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Half a King Book Trailer

So Harper Collins have put up their book trailer for Half a King, and I think it’s really rather excellent… I’m generally a wee bit ambivalent on Book Trailers – I think reach often exceeds grasp and you end up with slightly embarrassing live action efforts where a lot of resources have clearly been expended […]

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Rogues Published, Half a King Soon

GRRM and Gardner Dozois’ latest cross-genre mega-anthology ROGUES has published in the US today, featuring stories from GRRM himself, Gillian Flynn, Neil Gaiman, Connie Willis, Pat Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Paul Cornell, Cherie Priest and little old me, among many others.  My contribution is a hefty 12,000 word novelette, as it goes, following an eventful night […]

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Half a King UK Cover

Ta-Dah!  Final hardcover will include all manner of wondrous textures, foils and finishes.  And now, of course, you are free to tell me just how much you love it… Should you desire to pre-order one, incidentally, you could do it via this page.  A considerable extract will be coming in the not too distant future…

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The Importance of Colour

Thought I’d show the development of another page from The First Law comic with a very different feel.  This time Jezal and Ardee out for a stroll around the Agriont, and encountering a statue of a certain Magus.  First pencils and inks from Andie Tong: And finally some amazing work from Pete Pantazis on the […]

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Lamb, Shy, and Essential Fantasy

Thought I’d post a few little things which came my way via twitter.  First off, a brilliant piece of what you might call done-for-the-joy-of-it Red Country art from British Comic Book Artist Gary Frank: It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted any reviews, as well, but there’s a particularly insightful (not to mention complimentary) […]

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The Blade Itself in Taiwan

Fantasy Foundation Publications are putting out The First Law in Taiwan: Always fascinating how different publishers with different markets choose to present the same book.  I believe this is the 26th translation deal for The Blade Itself, if you can credit that.  It’s rather wonderful to think of such diverse people thrilling, thrilling I say, to stuff […]

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From Script to Coloured Page 4

Andie Tong’s finished inks are coloured by Pete Pantazis and end up like this: I guess before starting on this project I was vaguely aware that you usually had a guy who drew the pages and a guy who coloured them, but if I’d thought about it at all I’d supposed that colouring was a […]

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From Script to Coloured Page 3

And now Page 5 inks: With the ink (digital ink, I would assume) comes texture, shadow, detail, realism and weight.  I usually don’t see the pencils, just comment on the inked pages, and more often than not I’ve got very little to say.  They then go straight on to Pete Pantazis for colouring…

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From Script to Coloured Page 2

And now the pencilled page 5: When I think about the amount of work that goes into each page, I get a bit scared.  There’s the design of the costumes, the characters, the architecture, a huge task which is akin to asking the artist to act as costume designer, set designer, and casting agent on […]

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