Category Archive: Book design and illustrations

Travel From Your Sofa With Craig Thompson’s ‘Carnet De Voyage’

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When I embarked upon my quest to explore the world of graphic novels a few years ago, it wasn’t long before I encountered the wonderful talents of Craig Thompson. He is best known… Continue reading

The Art of Looking Sideways

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I feel really lucky to be able to spend a lot of my time writing and making stuff, and recently I’ve been in quite a comfortable, productive, creative, groove. It can feel blissful… Continue reading

Books with added guitar solos!

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Well, the book on the right does, every time I look into that wolf’s eye I hear and gnarly axe twiddling. It reminds me of a t-shirt my grandmother bought me when I… Continue reading

Late Onset Amateur Dramatics With Julia Margaret Cameron

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I  was introduced to the photography of Julia Margaret Cameron during my Masters in Art History and Visual Culture. In 1864, she was given a camera on her 48th birthday, and spent the… Continue reading

I’m not licking that, I’d probably get polio.

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I am big on cheap books. I recently bought a load of books for ten pence each and the joy I felt actually made my heart beat faster. Given the choice between bargain… Continue reading

The disturbing death of Cock Robin

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The rhyme surrounding the murder of a robin was always going to attract the spookiest of illustrations. Plus, there’s something just wrong in the death of a robin. They are so sweet and… Continue reading