a few of the original Deadline suspects available for drinks and sausage rolls etc. Really looking forward to that. So please come and see me at one or all of these events and I’ll happily paint a small picture in the front of your copy of ‘The Nao of Brown’.

Lastly I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Doug Wallace from Self Made Hero who’s been a massive and integral part of this whole experience. Sadly he’s leaving SMH. It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with him, his expert guidance through this process has taught me plenty and I’m really sad to see him leave.

Cheers Doug.

6 Responses to “Shovels”

  1. Lucas Says:

    Hey man, been a fan of your work since first seeing it way-y-y back during your run penciling “Shade; the Changing Man” … just picked up (and read) Nao Of Brown and I want to tell you that I found it excellent! Great work through and through!

  2. admin Says:

    Cheers Lucas!

  3. Seán Michael Wilson Says:

    Hi,
    I just noticed you told Paul Gravett: “A friend of mine introduced me to his new Japanese girlfriend who was called Nao (pronounced the same as now) and I thought it was such a cool name, a great play on words, a great name for a character.” Guzzen, as they say here (I live in Japan), the same thing happened to me and intended to call my book ‘The Story of Nao’.

    Luckily for the both of us, I decided instead to set it in Hong Kong, and so changed it to ‘The Story of Lee’, losing the play on words, but there you are. Volume one of that book came out from NBM in Dec 2010 and im working on volume 2, ah, now!

    Cheers – your book looks great.
    Sean

  4. Wren Nowan Says:

    I just picked up your book in a bookstore here in San Francisco. You BLOW ME AWAY! I am stunned and inspired by your talent. Please don’t stop being you.

  5. admin Says:

    Thanks Wren! Your water colour work looks lovely.

  6. thomas Says:

    Amazing book, i’d love to see more “making of” :)

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