I am so, SO flipping excited to announce that my book Fish-Head Steve has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013! And as far as I know, it's the first time a comic book has been shortlisted for the prize! DOUBLE WHAMMY!
I'm in the 'funniest book for children aged 7 - 14' category against five other books (all of which look to be STRONG competition). You can read more about the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and what it means HERE http://www.booktrust.org.uk/prizes/4, winners are chosen by a panel of judges and 200 schoolchildren in December I believe.
Just being shortlisted is an AMAZING honour, and I'm dead chuffed about it all. A mi
I've spent most of January working on things which don't pay any money, but needed doing. It's all felt quite luxurious, frankly. I've not been getting up at silly o'clock every morning, been taking a day off here and there, and just ploughed through a ton of work without needing to show it to anyone. What it's all for i can hopefully reveal later in the year. But it's done me a load of good, mentally. November and December i took on too much, and burnt myself out completely. So I feel refreshed, calm, bit skint, and ready to get back into the schedule.
One thing which has always niggled me though is that no matter how many differ
My good friend Colin at the horror movie website zombiehamster.com (warning: horror, obvs) pointed me towards a new thinking some film companies are adopting, that is to release their films on DVD, or even better, stream them, at the same time as releasing them in the cinema. As an attempt to curb piracy, it's an admirable one of course, and very long overdue. More than long overdue, blindingly obvious. Those who want to see a film legally, but can't get to a cinema (incidentally, film companies, 3D is a great way to stop people going to cinemas), have to wait nearly half a year to get the DVD, usually dodging internet spoilers like smug litt